Removing the Curtain: Bringing Yourself to Social Media

Removing the Curtain: Bringing Yourself to Social Media

Recording of a talk I did at the Social Media Breakfast Calgary (SMBYYC #19) on June 17, 2011.  The first ten minutes are cut off (arguably, the best minutes with my Russian pen pal & Guns and Roses stories), but you can see the framework in the Prezi that I...
Using up all your nice.

Using up all your nice.

This post is dedicated to all introverts. I’ve been told that introverts, much to our initial surprise, are actually pretty good leaders.  Maybe its partially due to our ability to observe and listen, to process and then to respond. Folks are usually surprised...

Do you have your void?

A month ago, we walked into our health club and the following conversation ensued: Gal: Michele, we need your void. (Michele’s face contorts in non-comprehension. Michele’s husband steps in.) C: What’s a void? Gal: A void. (C’s face contorts...

The Half Dozen: Words that Stick

I find it fascinating how we remember certain things & not others.  It probably illuminates something deeper about me that I recall these quotes over and over again.  All said by different people. We need to wipe away your North American naivety. I’M NOT...
Save your sanity, set expectations early.

Save your sanity, set expectations early.

“I need a history on China to read on the plane.” Check.  My type-A self was out the door. Hello, Amazon. Which is the highest ranked, bestest, most complete book on China?  Sure, I knew it was going to be a thick one. It’s a history of China after...

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