Tips for Enhancing TV News with Social Media

In December, I had a chance to spend the afternoon talking about the news and social media with the staff at WEYI, NBC 25.   After I left the meeting I spent a lot of time thinking about the point where Social Media and Traditional Media intersect and how to integrate …

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Colr.org, The secret to creative color schemes.

Good design is one of those things that when it’s right, you might not notice but, when it’s wrong, there’s no hiding it.  One of the easiest ways I’ve found to create good design is by getting the color scheme right and my favorite way to nail it every time …

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Hints for Presenting with Sliderocket

A friend suggested I look through VMWare’s job listings to see if anything jumped out at me.  Frankly I didn’t expect to find anything that matches my skill-set because, I don’t fit the standard mold most corporations create.  However, as I perused the surprisingly long list of openings I came …

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Twitter 10k – Halfway there.

It took me 16 days to reach 5,000 followers, which means that I’m not going to make 10k in 21 days. I plan on continuing my trek towards 10,000 twitter followers, but I think I’ve gained as much as I can from this experiment and don’t really see the point …

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Twitter 10k – Day 9

With the first week of the Twitter 10k completed, I think I did well – if all you want is numbers. I was able to bring in 2151new followers in the first week.  My biggest daily gain was 740 followers and I averaged about 307 per day.  Pretty good considering …

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Twitter 10k – Day 5

I now have 5 days of data and observations recorded and I am starting to see some interesting trends.  How about we get to the numbers first and then my observations of how my experiences so far might impact a small business? The Data The first change you’ll see is …

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Twitter 10K – Day 1

Yesterday I gave the Twitter 10k my full attention – well sort of. I spent 90 minutes on the phone with Matt at Think Michigan Now and an afternoon trip to the gym didn’t give me a full day to work with, but I think that’s probably a good thing …

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10,000 Twitter Followers in 21 Days.

This morning when the alarm when off, I knew I was in for an uphill battle because I wasn’t ready to be awake.  I’m a morning person and do some of my very best work before lunch.  When my morning is off to a rough start, there’s a high probability …

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The Real Trick of Social Media

One major pet peeve of mine is that technology is only a way to work smarter and not an excuse to toss everything we ever knew about business out the window.  To master these new mediums, first you need to understand that there is a traditional equivalent to all of …

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Marketing Software Skills

If you ask a software developer how to make money writing code, you’ll usually get employment or selling applications as your answer. It’s my opinion, however, that most are missing the boat and need to think of their skills as a marketable service. The other answers, while not wrong, have …

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