Extended Friday Follow – II

November 18, 2011

Love it or hate it, Twitter’s Follow Friday is still around. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the micro blog’s practice, it’s a way for users of Twitter to publicly recommend people they follow. Due to time constraints, I don’t participate much in this Friday ritual. But I DO like to give a […]

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Extended Friday Follow

April 2, 2010

Sometimes a 140 character limit just won’t cut it, so today I’m trying something new with the Twitter’s Follow Friday. Here’s my #FF for this week, in alphabetical order and sans the 140 constraint. Roy Atkinson, known for his witty Twitter “Groaner” puns, is as funny in real life as he is in the digital […]

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Twitter Round-Up: Leadership

March 3, 2010

Tomorrow, I’m going to be a guest on the HR Happy Hour radio show.  The topic is Leadership Development.  Of course, it’s a huge topic and time will be limited on the show, so I decided to create some resources on my blog for the Happy Hour listeners to check out after hearing the show. […]

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Small Business Dining Guide for Social Media

February 17, 2010

During my presentation to the Grand Rapids Entrepreneur’s Club today, I compared social media options for the small business owner to stepping up to an all-you-can-eat buffet.  There are a slew of choices—how do you choose those that are most healthy for your business? Following that analogy, I offer you, the small business owner, a […]

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Tweet This! Book Review

February 1, 2010

Whenever I attend a business networking event and mention Twitter, I invariably get a group of people flocking to me wanting to know more about the social media micro-blogging site. They want to know “How do I get started?” “Is it really a viable business marketing tool?” and “Twitter seems so frivolous—does anybody really care […]

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Are You a Good Host?

September 23, 2009

Do you have a friend who’s an excellent party-giver?  What is it about him or her that makes it so?  Is it the fantastic food? The diverse guest list? An excellent home that provides the perfect backdrop for gatherings?  It could be any of these things, but I’d bet the one thing that’s for sure […]

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The Art of Serendipity

September 17, 2009

I was comparing notes on competency development the other day with Mollie Lombardi of the Aberdeen Group*. At some point during our conversation, the talk turned to Twitter because that’s where I met Mollie.  We were discussing the massive flow of information via the tweet stream and Mollie said, “Yes, Twitter gives me a chance […]

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My Tweets Are Real

July 9, 2009

Professionalism in the Web 2.0 Era It all started with a t-shirt.  When I posted the results of my 30 Days of Tweeting Experiment last month, I sent an email to my colleagues announcing the blog.  The email contained a photo of me wearing a navy t-shirt (courtesy of the Ellen Shop) that boasted “My […]

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Does the People Equation Include Chimps?

July 3, 2009

I took the kids to the zoo today.  While checking out the bonobo chimpanzees, I noticed an educational sign that said: “[For chimps…] Mutual grooming helps ease the stress of daily life and increases social bonds.” Hmmmm….. For some strange reason, Twitter popped into my head.  Immediately, the Internal Censors in my head started blaring…. […]

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8 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Tweeting

June 25, 2009

Confessions of a belated Twitterer Call me a late bloomer.  Long after early adopters claimed the micro blog Twitter  jumped the shark  . . . heck, even after Oprah, I started tweeting. Clueless as a newborn babe, here’s what I wish I’d known prior to starting.  Oh, and one other thing:  I don’t claim to be […]

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