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Yes, Daniel we appreciate your writing as well as your reminder to find ways to collaborate and build allies.
3 days, 9 hours ago on Four Ways Content Writers Can Change the World
Dino can I just have a brain-download from you so I can have a stronger humor muscle in my mind?
You are spot on and in a FUN way. Now I am off to ride my pony. Yeah that same pony I told readers we all ride in Texas in our imaginations. ;)
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Beyond FTC Guidelines. I’d love to see bloggers take on this challenge, especially #2
A great reminder we can be more helpful to and for each other than to complain about things daily.
Now to remember to say in each time we are in a traffic jam, there is a human being affected by this and we all can choose to breath deeper and calm us all down or bitch and moan. Which will you do?
1 month ago on Social Media and the Power of Community and Connection
While I made a conscious choice to not stay in EA I do not take away from those who have taken the time to build relationships there. Just like I do not want folks to take a similar limiting perspective with Twitter.
What worked for us 5 years ago to build influence and an audience online has changed significantly. I understand why people coming into this space now asking the tough question, "How do you contribute in a significant way and still have time to work with clients."
I wonder if we are asking businesses an unrealistic stretch of thinking. I do not get all the intricacies of accounting, but I know and respect their knowledge and expertise in that space . Why do we feel the need to insist that business understands the importance of all the details in the social space?
How about we just find out their challenges and uncover if there is a need for them to tell their story in the digital space and how that influence moves the needle for them where they say is important to their business.
Then we handle building that influence for them, while they focus on their core skills in their business and everyone wins.
1 month, 1 week ago on Gaming Influence: Walking The Fine Line
The biggest issue I have seen with business in 2013 is their incessant need for instant community. They will shake their heads in agreement when you explain it takes time and work to create community, then proceed to ask "what is taking so long" in their next breath.
2 months ago on Brands: Don’t Underestimate The Power of Community
No word to add for your list. I just enjoyed a nice fun and intellectual slant in a blog post where so many are full of the same benign and repetitive advice.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Words That Sound Dirty But Aren’t
LOVE using Google shared documents period. It is really helpful for teams. I know some will jump in and say well there is base camp and etc... for that and I would say that you need both.
Basecamp requires you to upload, download then upload again to make changes to shared docs. Google docs fixes that and then you can talk with each other and assign tasks inside of basecamp.
Even with clients, using shared google docs helps to eliminate back and forth emails - total inefficiency into true collaboration.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Use Google Spreadsheets to organize your newsroom
Brian loved how you used your passion to teach your lesson. Now to see if businesses identify with the very simple analogy.
Do you think they can be honest enough with themselves to admit they are playing too much defense?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Branding and Football: Can’t Win if Offense Can’t Take the Field
Thanks Ryan. Your point is well take, proper use of tools does make our lives better. Keyword there being proper ;)
Have a great day!
5 months ago on 25 Social Media Monitoring Tools – Infographic #BBSradio
@samfiorella @prosperitygal Yes getting businesses to look beyond flat metrics has been on our plate for a while and look how many still cling to the old, outdated use of it. Ego's activated to the max.
5 months ago on Inauthenticity – Social Media’s Dirty Little Secret
Merlin how do we address human behavior and their lizard brain all in one? Sam, it continues to amaze me that businesses do not want to address their inefficiencies or dissatisfied customers. They say they do in public, but you can tell from their actions they are not genuine.
Local case in point. We received some VERY bad service from a restaurant here ( where I had been bringing a LOT of business over a couple of weeks). One of my friends said "enough" when they were so rude to us and wrote them a yelp review. Then a few days later I wrote one on my experience. Did the owner change their behavior? Nope, they instead looked me up and called my cell and google voice number over and over asking me to remove my review. Instead of correcting the issue, they stalked me.
Then you hear about companies giving fake reviews like this and other news stories and I am then asking myself, why do I even check reviews to decide where I want to go? That just pushes us to not try new places unless our friends have been their first. Looks like that social connection just got more important!
@Danny Brown @prosperitygal You have a point there Danny. Whew human behavior, what a ball of yarn.
7 months, 1 week ago on Why We Need The I Don't Care Button on Facebook (Infographic)
@Danny Brown @prosperitygal Yes it is an extreme example for a reason. The same reason Facebook said they will not have a dislike button. Once a dislike button is hit, it starts to hardwire the action to the brain and negative actions come faster.
Just like it only takes a small group to start a bully session on social media. Actions have repercussions. We make it easier for people to start hitting dislike... it starts a domino effect. Human behavior and their primitive brain is what responds first. Critical thinking requires people to step into another form of the brain process. Frankly you and I have seen enough of people who do not tap into that next phase enough.
Again, the same reason Facebook has stated they will not us a dislike button.
@Danny Brown @prosperitygal Oh Danny surely you did not miss my point. It is not about only serving a positive view of things. It is about recognizing how our brains work and finding a solution that delivers value.
We have disagreed and agreed on many things, this one I disagree with because of my learning on our brains and it's natural proclivity.
Rule by mob happens over and over when we give the crowd the permission to use negative tools. Our brains switch into primitive zone and it is not pretty. This video is a perfect example of what I am trying to share with you Danny. I have not given anything that resembles "haters gonna hate" in my response, so that was a tad confusing for me.
I would like to hear you thoughts after seeing this video, then discussing how negative actions can accelerate in group settings, which is what facebook is ;) and why I think having a negative button can start that roll down the hill.
Do I dare ask if you read the reason why they ( Facebook) decided to NOT use a dislike or I don't care button?
While I get it we all care about different things, our brains naturally lean to the negative as a survival instinct. It does not need reinforcing by clicking on a button via FB to hard wire that thinking anymore.
I did enjoy the screenshot of the desktop though, snort. Glad I do not work with you Danny, we'd have killed each other by now with your antics.
How true. Having been blessed to have a few strategic partners that serve as an unofficial great mastermind group. Writing a post this morning about how whether you are an entrepreneur or intraprepneur, you need to find ways to nourish who you are in the process.
8 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227293
@crestodina @Dan Gershenson @annhandley Sure wish there was a way to get folks who scrape punished Andy. I am guilty of not repurposing though. Thanks for the reminder.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Content Spinning: How to Spin Content Without Getting Sick
@AmyMccTobin @samfiorella @KenMueller Oh Amy this is not just an American conversation, if it were then slavery would not be the top crime worldwide. It surpassed Drug crimes a long time ago.
For more data and understanding talk to my friend @Faridoun . He is an international journalist who speaks on human trafficking ( slavery).
Here is his TedxSugarland talk
As for Paula, while I do not agree with her comments, I do agree with Sam and Ken. We have to STOP with all the - you live or die by the public reaction. You do not wipe out someones career because you do not agree with their personal stance or beliefs. You make a choice of it you support them, but not destroy them. When you take that stance you become a perpetrator yourself.
I'd like to see everyone get off the judgement box more and instead do some internal work. If you see something, it is because it resonates within you somewhere. If you see wrong - ask, where have I done that or something similar - then do your own forgiveness work. If we all forgave ourselves, then the everyday actions of humans on this planet would shift so rapidly we'd be a better world.
Now like Michael Port says, any misspellings ( or grammar mistakes in my book) are my gift to you.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Social Justice: A Paula Deen Recipe For Disaster
I really enjoyed this slideshare Danny. I helped me to narrow down my own thinking and ask better questions when creating data for presentations.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on The Sunday Share - 5 Key Principles for Displaying Data Effectively
Love this, everyone can say thank you no matter what their role. It allows for others to "feel" the impact and more likely to remember that experience, passing on a thank you of their own.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Take the time to say thanks