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It’s Mainstream! 10 Business Reasons to Participate in Social Media

via flickr.com   This is a great list of how and why social media will CONTINUE to have staying power. The world of client/customer interaction has been changed dramatically.  If you are in business, potential clients and customers want to know who you really are, what you stand for, and why you deserve their business.  […]


6 Curation Basics: Meeting the Needs of Your Scan Savvy Clients in Social Media

  The cream of the curators are those who can sort through the digital avalanche of noise  and find the buried gems.    Just like a great DJ on a radio station who DOES have control over what gets airplay, mining gems creates positive buzz.  It’s also a position of choice, someone worthy of following and worthy of your business. My […]


Open Space on Speed: Social Business with the Coaches, Results! Video

We had 10 minutes, and it was plenty to grab ahold of Social Media concepts for business.  Using the theme of abundance, these professional coaches made it easy, using a new (to them) format of “Open Space Technology.”  I was the facilitator of a session named:  SOCIAL BUSINESS FOR CONNECTION, LIVELIHOOD and FUN  for the […]


Joining Social Media Ecosystems, Learning the Ropes

Happy Social Media Day!  It’s a great day to share learning about on-line communities. Pam covers the opportunities and challenges you may encounter in finding a good fit and taking right action in find the right relationships on-line, as well as the a social media culture & style that works for you. Twitter is also […]


Towards Authentic Change Community, Help via a Social Media Audit

How does social media build real community? After being at the Future Midwest 2011 conference in Michigan, back-to-back with the consulting conference, the Association for Change Management Professionals, it seemed that putting change management and social media together, could create some pretty cool, change communities. …However…


Deb Interviews Dr. Diana Wong, Video & Social Media | SocMediaLearnLab’s Channel

I’m humbled by this: When the teacher is ready, the students will appear. ~Buddhist proverb with a twist. Deb interviews Dr. Diana Wong, who is the lead participant for a Thursday, May 26th, Social Media & Technology Learning Lab for Consultants, Coaches and Small Business Owners, to be held at Spark East, Ypsilanti, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a fee – a free preview will be offered soon. More details will be posted at Reveln Social Business: http://revelnsocialbiz.posterous.com/


Change Leaders: Why Should Anyone Trust Your Vision? John Kotter & Harvard Business Review

There are many trends about change management that I imagine Dr. Kotter has seen in his long career. As we prepare for the Association of Change Management Practitioners (ACMP) 2011 conference next week, including sharing new Skype videos with change authors on our updated site, ChangeManagementResources.com, I’m sharing nuggets of change leader material here including John Kotter’s highlights of some common assumptions about how leaders approach change.


TRENDS: Imagination, Passion, Innovation and Change as the New Pillars of Business

It’s not surprising to me that creativity and imagination, with social media listening, could be a key gateway to the future. I’ve certainly experienced what a lack of it does to work environments. Brian Solis, a respected author, blogger, national speaker who hits it right on regarding traits that represent the future of business.


For Company Policy: Simple Social Media Guidelines

Ken Burbary is a talented Web Strategy and Social Media Practice leader at Ernst & Young. When he posts something, strategists in Social Media listen. I met Ken in 2008 at a twitter “Tweet-Up” event that also included Chris Brogan, a nationally known blogger and social media strategist. I was impressed with Ken’s personal style […]


Entrepreneurial Success in Business, Professor Saras Saravathy, Video

via 5min.com After the short ad in the video, meet Saras Saravathy, Associate Professor – Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.  She speaks on how to be successful in business, starting  with “entrepreneurship is teachable.” . She has also been featured on TEDxMidAtlantic. If you have the desire and intention, as well attention, it […]