Owner and president of Big Leap Creative, a digital and marketing communications firm. I am very motivated by wine.
I stopped using Foursquare locally for the same reasons. It was getting boring. However, it DOES come in handy for finding the best restaurant/bar, etc in airports, for example, and I do check in when I'm traveling because it's fun to look back at the places I've been.
Unless we get value in checking in - and I don't mean a discount all the time - why bother? Sometimes the value is finding a new place. Sometimes it is being able to reminisce. If it becomes a place where retailers have to offer price incentives to get business, that doesn't sound sustainable to (makes me feel like Groupon) - it has to use other ways to add value. :)
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Why I’ve checked out of Foursquare
@LisaDJenkins I love this story. Thanks for sharing it. We can all just learn on our own what we like and don't like.
1 month ago on To Be or Not To Be Influenced By Ratings
So funny, because I was JUST having a similar conversation the other night. I made a big decision to not do work on spec for a brand I'd love to work with. I was totally pissed they'd ask. Just like you said above. :) But I did not take to the airwaves unless you count here, but come on, I have to rant SOMEWHERE. I know they have the budget and using the "it will get your foot in the door" argument sometimes works, not in my case. If I were just starting out, I probably would have but I'm not in a position that I *need* it so.... boom.
We have to make our choices where we'll work for free and not. I"m happy to give my time and advice if I feel it will cultivate community and goodwill, and not because I expect a direct return. In the above case, I just think it was taking advantage. Ya know?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Why Work for Free? Because it Works
@RobBiesenbach Yes, true, except when they don't ask questions, in which I tell myself I was very thorough in covering the topic. LOL!!!!
2 months ago on 5 Reasons You Should Take Questions From Your Audience
I love the Q and A part because it allows you to create a better connection with the audience. I've definitely been stumped by a pretty technical question, but it's all in how you deal with it.
I think #3 is one of the most important points - the questions help you inform future presentations, and even future topics!
YAY! Glad it's working for you.
2 months, 1 week ago on Toolkit Tuesday: Project Management 101: Basecamp, I Heart You.
@itsjessicann I am not joking about this panel session I attended. It was ridiculous. A colleague/friend and I have joked about it for years. It was bad. I totally agree - why can't we all just understand we're all different, not ALIEN.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on How to Treat Millennials Like Humans
This is funny because I saw the headline before clicking and thought to myself: "they're humans?" Lol. A few years ago, I sat in a panel session on getting attention of milennials and I laughed. They had six milennials up there like caged monkeys and people asked them the most ridiculous questions. Like "How do you book a hotel room?" Really?
Very very cool news! Huge congratulations!!!
3 months ago on 5 Reasons I’m Joining Marketo
And! In this day and age of paid reviews, you're less trustworthy if your digital presence is perfect. People see through that. It's either, as you suggested, deleted, or it's paid reviews in the case of review sites. Everyone wants to see the good and the bad and I agree - they are forgiving if it's been handled!
3 months ago on Why Your Brand Shouldn’t Fear Negative Comments and Content
10:30 at night?!?!? I couldn't fathom writing a post at night. Nights are for sleepytime. :)
And I hear you. In fact, im late to this post because i was actually offline all weekend. Lately, I log into FB for a brain break only to find there is nothing good on, but blogging and social are second lead generators to word of mouth, so there you have it.
3 months, 1 week ago on Dear Business: Get Over the Social Media Hump
I can see how this longer form content is keeping people longer. Wow. this was super helpful. I just upped your average visit duration and pages/visit stats. :)
There is so much to talk about here, and interestingly enough, like many of other commenters, I'd like to talk about Triberr. I am not getting meaningful interaction or traffic BUT.... I do get a lot of social shares, and my philosophy on that, as a new blog, is it helps me to gain some traction via SEO (social shares) and a right now, all the traffic just helps. So I guess it depends on what everyone's unique situation, and what they are trying to achieve. But I'm curious to know if you think I'm off base in my thinking?
And I think the site looks great. I am all about clean and simple - easy to read and find.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Why Our User Experience Should Be Determined by Data
@Shonali @KenMueller @Lisa Gerber HAHAH. I'm using this. "best-kept secret..." Don't worry, it's still a secret. :) LOL.
But seriously, that was super nice to read when i got online this morning, so thank you.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Monday Roundup: Standing Out
@KenMueller like mine.
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Monday Roundup: Standing Out
Hi! So I've been nose down all day long. It's almost the end of day, and I go into my analytics and I have all this traffic going to my second to most recent post.... why would that be? aha. A quick check on The Twitters soon reveals the mystery! Thank you very much and a great list here for me to work through. :)
I love that you randomly include this in your out of office email. Almost three years later. This is just hilarious. I love the way you guys are checking each others' moves out. (what are they doing over there......) LOL.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Are You Having Fun?
I'm going to miss you!!!!! Have an AMAZING vacation. Post some photos. I made @martinwaxman instagram when he was in Japan. Maybe you'll be more active on Instagram?????
and congratulations on the big CEO list!!! Outstanding.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Can I Have a Word? Five, Actually
I read this when you first published it and I'm just now able to process it - (kidding. I finally made it back to actually comment.) I write and talk about big leaps a lot - but this? This is such an epic leap, I love it. Only one problem. The mountain biking really sucks there. Believe me, I tried.
Seriously though - I'm super excited to watch this unfold!!!
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Funny Things or Leaving Where You Love for What You Love
@itsjessicann I actually did it with my four-year old grandson two weeks ago!!! W00T!
4 months, 4 weeks ago on Why Squinzies Make Your Business Human
Oh! Oh! Oh!
First, a squinzie is also when you hit the down button in the elevator and jump up just as it begins to descend. And I did have a word, which now I have to find a way to blog about: sussy. It's a surprise. (I couldn't say surprise as a little kid.) like when your mom comes home from the grocery store with a sussy- maybe a cookie or a bagel.
5 months ago on Why Squinzies Make Your Business Human