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James Johnson
Works at Bisk Education
Attended Florida Institute of Technology
Lives in Tampa, FL
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These girls, ages, 9, 12, and 14, crush Metallica's Enter Sandman.
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This could be something that's kind neat and fun, especially if you have kids. #Instagram   #photography  
Want to proudly display your Instagram feed on your bicep? A new service called Picattoo will turn a dozen of your pictures into temporary tattoos for cheap.
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Creating and maintaining a social community is an excellent way to improve communication and share their knowledge with others. Here are some tips on how to get that community going.
Does your business have a social community? Are you looking for ways to stay connected? When you engage social fans on their terms, you increase visibility and reach. In this article I'll share four ways to engage your fans and develop an active social community. Why Social Community? A loyal community following could mean the difference…
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I'm a huge fan of #Instagram. It's an excellent tool for showing your personal or corporate brand's unique personality. #branding
Is there a place for Instagram in your marketing plan? This article explains how to use Instagram to drive big results for your business.
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Love these tips on using #Instagram  and #Twitter  to increase engagement during events.
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Had to snag this from +Hillel Fuld. Such a true statement.
 
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I've never understood why boys feel so threatened by women who play, review, and discuss women's roles video games. Especially when their responses to these women are nothing short of disgusting. With that said, I love one woman's response to threats made to her based her video game reviews.
An Australian game reviewer got sick and tired of young boys trolling her and threatening to rape her, so she did what any self-respecting adult would do -- she told their parents.
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Just a holiday shopping warning regarding some bargain, small name Android tablets. They may have known vulnerabilities or security misconfigurations. You might want to stick to larger brand names like Samsung's Galaxy Tab3 and Google's Nexus 9.
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I love #Instagram! It's a great platform for promoting events, business, or just fun with family and friends. No matter how you use it, there could be times where you might like to schedule posts ahead of time, and these tools will help you do that. Also, make sure to check out the section at the end that discusses when you should use scheduling tools.
Is Instagram a part of your social media marketing? This article shares four Instagram tools to schedule updates.
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There's a lot of buzz about the waning influence of Facebook and Twitter. However, +Stephanie Frasco discusses not focusing tools, but rather focusing on building relationships and engaging customers. If you can nail these two things down, the tools don't really matter. They're just a way to deliver your message.
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Education
  • Florida Institute of Technology
    MBA Internet Marketing, 2012 - 2014
  • University of Central Florida
    English, 1992 - 1996
  • Saint Petersburg College
    English, 1989 - 1992
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Business strategist, Intrapreneur, social media, news and tech junkie, blogger, photographer
Introduction
Intrapreneur, social media strategist, tech enthusiast, blogger, photographer. Forget being in or outside the box...there is no box!

Most of my evenings are spent helping my wife raise our very charismatic and energetic 4-year old and working on writing and business projects.

In addition to helping to managing research a development for an education technology company, as well as creating business and social media strategies, I've racked up almost 20 years experience in management--departments, team, projects--as well as technical communication and instructional design. Not only has my career exposed me to a wide-range of software and technology in industries ranging from IT and software companies to media research and online education, it gave me the opportunity to live in France for a few years. Parlez-vous Français? 

