#10-yr-old & chickens steal the social media show

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  Ten-year-old Logan Citroen and her Mill Valley Chickens were the hit on July’s social media panel benefiting Marin’s Center for Domestic Peace. The audience was small- and medium-sized business owners (SMB); Kathleen Nemetz, certified financial advisor for McClurg Capital and volunteer for the Domestic Peace Center, expertly moderated. Yeah, I (K. T.), Smartnet Marketing, was on it too, along with Debra Armstrong, Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center; Liz Milks, Mollie

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#No Blurred Lines in writing says Weird Al

    Here’s a hilarious video parody on Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines by Weird Al Yankovic that makes a point about today’s use of English. As a writer and editor, I typically don’t scan. I read. Every word. The style and rhythm of prose or poetry are part of the joy of reading for me. And, as do

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#How Mute Maya Angelou Finally Found Her Voice

You may have heard NPR’s 1986 interview with Maya Angelou, aired today, the day she died. If you did, — or if you read her first memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, you know that she was mute for several years after being raped by her mother’s boyfriend. She explained the dichotomy between her long-term

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#Marketing with Storytelling

Dang! Just when I was getting ready to post something on storytelling, Katja Gagen sent me this post for the SVIABC blog. She’s the President of SVIABC, whose blog I manage. And since I don’t always get guest bloggers and I can post mine next time, here’s hers… by guest blogger, Katja Gagen VP Marketing

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#What Prospective Employers Find Out About You on Social Media

by guest blogger, Michelle McIntyre According to a story, “Should Companies Monitor Their Employees’ Social Media?” in the May 12, 2014 edition of The Wall Street Journal, job candidates need to beware that prospective employers are tracking their social media networks to get a glimpse of what they are like. The story covered the results from a survey

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#Building Your Own Brand

by Guest blogger Katja Gagen VP Marketing, General Catalyst Partners; President, SV-IABC I recently had the pleasure of joining a panel as part of Fountain Blue’s Women in Leadership Series. The event drew about 100 attendees and focused on “Building and Reinforcing Your Executive Brand”. It was expertly organized by industry veteran Linda Holroyd and hosted by PayPal.  

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#Take these 9 Steps to Land Your Dream Job

By guest blogger, Michelle McIntyre According to a recent Associated Press story, the U.S. economy has finally regained all the private-sector jobs that it lost during the last recession. So now is as good a time as ever to go look for that new job or jump back into the work force if you were

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#Communicating Professionally, February Resolutions

Now that we’ve stopped saying, “Happy New Year!” and we’re either making good on or have given up on our personal resolutions, maybe we could think about resolutions for communications professionals. I’d love to hear your suggestions. To kick start this post, I watched this LOL video of a conference call at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYu_bGbZiiQ The people on the

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#Word Nerds Unite!

I’m a member of a few LinkedIn groups, some of which have at times some interesting or entertaining articles. This one entitled 15 Signs You’re a Word Nerd by Maureen Tiongco via the group Friends of High Tech Connect, caught my eye. And my suspicions were correct: Although I only scored 80% (no, I don’t carry a red pen around

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