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@danielnewmanUV @prosperitygal Oh I agree. I just know if it was simple getting client's to believe it ,we would not have to deal with competitors lying to them.
Sometimes people are their own worst enemy. Maybe they will ask better questions after our dialogue.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on A Listless: Misguided Brands Must Stop Sponsoring Schmucks
People hear what they want to hear. If this amazes you, your ears will bleed when I tell you prospects and clients still ask us to make thing go "viral." Then we have fun finding a digestible way to educate them.
What is more concerning, many times they would rather believe the lies and hear the truth.
Yes, Daniel we appreciate your writing as well as your reminder to find ways to collaborate and build allies.
5 months, 4 weeks 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. ;)
6 months, 2 weeks 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?
6 months, 3 weeks 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.
7 months, 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.
7 months, 3 weeks 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.
8 months, 1 week 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.
8 months, 1 week 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?
8 months, 1 week 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!
10 months, 3 weeks 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.
10 months, 4 weeks 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.
1 year 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.
1 year, 1 month ago on Why We Need The I Don't Care Button on Facebook (Infographic)
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.
1 year, 1 month 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.
1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months ago on Take the time to say thanks
It is all solved when conferences actually HIRE speakers who are professionals. What you described is what they do for a living. Create educational content that is customized to the audience.
It takes an easy 40+hrs for a professional speaker to create a customized presentation. No they do not deliver it off the cuff either. ( when I hear people say that, they confirm to me they are not professional speakers.) Professionals respect their audiences more than that and speaking is an art that requires skill as well as talent.
Instead these conferences have a popularity contest, hence the lack of preparation and substandard content by most conference presenters.
It is an insult to those of us who are professional speakers to have them use our role as a title that is not earned.
Thanks for pointing out what we have said behind he doors for a long time.
1 year, 2 months ago on Marketing Conferences Need an Education
@SandraFernandez thank you for the invitation - who knew what a great evening it would become.
1 year, 2 months ago on Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals Gala : Kindness, Karma, Kudos
Amy thank you and well done. I was speechless that FB would allow this to happen. Had just about given up on people doing the right thing.
1 year, 2 months ago on Social Justice: Facebook (Finally) Bends to the Vocal Social Mob
We switched back to livefrye and it caused us to lose the comments that where made before re-activating plugin.
1 year, 3 months ago on What Matters Most For Your Business? #BBSradio
Having turned back on our livefrye, the previous comments will not show here. We apologize and do thank @lovelylu and @Bradparler for their participation and being winners of copy of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams.
1 year, 3 months ago on How to Achieve Long Term Results With Smart Leaders Smarter Teams #BBSradio
hahah let me try this again @IAmEpicOne won copy Ne the Best At What Matters Most via @Joecalloway on #BBSradio yesterday. William shared #BBSradio via FB. Where will our next two winners share this segment and win?
Excited that @IAmEpicOne one a copy of Be the Best At What Matters Most via @JoeCalloway on #BBSradio yesterday. We have two more copies, who's next. William shared #BBSradio via FB.
Congrats. Looking forward to see what your influence will produce for them and their brand.
1 year, 3 months ago on I’ve Accepted a New Job with Sears
@elizonthego some people call that a book, snort.
1 year, 4 months ago on Social Judge, Jury and Executioner: The Lynch Mob in Action
@samfiorella Yes @Geoffliving is awesome that way, he operates within ethical boundaries.
@Frank_Strong @Danny Brown @AmyMccTobin @brandcottage Yeah not sure blaming technologies or bloggers who want to support each other via triberr is the issue here ;)
@Danny Brown @DavidTraub @elizonthego) Well Danny Dabney did not start Social Media Manners or SMManners, I did. Before she showed her true colors I asked her to help be a part of the group and write a book. She went behind my back and trademarked it, bought url then used her bullying tactics to take over.
@Danny Brown @Marjorieclayman did;), but we were in secondary attack, not the primary one. If anyone talked to either party, were sought out and jumped. We did discuss civility, it was met by deaf ears.
@OneJillian Jillian you ask a great question that I had to ponder deeply after experiencing a gut wrenching attack in the online world.
On one hand we are told do not engage the troll. In my situation the troll was stealing my community. I had unknowingly let the wolf into my community and even more ( after the fact when you can see much clearer) partnered with them thinking two would be more powerful, as well as effective than one. I was so naive and ignored many red flags. Thinking it was my fear side trying to stop me from being open and collaborative.
We all have opposing energies on the stick of life that are there for us to learn from. I learned and learned deeply.
For those who wonder, I am happy to be a light of what beauty can come out of what appears on the surface as ugly is - well a LOT!
I took responsibility for where in me, had I ever behaved like that "wolf"? I processed those experiences and am still clearing them out as the surface into my awareness.
Because of being able to turn ugly into beauty:
Today I am very clear about who I am online and what is important to me.
Today I am listening deeply to my inner knowingness and when she evokes responses in me that I know now are warnings, I do not doubt them, try to reason with them, they are feelings for a reason and they are there to serve as my guidance.
