What I’m Listening To: Podcasts

This year I discovered the magic of podcasts. Sure, I've listened to them before. I mean, I had to check out Serial when everyone was talking about it, so I could see what the fuss was about. But this was the year I became obsessed. For those who aren't familiar,...

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Targeted Monitoring Using Social Media

The Benefits of Social Media Conversations One of the most valuable benefits of social media is that it allows for conversation. From a user perspective, this is useful for entertainment and information gathering. For example, you might follow along with others...

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SXSW 2016 Sketchnotes

SXSW was four months ago. I recapped my takeaways from the sessions I attended in a previous post. I mentioned at the time that I typically try to catch more of the sessions on demand, using either the SXSW YouTube channel or their SoundCloud channel. It has now been...

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Mid-Year Check-In: Productivity Tool Recommendations

If you're like me and your office operates on a July to June fiscal year, it's crunch time! Our office is busy filing forms, making sure our accounting is finalized, and closing out old files. Unfortunately, the rest of the world works on a calendar year. So while...

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Don’t Tap Out: 4 Life Lessons from Savion Glover

For many Americans, last night's appearance on the new Maya & Marty variety show may have been the first time they'd seen Savion Glover perform (although if you've seen Happy Feet you've heard him perform). Savion is a world-renowned tap dancer, and the television...

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Career Hack: The Power of a Personal Planning Retreat

Yesterday my team at the office held our annual off-site planning retreat. It is a great tactic to force us to step aside from the day-to-day hustle and really spend some time strategizing for the upcoming year. Many organizations do this in some form, but why not do...

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SXSW 2016: Recapping the Sessions

This year marked my fourth consecutive year attending the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive conference in Austin, Texas. This year was quite different for me than years past. Before I've attended sessions solo, or at most with one other person. This year there...

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Confab Higher Ed Conference Recap

Last week I had the pleasure of attending Confab Higher Ed (#ConfabEDU) in New Orleans. The conference was held in the heart of New Orleans, the French Quarter, at the Hotel Monteleone. I opted to attend the day of intensive workshops on Wednesday, which occurred...

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SXSW 2015: Recapping the Sessions

Today is my first day back in the office after attending South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive 2015. This conference covers a variety of topics in the technology, marketing, design and communications industries. I attended for the third consecutive year with the...

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Calling All Millenials: Be Free to Write Our Future

Nearly a year ago, in February 2014, I had the distinct pleasure to cover President Obama's visit to Michigan State University. He was in East Lansing to sign what became known as "the Farm Bill." I worked hard to make sure I was in the room (that's a story for...

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