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DON’T Put Down Your Phone – Twitter Connects!

I just watched a beautiful video by Rapper/Poet/Artist Prince Ea. It was published on YouTube Sept 29th, 2014. Through his words during the video, the Artist tells the audience to put down their phones. A few of the lyrics include, “Do I not have the patience to have conversations without abbreviation? This is the generation of media over stimulation. …

How To Participate in a Twitter Chat

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about how Zappos builds strong employer brand using a twitter chat, #insidezappos. I believe that digital fluency is the literacy of the 21st century, and twitter chats are a great way to use digital fluency to communicate and connect with people. The first time I participated in one, I was overwhelmed and amazed by the …

Tech Tool Tuesday: Get Organized and Save Time with IFTTT

Have you ever felt a little overwhelmed with the amount of information flowing at you and even from you on social media? Or have you ever wished you had the foresight to check the weather last night , to prepare for a longer drive to your morning meeting? How about wishing you knew when new content was added to Netflix so that you wouldn’t miss …

Tech Tool Tuesday: Getting Visual with Adobe Ideas

I love visuals for presentations and any sort of communication. But it is often difficult to find a visual to express what I want it to. That is why I have a newly realized love for Adobe Ideas. I am no artist, but I love this tool for creating visual representations of ideas and concepts. It makes even me feel like I can make something look great. …

Tech Tool Tuesday: Online Leadership and Team Development Tools from Actionable Books

Today’s Tech Tool Tuesday post is about a tool for leaders who want to build stronger teams, called Actionable Books. Full disclosure – I liked this tool so much that I became an “Actionable Coach”, which means that I have been trained in the philosophy, tools, and how to use them successfully, and that I sell this tool. This …

Transforming HR – My 2013 Wishlist – #4: From Digital Inexperience to Digital IQ

This is part four of my 2013 wishlist for transforming HR. For the intro, check out Wish #1. There is no arguing with the fact that technology has revolutionized the way that people communicate with friends, family and customers. I think most Human Resources practitioners are on board with that fact, and with the knowledge that we need to learn more. …

Tech Tool Tuesday: My First Infographic – Getting Started on Twitter

I’m ringing in the new year with my first Infographic! It’s a quick and dirty to help rookies get started on Twitter. I’ll admit, it’s not the prettiest Infographic I’ve ever seen. It’s a little too wordy (I have so  much more to say!!!) and busy, especially by Step 5… don’t worry, my next creation will …

Tech Tool Tuesday: Twitter Chats and #hashtags

If you know me, you know I love Twitter. In fact, you may be one of the hundreds of people I have met through Twitter. I’ve been using twitter for about 4 years now, to learn, share and get to know people around the world. When I started participating in Twitter Chats is when my Twitter experience became really impactful. Here’s how I got …