IPN Social Media Talk
I’m sitting in the conference room of the Courtyard Marriott in LA after my presentation to the International Professionals Network, I met some great members of the LA community and loved my time here (the hospitality of IPN:LA should go down in the history books as the greatest of all time, even Kanye West agrees with me) – I got to trial-run a new idea that I’m working on that is focused on the mindset of the small business owner and how they can analyze their opportunities in social media.
The presentation covers the opportunities, fears, definition, history and types of social media. Pay special attention to the end of the presentation, where I highlight a new analysis of social media channels. My thinking on this is rough now, but expect more on it to come — I’d love your feedback on this early iteration.\n
Here’s the talk, let me know if you enjoy it:\n
I’ll try to get video or audio for this, so you can hear the entire conversation.\n
If you were able to attend, welcome to my blog! Here are the references I mentioned during the talk and in the panel following.\n
Planning for success — check out the Air Force’s example [PDF].\n
Good platform for private, safe, internal social communication: Yammer\n
Resource for small business owners to meet other small business owners who are trying to figure this out: Social Bees Network\n
My closing remarks focused on remembering that you aren’t alone in not understanding this stuff — no one does, it’s too young to be understood, we are still exploring it. This means it’s ok for you to ask questions, and be open with your audience that you’re still figuring it out. I’ll end with these directives: Be open. Be yourself. Be courteous. Be curious. Engage.
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A new study explores how certain personality traits affect individuals' attitudes on obesity in others.
- The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
- The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
- People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
The rise of anti-scientific thinking and conspiracy is a concerning trend.
- Fifty years later after one of the greatest achievements of mankind, there's a growing number of moon landing deniers. They are part of a larger trend of anti-scientific thinking.
- Climate change, anti-vaccination and other assorted conspiratorial mindsets are a detriment and show a tangible impediment to fostering real progress or societal change.
- All of these separate anti-scientific beliefs share a troubling root of intellectual dishonesty and ignorance.
The history of the Geneva Conventions tells us how the international community draws the line on brutality.
- Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.
- Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.
- Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
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