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‪#‎Brilliant‬. At The Nib by Friend Ronald Wimberly: ‪#‎LightenUp‬. https://thenib.com/lighten-up-4f7f96ca8a7e
A cartoonist reflects on the subtle racism of shifting skin tones in a Marvel comic
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I support @TEDPrize winner @daveisay wish for greater #story sharing: how someone helped you bit.ly/1EkSLDM
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How To Develop A Focus Group by Tom Romito, Facilitator. In this podcast, I outline the steps an organization needs to take to develop a Focus Group. A focus group is a tool I use to help an organization develop strategies to survive and thrive.  This video explains how I assemble small groups of people from outside the organization and draw out their perceptions about how the organization can grow. http://youtu.be/WZyUBYYuoec
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How To Develop A Focus Group By Tom Romito, Facilitator
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How Cool is That! Very Cool! ABC News's David Muir Names Music Therapists 'Persons of the Week' by Ronna Kaplan, M.A., Forest City Enterprises Chair, Center for Music Therapy, The Music Settlement and The Huffington Post columnist.
Just last week, David Muir celebrated all music therapists as Persons of the Week on his ABC World News Tonight broadcast....
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Thank you David Gurteen! "Interactive Dialogue or Serial Monologue: The Influence of Group Size on Conversation " at +LinkedIn  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/interactive-dialogue-serial-monologue-influence-group-david-gurteen
Over the years, in running my Knowledge Cafes, I have discovered through trial and error and careful observation that the ideal size of a group for interactive conversation is four people. If not four, then five is OK but three is better. Anything more than five and the conversation does not work so well: one or two people tend to dominate; the conversation breaks into two, even three; frequently one person is totally cut out of the interaction a...
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Stanford Social Innovation Review-Data on Purpose: Creating Social Change with Data, June 2-3. Data for social change is one of the greatest challenges and opportunities facing the social sector. Learn how to make productive use of it, guard it, and share it 
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Having trouble reducing your bounce rate? The issue may not be your design. Learn 3 ways manufacturing companies can lower bounce rate using content.
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My Latest Work: How To Have A Skillful Discussion by Tom Romito, Facilitator http://youtu.be/tsRIkSUy1AI #SkillfulDiscussion
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Companies Need to Compete for Relevance to Survive Digital Darwinism by +Brian Solis 
Tweet. March 4, 2015; No Comments · AFSA_1-15_pptx. Digital Darwinism is claiming businesses everywhere. As technology and society evolve, leaders face the need to adapt or die. Doing so stars with rethinking what it takes to compete for market share by competing for relevance.
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For Leaders the Return on Investment on Humility is Huge http://wp.me/p11Bag-1V4  Wonderful story by Friend +Simon Robinson Founder of Holonomics Education and co-author of Holonomics: Business Where People and Planet Matter.
If there is one aspect of coaching executive leaders that few truly understand well, it is the nature of humility. If you have been born and bred as an alpha-adult, commanding, controlling, dominat...
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The Circle of Love: The Highest Experience in Life By Friend Dr. Margaret Paul​. A circle of love is the result of people being together with open hearts, and is the most wonderful experience in life.
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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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Female
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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
Work
Occupation
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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3 Ways Manufacturing Companies Can Crush Bounce Rates Using Content
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Having trouble reducing your bounce rate? The issue may not be your design. Learn 3 ways manufacturing companies can lower bounce rate using

To Help Your Employees Understand Diversity, Make It Personal
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Embracing differences—our own and others’—can create a culture of inclusion.

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