Profile

Cover photo
Karen Runtz
Works at Sunbelt Business Brokers
Attended Carleton University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Lives in Kinburn, Ontario, Canada
646 followers|171,488 views
AboutPostsPhotos+1's

Stream

Karen Runtz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Telephone and in-person were the only two channels that at least eight in 10 SMBs  in Canada said they used at all.  #smallbiz
1

Karen Runtz

Canada General Chat Eh?  - 
 
It's a beautiful day in the Canadian neighbourhood!  Is yours Cosmopolitan Elite, Boomerang City, Rustic Roads, Lunch at Tim’s or another characterization based on demographics, marketplace preferences and psychographic Social Values?
1
1
Karen Runtz's profile photo
Add a comment...

Karen Runtz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Spock's moral compass aligned the mission, the task at hand, and the values of the ship. #Spock
RIP Leonard Nimoy, the actor who brought Star Trek’s Spock to life. Nimoy’s characterization of the Vulcan-human hybrid turned him into the moral compass of the Enterprise — and the enterprise. Despite his internal conflicts, Spock was the invaluable right hand to Captain Kirk. The Enterprise was its own organization, predictive [...]
1

Karen Runtz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Location-based social media monitoring and engagement --the value of the social cloud. #socialmediamarketing  
1

Karen Runtz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Walk like a penguin to stay safe on ice. #icesafetytips  
The trick to balancing on slick sidewalks is to “walk like a penguin."
1

Karen Runtz

Shared publicly  - 
 
One to ponder: "How the American obsession with happiness at the expense of sadness robs us of the capacity for a full life." 

We could, of course, substitute North American for American.

Note the differentiation  "between the creatively productive state of melancholy and the soul-wrecking pathology of clinical depression"

and further

"Depression (as I see it, at least) causes apathy in the face of this unease, lethargy approaching total paralysis, an inability to feel much of anything one way or another."

My thoughts:
Depression has walked with me all my life. Sometimes at a distance, sometimes beside me, and at the most frightening times, pulling me by the hand. At  a distance, my creativity can still function; side by side, expression is deadened. But those moments when I escape depression's grip are unlike all others, best described by Hermann Hesse:
“And these men, for whom life has no repose, live at times in their rare moments of happiness with such strength and indescribable beauty, the spray of their moment’s happiness is flung so high and dazzling over the wide sea of suffering, that the light of it, spreading its radiance, touches others too with its enchantment. Thus, like a precious, fleeting foam over the sea of suffering arise all those works of art, in which a single individual lifts himself for an hour so high above his personal destiny that his happiness shines like a star and appears to all who see it as something eternal and as a happiness of their own.”
 
"Against Happiness," is a book I'd like to read.   #depression  
http://www.brainpickings.org/2014/11/28/against-happiness-melancholy-wilson
How the American obsession with happiness at the expense of sadness robs us of the capacity for a full life. "One feels as if one were ly
1
Have her in circles
646 people
eka ananda's profile photo
Kathleen Roberts-Marshall's profile photo
gavino pedoni's profile photo
Greg Kells's profile photo
netty pereira's profile photo
vladimiro billone's profile photo
virginia robertson's profile photo
Kate Mercy's profile photo
Gerald Andres's profile photo

Karen Runtz

Shared publicly  - 
 
See through words: how to design a metaphor.  Fascinating read, especially for writers!
http://aeon.co/magazine/culture/how-to-design-a-metaphor/
The metaphor designer isn’t trying to make something beautiful. She wants to change your view on things. Here’s how
1

Karen Runtz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Typical of the ice that's accumulated on our roofs this winter. #Ottawa A massive chunk like this flew off my roof earlier this week smashing my eavestroughing.
http://www.ottawasun.com/2015/03/11/duck-falling-ice-slams-into-car-on-cooper-st
When Johnathan Reeves woke up Wednesday morning for work, he was
2
John Dunn - Canadian Legislation's profile photoLiliana Vazquez Falconier's profile photo
3 comments
 
John you are right!!!

Karen Runtz

Shared publicly  - 
 
The memory function of the brain is affected by food, and late eating skews its ability to form memories and learn new tasks. #health
Experiments in mice show that misaligned eating patterns can mess with the brain's ability to form memories and learn new tasks
1

Karen Runtz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Icy art--winter turns cars into canvasses brushed with ice #winterwonderland  
 
15+ Cars That Winter Turned Into Art
Winter's a beautiful season, but let's face it – if you wake up on a work day and find your car snowed or, worse yet, iced in, it sucks. Once in a while, however, winter will throw you a break by covering your car in beautiful frost, ice and snow art.
View original post
1

Karen Runtz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Just read via a weather historian on Twitter: Today is ‪#‎Ottawa‬'s 38th day since January 1 with temperatures below -15°C. The second highest since the 1800s.
1

