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Archive for October, 2011

Raising Bail Money – For a Good Cause (MDA) – My Social Media Experiment

So this nice lady calls me on the phone to say that my name was submitted to be thrown in jail to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).  She said someone told her that I was a nice and giving person… that someone told her that for sure I’d say yes.

How do you say no to that kind of flattery?  Someone must have told her I respond very well to positive reinforcement!

So I said yes… then I decided to try a little experiment.

I’m …

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The Four Ways Your Marketing Department is Ruining Your Presentations – And What They (or You) Should Do Instead

 

I worked as a waitress at the Truck Stop Cafe on Highway 30 in Jefferson, Iowa, the summer between my freshman and sophomore years of college.  I worked the graveyard shift from 10 at night until 6 in the morning.  It was my second summer waitressing there, but the graveyard shift was a whole other world for my naive 19-year-old self.

One night a customer came in with his arm in a cast.  I don’t remember much about the guy other than he …

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Evaluate Your Conference Presentation Effectiveness – Part 1 – Content Evaluation

My first job for pay was in sales… as a telemarketer for Olin Mills.

There were several of us crammed into a motel room at the Redwood Inn in Jefferson, Iowa.  I had never even heard of Olin Mills before I’d answered the ad for part time work.  I was hired for 3 whole whopping days.

We sat in this room, inches away from each other, making phone calls to the 5,000 residents of this rural Iowa town, following the script they had provided us.  If one of us …

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Making an Impact: Steve Jobs. The Rest of Us.

I heard that Steve Jobs had died through a tweet.   The hubby, thinking it was some reference to him no longer being the head of Apple, got on his iPhone and searched for a story.  He read the news.  Steve Jobs is dead at age 56. Fifty-six is such a young age to die.

 

I’m typing this on my MacBook Pro, my iphone to my left and my iPad to my right.  I’m an Apple convert. Steve Jobs had an impact on my life, on Apple, …

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