6 ways to elevate your thought leadership status on social media

Andrew Chow is a Thought Leader on Social Media Strategy, DIY Public Relations and Life Coaching

Thought leader is business jargon for an entity that is recognized for having innovative ideas.

The term was coined in 1994, by Joel Kurtzman, editor-in-chief of the Booz, Allen & Hamilton magazine, Strategy & Business. “Thought leader” was used to designate interview subjects for that magazine who had business ideas that merited attention

How to leverage on social media to elevate youur thought leadership status?

1.      Streamline Your Content. My forte is in Brand Communications, Social Media Strategy, Public Relations, Personal Branding and Creativity. I make sure I choose sites which can position myself best in respective domains. Keywords must be planned carefully to ensure your come on top within your competition. Prepare a posting schedule to avoid over-crowding of information within a short time.

2.      Select Your platforms. Choose platforms for article directories with good page ranking and Alexa. If you have many presentation on different topics of your forte, Slideshare is a great platform. Twitter is a must for anyone with great inspiration to share every time.

3.      Share Your Knowledge. My own experience is the best user-generated content I can put up to enrich accelerated learning among my followers and peers. Knowledge is everywhere, why not present them your own way to establish yourself as a though leader? Conduct quality survey regular to keep abreast of latest trend within your market.

4.      Simplify Your Conversation. Gone are the days where we engage in length and senseless discussion on forums. Use Twitter and learn to comment within 140 characters. We need to think, speak and listen “140″ in social media age. Typically, if you cannot think of saying your Personal Mission Statement in 7 words, you lack a strong personal branding online.

5.      Sell Your Expertise. 80% of our forte would be knowledge and 20% would be our expertise. Make others want your expertise after you have shared your knowledge. Customize the knowledge to their problem with unique solution is always a sure way to sell. Selling your expertise through electronic newsletter is acceptable as long as it happens once every 5 times.

6.      Support Your Community. Be available in as many places as you can initially. You will not know where and who your potential customers will come from. Create a portal of sort to gather them in one place so that you can do targeted customer engagement in the future. A lot of marketers have no problem generating interest, but sustaining interest is another ball game altogether.

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Busy Professionals … "Dateless" Jobs

Recently I was interviewed by RazorTV to give dating tips to busy professionals which are in jobs which makes them almost “dateless”

Performing Artists – Magicians, Entertainers, etc


Journalists, Reporters, Media Producers, etc


Advertising & Public Relations Professionals


Creative Directors, Designer, Artists


Relationship Coach Andrew Chow has the following tips for them


The story is also followed up on Asiaone.com on 29 Dec

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The most special cruise trip – Singles Cruise Asia (6-10 Dec, 2010)

Though I have done 4 singles cruise in Singapore – dating@sea from 2007-2009, the wonderful experience from this 1st ever Singles Cruise Asia is unlike any other.

I was first approached by Timothy Low and wife Tamie from Malaysia to be co-marketing partners in Singapore. The original idea was to gather singles from Malaysia and Singapore.

We had tremendous media support and coverage – http://www.singlescruiseasia.com/video-gallery/

Our itinerary for 5D/4N can be found – http://www.singlescruiseasia.com/itinerary/

Over 5 days, we had 10 programs from 4 Guru: Heiko and Selina (Relationship and Release Coaches), Murshidah Said (Image Coach & Consultant) and myself Andrew Chow (Dating Coach)

This is the 1st cruise for singles I see everyone has a camera, very eager to take pictures alone or in groups. All of them dress for the occasion for different theme of Gala Dinner for every night. We took part 100% in all program and very proactive in discussion until 1.30am in the morning. The chemistry and bonding was fantastic. The sharing and gift exchange on the very last night was a touching moment. Tears were shed, hugs were everywhere, gifts were lovingly exchanged. I am sure the Gurus ourselves find this very fulfilling, a sense of achievement and satisfaction that money cannot buy. Everyone isn’t shy about sharing. There is no taboo or stigma, just meaningful friendship forged for a long time to come. This is something I have NEVER see in the past cruises which I did before. Perhaps I was only concerned about the events management rather than the fulfillment of the guests on board. It gave me a new perspective and mission in my future approach for giving opportunities for singles’ interaction.

I have made 4 videos for the 4 days of our wonderful experience and hope you will be inspired to join us in 2011, we will always organise weekend trips to exotic places in Thailand and Malaysia for those who are not really into cruise holidays.





My workshop presentation can be found here :

7 Qualities to look for in a Life Partner

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8 Types of Relationship which wont work
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5 Compatibility Time-Bomb
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Lastly, for those of you who wish to know how to organise your own speed dating event, check out this video of mine,


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“Feel Light, Feel Right” – a simple and catchy tagline for a time of celebration for Mary Chia

Today I was honored to be invited to join Mary Chia as she celebrates 28 ‘Feel Light, Feel Right’ years @ Jurong Point Centre Stage

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The Face and Body SPA Package Mary Chia offer for the 28th anniversary celebration is the most value-for-money in town

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The crowd is gathering just before DJs Lee Lian and Yong Mei took the stage from Radio Love 972FM

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DJ Lee Lian and Yong Mei, both are gorgeous as ever with heavenly voices

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The management and staff were gathering for a last-minute coordination meeting.

301010 - Mary Chia 28th Anniversary @ Jurong Point

First up is a special fashion show…

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The models showed us what were underneath…those robes

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Up next, there is a special appearance by Shee Li Hua, the winner of Malaysia Mary Chia Slimming idol. She reduces more than 30kgs in 6 months from 94.7kg

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She is so hot, I couldnt resist not having a picture with her, she looks much slimmer in person.

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Then we have a Sneak Preview of Urban Homme, Urban Icon Finalists – Daniel, Peter, Benson & Emeric

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With Ms Wendy Ho, CEO of Mary Chia Group

Mary Chia 28th Anniversary @ Jurong Point

Last but not least, 20 minutes of Q&A on “Ways to Spice up Relationship”

Mary Chia 28th Anniversary @ Jurong Point

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“New Way to find Love” – Urban – 291010

My good friend Gladys Chung from Straits Times’ URBAN did a great job today by producing a great story on 5 types of singles:

1. Not-so-desperate singles
2. Stuck-in-a-rut singles
3. Budget singles
4. Busy Bee singles
5. Clueless singles

Along with 3 other dating agencies’ owner, my comments as a Relationship Coach were published. Check this out!

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My another good friend – Ezen Ho was recommended for Styling Makeover. Gladys did a great job again!

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28 ‘Feel Light, Feel Right’ years …

Join  Mary Chia as she celebrates 28 ‘Feel Light, Feel Right’ years from this Thursday to Sunday @ Jurong Point Centre Stage

I will be there this Saturday evening to share insight on “‘Grooming To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Relationship”

Special SAT Highlights (5pm-7pm)
- Special Guest Appearance by Ms Shee Li Hua, Winner of Mary Chia M’sia Slimming Idol
- A Very ‘UNUSUAL’ Fashiow Show
- Special Interview with Relationship & Life Coach, Andrew Chow on ‘Grooming To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Relationship’
- LIVE BioNano BMI Challenge
- Sneak Preview of Urban Homme, Urban Icon Finalists – Daniel, Peter, Benson & Emeric
- Attractive Goodie Bags giveaways & Lucky Draw Prizes…

RSVP at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=113870085343501

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