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Don't forget to check out my other websites too!
www.mimbizic.com ("Power of Three" iPad educ. app)
www.babamim.com (American-Serb History 101)
www.moontownshiphistoricalsociety.com (Moon Twp., PA History!)
"Ubiquitous Computing"- hear it all the time....
"Existing or being everywhere at the same time."
There's a new family of media that the reader will easily see in the below sites, whether using email, blogging, Twittering, Facebook, Linked-In, phones, etc. that allows you to be "Ubiquitous!"
What is important no matter where you are is that the person creating content add value, be authentic and build trust. I hope this site does just that.
Here is a wonderful INFOGRAPHIC of the various Social Media outlets. I found this one listed on StumbleUpon, but it comes from Column Five Media. Please check this out.
No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.
Andrew Carnegie (Pittsburgh/Scotland)
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
Teamwork is working together — even when apart.
Teamwork divides the task and doubles the success.
Synergy is the highest activity of life; it creates new untapped alternatives; it values and exploits the mental, emotional, and psychological differences between people.
I love to hear a choir. I love the humanity... to see the faces of real people devoting themselves to a piece of music. I like the teamwork. It makes me feel optimistic about the human race when I see them cooperating like that.
Katzenbach & Smith
Real teams don't emerge unless individuals on them take risks involving conflict, trust, interdependence and hard work.
God bless Adam Vincenzini. He's one of the true "Sharers" of information. By the time I saw this post, he already had over 9,000 views, so you know it has to be good!
This one is called: "40 of the Most Useful Social Media and PR Blog Posts of Q1, 2010 (Jan-Mar)
You can spend a lot of quality time here! Enjoy!
PAMORAMA! (Pam Dyer)
Social Media Sites:
Check out this site listing 35 Great Social Media Infographics. I called it one of the most important sites of the day to prove how Social Media is changing the world!
Here's another good read from Pam Dyer 6/30/2010: Social Media from A to Z: A Glossary
Six Pixels of Separation: Everyone is Connected. Connect your Business. by Mitch Joel. "If Facebook were a counry, it would have the 6th largest populaiton in the world!" Be sure to watch the three videos too!
Mashable: Is an on-line Guide to Social Media. There are currently 2.4 million people following Mashable for news, etc.
Readers might want to learn more about starting their own social media business. Allen Bonde shares 10 Steps to a Practical Social Media Business Strategy on the CRM/Call Center News:
From my blog on MindTrust International:
By Milana (Mim) Karlo Bizic 8/27/10
Social networking. So many of us take this skill for granted, and yet there are many out there who haven’t tried it yet. This blog is for all of you who are standing on the diving board, still questioning whether or not to take the Social Media plunge!
I had a great morning today, ignoring so many of the emails that kept pinging, alerting me that I had another electronic message coming in. After answering all the very important ones from MindTrust International fellow team members much earlier in the morning, I opened an invite from Barbara Nowak-Rowe welcoming me to the Smart Leaders Network.
“The road to success for executives is littered with challenges,” she wrote. “We are a virtual network where both mentors and mentees are required to learn from each other.” OK. I wanted to learn more.
Once I clicked on the link http://is.gd/cVc9m, I was transferred to a new page and a new world, hooked at the great amount of talent in the group, from all reaches of our great earth. This was Social Media networking at its finest. Page after page I read, each entry more exciting than the next.
Time flew by, and even lunch was forgotten in my chase to the finish line. Finally it was my turn, and after seeing that Larry Carnell, the founder & CEO of FranCastle Enterprises and a national speaker as the last entry, I wrote the following in the next block:
“Hey, Larry, I'm impressed to be following right behind YOU on this wonderful forum!
”Greetings from Pittsburgh, PA to all of you throughout the world. This is such an exciting way to re-learn geography skills, and I'm so grateful for the invite!
“I have over 40 years of teaching experience as an elementary school teacher and librarian, as well as teaching graduate level classes in computers for Penn State University, assisting teachers learn how to creatively integrate computers into their respective curriculums. But as I went through this forum, I was the student. And loved the learning lessons! All of you are shining examples of what's good with this world.
