Posts made in July, 2011

A lighter look at social media

I came across this post by Chris Ferdinandi and it’s brilliant. Check out his take on the “new social network” called Real Life. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in how many Facebook friends we have, what our Klout score is, etc. Good advice for reconnecting with our real friends and family.

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Wednesday Wisdom

“You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.” ~ Albert Camus, French writer and Nobel Prize winner  

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Summer Office Etiquette

Does your employer relax the dress code in the summer? What do you think about flip flops in the office? My office is business casual, but we still have a dress code. I’ve noticed that some employees like to take advantage of our somewhat relaxed dress code and we’re looking at ways to improve it and enforce it. Here’s a good article on summer office etiquette.

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Klout and Spotify

I’ve been using Klout for a while and I’ve come to terms with the fact that I can’t make myself crazy with my daily score. Part of my new found love for Klout has to do with Klout Perks. They give you free stuff for being influential on various topics. How cool is that?! I don’t know about you, but I LOVE free stuff! Just last week, I was given an opportunity through Klout Perks to sign up for a Spotify account on the day that it launched in the U.S. This is a new music service that is awesome! Some call it Pandora on steroids. Check out my full review...

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Conference call manners

In today’s workplace, conference calls are sometimes necessary. It simply doesn’t make sense and isn’t cost effective to bring several people together into one physical conference room. Conference calls can be very annoying if call participants don’t mind their manners. This article is a good reminder on what it means to be courteous on a call. It also helps if the person organizing the call knows how to override the participants and mute all their lines! 🙂

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