Every month I choose a closing thought to end my Mom-e Club meetings across the country and it's so fitting that I chose this one before I knew she passed. I always enjoyed her insight.
“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. Jobs, family, employers, and friends can exist one day without any one of us, and if our egos permit us to confess, they could exist eternally in our absence. Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”
On today's blog, +Burgin Construction talks about the challenges faced when working with a second floor condo remodel. It was neat to learn how they managed to create a light and airy ambiance in the bathrooms without any windows.
Cheers to +Stephan Hovnanian and +Christine DeGraff! The others are awesome, but I know these two personally. I have also interacted minimally with +Ronnie Bincer and I really think he has a gracious heart, I would love to get to know him more.
+Guy Kawasaki Guy is Chief Evangelist of +Canva which is an essential tool for creating stunning visual images that are perfect for social media sharing even if you have a complete absence of design skills. Guy also wrote the Book What The Plus: http://whattheplus.com/what-the-plus/
+Mark Traphagen Mark writes tirelessly about Google Plus. He may even be Mr Google+. Follow him for posts, test results, informative hangouts and subscribe to his Flipboard magazine called Google+ Plus Power which is packed full of tips http://flip.it/5ZD5n
+Stephan Hovnanian Stephan's About section of his Google Plus Profile is packed with links to his ebooks, HOA series and articles he has written to provide tips for Google+ users. Stephan (pronnounced Step-han) is often the first person to greet newbies so you probably know him already. https://plus.google.com/+StephanHovnanian/about
Have you ever wondered how to promote your event on LinkedIn?
Everyone always asks me how they can promote their event without alienating their contacts. Well in this post, +Bizzabo details exactly how to promote an event on LinkedIn without it being considered spam!
LinkedIn is a powerful resource to promote your conference or event. It’s an ideal place when choosing a promotional outlet because you can build upon your existing audience while using the business contacts that you have already cultivated.
#Project31 Update Back in December I started a project to pick 31 people according to some criteria that I set based on their activity, follower count, etc. This project is continuing with each original member picking a new member that also meet the criteria on a regular basis.
Along the way, I also added an "honorary member" category and selected +Mia Voss as the first honorary member. Honorary members are people in our community who we feel would be a great fit and who can help support our members here on Google Plus. Mia has had many of our members as guests on our show and is a wonderful additional to our community.
The main goal of this project at this point is to help support and encourage each other.
Here was the original criteria: 1) is active on G+ on a regular basis (complete profile is a given); 2) shares both their own and other people's content (and gives credit); 3) engages on their posts and on the posts of others; 4) has less than 2,500 people circling them; 5) is fairly focused yet has a "healthy mix" of content in their stream.
I now know all of these people pretty darn well and highly recommend them as great people to add to your circles.
At this point, I would like to invite +Lance Fields to join our community as an honorary member. With all that I have seen you do to give back and help others, you are a natural fit. I hope you will accept this invitation to join our community.
Last week, I was approached by a potential client who is a famous, well infamous celebrity. I was faced with a huge moral dilemma because although the opportunity would have been fantastic for a number of reasons, the product promoted is not something that I want to align my brand with.
In the end I had to say no but it also validated that my business vision is on the right track and it made me just a little bit stronger.
+Bizzabo has a great article out detailing how to make your event more interactive. They have a free whitepaper download available at the end of the article titled, Is your Event Ready to Tech! #events#eventtech#eventtips
Anyone who hosts an event wants it to really stand out in the participants’ minds. The best way for it to be memorable is by designing interactivity into your event. If you can get your attendees involved, they will have a more powerful experience. As a result, they will be more likely to attend your events in the future and recommend their friends or colleagues attend your next event.