Animated posts

How to create an animated video post on your smart phone

Have you ever wondered how an animated video is made? Those videos you see on Facebook and Twitter. I’m trying to use more and more video in my social media outreach. As you can see on this site, video is the main form of communication. But the videos on this site have been produced slightly […]

7 changes to your company’s Facebook Page

Facebook has done it again. A radical overhaul of their facebook pages interface. Gone are the timeline years and the complicated positioning and design issues with the cover photo and profile picture. The interface is now much simpler, cleaner and easier to use. There are 3 major components. On the left side is the menu, […]

Facebook newsfeed

Facebook changes Newsfeed rankings

Have you ever heard of the Facebook Newsfeed Values? They are a set of values and guidelines facebook lives by when it comes to enhancing the timeline. The recent update to the newsfeed rankings should be seen within this context. Facebook announced an update to the News Feed that helps you see more posts from […]

Microsoft acquires Linkedin

This week we’ve seen a major acquisition taking place in the industry. Microsoft acquiring Linkedin. A shock rippled through social media land. Linkedin will remain “independent” but obviously, opportunities will be explored together. I only hope that this acquisition doesn’t follow the same path as many other corporate acquisitions: failure. Time will tell. It is […]

Launch of

Welcome to the launch of Your online portal for everything you want to know about social media. We are really excited about the launch of I have added a complete new dimension to the way I work. Besides attending my classroom based courses, you can now also attend my courses online. Over the […]

5 reasons why you should train your sales team in Social Selling

Are you using twitter to find leads for your business? Do you research your customers on Linkedin and on Google? Do you share articles on social media to develop yourself as an expert? Are you following your competitor sales people on twitter to find out who they are talking to? These are just some questions […]

The Power of Opening with Impact – Episode 03

In this week’s episode of the Social Media Playmaker I talk to Winston Scholsberg. Winston is a good friend of mine and is based in the Netherlands. Winston is a jack of all trades. He is a musician, an inspirator, a public speaking architect but most of all, Winston is one of the few people […]

My Personal Journey – Episode 02

In this week’s podcast I will share with you my personal journey, from starting as a sales man at IBM in the Netherlands, on the 1st of April 1981, to being a self published, social media playmaker working with clients and presenting at conferences all over the world. My experience spans over 30 years of […]