January 15, 2010

SOB Business Cafe 01-15-10

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We offer the best in thinking — articles, books, podcasts, and videos about business online written by the Successful and Outstanding Bloggers of Successful Blog. Click on the titles to enjoy each selection.

The Specials this Week are

Remarkable Communicaton
The problem with putting so much you into your business is that there’s a finite amount of you.

How to Get Any Work Done (When Connecting Is Your Job)

in over your head
I don’t know about you, but I was pretty stupid when I was younger. I really believed that I should only do what I feel like at the moment, not what I really cared about in general. I wasted several years of my life as a result of it– sucks right?

How To Make Your New Year’s Resolution Actually Happen

Altitude Branding
When you think of social media roles, chances are you think of a community manager or the oh-so-generic “social media manager”, which is usually some function of the marketing department managing strictly social media programs. But there are loads of other potential roles that can integrate or represent social media alongside other business areas.

7 Social Media Roles You Haven’t Considered

Diva Marketing
Candy button As I began building the deck (I often like to mix slides with conversation. People learn differently and PowerPoint offers a visual media.) candy dots ran through my mind. I thought it would be fun to include an image of candy dots to help illustrate the strategy trail.

Social Media Follow The (Candy) Dots

Jonathan Fields, Awake at the Wheel
The questions lobbed across the table…

What impact do you want to have? And, on whom?

I sat, for a moment, like a dear in headlights.

A Question of Impact

Seth’s Blog
The first stand is run by two kids. They use Countrytime lemonade, paper cups and a bridge table. It’s a decent lemonade stand, one in the long tradition of standard lemonade stands.

The lesson from two lemonade stands

Related ala carte selections include

Ian M Rountree
Stabbed myself with a screwdriver at work the other day. Hurt like hell. It’s better now – well, getting better anyway, that’s what a week of antibiotic cream is for. …

Yes. It stung. Yes. My hand is totally useless for now. Why do I say this taught me a few lessons?

Learned by Stabbing Yourself w/a Screwdriver

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4 Comments to “SOB Business Cafe 01-15-10”

  1. January 15th, 2010 at 9:37 am
    Ian M Rountree said

    Awesome stuff! Thanks so much for the mention. It sure has been a good week in the blogs, hasn’t it? I’m especially fond of Amber’s post at Altitude about differentiating social media roles – brilliant stuff!

    Stay safe!

  2. January 15th, 2010 at 11:25 am
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hi Ian!
    I think we’re all heading into 2010 with renewed hope and vigor for what we can get accomplished with focus and goals. I agree it’s been a great week. I could stand another one like this. :)

  3. January 16th, 2010 at 6:05 pm
    Toby Bloomberg said

    Liz – what a nice way to begin 2010 .. with a shout out from the SOB Cafe! thank you. using candy to frame a presentation on social media was not only fun .. but it worked because it was fun. Liz you know all about how to have fun *smile.

  4. January 17th, 2010 at 9:18 pm
    ME Liz Strauss said

    Hey Toby,
    What a great 2010 to start it out with a friend like you! Thank you for being part of my blog and my life. :)

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