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Erik Deckers
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Attended Ball State University
Lives in Oviedo, FL
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Creative Professionals Don't Work for Exposure
My bank is a bit demanding. They expect me to pay my mortgage with actual money. Ditto my utilities providers. They provide me with electricity, water, and phone service, and I give them money too. They're not interested in alternative forms of payment. I c...
My bank is a bit demanding. They expect me to pay my mortgage with actual money. Ditto my utilities providers. They provide me with electricity, water, and phone service, and I give them money too. They're not interested in a...
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You, Sir, Have a Historic List of Banned Words
They say the way you spend your first day of the new year is the way you're going to spend the entire year. So, laying on the couch with the flu? No, thank you. But that's where I found myself for the first four days of the new year, fighting for my life, t...
They say the way you spend your first day of the new year is the way you're going to spend the entire year. So, laying on the couch with the flu? No, thank you. But that's where I found myself for the first four days of the n...
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Learning to Fly
Erik is out of the office this week for the Christmas holiday, and so we're reprinting a column from December 2005. It was a question on a discussion card to make car trips and bad dinner parties go faster: Would you rather have the power to fly or become i...
Erik is out of the office this week for the Christmas holiday, and so we're reprinting a column from December 2005. It was a question on a discussion card to make car trips and bad dinner parties go faster: Would you rather h...
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The Deckers Family, Inc. 2016 Annual Report
To: All members of Deckers Family, Inc. From: President Dad RE: Yearly Evaluation Report Dear Shareholders, Partners, and Employees of DFI: It has been six years, since I have submitted an annual report for your review. In fact, it's been so long that my ti...
To: All members of Deckers Family, Inc. From: President Dad RE: Yearly Evaluation Report Dear Shareholders, Partners, and Employees of DFI: It has been six years, since I have submitted an annual report for your review. In fa...
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Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year is a Lie
The Oxford Dictionaries, makers of one of the world's heaviest dictionary (137.72 pounds), has released its word of the year, as well as the other words that made their shortlist, for the annual recognition. These are the words that "had an impact on 2016, ...
The Oxford Dictionaries, makers of one of the world's heaviest dictionary (137.72 pounds), has released its word of the year, as well as the other words that made their shortlist, for the annual recognition. These are the wor...
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Castigat Ridendo Mores: What's In Your Motto?
Do you know your state's motto? Not the bumper sticker slogan that your state's tourism department paid an out-of-state marketing agency $100,000 to create. No, seriously, $100,000. A couple years ago, the Indiana Office of Tourism Development spent $100,00...
Do you know your state's motto? Not the bumper sticker slogan that your state's tourism department paid an out-of-state marketing agency $100,000 to create. No, seriously, $100,000. A couple years ago, the Indiana Office of T...
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People From Indiana Now Officially Called "Hoosiers"
Call the neighbors and wake the kids. We're Hoosiers now! That is, we're officially called Hoosiers by the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), for whatever that's worth. According to a recent story in USA Today, Senator Joe Donnelly and former senator ...
Call the neighbors and wake the kids. We're Hoosiers now! That is, we're officially called Hoosiers by the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), for whatever that's worth. According to a recent story in USA Today, Senator ...
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We Need Some Better Words in the English Language
We have nearly a quarter of a million words in the English language, and yet I can't help feel we have some we don't need, but are lacking some others. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) contains 171,476 words currently in use, another 47,156 obsolete word...
We have nearly a quarter of a million words in the English language, and yet I can't help feel we have some we don't need, but are lacking some others. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) contains 171,476 words currently in u...
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An Open Letter to the Well Actually Guy
Dear Well Actually Guy, "Well, actually, women do it too." See, you're already doing it. I can't even say four words without you opening your mouth and well-actuallying all over everything. What is wrong with you, Well Actually Guy? How did you become that ...
Dear Well Actually Guy, "Well, actually, women do it too." See, you're already doing it. I can't even say four words without you opening your mouth and well-actuallying all over everything. What is wrong with you, Well Actual...
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Helicopter Parents May Ruin Childhood Christmas
It's Christmas time, and you know what that means! It's time for parents to drive themselves deeper into debt by buying their children's happiness and getting them into a good college. Their biggest purchases are usually in mad pursuit of the year's hottest...
It's Christmas time, and you know what that means! It's time for parents to drive themselves deeper into debt by buying their children's happiness and getting them into a good college. Their biggest purchases are usually in m...
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Oxford English Dictionary's Word of the Year is a Lie
The Oxford English Dictionary, the makers of the world's heaviest dictionary (137.72 pounds), has released its word of the year, as well as the other words that made their shortlist, for the annual recognition. These are the words that "had an impact on 201...
The Oxford English Dictionary, the makers of the world's heaviest dictionary (137.72 pounds), has released its word of the year, as well as the other words that made their shortlist, for the annual recognition. These are the ...
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Ask Mr. Answer Dad: What Do I Tell My Kids?
Welcome to another week of Ask Mr. Answer Dad, the know-it-all dad who knows everything worth knowing about raising children. If you want to know how to talk to your kids about politics, religion, or sex, Mr. Answer Dad is here to answer all your questions ...
Welcome to another week of Ask Mr. Answer Dad, the know-it-all dad who knows everything worth knowing about raising children. If you want to know how to talk to your kids about politics, religion, or sex, Mr. Answer Dad is he...
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Occupation
Professional writer, public speaker, book author.
Skills
Writing, Public Speaking, Blogging, Social Media Marketing
Employment
  • Pro Blog Service
    President, 2009 - present
  • Indiana Office of Tourism Development
    Travel Writer, 2009 - 2015
  • 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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Currently
Oviedo, FL
Previously
Indianapolis, IN - Muncie, IN - Syracuse, IN - Normal, IL - McCordsville, IN - Noblesville, IN
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Tagline
Professional blogger, public speaker, book author, humor writer
Introduction
Professional writer, book author, marketing agency owner. Newspaper humor columnist since 2004. Co-author of 4 books on social media marketing and content marketing. Named the Kerouac House writer-in-residence for Spring 2016.
Bragging rights
Co-author of 4 books on social media, 21-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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Nice staff, usually not very busy.
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Had the Flamethrower. Pretty good, spicier than I expected, but not terribly spicy.
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reviewed a week ago
Very friendly staff and they 're committed to a very important cause, helping the people of Haiti. Plus the coffee and baked goods are great. I just wish they had more small tables for working.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
A lot of places to sit and work or relax. Several wall outlets for laptops and cell phones, plus some comfortable chairs to relax in. Pretty busy on a Friday evening.
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They can get quite busy throughout the day. Evenings are less so, but it's hard to work or have meetings when it's so packed.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
This may be one of my most favorite taco places in all of Orlando. Their pork pernil tacos are fantastic, and the cod tacos are a close second. I've been in here at midnight, and the place is packed, but it's definitely worth any wait. I've even ordered my food to go and sat outside to eat.
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reviewed a month ago
Always a consistent experience. It's never too crowded when I go in the evening, and the baristas are nice.
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