Karen Runtz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Five essentials for taking great smartphone pictures. How interchangeable are mini tripods, though? Had hoped my mini for the Flip would fit (yes, I know it's not a smartphone) but it doesn't. #smartphonephotography  
Five simple things to remember when shooting pictures with your phone—the only camera most of us want to carry around these days.
1
People
Have her in circles
646 people
eka ananda's profile photo
Kathleen Roberts-Marshall's profile photo
gavino pedoni's profile photo
Greg Kells's profile photo
netty pereira's profile photo
vladimiro billone's profile photo
virginia robertson's profile photo
Kate Mercy's profile photo
Gerald Andres's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Communications strategy, writing, editing, social media marketing, publishing
Skills
Strategic Communications, Marketing Communications, Social Media Communications, Writing, Editing, Web Content, Newsletters, Publishing,
Employment
  • Sunbelt Business Brokers
    Director, Marketing Communications, 2010 - present
    Provide strategic counsel on marketing and communication, leveraging social media channels to promote Sunbelt Canada brand, raise company profile and visits to Sunbelt Canada website to generate.awareness, referrals and leads. Development and management of Sunbelt Canada blog, newsletter, Facebook and LinkedIn pages. Development of articles for business publications. Editing, layout, publishing and promotion of books in print and electronic formats.
  • Independent
    Solopreneur, 2010 - present
    Small business adviser and provider: communications strategy, writing, editing, social media marketing, web content, web usability, publishing.
  • Canada Post
    Manager, Communications, 1988 - 2009
    Various portfolios over my 21 years in Communications. Specialties included Strategic Communications, Measurement and Analysis, Stakeholder Relations, Content Marketing, Writing/editing, Publishing, Social Media, Developing and Managing Intranets, Web Usability, Project Management, Mentoring/Coaching.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Kinburn, Ontario, Canada
Previously
Arnprior - Ottawa
Story
Tagline
Karen Runtz: Small business writer/editor/web & social media strategist.
Introduction

Karen Runtz: former earth mother, serial wife, seasoned corporate communicator. Reborn as small business writer/editor/web & social media strategist.

Loves woods, family, images, ideas and learning.


Bragging rights
Ran in 24-hour Jasper to Banff relay in Canadian Rockies
Education
  • Carleton University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Karen Runtz's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Tales from Jasper: The final chapter
www.ottawacommunitynews.com

It seems hard to believe but my three weeks in Jasper is almost over.

奇妙清單 - 任務管理、項目規劃、購物清單 - Google Play Android 應用程式
market.android.com

***為慶賀Google Play應用商店成立3周年,奇妙清單特別推出1年高級帳號超級優惠,讓您更高效地完成更多!現在只須 $4.99美元,您便可以1整年專享無限上傳檔案、無限分配任務、無限子任務和更多陸續有來的高效功能。優惠限時限量,立即搶購!奇妙提示:您也可以用超級優惠價 $

Should I use a Social Media Profile or Page?
www.thesocialmediahat.com

Deciding whether or not to use a social media profile or page can sometimes be a difficult decision. It's not as easy as "if I'm representin

Top 2015 B2B Content Marketing Tactics - Heidi Cohen
heidicohen.com

Here are the top 2015 B2B Content Marketing Tactics based on Content Marketing Institute and MarketingProfs research. Complete with charts &

The Forgetful Person's Guide to Staying Organized at Work
blog.hubspot.com

Check out these five essential tools for the forgetful professional -- and maybe bookmark them, so you don't forget about them, too.

2014 Small Business Market Survey Infographic
blog.infusionsoft.com

At Infusionsoft, we know that our dedication to 100% small business success means that we have a responsibility to truly understand the smal

Content Types for Each Buyer Journey Stage | OpenView Labs
labs.openviewpartners.com

Learn how to make the most of content marketing by creating the content types specifically targeted for each stage of their buyer journey.

Cultivate Self-Worth, Harvest High Organizational Net Worth: the Growth ...
www.bobu.com

In any organization, each person’s own sense of worth is a prime factor in overall team success and organizational net worth. Self- and team

25 QUOTES that will change how you think about SELLING
www.slideshare.net

In order to succeed in sales, you need to do the opposite of selling. You must attract, engage and empower buyers to buy. Without buyers the

What Your Whitepaper Is Really Telling Your Prospects | CustomerThink
customerthink.com

With over 4000 solution profiles in our software directories, our research team visits a ton of vendor websites and has evaluated thousands

How to Include Video in Your Email Marketing
blog.kissmetrics.com

No other marketing medium can communicate as quickly and effectively as video. Therefore, using video in your email marketing makes a lot of

How to Take "Think It Over" Out of Action - Bob Urichuck
www.bobu.com

The key to understanding "think it over" or any other wishy-washy statement, is to question the buyers for clarification.

The Ultimate Guide to Twitter Advanced Search - Zapier
zapier.com

Whether or not you've signed up for Twitter, you have the power to perform detailed queries on the endless stream of Tweets by employing the

How to Make Your How-To Content More Helpful
blog.hubspot.com

Learn how to make your how-to content more helpful, whether for a blog post, software documentation, or product instructions.

Geeky Stuffs
www.shaanhaider.com

A popular technology blog covering gadgets, software, how-to guides, tutorials, smartphones, social media and various useful tips and tricks

Scheduling Google+ Posts, The Complete Guide
www.thesocialmediahat.com

Whether for your personal profile or your brand page, the desire and question of how to schedule Google Plus posts is one that comes up dail

How To Write For Busy Readers
www.fastcompany.com

Less time and shorter attention spans mean adjusting your writing to fit your audience--without losing your voice.

The Proven Ideal Length Of Every Tweet, Facebook Post, And Headline Online
www.fastcompany.com

Feel like you're too wordy--or too brief? Find out the right length for posts to Twitter, Facebook, and more, for the best impact possible.