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TED TALK ONLINE! TEDGlobal 2014, Rio de Janeiro
Angelo's TED Talk about the HI-SEAS Mars simulation and the Seeker art project is now available online. This talk was given during TEDGlobal 2014 in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
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My New Work: Book Recommendation by Thomas Romito #Facilitator: Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Orgs http://youtu.be/dm1Bp7yp-w4  #VIDEO
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At Kare Christine Anderson +StoryCorps Killed in Chapel Hill, along with husband:  "Growing up in America has been such a blessing," Yusor Abu-Salha told former teacher in recorded StoryCorps conversation.  TED2015 million dollar prize to StoryCorps founder Dave Isay is timely. Have conversations with friends, family & those different than you about what life has taught us: Mutuality + +Bryan Kramer  Shareology +TED 
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/02/12/385714242/were-all-one-chapel-hill-shooting-victim-said-in-storycorps-talk
http://blog.ted.com/2014/11/17/announcing-our-ted-prize-2015-winner-dave-isay-of-storycorps/
 
+StoryCorps Killed in Chapel Hill, along with husband:  "Growing up in America has been such a blessing," Yusor Abu-Salha told former teacher in recorded StoryCorps conversation.  TED2015 million dollar prize to StoryCorps founder Dave Isay is timely. Have conversations with friends, family & those different than you about what life has taught us: Mutuality + +Bryan Kramer  Shareology +TED 
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/02/12/385714242/were-all-one-chapel-hill-shooting-victim-said-in-storycorps-talk
http://blog.ted.com/2014/11/17/announcing-our-ted-prize-2015-winner-dave-isay-of-storycorps/
"Growing up in America has been such a blessing," Yusor Abu-Salha said in a conversation with her former teacher that was recorded by the StoryCorps oral history project last summer.
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"Done right, content marketing can be a powerful tool in a brand or agency’s arsenal. But it all starts with hiring the right people. Here’s what you need to know." ~ Brianne Carlon Rush, Content Marketing Director, Writer and Strategist at +Kuno Creative 
Over the past three years, I have been working to build a team of content marketers. If I am being honest with myself, it has been—and still is—the most difficult task on my list of responsibilities. I have made great hires, unfortunate hires and ones that just didn't work out. Fortunately, I learn something new with each one. I hope my experiences can prove useful for others also working to build content departments at their organizations. That ...
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My new faculty page at The Music Settlement! Take a peek! http://www.themusicsettlement.org/directory/betsey-merkel
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Liberals and Conservatives Both Love & Loathe the Collaborative Economy By Jeremiah Owyang, Founder, Crowd Companies and Alan Webber, Government Insights Research Director, IDC, (profile and twitter). Last week, A version of this article appeared in the WSJ.

The Collaborative Economy is emerging as the defining societal narrative for 2015 and beyond. In this burgeoning, economic model, individuals use commonly available technologies to obtain resources from their peers, like use of homes, cars, money, and other goods and services. These technology-based companies enable people to bypass inefficient corporations, find favorable alternatives to entrenched, established channels, and confront existing, draconian, government regulations.
By Jeremiah Owyang, Founder, Crowd Companies and Alan Webber, Government Insights Research Director, IDC, (profile and twitter). Last week, A version of this article appeared in the WSJ. The Collaborative Economy is emerging as the defining societal narrative for 2015 and beyond.
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‪#‎Honored‬ 4.6K Views & Top 5% of Most-Viewed at I-Open SlideShare: COINS: An economic development tool for education, economic and workforce development in Open Source Economic Development http://www.slideshare.net/IOpen2/coins-an-economic-development-tool-for-education-economic-and-workforce-development-in-open-source-economic-development-2422861 cc Thanking Peter Gloor, Julia Gluesing, Ken Riopelle and Chris Miller!
Betsey Merkel, Co-Founder, Director, The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) contributed this paper to the COINS 2009 conference at the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) October 8- 11, 2009. Learn more at http://coinsconference.org/ This paper describes I-Open's approach to a higher level of organization, process, and tools needed to build networked collaborative communities from our experience working in the "Civic Space" (everyw...
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Developing New Work:@ThomasRomito Facilitating Organization Capacity to Survive and Thrive http://www.tomromito.com  
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"This seems to me to be the wrong way to think about it. Big data should be used to CREATE VALUE FOR CUSTOMERS. From that good things will flow to everyone, including of course attracting the most customers."
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At CSW Summit Arctic Circle: Local Communities Powered by Digital Collaboration by Bert-Ola Bergstrand, Social Capital Forum - Bergsjön Seminars​. http://socialinnovation.se/en/local-communities-powered-by-digital-collaboration/
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Are you being selfish if you do what brings you joy, even if others don't like it? Do you feel trapped, believing you can't really take loving care of yourself without being unloving to others?
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Education
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
    Bachelor & Master of Music, Harp Performance, 1977 - 1982
    Bachelor and Masters Degree in Harp Performance
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Bachelor & Master of Fine Arts, 1977 - 1982
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Passionate about creative digital media innovation to strengthen search, meaning, and learning for enlivening futures.
Introduction
Betsey Specializes in Communications for Technology-based Community & Economic Development. Betsey is a skilled,
  • Coach, mentor and trainer
  • Collaborative technologies 
  • Publisher
  • Author, Open Source Economic Development
  • Designer, I-Open Civic Forum Process
  • Visualizer
"Betsey Merkel is all about using new technologies to build communities." - Mark Zust, Professional Trainer & Coach, Zust & Co., Westlake, Ohio

