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Member #: 1355
Primary Chapter: Los Angeles

Vickie Bates

Communications Consultant

Award-winning writer of innovative content for social media and traditional platforms. Employee communications expert.

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01.26.2012
Digital Learning Day – Feb. 1 – Promotes Learning and Classroom Innovation through Technology
More than 680,000 students and 33 states will be participating in events organized around national Digital Learning Day on Wednesday, February 1.   The Digital Learning Day initiative was created to...
Social Media Clubhouse
01.22.2012
We’re Moving!
Yes, it’s true, No Bad Language is moving to a new home at www.nobadlanguage.net. As I mentioned last November, after BlogWorld, I recognized the need for some changes that will make reading and...
Social Media Journal
01.21.2012
Comprising Not Just Another Pretty Face
If you, like me, are of a certain age, you were lucky enough to learn a lot about grammar through reading. Books, magazines and newspapers were well-edited, and correct usage imprinted itself upon...
Social Media Journal
01.19.2012
A Wallflower Joins the Social Party
A year ago, if you’d told me I’d be writing this post, have my own blog, use Twitter regularly, and have not one, but two Facebook pages, I’d have collapsed in laughter. But, 12 months is a very long...
Social Media Clubhouse
01.18.2012
Messaging Layoffs
Since I’ve been discussing messaging and talking points over the last couple of weeks, I wanted to share this chilling story from Marketplace Radio on the jargonizing of layoff language. A reporter...
Social Media Journal
01.15.2012
It Pays to Edit
The New Yorker, once known for its excruciating attention to detail, could use some editing help. A good editor might’ve avoided this repetitive sentence in “Streaming Dreams,” an article about...
Social Media Journal
01.14.2012
From Short List to Reading List
Two literary prize short lists were announced this past week from Asia and the Middle East. The Man Asian prize judges apparently had such a wealth of literary options, they expanded this year’s...
Social Media Journal
01.07.2012
Not By Halves
Signs like this make me wonder: Do you get a discount on incomplete auto repair?
Social Media Journal
01.03.2012
Out of the Mouths of Executives: How to Craft Quotes that Get Coverage
Your company has news to share, and you’re writing the press release. Of course, you want pick up, but instead only the lede and fourth graf were squeezed into a space smaller than your iPod Nano....
Social Media Journal
12.31.2011
Wishing You a Joyous and Peaceful 2012
Happy New Year, dear Readers! Best wishes for a healthy, joyous 2012. May you find success with all your writing and communications goals this year! Timeless: The Rigdzin Duepa Sand Mandala...
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