Today I ask myself the tough questions - where do I do what i see in others? ( then I do a process to allow me to release any charge or right and wrong to the situation-really powerful once you learn it)
Today I know my brand is to be a wave that washes over rocks and makes a splash. Those darn rocks we fuss about allow me to splash bigger for clients ( and get paid really good now ;)
Yes, it takes a lot and yes it is worth it. Was it easy? HELL NO! It shock my basics beliefs in humankind.
When we can come out on the other side and see the love of the situation, see how it empowers us, to step into more of who we are, then we win ( as ego sounding as that is ).
It all is really one big process - life. We can take it on in small chunks or big chunks. Boy that was one big ass chunk. ;)
@hessiej @AmyMccTobin You articulated that so well:
"Trolls will prey on those who are willing to debate because it's their opportunity to somehow twist the language and provoke further attacks."
Now is time to engage in more enlightened conversations that generate solutions, instead of being stuck in attack mode. That is a sign of immaturity when you are only in an attack stance , unable to see any other side or admit when you are part of problem.
BOOM, I am impressed with how you took the facts and presented them.
Too many times I am seeing people use the term "Bullying", when they want to get their way and then the act in the very same offending maner they claim was given to them.
I believe that is a form of deflection.
We are starting to see more of it when people do not accept responsibility for their role and want to turn the tables and claim to be the victim.
Now what needs to be addressed are social media sites that are not using a consistent definition or rule for removing posts.
It smacks of hypocrisy when the party acting in a bullying manner, never has their posts removed.
It also gets old when time after time, the same offending party sends out their pack dogs to tear people apart that do not agree with them.
This will not change until people are coming from a self actualized position. Those people are able to observe, identify and be solution oriented.
"Self-actualized individuals are concerned with solving problems outside of themselves, including helping others and finding solutions to problems in the external world. These people are often motivated by a sense of personal responsibility and ethics."
My question Amy is "when will people start showing up in a unite front that we do not tolerate bullies, even when they hold up a victim banner wearing sheep's clothing?"
Yup, Margie those are the folks I do not go out to dinner with again or to the museum.
People for years before tech came along, used excuses to not do the right thing. Now they have a new excuse.
Same song different dance.
1 year, 4 months ago on Sorry, but I like my phone a little better than you
@Voip Service We enjoyed a great basic primer for social media an everyday businesses by @jeffkorhan too, tune into today for our deep dive interview.
1 year, 4 months ago on Everyday Business Uses of Social Media #BBSradio
@Dr. Chase Hayden Chase funny you should pop up, I was just thinking about you. I am in Dr. Demartini's Breakthrough Experience this weekend and wish I saw more of my friends and colleagues in here being the change in their worlds.
Some of my learnings are being reduced to the core essence and now I am able to apply them across the board in my life better.
Very eye opening. You live a nice journey of bringing people into alignment with their health. We alue your work sir!
1 year, 4 months ago on Success Principles For High Achievers #BBSradio
@Faryna Yes I did like the reinforcement of staying steady and how.
@Faryna @Faryna You absorbed a lot, I am listening again and still amazed how much I need to rewind and listen to each answer a second time in that moment.
@kmb462 Thank you it was a very power packed 60 min - definitely going to listen again about 10 times.
@YouTernMark great points, for seasoned twitter users it can be deafening listening to same thing over and over. And yes some of us put an extreme amount of time, talent into our chats.
One of the things we all have to be honest about as well is, how does this serve my time and objectives? After a while you recognize you are either "preaching to the choir" ( now matter how well you pick out topics) you have an environment where "experts pop in to throw out their two cents to be seen", or you are talking to the listener wall of silence.
While people may gain a lot of value from learning in twitter chats, when does the need for real discussions and discourse need to be to allow for value to be there for everyone.
1 year, 5 months ago on Twitter Chats Are Full Of Fluff
@tamcdonald @connectyou We had a solution that allowed us to bring in people from linkedin Facebook and email but their funding ran out and they had to close doors, so again, platform did not solve everything ;)
@tamcdonald @prosperitygal Oh I think that is dismissing the big picture. We all want to expand our reach with topics and be able to have it be simple, easy and fun to use. This is not a platform issue alone, this is a people issue. We have to be willing to discuss the behaviors around our new platforms and channels, what they bring both good and bad then re-examine where to go from there. I think Steve Woodruff brings up something similar about behaviors after an extended period of time.
Well some of us worked hard to bring deep conversations to light in them and the public at large only wants a fluff fest. I had a structure with mine, interviewed guest so we could go deep on the topics, instead of soundbyte BS.
@AlaskaChickBlog Thanks, I often wonder why people feel the need to skip social graces. We are seeing consequences when we do that with each other in the news daily. You’d think it would be a no brainer. Start with ourselves being gracious. Appreciate you taking time to chime in here.
1 year, 5 months ago on Do You Steal Credit? #DigitalSplash
@Faryna Yes, life people up. perfectly said.