In short, it’s a combination of 3 factors: [Read more...]
- Technically, there are more than 2 options because you can select a drop down next to “Most Recent” for filters to see only specific types of status updates. [↩]
In short, it’s a combination of 3 factors: [Read more...]
Make it an aspect of employee career development.
What? How? Career development? That’s crazy. Blogging’s about marketing not HR. Next thing you’ll tell me is that people can blog better by eating healthier.
If you’re serious about getting your professional staff blogging, let me share the methodology I’ve created based on the human side of social technology. We’ll get your people motivated and excited, and you’ll have some great results (including more engaged employees).
Wow! That was fun.
big HUGE shout-out to FreeConferenceCall.com. The service worked great, we got a report after the call and the recording was available instantly. Oh, and did I mention it was FREE?
It turns out, there was a small hiccup with questions. I’m going to chalk that up to user error, we should have just opened the lines instead of making people click around. As a result we’ve had some good conversation on the Facebook event page — check it out!
Here’s the seminar recording. If you want to listen now click the link. If you want to download the recording and listen on the go, right click and select “Save Link As” (on Mac, it’s something similar on a PC).
We’ll be sending Ling’s “10 Nutrition Tips for Greater Energy” and my “Aligning for Fulfillment” career and social media work-sheet via email. There’s a special 20% discount offer on the bottom of the worksheet for attendees too… make sure to look. [Read more...]
In truth, eating right is about more than blogging.
It’s about energy. And about having the right energy to create positive change in your career (or in your role, even if you have no intention of leaving your current employer).
Are you bored? Working harder than ever before, but less challenged? What to do about it? Is everything last minute, and your career one scramble after another?
Do you feel that the always-on expectations of your employer create a boundary-less job that sucks the life from you?
Yeah, been there, done that.
I have a secret to share.
It’s not about time. It’s about energy. Power in, power out. Eat right, and you’ll have the energy to make the positive changes you know in your heart that your career (and life!) demand. Make small changes, and life will align with you to create space to make even bigger changes. And so on.
What you feed will grow. Feed your fullest expression, and you’ll live a life of fulfillment. It’s up to you! (That’s the good news and the bad news!!!)
I’m hosting a free teleseminar tomorrow night (April 5th, 8PM East Coast Time) together with my friend and health/wellness counsellor Ling Wong.
The seminar went great, you can listen to the seminar recording (no registration required – right click “save link as” to download the file for listening later). After listening, if you have questions you can ask them on the Facebook event page (and of course, see what other people have asked).
I’ve just finished the materials and I’m excited. Attend and you’ll experience a power-packed hour of actionable advice, tips, and concrete steps you can take to align for fulfillment.
Join the seminar (register here) Listen to the seminar recording, and for the small investment of an hour 45 minutes, you’ll hear from myself and Ling and get real actionable advice on how to create the energy you need to transform your career into one that delights through feelings of fulfillment and enjoyment.
Who’d have thought you might learn to blog better by eating healthier?
The seminar presents a belief that Ling and I share, that in order to gain full career satisfaction and pursue the change that will manifest such a career, it all starts with the right “energy-in”. You’ve heard the phrase “garbage in, garbage out”, right? Well, our diets are no different. We don’t eat well, so we don’t have the energy to blast through the day. Too tired, and too stressed, we fall back on bad eating habits which propagate the cycle.
I’ll be sharing my perspective on the modern career, and some tools and ideas to help you gain career satisfaction while creating a better work-life integration for yourself. These ideas will energize your thinking, and present ways to unlock your own creativity and curiosity. I’ll leave participants with a 2-page cheat sheet to give you structure to make changes yourself. And, as thanks for attending, you’ll receive a special pricing offer for our very popular coaching services… but you have to attend to hear what that’s about.
Ling will be sharing insight into how foods give us the “right” energy to propel us through our day, and will be leaving behind 10 nutritional tips you can try to energize your day.
Starting with the right energy-in, and a plan for what to do with all that extra energy you’ll have, you’ll be able to create a career that aligns with your life.
Ling and I will speak for about 40 minutes, and there will be time for Q&A at the end.
I hope to hear you then!
Of course, if you can’t make the session on April 5th at 8PM east coast time, drop me a line, and we can do 30 minutes privately as a complementary jump-start for my blog readers.
Finally, if you like the idea and want to explore it further, I’m happy to bring it to your company (contact me if you’re interested). Help your employees find their passion, find their fullest expression, and they’ll delight their managers and your customers with a deeper commitment to your organization. Want to see the passion I bring to corporate events? Check out a keynote I delivered at Progress Software’s annual sales conference last year.
This post is inspired by a “conversation” I had on the Elance LinkedIn group yesterday. Vivek shared a post titled “how to stabilize the bounce rate a website” with 7 tips. I found the tips helpful, but perhaps not terribly actionable for non-technical people. I thought I’d add 3 of my own that are quite actionable (and easy), though you’ll definitely want some help implementing if you’re not comfortable adding plugins and configuring widgets on your WordPress site.
First, a definition of bounce rate: [Read more...]
[Warning, there's math in this post.]
“If you won’t have a blog, don’t bother sending us your manuscript. That’s a pretty strong statement…” The article starts.
I like strong statements because they speak in absolutes and are a great tool for facilitating conversation around the less absolute aspects of a position. Before reading the article, I would have agreed with the statement in full. After reading the comments, I still agree, but I’d phrase it differently. [Read more...]
You know you need to. You need to have a presence online. Don’t kid yourself, if you don’t have a presence you’re invisible. Imagine being in university without a Facebook profile? I can’t (and that in itself is somewhat mindblowing, but a different topic).
So you want to do this, but do what?
I’ve put some thought into things, and here are four foundational elements to a social strategy:
I’m talking to traditional marketing people a lot about APIs. They’re not technical people, so I use a lot of examples. By nature, these examples are UI driven and their response is inevitably “oh, like a mashup.”
Well, no. Not like a mashup.
Here’s a better example. See my previous post about CBS and how they might accept news videos from anyone (or any App). You might imagine they have an issue with sharing copyrighted or inappropriate material.
Well, YouTube has solved that problem. Let’s say YouTube exposes their “check for copyright & pornography” functionality via an API. CBS might accept video then use YouTube’s mechanism for confirming the appropriateness of the submitted videos. CBS would then use these videos however they saw fit.
The YouTube API might never be used in a UI, but would add lots of value to anyone else working with video who just needs some basic content protection from copyright violations and porn distribution.
Have you ever asked yourself why you have a 200MB limit on email at work, but for $50/year Google can give you 25GB?
For those not math-inclined – that’s 125x more storage, for “just” $50/year — keep in mind, your companies costs are probably way higher and come with lower service levels.
Have you ever tried to do a home-improvement job with the wrong tool, then try again with the right one? I did, and it’s amazing how much fun it can be to have the right tools for the job and just jump in. Instead, with the wrong tool, you can’t get a flow. Nothing goes well, and the results show it. People entering the workforce today will experience technology at work the way I experienced home improvement projects using the wrong tools. [Read more...]