“Howard Woolston would lift anyone up with his "All I want is that you achieve 100 fold more that what you believe you were capable of...." Thomas Boyle invited us for a mental vacation. Joseph Palm is a great Leader/Servant. Who wouldn't want to work on his team? We all enjoyed Dipal's great quote about blossoming, and I believe like Margaret of Square Gold, "Never underestimate the power of networks."
“George Fragos, not knowing exactly where you are in Greece, I'm placing you on the isle of beautiful Santorini as you said you're following your passion of melding your business knowledge with internet technology. And Yannis-- you're with him, sharing your humor, a great leadership trait to have!
”Jennya Dobreva from Bulgaria, just by joining and reading, you've positioned yourself as a leader.... always scouring the horizon for new ideas!
“Slim Fairview-loved that wit! And Philippe, you were great to follow with that "I strongly believe that anybody has the capability to be a leader at least once in his lifetime, but not all the time. Ask Napoleon!"
“And you're right, M.G. This is like an "in-live-type case study!" Ron Skruzny- I felt your anguish and love for your family, being so far from you. But with those thoughts, you'll always be close to them. Efiong Etuk, great ideas with global creativity. To all of you--- those Caffeinated communicators and Onions, I loved spending my morning with you reading your introductions. Lazlo Nagy-of Romania--no fair! ;-) You're capitalizing on all of that Vampire fame out there now!!! Loved it.....
“And Dan Walker-- always enjoy learning more about the Maori, and you're certainly a great spokesman. I love your goals to help facilitate achievement of young Maori in their educational, social, cultural and business goals."
“Benita Stafford-Smith: Tell your Uncle Russ I love him! "We are not born winners or losers. We are born choosers." I'm so happy I chose to forget all of the other emails awaiting me this morning to meet you all!”
Social media is a wonderful way of meeting so many talented people you otherwise wouldn’t have had an opportunity to meet so readily. I encourage you all to get involved. You learn so much from so many brilliant world leaders! Go ahead.
Afraid to dive from the diving board? That’s OK. Just do a Cannonball jump from the side, and make YOUR splash! ---MKB
Here's the answer! Watch Microsoft's CEO, Steve Ballmer, on the changing technology industry and Cloud Computing......
Tom Austin, a Content Development Manager at NeighborWorks America, shared this excellent post called Seven High-Impact Social Media Trends for Neighborhoods and Nonprofits. Great ideas!
Lists websites that connect neighbors, connect Volunteers with opportunities, connect Nonprofits with 'Fans', connect neighbors with Data about their Neighborhoods, connect Nonprofit Leaders working in local communities, there are websites for blogging and micro-blogging such as with Twitter, and also about Video viewing (YouTube) and Photo Exchange (Flickr).
Here's a list of 26 Charities & Non-Profits if you're looking to help someone.....
From the Red Cross, to the Cancer Society, to the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology, to the Animal Rescue League, there are a lot of ways you can do some good!
4 ways Social Media is Changing the Non-Profit World:
1. Deepening Relationships and Engagement.
2. Individuals & small groups are self-organizing around non-profit causes.
3. Facilitating collaboration & crowdsourcing
4. Creating Social Change behind the Firewall.
Thanks for the above from Julian Matthews, Director at Trinetizen Media. Visit him for more ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org for more!
Julian says these 2 blogs are good too!
TED Video on the Life of William Kamkwamba: "How I Harnessed the WInd"
Click the above link to see why this young man from Malawi received a standing ovation for solving his family's problem. Inspirational!
William Kamkwamba made a difference locally, and now, with the help of TED Media and Social Networking, he's making a world-wide difference.
Here's an Inbound School Marketing Webinar presented by Hubspot and Kyle James, former webmaster of Woffard College. Although it deals mainly with college campus websites, the knowledge presented can apply to all websites.
There are many wonderful slides to help you, too.
CITRIN CONSULTING, Accelerating Success
Richard Citrin has a great website on LEADERSHIP that I thought you'd enjoy:
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