Tag Archives: Social media

Don’t be a ‘dunce’ when it comes to blogging

Imagine that you’ve written what might well be the next great American novel. You submit it to Simon & Schuster, and they seem interested. They ask you for some rewrites, but ultimately they drop it. Your novel languishes. That is, … Continue reading

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How to hit your speech out of the park, metaphorically that is

As a communicator, I’ve spent my career helping organizations and their leaders better tell their story, so I’m always on the lookout for a good analogy or metaphor. Speakers who are able to explain complex concepts with easy-to-understand examples from … Continue reading

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Evaluating Vine and other social media

I had lunch last week with my friend and former NAFCU colleague John Zimmerman, who showed me a clever 6-second video he made on Vine—a social media app that has gotten a lot of attention lately but one that I … Continue reading

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Brand relevance and the art of finding your sweet spot

Reblogged from The PRSA-NCC Blog I recently invited D.C. marketing expert Bob London to speak to the Independent Public Relations Alliance. He gave some great pointers on indie branding, which I wrote about in this post for the PRSA-NCC Blog. … Continue reading

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McKinsey’s 10 IT-enabled trends for the decade ahead

Last week, I wrote about the McKinsey Global Institute’s list of 12 most disruptive technologies; this week, I want to look at a companion piece from McKinsey: “Ten IT-enabled business trends for the decade ahead.” The pace of information technology … Continue reading

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Is time on your side when it comes to social media?

Do you think you can manage your social media each day in just 18 minutes? Lisa Buyer of Search Engine Watch, picking up on the popular time management book by Peter Bregman called “18 Minutes,” suggests that it’s possible. This … Continue reading

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Exploding the boundaries of social media

There was a time—when I was working on my master’s degree—when I paid a lot of attention to “the Other” and all those post-modern concepts that preoccupied academia during the “culture wars.” I read Lacan, Derrida, Barthes, Foucault and all … Continue reading

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Try a little online kindness, it may be contagious

Last week I had the opportunity to hear a number of excellent speakers at several venues. Some were accomplished public speakers who probably have many paid engagements each year. Others were less rehearsed but still quite good. The one that … Continue reading

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