September 9, 2014

In a content slump? Try these Twitter features!

rosemary published this at 6:51 am

By Dorien Morin-van Dam

As bloggers, business owners, social media managers we know its just not OK to only share your own content.

I personally try to adhere to the 80%-20% rule for myself and my social media clientele, meaning 80% of the time I share other peoples content vs. 20% of the time, I share mine or the content of my clients. And on certain platforms, it quickly turns into 90%-10%.

Sometimes, however, it’s hard to find good content to share across your platforms, and its easy to get discouraged. Twitter has always been my back up plan Read More…


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September 7, 2014

The power of saying, “I’m sorry”

molly published this at 3:00 am

I was walking along at a pretty good clip, a quarter of the way through my daily walk when I met her. Almost clear of the driveway, I caught, out of the corner of my eye, a sedan barreling my way.

Its pilot blissfully unaware that I existed, her hair the same shade of blue as her car, she backed out onto the street probably thinking of a million things that she needed to accomplish that day. And now, it appeared as though running me over was one of them. As the rear quarter panel of her car Read More…


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September 5, 2014

Life Lessons in Branding from Five Female Celebs

rosemary published this at 6:50 am

By Diana Gomez

We’ve all heard the saying that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but is it possible to go too far?

With information spreading farther and faster than ever, it can take just a few moments to tarnish a reputation, something countless celebrities have proven possible.

Here are five lessons we can learn from spotlight-seekers — and how to apply them to your own business.

Miley Cyrus: From Hannah Montana to Wrecking Ball

The baby-faced daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus won over our hearts as a Disney Channel star, but quickly Read More…


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September 4, 2014

Best practices for building an integrated business community

rosemary published this at 6:26 am

What is an online community?

Online community is an organized group of people connecting and sharing online on a regular basis. Its generally accepted that members of an online community have the ability to communicate with each other as well as with the operator of the community. Most communities also have their own set of guidelines or rules, visual signals, and peer support.

A true online community builds equity over time, and can be classified as owned media.

What is not an online community?

Broadcast-only or broadcast-centric platforms, such as an emailed newsletter list, Twitter accounts, or Read More…


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September 3, 2014

Are You Dressed to Impress or for Trouble?

Dave published this at 11:45 am

Office dress codes have always been a hot topic, especially for women.

One of the concerns is that there may be a double standard on expectations for how women dress over what men wear.

Sometimes this double standard seems to be spelled out while other times it may be implied through comments by co-workers and supervisors. It’s often difficult for women to know what is appropriate and acceptable.

Controversial Topic for Many

Salary.com conducted a survey about dress codes and how they affect the workplace.

Many of the respondents felt that often dress codes were never strictly enforced Read More…


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August 31, 2014

The power of finding your purpose

molly published this at 3:00 am

Social media can amplify narcissism, distort our comprehension of our realities and otherwise isolate us from others: We came into this world tethered at the navel and we’ve been gazing at it ever since.

Why are we here? Why were we born? What does it all mean? How did it start? Where do I end? What is my purpose?

From the time we show up on this planet and the interval of years between/before our exit, most of us meander around this rock wondering what it’s all about and what we’re supposed to do. The few of us Read More…


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