Oh, I'm also an avid photographer, wandering around creatively in the realm of semi-pro. I generally use a Nikon D300, with a Nikkor 18-55mm f/2.8, but my 70-200mm let's me get up close and personal.
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Occupation
Intrapreneur, Blogger, and Photographer
Skills
Research and Development, Intrapreneurship, Organizational Strategy, Project Management, Education Technology, Instructional Technology, Instructional Design, MS Office, Google Solutions, Photography, Quality Matters, Captivate, Camtasia
Employment
  • Bisk Education
    Research and Development Manager, 2014 - present
    My role as the research and development manager allows me to fully embrace my intrapreneurial spirit. My overall goals is to provide functional, technical and process leadership while managing the Research and Development Department. However, I also develop and implement research and development procedures and techniques while also helping senior management and internal clients to understand the results and implications of research and development initiatives. I perform technical diligence and manage initial contact with potential partners. These partnerships can also include working with local tech innovation hubs like Tampa Bay WaVE. My duties also require me to select, supervise, train, and direct the work of Research and Development staff as well as supervise a number of diverse types of products and services. We are tasked with the design working prototypes for a variety of proposed products or services, and develop proof-of-concept solutions to prove or disprove validity of proposed products. We also develop organizational standards and processes in order to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of complex product services. In addition, I advise on the appropriate solutions to product design and development problems, as well as create and introduce new techniques that expedite or simplify the development process.
  • Bisk Education
    Senior Instructional Designer, 2011 - 2014
    Implement Instructional Design principles and best practices such as Bloom’s Taxonomy and adult learning principles to create engaging, interactive multimedia, and web-based content, as well as apply appropriate learning strategies. Instrumental in creation and roll-out of business and media strategies for curriculum development department as we implement an entirely new approach to our online course development. Create detailed plans that map out project objectives and help organize courses. Apply strong project management skills that enable me to document and communicate web-based project plans. Design comprehensive storyboards, plan, organize, and conduct video shoots, and create post-production media. Utilize excellent communication and interpersonal skills while collaborating with partner faculty, the design team, subject matter experts, IT developers, and production personnel. Combine out-of-the-box methodology with technical skills to build course ware, design graphic and interactive concepts for each project, and provide graphical art/media direction. Provide leadership and support to instructional design team members and remain a proactive voice with regards to strategizing and implementing new technologies and support services.
  • Nielsen Media Research
    Instructional Designer, 2007 - 2011
    Employed the ADDIE design model and Bloom's Taxonomy in designing and developing online courses. Created detailed project plans and scope documents that mapped out project objectives. Provided comprehensive storyboards to Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), and developed interactive tutorials for final delivery. Collaborated with SMEs throughout the entire development lifecycle in order to create effective web-based training for internal and external clients. Combined out-of-the-box methodology with Photoshop skills to create custom graphics and interactions for each project.
  • Sunbelt Software
    Technical Writing Manager, 2005 - 2007
    Developed and managed technical documentation to meet the demands of end-users for anti-spyware products. Maintained excellent relations with developers, Software Quality Assurance, and Customer Service in order to insure the accuracy of all documentation. Consistently received positive feedback on the successful management of translation and localization for all major product lines.
  • Teltronics, Inc
    Technical Writer, 2004 - 2005
    Effectively employed information mapping principles in creating print and online documentation. Successfully implemented technical design skills when creating user guides, online help, quick reference guides, and tutorials. Displayed interdepartmental communication skills in interviewing and working with developers and trainers. Utilized knowledge and experience with French to verify basic translations for documents and source code.
  • Swapcom
    Technical Editor, 2001 - 2002
    Implemented information mapping design techniques in creating print documentation for clients of a French-based mobile software development company. Successfully managed all technical writing projects as well as acted as a liaison between the development and marketing departments. Created a process that included planning and editing cycles between the technical documentation department and development teams, standardized formats for all documents, and a central hub for all documentation and corporate communication.
  • Ajilon
    Technical Writer, 1999 - 2000
    Applied technical writing and design principles in creating print and online documentation. Utilized extensive Robohelp experience to develop online documentation and context sensitive help, as well as design documentation for web-based application. Effectively managed time sheets, status reports, and general concerns for 12 consultants.
  • Phoenix International
    Technical Writer, 1998 - 1999
    Implemented concise procedure-based design for print and online documentation projects. Employed information mapping principles when developing print documents as well as online help. Created online help standards and trained other members of writing team on creating and designing online help.
  • The Fund
    Technical Writer, 1996 - 1998
    Used a variety of technical documentation techniques to create print and online documentation. Successfully managed projects that ranged from detailed technical information and procedures for developers and engineers to lighter instructions and overviews for the average layperson.
  • GTI/PTT Telecom
    Technical Writer, 1995 - 1996
    Designed, wrote, and edited print documentation for an international telephone card company.
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Dover, DE - Lyon, France - Croughton, England - Orlando, FL - Lake Mary, FL - Largo, FL - Palm Harbor, FL
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Love this restaurant! The food was excellent and the services was very good. I have to say that was some of the freshest hummus that I've had in a while, and the Shawarma was delicious.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Great little hidden place with great food at a great price.
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It's your average Subway, but you'll wanna get there around 11-11:30 on weekdays to Abando the long line that stretches out the door.
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Great food and a lively atmosphere.
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Love the food and atmosphere. This is definitely a meat lover's restaurant. However, it should be said that the salad bar rocks. It's slightly above the casual dining budget for most Tampa residents, but it won't break your wallet. You have two main choices when it comes to your dining experience: salad bar alone or salad bar and meat. I reflected these options in the price range I listed. Also that price range is without drinks. So full price for two people with drinks will run you $120-130. If you do both (salad bar and meat), you get mashed potatoes with your meal, and fried bananas to cleanse your palette between trying the different types of meat. All-in-all a great experience. Oh, and if you sign up on their website and add your birthday, you will get a coupon for a free meal on your birthday.
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Enjoyed the service and food. A great place to have dinner with friends.
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