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@LWilliamsonII thanks, I was a broadcast news reporter and Karen as a writer and producer is focused on getting practical information for her content pieces. Odden's http://optimizebook.com @leeodden and Baer's @jaybaer http://www.youtilitybook.com are excellent resources on the changing information landscape, I recommend them both. Thanks for the comments.
2 days, 11 hours ago on How to Succeed With Mobile Marketing From Four Experts
@leeodden you're a great interview on camera. Plus you take good photos, those shots in Moscow were fabulous.
Damn you Arik, i was supposed to have something done by 10 and because of this post, I wont get it done. I hate social media. stop it right now. (do i have to type sarcasm or is it obvious?)
2 months, 1 week ago on The downsides of PR travel no one wants to talk about
Hey let me jump in again on something, "Family Friendly" what a crock. What? a company has a day care center and it's Family Friendly. You get an extra couple of days off, and it's Family Friendly, oh you mean those days when work piles up and you're jumped on for not responding to emails by the office political machine. Give me a break. Family friendly is two people who are responsible for "the family" to make concessions on what's important to the other members of the family.
Making the toughest job in the whole world the single parent.
There, I've said it.
@Danny Brown @bradmarley speaker circuit and let me pile on folks - if you are on a corporate track the mandatory list of meetings, trade shows, team building and boss doesn't want to go so you go, etc etc etc.
I haven't travel much in the last 12 years, maybe once or twice a year on a plane. No conferences, only travel for video shoots, in and out. Also I drive when it's feasible and try to take a kid with me. This is a decision inspired by the 9/11 attacks when I was scheduled to get a plane that night out of LAX. i control my time as much as possible. It's a choice. with no right answer across the board. It took a tragedy of unprecedented proportion to show me there are other ways to live than what society dictates. My life, my decision, opinions of others are meaningless. I've spent the last 12 years, for the most part, where I've wanted to spend them. Sacrifices, sure thing, probably in real dollars about $200K people don't realize that or refuse to acknowledge the cost of their priorities. I'll likely be working till I die, if I'm lucky. For me, those particular 12 years were worth it. You know the 12 years where you have the greatest impact, leave the memories of the daily routine, be there for a "talk". I don't me Skype, for me that's a BS to make the parent feel better, but that's just me and that's all that matters when it comes to a topic so personal.
you think final move out day will be April 15? that doesn't have anything to do with taxes does it? : )
8 months, 1 week ago on Denning Bears Lily and her Sister Jewel Star in Live Stream
@DarcieGust OK that's a great idea. That's a great use for mobile technology too
9 months, 1 week ago on Windows Phone 8X a Great Fit for Blogger’s Trip to Disney World
looks like Pinterest. God we have an unbelievable way of jumping on something new with very little difference from what's already in use. We've taken fickle to a new level.
1 year, 7 months ago on Infographic: A Timeline of Instagrams
@JayBaer this could well be just me suffering from TSMF (temporary social media fatigue - i just made that up) but from the early days of "personal branding" to today's complex social analytics, social is beginning to feel more like a Skinner rat maze than a forum for discovery. Now surely our conversation here is a contradiction about promotion right, in fact i have a cup of coffee and you might as well. So this is an example of how social has expanded my world, and thank you for that.
But in the context of social we all seem to have accepted "promotion creep" (this is used in the same vein as project management's term "scope creep" not like yeah that guy is a creep)
I felt the same way when corporate logos were painted on NHL ice surfaces, I thought dang even there? Jay, you won't offend me if you said I'm just getting old, cause I am. : )
All the best.
1 year, 8 months ago on New Research: Americans Hate Social Media Promotions
The irony here is that since it's early days more people are acting like companies on social media than companies acting like individuals
@kmskala allright now that winter basketball is over, I should really do that. You know it takes a kick in the pants or a kind word to be reminded that people do appreciate stuff. You're a good man. : )
1 year, 9 months ago on 4 questions--and 4 action steps--when selecting a social media speaker for your next event
@kmskala yeah basically you're saying anyone who has time for social media can't be that productive. or something close to that.
Even the person that is doing the work may be too close to seeing the pitfalls or too tied to getting new business to comment about it objectively. That type of candor which may have been the "human" side of social is probably best obtained in non-social small gatherings.
You're not crabby, just candid
@wabbitoid my perspective is to be a conduit rather than expert. Expert, ah, that's a good label yes? No, not a good label we'd both agree. I think there is also a lot of Kumbaya that strikes people as trivial without seriously challenging case studies and whether an often mentioned case study is an appropriate application for those in the audience.
here's a few more having attended and spoken plenty of times, and having the depth of experience that only 30 years in professional life and plenty of mistakes can bring. Do you want a cheerleader or a challenger? That's what the sponsor(s) need to determine first, cheerleaders are mostly required because challengers can be a downer, but it truly depends on the mission of the organization.
Can they connect the dots for the audience? The knowledge base of audiences around the topic of social media is so wide that it's almost impossible to miss half the people in the room. Can the speaker bridge the gap between the digital have and have nots if they exist in the room?
Can they go off script? Gulp, that's a tough one. If the room wants X and that's not in the deck, can the speaker jump onto the net and get the room talking. I find most of the best presentations (not including TED talks) are those where the presenter has exception facilitation skills and gets a dialogue going in the room. These are the things that don'e translate well to a canned presentation, but are truly memorable for those that paid the cash to attend the event.
Yes Brian and what's most amazing is all this social stuff is complete "organic" Glory be!
2 years ago on Klout: A Call To Inaction
How do you interpret 70% new readers stat? Does that mean 30% of readers return? Also does the search stat of 35% lead you to conclude that links from other sources such as twitter or someone's Facebook page generate the majority of traffic?
2 years, 1 month ago on The Science and Results of Real-Time Content Optimization
kamichat the more you pay the more you know : ) - It makes me want to put a line in my profile - I see you watching me, tune in tomorrow for more. or some wisenheimer remark : )
2 years, 3 months ago on Using LinkedIn to Prospect
ginidietrich back in my yeut, as My Cousin Vinny says there was a song by Slave called Watching You. The line was walking down the street watching ladies go by watching you. http://youtu.be/4-CgY3x9480 yeah that right he said 1977, you weren't born yet. : )
LinkedIn has been a source of prospecting for many for a long time. Once you get past the stalking aspect of it, the rest is easy. Have you all did the reverse and used the tool to see who's been stalking you, then reached out to them?