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Erik Deckers
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Lives in Indianapolis, IN
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Support Group of Misfit Toys
According to Arthur Rankin, the Dolly for Sue 's problem was that she was rejected by her girl, Sue, which gave her psychological problems and she believed she was unlovable . Heather: Thank you all for coming to group today. I know the weather's been rathe...
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I loved this talk, because it explains some of the silliness of people resisting language change. I don't mind most of the changes, although I WILL draw the line at using "literally" to mean "figuratively."
 
My TEDx talk just went live! See what I come up with when I'm forced to narrow my thoughts down to "one big idea" about language.
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Indy has a long, long history with professional baseball. 
The Castleton area of Indianapolis fielded this team of ballplayers in 1917. Back then, the area was nothing but farmland. Today, the area is known for its shopping district and Castleton Square Mall. This photo of the team hangs on the wall of a Meijer store.
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When I worked at the Pike Performing Arts Center, we brought a show called The Baseball Music Project. I learned just how extensive our history was with the sport! 
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Very office space-y
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Hey, I'm in here! (The article, not the book.)
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Now THIS is something I'd truly love to win.
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I've Been Shaving All Wrong
Apparently I've been shaving wrong for the last 33 years. At least that's what a fancy shaving store saleswoman hinted at when we discussed my shaving habits. I recently stepped into The Art of Shaving store where they sell different versions of a four-step...
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Just got to your blog in the "nick" of time. That was a close shave. :)
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Life as the Outsider Writer
I was always kind of awkward growing up. I wasn't one of the popular kids, the jocks, or the rich kids. I was the weird kid who did weird things. I played soccer and raced bicycles. I was an athlete, I just wasn't one of Indiana's preferred athletes: footba...
I was always kind of awkward growing up. I wasn't one of the popular kids, the jocks, or the rich kids. I was the weird kid who did weird things. I played soccer and raced bicycles. I was an athlete, I just wasn't one of Indi...
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With all the different versions of marketing out there, I thought it was important to give a basic definition of each of them, so non-marketing types could understand what they all did.
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Lmao!
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The Adventures of Letterman (In memory of my mother, Linda Lee Maxwell)
Erik's mother passed away on Tuesday, January 13. So we are reprinting a column he wrote in 1997 about one of his favorite memories of his mother, learning, and cartoons. As a father, I worry about things I never did as a bachelor, and instead think as a p...
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I keep hearing about Pappy Van Winkle, and I almost want to try it, except I'm not much of a bourbon drinker. Is there an equivalent to it in rum? (CLIENT BLOG)
Founded in 2000 by two long-time veterans, nogginwerks has built a solid reputation for innovative and beautiful retail/fashion advertising.
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+Joe Long , have you heard of something in the rum family with a similar mystique as Pappy?
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Professional blogger, public speaker, book author, travel writer
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Writing, Public Speaking, Blogging, Social Media Marketing
Employment
  • Professional Blog Service
    President, 2009 - present
  • Indiana Office of Tourism Development
    Travel Writer, 2009 - 2012
  • VisionDirect
    Director of Sales and Marketing, 2007 - 2008
  • Indiana State Department of Health
    Risk Communication Director, 2006 - 2007
  • GW Micro
    Director of Sales and Marketing, 2004 - 2005
  • WE International, Inc.
    Director of Marketing, 1994 - 2004
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Indianapolis, IN
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Muncie, IN - Syracuse, IN - Normal, IL - McCordsville, IN - Noblesville, IN - Indianapolis, IN
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Professional blogger, public speaker, book author, humor writer
Introduction
Owner of Pro Blog Service, professional speaker, 19-year newspaper humor columnist, and book author. Co-authored "Branding Yourself," "No Bullshit Social Media," and "The Owned Media Doctrine." Helped write "Twitter Marketing for Dummies." I like penguins.
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Co-author of 4 books on social media, 19 year newspaper humor columnist
Education
  • Ball State University
    Philosophy, 1985 - 1989
  • Ball State University
    College Student Personnel Administration (M.A.), 1989 - 1990
  • Ball State University
    Speech Communication (M.A.), 1992 - 1993
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Good coffee, nice atmosphere. Very quiet on a Friday night. Seems like a cool place to hang out and write, if you're into that sort of thing.
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Outstanding pastries; I only wish their coffee didn't come from a Nescafe machine. Still, it's better than some coffee shops that over roast their beans.
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