Areas of interest: open systems, social process, creativity, collaborative technologies, conversations, communications, content, media relations, sense-making, entrepreneurs, technology-based community and economic development
Bragging rights
1992-1997 Office of the Governor of the State of Ohio, Business Education Seminar, "Artist to Artist" - 1992-1997 Ohio Arts Council Artist Touring Program Award - 1985 People's Republic of China, Guest of the Government, Performance/Teaching Tour - 1985 Ohio Arts Presenters Award of Merit - 1983- CWRU Music Education - full scholarship for Ph.D. Program - 1977-1983 Salzedo School Performance Scholarship Award - 1974 Graduating High School Class Science Award, Leadership Award, and Art Award
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Consultant / Solutions Designer / Coach, Mentor & Trainer
Skills
Social Networking, Entrepreneurship, Collaborative Technologies, Strategic Communications, Social Media, Fundraising, Social Media Marketing, Research, Public Speaking, Marketing Communications, Blogging, Non-profits
Employment
  • Betsey Merkel
    Owner, 2014 - present
    Content and Media Relations; Communications for Technology-based Community & Economic Development
  • Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open)
    Business Development, 2005 - 2014
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Currently
Cleveland OH
Previously
Rockland ME - Santa Barbara CA - Los Angeles CA - Falmouth MA - Sudbury MA - Camden ME - North Stonington CT
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The Psychology of Persuasion and Video Marketing
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In order to be persuasive you need to consider a few basic things. The communicator, the audience, the context, the medium, and the message.

Seth's Blog: A three-step marketing ladder
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Probably worth reviewing at your next marketing meeting (or every marketing meeting)... There's a three-step ladder: Awareness Education Act

Facebook to Overtake YouTube: 5 New Research Findings |
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Do you want to know why it's important to maintain a Facebook presence? This article shows how Facebook impacts online marketing and why it'

Digital Transformation is About Empathy First and Technology Second - Br...
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Tweet. November 10, 2014; No Comments · shutterstock_197544926. Every day, there's seemingly yet another disruptive trend that emerges out o

How Google Works - Only Dead Fish
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How Google Works from Eric Schmidt I've bought but yet to read Eric Schmidt's new book on How Google Works. In the meantime comes this handy

Video Somatic Triggers
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Somatic triggers are sensory signals that bring out emotional experiences from our past.

Breakdown: Converged Media Workflow (Coordinating Paid + Owned + Earned)...
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The purpose of this post is to serve as an industry reference for converged media workflows: How companies will coordinate paid, owned and e

COINS: An economic development tool for education, economic and workf…
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Betsey Merkel, Co-Founder, Director, The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) contributed this paper to the COINS 2009 conference a

Evoq Content Software | Videos
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Watch videos and webinar recordings on how to create thriving online communities and increase customer engagement with Evoq Content.

Kindness First
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One simple suggestion to build your social network, strengthen your career and enhance your entire life.

Applying the Classic Virtues to Design & Innovation: A Better World b…
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What does a 2500 yr old philosophy have to do with 21st C business, innovation, entrepreneurship and design? A lot! This is the presentation

Health and HOPE: Are they linked? - Pete Earley
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9-15-14 My former CIA friend and fellow author Robert Stephan sent me a fascinating article from The New York Review of Books entitled The D

Five Things a CMO Should Know, But Often Doesn’t
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You put in your time, worked hard and you’re now a CMO. Good for you, now get to work. No, ...

Digital Transformation and the Race Against Digital Darwinism - Brian Solis
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Tweet. September 9, 2014; No Comments · shutterstock_190637483. Digital Darwinism is a fate that threatens most organizations in almost ever