PAY ATTENTION TO THE ATTENTION

Who doesn’t love attention right? That’s one of the reasons you use social media because you crave the attention that you get. Be honest, don’t lie, you eat it up; every like, comment, post, tag, mention, RT, you soak it right up.

I will be honest, it makes me feel good and I don’t think there is anything wrong with it. Yes, you can take it way to far and it can affect your life, yet well-managed it is a very good thing for people – especially those who don’t get attention outside of social media. There are these people, they are the ones you don’t pay any attention to.

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WHO EVER SAID THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH?

No more stupid, old, traditional networking where a bunch of lame and boring people stand around with suits and ties trying to push their 401 (k) plans, insurance, and uninteresting business on you? This is no more. That might have been normal and original at one time or another, but not anymore.

This is the new normal. This is FREE LUNCH FRIDAY and we are all about connections, conversation, and community. We believe in empowering people, companies, and communities to eat, share, collaborate, and make things happen that can change the world.

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ARE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO ACKNOWLEDGE?

Is it not true that everyone wants to be acknowledged in this world? I mean, who doesn’t like being acknowledged? Even animals like feeling welcome around.

Think about this for a second. If you walked into a party and no one noticed, welcomed you, or even acknowledged your being, how would that make you feel? How about small, not wanted, and insecure? This is at least how I would feel.

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CURIOUS WHO’S TWEETING THESE DAYS?

Curious who’s tweeting these days and how you might be able to reach them? Or maybe why you’re not reaching them? Take a look at this well done infographic by Column Five Media and see what you can find.

Just this past month Pew Research took a survey of 2,277 twitter profiles and found that twitter adoption among U.S. Internet users has increased by leaps and bounds. I wasn’t all that amazed by this, but what I was amazed by was who’s really using twitter.

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TOP 10 POSTS FOR JUNE 2011 AND FREE STUFF FOR JULY

I hope everyone had a great June and you’re preparing for an awesome 4th of July with family and friends!

In case you missed them, here are my top 10 posts for May 2011. It was a great month for me with lots of really cool things going on! I had several speaking engagements, new projects,  and my wife and I are preparing to move to Cali at the end of this month.

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BOX UP YOUR PRIDE AND PUT IT AWAY

What’s up with all the pride these days? If you don’t believe me, look around you. Everyone is all about themselves and what’s in it for me and when can I get it – especially now, with this whole social media revolution. What ever happened to what’s in it for you and how can I help?

How much different would things look if we boxed up our pride and put it away? If we started focusing not inward but outward? Would this not be a game changer? What do you think we could do as a nation or as a world? I would bet that together we could make some pretty monstrous shifts and changes, but that’s just me.

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