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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. …

Your CEO, Your Grandmother, and a Customer See Your Post… Social Media in the Workplace

Sounds like the start of a really bad joke. The thing is, if you don’t think about those three people before posting something on social media, the joke could be on you. You’ve probably heard the famous Cisco case where a candidate was hired, then tweeted: Cisco just offered me a job! Now I have to weigh the utility of a fatty paycheck against …

5 Reasons HR needs to increase digital IQ and embrace social media

The internet has changed the way businesses market, the way we shop, get our news, watch TV, and communicate with friends and family. It’s time that HR and organizations realized that we must also embrace web 2.0 to better connect and engage our workforce. The Social Business, Enterprise 2.0, or whatever you want to call it, is here to stay, and …

Why I started my own business – my first Vlog

In my first Vlog, I answer a question I get asked a lot: How did you make the decision to strike out on your own and start your own business? I’m happy to share my journey and help you start yours! Leave a question or message in the comments below or click the Contact Me tab to send me an email.

My favourite social media for social good story of 2011

On a daily basis, I am inspired and amazed by the magic of social media. I’ve experienced generosity and sharing from people I’ve never met in real life, I’ve been connected to great leaders I would otherwise never have had the chance to know, and my network has helped me with projects and problems that I face. But even more inspirational …

Reflecting on a transformational 2011

I find the start to a new year invigorating and exciting. I feel like I’ve got a fresh new notebook and a really great, fine tipped pen, and I’m ready to write my future. Before I start composing 2012′s story, this year, I really want to take the time to reflect on the story of 2011. In the wise words of Ferris Bueller: “Life …

Twitter basics you need to know

I’ve recently had the opportunity to attend the Impact99 conference which was all about integrating HR and social media. It was a great opportunity to hear about what leading companies like IBM, Kobo, Starbucks, ING Direct, and others, are doing to integrate HR into their human resources strategy. During the conference, there was opportunity to …