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The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open)​ Leadership Newsletter-Entrepreneur University, Take Our Survey AND Abundant World Day Wed Nov 18, 2015 http://ymlp.com/zM2MLm
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The Top 5 Performing Stories October 30, 2015 – November 6, 2015 Most played stories the last seven days focus on building capacity in emergence, the connection between urban farming and prosperity, authentic leadership, community and culture.
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‪#‎MyLatestWork‬-Top 5 Performing Stories October 16-23, 2015 at ‪#‎NEWS‬ I-Open Conversation Research http://goo.gl/JzfySy
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#RESEARCH  - Spirit of Authentic Presence In Leadership And Life by Jackie Lowe Stevenson http://goo.gl/2qFE6t  
Spirit of Authentic Presence In Leadership And Life by Jackie Lowe Stevenson, CEO, The Spirit of Leadership, LLC was recorded October 8, 2015 at Pebble Ledge Ranch, Novelty, Ohio. Introduction My name is Jackie Stevenson and I'm here at our Pebble Ledge Ranch, it's an amazing privilege to live ...
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Four Part Strategy to disrupt prosperity decline affecting youth in urban neighborhoods. http://goo.gl/OnlB2m  @tutormentorteam
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Abundant World Day is an +I-Open Community  initiative to raise social consciousness about the power of contemplative sciences to aid entrepreneurs in overcoming obstacles that impede their progress. Abundant World Day will focus on a series of themed third Wednesday meditations. Send your suggestions marked Abundant World Topics to info@i-open.org
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I-Open ‪#‎BLOG‬  -Shifting My Stance on Racism – How Listening to Racism is Changing the Way I Think by Ken Homer http://fb.me/7sTllVT4c
In matters of humanity, there's often no easy solution for situations affected by social complexity. How dialogue and listening revealed a simple, but powerful insight into the distinction between prejudice and racism, leading this author to examine personal assumptions.
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#Newsletter-Abundant World Day-Spirit of Authentic Presence; Rise of "Soft Power"; Scarcity To Abundance in Half a Day PLUS Store Updates http://ymlp.com/z3NmKE
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Celebrate Today's Abundant World Day October 21, 2015-A Meditation on the Spirit of Authentic Presence with Jackie Lowe Stevenson, CEO, Spirit of Leadership LLC, Pebble Ledge Ranch in northern Ohio. Experience the meditation at I-Open http://www.i-open.org/abundant-world-day-spirit-of-authentic-presence.html
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#BLOG   - Paradigm Shift In Personal Energy Production ​by Steve Banhegyi. A perspective on the rise of "Soft Power", a phenomenon  propelled by billions of human networks throughout the world seeking economic efficiency, and the ongoing human and planetary costs of legacy hard power development. 
Once upon a time, before mice and windows, mainframes ruled the earth. The big machines were used for serious military, scientific and commercial applications and were enshrined in air-conditioned high security buildings. All this was run by dedicated priesthoods of administrators, programmers, ...
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The Spirit of Authentic Presence In Leadership And Life by Jackie Lowe Stevenson, CEO, The Spirit of Leadership LLC.

The Spirit of Leadership LLC is an Ohio USA destination dedicated to the Experiential Learning with Horses and Nature for Professional Development Services and Personal Discovery Opportunities. Learn more at http://spirit-of-leadership.com
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Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) was created in 1993 to help connect business leaders, politicians, educators and citizens with information that supports the growth of comprehensive, mentor-rich, non-school tutor/mentor programs that reach youth in high poverty neighborhoods.
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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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Platform Developer, Strategic Communications and Media Specialist; Harp Instructor
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

"Betsey is a leading advocate of profound organisational change and new economic thinking. She has developed an extremely strong and effective international network of leaders and changemakers, and will be able to contribute greatly to any projects requiring a new way of thinking and relating." - Simon Robinson​, co-author, Holonomics​: Business Where People and Planet Matter

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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Ohio City Power
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Ohio City Power improves the spiritual and physical well-being of the homeless, hungry and jobless in Cleveland, Ohio.

Gurteen Knowledge Letter: Issue 179 - May 2015
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Knowledge-Letter: Gurteen Knowledge Letter: Issue 179 - May 2015

Alice Merkel
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A fundraising page for Alice Merkel

12 Striking Portraits of the Homeless in Cleveland
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These portraits of 12 men from Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry men's shelter reveal what it's like to be homeless in Cleveland.

Customer Happiness and Loyalty - Vidrack
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Most business people understand that customer loyalty is paramount to building a strong company. What a lot of people may not be aware of is

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