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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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12.27.2011
My 2012 Reading Challenge
So many books, so little time. “So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.”        ~ “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”  Sometimes I feel like William of...
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12.23.2011
Happy Holidays!
Wishing you and your family a happy holiday. May your 2012 be filled with peace, joy, effective communications, thrilling new books, and the wonder of language. Tree of Life mosaic, Buddhist...
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12.21.2011
My Short List of Great 2011 Reads
It used to be Top 10 lists or, to aid the reader, two lists of 10, divided into fiction and nonfiction categories. This year, it’s Top 100 lists.  I read a lot of books this year, and I still...
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12.18.2011
Hello. Goodbye.
They’ve got the greeting down. But, the follow-through is not completely clear on the customer-engagement concept.
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12.16.2011
Writing Your Writing Award Entry
You’re a writer. You excel at your job. Everyone in the office pats you on the back when you’ve turned in an especially creative piece. Now, you’re ready to nominate that work for an award.  No...
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12.13.2011
Statistical Significance: Making Sense of Numbers
Like a lot of writers and artists, I had an aversion to math when I was younger. Then, I took a statistics class in high school, and it changed the way I viewed the study of mathematics, its real-...
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12.10.2011
Pretty Vacant
I’m assuming the writer meant “a central principle” or “tenet”and wasn’t looking for someone to pay the rent. Click image to enlarge.
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12.05.2011
The Elevator Speech: Approach with Caution
There is a moment I dread, perhaps above all else, at thebeginning of a project, and it starts with an innocent-sounding request likethis: “I need an elevator speech, so that when I go out and talk...
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11.29.2011
Transparency Equals Credibility: Communicating What You Know When You Know It
Communicating is tough when the news is difficult for youraudience. It’s even harder when details aren’t fully baked. I’ve fallen victim to holding back – for example, waiting tillall of the content...
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11.27.2011
Stock Tip?
Are these stocks hot or not?
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