The State of Social Media by Altimeter Group

Check out this informative slideshow from Altimeter Group: “The quotes in this presentation are from social strategists and executives interviewed for the e-book, The Seven Success Factors of Social Business Strategy (available at: http://bit.ly/7-success-factors). The data charts in this presentation are from the report, The State of Social Business 2013: The Maturing of Social Media […]

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Do You Have A Strong Personal Brand?

As we have discussed before (also click here), creating a strong personal brand is one of the most important things that you can do for getting a job and advancing in your career. So, if you have not taken this seriously yet, you should so so now. Consider this observation from Jessica Holbrook Hernandez, writing […]

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If Marketing Is Your Career, Would You Rather Be an Artist or a Scientist?

While we plan out our careers, we certainly need to determine what activities interest us (as part of our self-assessment). As Matt Wesson observes for Pardot (B2B marketing automation provider and a part of salesforce.com): “Technology has given marketers the ability to track, quantify, and optimize marketing processes at a level that was unheard of only a […]

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Career Happiness: A British Perspective

How would YOU answer these questions raised by City & Guilds?  “What makes young people happy in the workplace? How do they see themselves progressing in their roles in the future? And who or what inspired them about their careers? Our infographic has the answers.”    

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One Last Pre-Thanksgiving/ Cyber Monday Shopping Tip

Last week, I offered 17 shopping tips for this holiday season. If you haven’t looked at that post yet, there is a lot of money-saving advice there. Now, I’d like to offer one more tip:  Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday do offer some very good deals, but ONLY for the few items that are offered at […]

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Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Recently, I did a full-length radio interview with Dr. Suzanne Phillips for her CoSozo Psych Up Show on the topic of social media. We talked about the good, the bad, and the ugly aspects of social media — including a number of tips. If you have a few minutes (48 overall 🙂 ), then click […]

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November 22, 1963: A November 22, 2013 Perspective

November 22, 1963 Most of us who were around when President Kennedy got shot can easily answer the question: “Where were you?” The events of that time are indelibly etched in our minds. I was in high school then (yes, I’m giving away my age) and I still remember our principal’s announcement over the PA […]

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Be a Smart Customer: 2013 Holiday Shopping Tips

Every year, I offer a list of holiday shopping tips intended to help shoppers avoid overspending their budgets. Since the holiday season starts earlier and earlier each year, I’m moving up my tips post. According to the National Retail Federation, the holiday season actually started in October. So, here are my 2013 shopping tips as […]

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