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January 8, 2013
  “The bell will ring approximately eight spaces before the end of the line.” This helpful DING not only indicated that I’d soon need to slide the carriage return lever to begin typing on a fresh line, it also made the pace of my new talent for...
December 26, 2012
Are you making a list of New Year Resolutions? It might be a great idea to take a look at your social networks and add a few resolutions that will make time spent on social media more effective. Here are a few social media resolutions to consider...
December 16, 2012
This is part seven of my series on enterprise social media, featuring a recent conversation with Shel Holtz. Today’s post concludes the series, taking a look at where enterprise social media (ESM) might be headed in the future. At its core, ESM is...
December 9, 2012
Choose your commitments wisely, because if you’re overcommitted ain’t no one happy!  Personal and professional responsibilities proliferate in our digital, social, career, and household environments.    You know what over-commitment is. And, you...
December 4, 2012
Do you build social media into your brand or business marketing strategy? According to Social Media Examiner’s 2012 Social Media Marketing report, “the number one benefit of social media marketing is generating more business exposure followed by...
November 25, 2012
This is part six of my series on enterprise social media, featuring a recent conversation with Shel Holtz. Today’s post takes a look at the deployment of enterprise social media platforms. A 2012 IBM study found that nearly three-quarters of...
November 19, 2012
Round-the-clock networking opportunities abound in New York City. You can head out early to a Digital Salon or stay up late for Midnight Brunch. You’re sure to gain new wisdom, connect with peers and supplement those power lunches and after work...
November 13, 2012
The holiday season is a great way to show gratitude to your customers. As thousands continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, there is still so much to be thankful for – especially our customers. Here are 15 creative ways to thank...
November 6, 2012
In high school, a friend told me her mother, a young homemaker married to a successful businessman, questioned the 19th Amendment: “Why do women need the right to vote?” she asked. “They’re just going to vote the same way their husbands did.” My...
October 27, 2012
“Being actively involved and inclusive with your colleagues and clients…Being present and collaborative.” That’s how Kristen Kurtz, Account Supervisor at Kellen Communications, describes Professional Integration—her neatly coined term for the...
October 22, 2012
Since the 1980s women have played a major role in determining the outcomes of presidential elections. In the 2008 presidential election, approximately 9 million more women voted than men. For more than two decades, women have voted more consistently...
October 15, 2012
This is part five of my series on enterprise social media, featuring a recent conversation with Shel Holtz. Today’s post explores enterprise blogs. An enterprise blog is usually thought of as accessible only within the company and is written by an...
October 7, 2012
Consider this moment an opportunity for “infinite possibility and infinite potential.” This was the advice that my yoga instructor shared with the class as we each prepared to do a half-handstand the other day. She encouraged us to notice the...
October 3, 2012
Many of us are familiar with the question interviewers almost always ask candidates as they wrap up their job interview – “Do you have any questions?” The worst answer you could possibly give is “no.”  An interview is a two-way street, and this is...
October 2, 2012
This really is The Year of the Woman.  The role women will play in the 2012 election has made them a major focal point, as a potential threat or opportunity to make or break each candidate’s campaign.  According to U.S. Census Bureau figures, 66%...

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