The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users by Guy Kawasaki Book Review 2017

By | January 29, 2017
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This week we continue reviewing some of the HOTTEST books on social media…

About The Art Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users

Do you know what companies use social media the best?  Chances are that you don’t. The impact of social media has is quite huge and still remains untapped by many users. If you’re a business owner you more than likely have or at least trying to master some sort of social media presence. However, many users don’t know how to tap into social media marketing, consumer engagement or create the right content to post.  This is what led Guy Kawasaki to create The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users

Who is Guy Kiyosaki?

Guy Kawasaki goes by many titles including secular evangelist, accomplished author, and prominent speaker. He is the face behind Canva, the author of thirteen books some of which have been Wall Street Journal and New York Times Bestsellers, and a keynote speaker for firms such as Microsoft, Apples, Audi, Nike, Google, Gartner and Breitling. His target audience includes academic institutions, small businesses, trade associations, social media users and is known for using practical and tactical approach to inspire and motivate readers.

Some of the topics he covers include social media, innovation, entrepreneurship, enchantment, and evangelism. Through his book “The Art of Social Media: power Tips for Power Users ” which he has co-authored with Peg Fitzpatrick, Guy Kawasaki offers social media marketing tips for small businesses and individuals.

The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users: Positives

  • Easy to Read: The author follows a very simple approach that can be understood even by people new to social media or social media management. He has broken down the main ideas into 12 chapters for easy understanding.
  • Day-to-day Examples: Guy Kawasaki uses day-to-day examples to pass the message forward. For instance, in tip #17 he uses network lists, communities and groups, things we are all familiar with if not part of.he even covers Twitter Chat, Google + Hangouts, Content Sharing, Video Broadcasting.
  • Humorous Approach: Guy includes a lot of humour in his content – which I love!
  • Well-detailed: Although easy and simple to understand, the book goes into great depths to explain the key aspects of social media marketing. He touches on what companies use social media the best, social media optimisation (SMO), content creation, creating perfect posts, content sharing, integrating social sharing and much more.
  • Current Advice: The book is on par with the latest developments and this assures a user of able to apply the advice and tips even today. For instance, he teaches on the right photo size to attach on Facebook, LinkedIn or Pinterest Post, the best headset, cam or lighting rig for Google+ video broadcasting.

The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users: Negatives

  • Not necessarily for larger firms: I would definitely recommend the tips he shares in this book for small businesses and individuals rather than large companies who desire a more complex approach.

What Are Consumers Saying?

Simple: Many buyers praise the book for being simple and easy to follow. They love the use of basic language that can be understood by a person new to the whole social media market realm.

Relevant: Consumers still find the book relevant to today’s social media marketing even though it was published a few years ago. People in network marketing, SMM and direct selling still refer to the book even today.


I really enjoyed this book and can definitely use the advice as an individual and I would recommend it for small business. I think the biggest take away would be SMO – getting your profiles as optimised as possible is a great tip and Guy shows you how to do it properly.

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The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users


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9 thoughts on “The Art of Social Media: Power Tips for Power Users by Guy Kawasaki Book Review 2017

  1. Mark

    This is a great page and the 10 steps are great.
    I have started using social media a bit just to stop because it can become overwhelming with all of the different outlets out there.
    I have tried to get a following but it has been too hard for me.
    After reading your article, I just may give it a try once again.

    1. Lou Post author

      Thanks for your comments and I’m glad it helped. I do hope you give it another go and try building an audience on 1-2 platforms first, that might help you not get so overwhelmed.

      BEst of luck

  2. Leo

    I have been dabbling with social media for my website that I had created here and there but were never really too ‘into’ the various platform of social media. There are simply too many nowadays that it can become a little bit overwhelming at times.

    Sounds like this guy has a great ideas how to utilize social media to enhance the businesses.

    Definitely gonna take a look when I have the time!

    1. Lou Post author

      Totally agree, we always recommend one step at a time when beginning social media or it can get overwhelming. Would love to hear your thoughts if you decide to get hold of this book.

  3. Riaz Shah

    Hey Lou,
    I haven’t heard from Guy Kawasaki in quite a while, he was my idol back then when he wrote books and did talks and I actually went to them but that was 2 years ago. Do you know if he happens to be giving a talk anytime this year? Would love to hear his out, very inspiring 😀

    The Art of Social Media is definitely something I need to check out, I wanted to buy it when it was first released but I totally forgot! Thanks for recommending this to me, can’t wait to get my hands on it, any book written by Guy Kawasaki himself is golden knowledge not to missed out!

    1. Lou Post author

      Great to hear you’re already a fan! Unfortunately based in the UK we don’t get to hear of many Kawasaki events, but if anyone knows please let us know 🙂 🙂

      Thanks for your comments

  4. Shrey

    I wanted to master the art of getting followers and engagement on social media. Being a complete beginner I wanted a really good book which would help me understand how social media marketing works.
    Will this book help me understand the marketing tips for my online business?
    Thank you for the wonderful review !

    1. Lou Post author

      Every business is individual, but this book boasts a lot of help for beginners like yourself in social media.

      Would love to hear how you get on.

      Best of luck 🙂

  5. Simon

    I think I’ll read ‘The Art of Social Media’ to try and find some further tips to increase my presence on the web, thanks for sharing, sounds like an informative read.

    I currently find Google+ the most powerful Social Media platform for achieving first page search results status for the web posts I am publishing.
    I am finding that by sharing other people’s links some reciprocate the favour and share mine. When this happens I am finding Google is sharing my shared links on the first page of Google search when you type in the keywords of your post title. This shareable society can be powerful if you are willing to share.
    Hope I find some extra tips with Guy Kiyosak. Does Guy mention sharing in this way?
    Thank you!


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