My Morning Wake Up: Chris Brogan’s “10 Things You Could Do Better Today”

Posted by on Feb 26, 2009 in Communicate, Conversational, interaction, time management

From the infamous Chris Brogan Stumbled on this list early this morning. I mean WAY early before I had my first coffee so it was sobering to have these first ten thoughts be my first thoughts of my day. 10 Things You Could Do Better Today Improve your response time to requests. Improve the brevity and simplicity of your email correspondence. Connect with five new people and seven existing colleagues or friends each day. Inspect your business process cycle from start to...

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Prepping for SXSW 2009: IPhone Apps I’m Packing

Posted by on Feb 25, 2009 in Conferences, Conversational, Events, interaction, networking, Social SEO, socialmedia

I’m excited about going to SXSW 2009 this year in Austin, TX. I’m attending the Interactive event and it takes place March 13-17. It is my first year attending the event and all I have heard is how many great connections were made and friendships created at SXSW 2008. It will be great to meet online friends face to face. Who I Want To Meet I want to meet you! So, lets meet up for a coffee. I don’t have a lot of requirements because SXSW is more of a social...

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Tropicana / PepsiCo: Who Cashed This Check? Branding Disaster

Posted by on Feb 22, 2009 in Bad Branding, Branding, Communicate, Community, interaction, Solution

I think I stepped in something and it smells like… I want to meet the agency who was able to convince Tropicana to alienate all their loyal orange juice consumers and sold them on this self-damaging visual design. I personally love Tropicana and have been drinking it since I was a child so the fact that I have been unable to find any Tropicana on the shelf since late December 2008 annoys me. I hate the cheap stuff and as a consumer it comes down to ease, convenience...

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Hugs and Handshakes

Posted by on Jan 20, 2009 in Communicate, Conferences, Events, interaction, networking, Social, Social Attributes

  CES 2009 – Cycle of Building Friendships Why do we go to conferences? I suppose it is to socialize, meet with other liked minded individuals, compare processes, and to educate ourselves with information about growth and trends in the industry. For me at least its where relationships are solidified. The breakdown of social walls and the reestablishment of new friendly boundaries through personal association is always solidified through a handshake and a common...

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