In the 21st century, the U.S. Labor Dept. predicts that today's learner will
have over 10 jobs by the time they are 38. Being able to adapt to changing
conditions in your job status and the status of your buyers is an important
strength in 2009.
I used to have to go to Europe quite a bit and I remember seeing this
sculpture in the Louvre. This piece of art is quite beautiful and it really
does make you think about how these captives must have felt. It's universal
because we have all been there. The four reactions of their captivity
depicted in the sculpture are revolt, hope, resignation and grief.
We all have the power of choice over our own emotions. It's not the event
that defines us, but our response to that event. A few hundred years ago when
we lived in a feudalistic society or a monarchy, hope was hard to come by.
But this 2009 with so many technology tools and... (more)
Having used both sites for about two weeks, there is still a great deal I am
learning to do with both Ulitzer and Ning, but a reader asked if I would do a
quick comparison, so I will.
The obvious point for me is that the sites have two different objectives for
the writers. For Ning, the writer is trying to be involved in a niche
social network from scratch. For example, I have built my own social
network for marketers and salespeople called BuyerSteps. I created
BuyerSteps as a way for other professionals to join in a conversation around
the 21st century buyer. So, Ning repr... (more)
There is so much going on in social media, it’s difficult to keep up. So
I’m starting a series on different aspects of the social media landscape.
We start with social networking and bookmarking sites. I tried to focus on
the sites with the most traction so the articles don’t get unwieldy. If the
reader feels like I missed a social networking or bookmarking site with more
traffic along with stickiness, please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I’ll be happy to update the list if I feel your argument has merit. Also,
if I made any mistakes, please let me know. There were a lot of ... (more)
Every Friday, I’m going to try to find time to write about more universal
themes. There are many ways to change your life of course, but I try to
practice the following with sincerity.
1. Be forgiving. You’re going to fall down and you’re going to make
mistakes. Allow the same for others. Life can really feel like a playground
and we’re going to run into each other every now and then. Forgiving will
lower your stress and keep your heart open.
2. Be compassionate. “But for the grace of God go I” is a good thing to
repeat to yourself. Maybe you received a break others didn’t. Don’t ... (more)
My Comment - Providers Should Use Video
Providers need to be asking themselves, "do I have good video?" Video helps
you explain things in such an economical manner compared to many other forms
of content. It can be viral, but even if it isn't, it will improve the
ability of the provider to articulate their messages. You can see the
complete Pew Report or just read the following excerpt.
From Pew Research:
The share of online adults who watch videos on video-sharing sites has nearly
doubled since 2006. Audiences for Web sites like YouTube and Google Video
continue to grow swiftly a... (more)