How You Can Use Infographics to Tell a Story

It seems everyone is taking to heart that a picture is worth a thousand words. For every link you click, there seems to be an Infographic to greet you. Defined as “graphic visual representation of data, knowledge or information,” Infographics are being used in a variety of ways to tell a story. Like everything on […]

New to Twitter Chats, Here’s How to Begin

One of my projects in the last month has been to learn how Twitter can extend the educational conversation. Twitter, for me, has always felt like a one way conversation pushing out content to an empty space; not terribly inspiring or motivating. So how does one make Twitter interactive, introduce Twitter Chats? The purpose of […]

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Summer Reading in a Social World

Summer is a wonderful time to catch up on all the reading I was to do and didn’t.  On top of the espionage and thriller books, which to my mind are summer fare, I have on the floor beside my nightstand a number of books on social media, instructional design, desktop publishing, and, okay more […]

Graduation Commencement Speeches Worth Spreading

June happens to be a fabulous month and for me, the prelude to an amazing summer I plan with my family and friends.  June is a time to go to as many garden centers and home garden shows as I can, listen to a number of commencement speeches that make their rounds via Twitter, email […]

We Can All Be Superheroes!

“With great power comes great responsibility,” the iconic words said by Peter Parker’s (Spiderman) Uncle Ben.  It’s the summer of comic book heroes with The Avengers (May), Spiderman (July 3rd) the Dark Knight ((Batman) July 20th) Battleship (May 18th) and Brave (June 22nd); okay maybe Brave isn’t about superheroes but Princess Merida the heroine in […]

The Role Social Media in Sales (Part 1)

Landy Chase and Kevin Knebl begin their book “The Social Media Sales Revolution:  The New Rules for Finding Customers, Building Relationships, and Closing More Sales Through Online Networking” with a story about a successful sales person who increasingly found it difficult to achieve the same high level of sales with the strategies he was using. […]

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Hello Vendors … My name is Mireille…And… I’m No Longer Your Customer

It has been suggested that you need to attract at least ten to fifteen customers for every customer you lose; with social media, the numbers increase significantly.     Vendors Pay Attention … please  Six weeks ago I updated one of my computers to Microsoft Windows 7 and I have been having problems with customer […]

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Finding the ‘Perfect App’ for your Mobile Device

With the number of smartphones, androids, tablets and ipads being sold, it’s difficult to calculate an accurate number of Apps on the market, but you can bet that the number of Apps will increase with every mobile device purchased.    Statistics show The number of mobile devices will exceed the World’s population by 2012.  It […]

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Is your Mobile Device a Toy or a Tool? [SURVEY]

Mobile devices seem to be the new trend in 2012.  Having received an iPad 2 and all the accessories from my wonderful family at Christmas, my interest in mobile devices has increased exponentially.  James Bucki, a former About.com Guide defines mobiles devices as “generic term used to refer to a variety of devices that allow people […]

Leveraging The Social Media Club to Make 2012 a Year to Remember

Welcome to a brand new year where opportunities to bring in new clients, learn new skills and meet interesting people are available to each and every one of us.  Every year is an opportunity for a new beginning and an opportunity to think creatively starting with what we have, a foundation if you will, from […]