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Bill Bean
Works at Deep Ripples
Attended Western Kentucky University
Lives in Indianapolis, IN
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I have to say, the sign is effective.
 
Does this change your mind about speeding through a work zone?
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I get the message, but... any parent who subjects their kids to holding signs for cars to slow down needs to reconsider their priorities in life. 
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Brainswarming is a new approach developed by @drtonymccaffrey to replace brainstorming. Very interesting.

Dr. McCaffrey says brainstorming doesn't work very well. I think he means the typical (more formal?) corporate brainstorming session. This approach doesn't have people working together in a group session. They contribute in writing instead, working alone. 

While I would agree that many brainstorming sessions are not effective or productive, I do think there are some good things that can come out of a dynamic meeting of the minds (re: face to face).

Do you have two cents to contribute?
#brainswarming  
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Email from Constant Contact is going straight to my junk folder. That seems ironic, if not problematic for them. I'm using Outlook, so is this just a Microsoft vendetta?
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Sounds more like "Inconsistent Contact".
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What was your first Tweet? As profound as mine, per chance?
h/t +Lindsay Kelley for the best discovery of the day
https://discover.twitter.com/first-tweet
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That's awesome. Mine was a RT! (not as cool)
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The juxtaposition of two of my favorites. 
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I've got one of these and love it.
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Sad my boys lost. Glad these late night games are over.
In the meantime, today's productivity is going to be...let's just say I won't be maximizing my potential.
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AND give the ball to Randle!
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Job Opportunity ... in case you know someone who might be interested. Talk to +Chris Theisen 
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Complaint about +Bright House Networks to follow.

I've been a Bright House customer for a little over a couple of years. They were my only option for residential internet service. $60 a month for slow internet ain't a bargain.

I was calling to cancel my service and discovered that I had a past due amount. This was surprising, because I've been paying that bill on time (via my bank) for more than 2 years. As it turns out, my monthly service had increased to $78 a month in Oct 2013, but I had continued paying $59.95.

I go off the monthly email reminder they send me, so I have not looked at an actual statement in, obviously, 6 months. Clearly that was a mistake, but still...arggh!

How does this happen? How do they let me go all that time without disconnecting my service?  They have my email address and phone number. Were they ever going to tell me or just let me rack up a year's worth of late fees (#scam).

Pam, the person I got on the phone, was very pleasant and helpful. She did get them to wave $16 of the late fees. 

Would I recommend Bright House to a friend? Not anytime soon.
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Sounds like you need Comcast and not anything to shout about.
Look to me like if they serve Indy, anyone in Indy should be able to get it.
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Yay?
 
Google Search Results Get A Redesign

Big changes from the Google and new challenges to answering client questions like "Where do we rank?"

"As simple as they may seem, these design changes are redefining organic results." ~Dr. Pete

We're so thankful for Dr. Pete. Awesome work  +Pete Meyers . Can we get an "AMEN!" ?
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I have strayed from my low carb ways. But, I love these Hurst Bean lentils.
#lowcarb  
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May not be in your area +Dawn Mentzer
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  • Deep Ripples
    Director of Funkiness Regulation, 2011 - present
  • Big Help Consulting
    Chief Helper, 2009 - present
  • U.S. Army
    02November, 1987 - 1990
    Piano player for the 74th Army Band at Ft. Benjamin Harrison.
  • Nels Ackerson for Congress
  • Starbucks
    Barista
  • Eagle Church
    Pastor, 1992 - 2000
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Indianapolis, IN
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Bowling Green, KY - Virginia Beach, VA - Nashville, TN - Morgantown, KY
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Introduction
Strategic thinking, leadership, and problem solving are strong suits.  Working with a team or alongside another leader to take an organization to the next level is where I work best.  Being the solo super entrepreneur has never appealed to me.

Throughout my career the main thing has been relationship building.  I like taking care of people whether they're a customer, a client, or a teammate.  I love finding ways to be truly helpful.

Public speaking, small group instruction, event planning, writing, and customer service are all areas I have extensive experience with as a result of my unique background.  Being a quick learner and reader allows me to take on new challenges effectively.

Currently, I am applying my skills and experience to help businesses leverage their online marketing and overall web presence.  There is so much available to small business owners at such low cost.  Most often they are simply too busy to educate themselves.  They need someone with wisdom and some basic business sense, that they can trust, to help them get started.  This new work has been very satisfying. It has allowed me a way to be truly helpful and work at becoming that trusted advisor.

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Former pastor, Army musician, and barista turned internet marketing consultant. Operating out of Indianapolis. I'm just a Bill.

Grew up in southern Kentucky.  After a couple of years in college (Western Kentucky University) I married and joined the Army.  I spent three years as a piano player in the Army Band.  Following that I spent more than 15 years as a pastor and church musician.  Additionally, I've worked for McDonalds and Starbucks, sold pianos and keyboards, managed a baseball card shop, worked as a buyer in a bookstore, started my own book selling business, and worked on a political campaign.

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The two most awesome daughters in the world.
Education
  • Western Kentucky University
  • U.S. Army School of Music
    1988
  • Butler County High School
    Music
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Many thanks to Big John and Isaiah. These guys were great! Showed up on time and took extra care with my stuff (military guys know how to pay attention to details). I will have no hesitation recommending to friends & family.
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This was the 4th or 5th time I've used them, from oil changes to brake work. They haven't been perfect, but who is? It's been very convenient having a mechanic come to me rather than waiting at a shop or the whole drop-off scenario. I'm happy with the work they've done and I trust John. I'll use them again.
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Great experience! Took Dyson in because it stopped sucking (pun intended). They quickly determined that 1) there was blockage , and 2) it was easier to swap out a refurbished part. A few minutes and $20 later we're out the door and very satisfied. I highly recommend this place. (And say hi to Cooper when you visit.)
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Divorce mediation is a great alternative to the usual attorney driven process. I strongly recommend talking to Jim, if you are in the process of divorce or considering a divorce. He is a great person and highly qualified.
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Beer selection is broad. Both bottle and draft. That's good. Food is... Meh, if not a bit over priced. Service also Meh, which is an improvement.
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Good products (favorite=Cajun 15 Bean Soup) . Good people!
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Creative and effective. Social media savvy. Dependable. I highly recommend.
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