Snow Day Social Media Fun – February 2, 2011

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What do YOU do on a Snow Day in central Iowa? Well, if you’re at all involved in social media, you get online and jump into the conversation (ANY conversation). There’s always a chat, a dialogue, a debate or simply silly talk going on within Twitter. As

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Conquer Writer’s Block – Save The World!

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Life spins around us pretty fast. It’s astounding that when we sit down to write, create, work, or whatever; the world comes to a screeching halt. Of course the distractions, the annoying emails, the tweets and post alerts seem to continue, but when creating really matters, you

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You’re Going To Die Anyway

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Feel that? It’s your life slipping away. Yep. Every second of every minute that you spend reading this post, you’re slowly dying. Breath by breath, each heartbeat with each syllable, you creep closer to the end. oooooooooh…. Pretty ominous, huh? So, why the dark perspective? Well, this

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Tasty Morsels: Do You Have a “Cracker Jack” Brand?

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Morsels making brand history: On this day, in 1912 was the first time Rueckheim Bros. & H.G. Eckstein, owners of Cracker Jack decided to put a surprise in every box of their nutty, caramel popcorn concoction. Until that time, the snack candy company was finding difficulty positioning

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Resources For Your Story – A Baker’s Dozen

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There’s a question I like to ask of myself (and others) on a regular basis: “Is there more to the story?” It’s never given to me immediately, but through focused observation, reading, research, discovery, and a few more questions; the answer about knocks me out of my

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Look At What You’re Saying.

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A picture is worth a thousand words. We’ve all been told that since we could speak. But, what if you turned it around. Have you ever wondered what our thousands of words actually portray? Let’s take a look… I write – sometimes all day, every day –

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We Try Harder…

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There’s a segment out there for everyone. It’s YOU. It’s truthful, relevant, unique, and engaging So, in this economy, instead of trying to bark louder than the big dogs, try something unique Avis has a great twist on it… Try harder at being YOU, and the rest

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“iPod Am I…”

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A week-or-so ago, I had a quick Twitter conversation with Terry Starbucker comparing play lists on our iPods. I asked him if what we had on our iPods helped to define our personal brands. Here’s the conversation (top down)… In subsequent tweets I’ve seen by Terry mention

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8th Grade Was NEVER So Cool!

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I have some fellow bloggers (Angela and Mike) that are big… no… HUGE advocates for the use of advanced technology in the classroom. They counsel and coach educators, businesses, boards, parents and just about anyone that will listen on the advantages of learning through advanced technology –

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