Truth or Possibilities: Face-to-Face Wins

A lot of folks tell me they much prefer face-to-face time than computer time.  When I agree with them, they look shocked.Seriously?I am rarely in an office or cubicle (though I'm about to go underground, but more on that later). Most of my day is invested in public and face-to-face. It's the jazz of my job! I also see some of these folks who say they … [Read more...]

On This Day in Social Media History: Happy Birthday, Carol Burnett

I believe that Social Media has been around since "chalk on a rock' and has had more tools than we can shake a screwdriver at. It's always been (and should remain) more about the talk-nology than the technology. That in mind, this category "On this day in Social Media history..." celebrates some of the pioneers of social media -- even if we didn't … [Read more...]

Whistle Stops: 04/25/10

Whistle Stops are conversations, eye-openers, or tools representing the brain train discovered while traveling along the Conversphere.  From business to education, life hacks to giving back, these are the posts and links that have in some way grabbed my attention! How to: Track Who Favorited Your Tweets by Aaron Lee: Good tips on the why and how to use FavStar.fm, this … [Read more...]

How I Just Got Smarter By Association: Lunchtime Masterminds

For the past few weeks, I've taken part in a new weekly web show, Lunchtime Masterminds (#LTMM), co-founded by the same team that put together the Boesen Case Study I shared recently. A few weeks ago, I was looking to outsource the build out of my own Social Media curriculum and create a members-only area for the new e-course (More about the curriculum below and in forthcoming … [Read more...]

Recycle, Repurpose, Reissue: Your Message(s) to Earth (every) Day

A few folks are using the "holiday" of Earth Day as a way to reissue old blog posts or tweets.  I think this is a great idea -- for almost any day. And with different modes and media. In a video I offered a little over a year ago, I gave this thought the silent treatment: Not only does repurposing and reissuing blog posts work in the various channels in the … [Read more...]

Turning and Tilling the Soil in our Mind

Many of us are busy these weekends working our garden. There's a lot of grunting going on outside - and it doesn't pay to be lazy. One of the first steps of the growing season is turn the dirt and till the soil - to literally turn the earth upside down to make for better growth. So why not do the same thing with our minds? Our business practice? Instead of unearthing … [Read more...]

Sometimes Nothing Can be a Real Cool Hand

I don't know about you, but sometimes I get so busy I have no time to post.Sometimes my brain is so all over the place, I feel a post would just be all over the place (which this one may be after all is said and done).Old-time preacher Charles Spurgeon once stepped up to his pulpit and sighed. After about a moment - he said, "God has given me nothing to say today. Go … [Read more...]

Whistle Stops: Let’s Get This Train Rolling Again

Remember Whistle Stops? Maybe not. I barely do. Well, we're gonna put some steam behind them and get the train rolling again every Sunday morning: Whistle Stops are conversations, eye-openers, or tools representing the brain train discovered while traveling along the Conversphere.  From business to education, life hacks to giving back, these are the posts and links that … [Read more...]

Getting Your Ducks in a Bunch…

...is a lot better than "shooting" for your ducks in a row. If you're going for "ducks in a row", well, Annie - you better get your gun (but take note -- you'll end up with dead ducks). Don't be so 2KAOL - launch it, post it, forget perfectionism. As Zig Ziglar once said, "If you wait for all the go-lights to be green, you'll never leave the house." … [Read more...]

What the Heck is a “Conversation Conductor?”

The job title on my business card and website is 'Conversation Conductor.'  The title itself is a conversation starter in most cases. It's also -- in my thinking -- quite descriptive of what I do daily. One type of conductor guides, leads or directs. Another definition might be a conduit for people or messages to flow and connect. Or we can imagine one who … [Read more...]