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Karen Brown
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Attended University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Guy Kawasaki originally shared:
 
Powerful images from the crisis in the Horn of Africa.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/07/horn_of_africa_on_the_brink_of.html

Text "FOOD" to UNICEF (864233) to donate $10--enough to feed a child for 10 days.
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One of the photos is captioned: "An Al Shabaab soldier walks along women waiting for food distribution at a refugee camp in Shebelle, Somalia. Battles among Islamic militants, security soldiers from neighboring nations, and government forces have exacerbated the famine. Al Shabaab has recently lifted a ban on humanitarian agencies supplying food to millions of Somalis." Now, I'm all for feeding people who are hungry, and in this case we need to be sending FOOD and WATER instead of sending money; money is easier to transport, but it's also easier for the warring factions to skim or steal entirely. Finally, until their political problems are successfully addressed ("no central government"), there isn't much hope for them.
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Anyone have any travel tips for Playa del Carmen? Is XCaret worth the time / money?
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I would skip XCaret it wasn't worth it.  I agree with Ron.  Go to Tulum or Chichen Itza which is about 3 hours away.   The other thing you might consider is going snorkeling.  Some of the best reefs are off of Playa de Carmen.   You can even swim with whale sharks. Enjoy!!

http://www.cancun-adventure.com/tours/whale-shark-experience
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Iced coffee is my life. When I wake up, often around the time party animals on the west coast are just heading home, I start ...
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Sorting out my schedule for WEC. (Great app!) Wondering how to clone myself - there's great content this year! (+Jessica Levin and +Midori Connolly - is your session on Social Gaming for Events repeated? Several times??)
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+Tyra Hilliard - it made creating an agenda VERY VERY easy. Read the descriptions, click on the plus sign if you want to add the session to your schedule. In the end I had four sessions in the same time slot - but that's ok, too - it makes it much easier to narrow the fields. Check it out!
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Chris Brogan originally shared:
 
When it comes to doing much versus doing a little, people always ask the question "how do you find the time?" I think there are ways:
New here? Get more useful information by subscribing for free to the RSS feed. Let's dig in. My Metal Banded Watches. People often ask how I can put out so much content, how I can be everywhere, h...
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For those adding me to your circles - Thank you! I look forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you better.

I do have two favors to ask:
1) If you haven't done so already, please fill out your profile as fully as possible and
2) post something. Anything - a quote, share a website, post an opinion.

If you add me and your profile reads "male" and nothing else - I find it hard to add you. Oddly enough, I don't have a "male" circle.

I do have a circle for Event Professionals, College and High School Friends, Social Media Gurus, Graphic Designers, Marketing Champions, Techys, Public Personas, Photographers, Fellow Foodies, Travel - well, you get the picture. I just want to know where you're going to fit. If you make your own jewelry and I find that fascinating, I'll create a new Jewelry circle, I promise.

I need to know SOMETHING about you to add you, though.

As with any social media, the more you put in, the more you'll get out. It starts with your profile.
Thank you!

::steps down from soapbox::
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Karen, your points are excellent.
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Chris Pearson originally shared:
 
What do top SEOs do that you aren't currently doing? They:

1. Identify the most valuable pages (MVPs!) of their sites.
2. Optimize those pages for conversions of emails or sales.

And now, +Derek Halpern shows you how to use Google Analytics to find your MVPs...and better, he gives you 5 ways to optimize your best pages.

http://diythemes.com/thesis/google-analytics-top-content/
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And Day Three of pounding pipes in the wall next to my bed is in full swing. Not a way to relax on 'vacation'. On day one we were told that they'd have a new room for us on day 2. On day 2 the promised room was given to someone else and all they had now were rooms on the same wall under construction.
Never again, El Dorado Maroma, Karisma Hotels. Never again.
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Yeah, I can usually deal with a lot, I don't even mind getting put in the room by the elevator. But when the hotel gives you the blank stare, that's really bad!
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We're at MPI WEC this week and realized too late that we had packed too few business cards. This Tip of the Day from M&C magazine came just in time!
E-Card - Meetings And Conventions - Run out of business cards while on the road? This free service can save the day.
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+jeanne eury - I'm going to look into that, too.
+Dave Burt - My worlds are colliding! You were at WEC? In San Diego? I was at WEC in San Diego. What is it you do? Were you a planner or supplier?
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I'm really loving the new connections I'm making here, and love this idea from +Cheryl Lawson! I'm looking for circle ideas - tell me a bit about yourself. What are your passions? I gave Cheryl - Business Owner, Event Designer, Photography, Foodie, Travel, Addicted to Wanderlust. How about you?
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Patti - how about an overwhelmed circle? Dump them there.....
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WOW. They've finally caught on! Anyone tried Lion yet? Thoughts?
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Apple's new OS "Lion" is now available for download from the Mac App Store. (via @michaeljosh)
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My brother just updated his mac mini that he uses as a media center. Most of the applications he has for his media center are not compatible with lion yet and he had to go back to snow leopard. I'd wait a few weeks for the rest of the world to catch up. That's what I'm doing.
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Conference and Event Professional; Association Manager
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  • Conferences by Design
    Conference and Event planner, present
  • Dresser Wayne
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Salisbury, MD
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King of Prussia, PA - Boston, MA - Huntsville, AL - Picayune, MS - King of Prussia, PA - Langhorne, PA - Levittown, PA - Madison, WI - Verona, WI - Salisbury, MD
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About Conferences by Design
We provide associations and corporations affordable event and sponsorship services - from finding the perfect location, talent, agenda design, brand and marketing for your event to the aftermath reporting and cleanup.

Once a designer...
I have a BA in Visual Communications and ten years of professional graphic design experience.

I keep my right brain very active by specializing in event branding, event design and marketing.

“Since life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it, the better.” –Simon Raven
I have an incurable form of wanderlust.
I travel a lot for a living.
This is a good thing.
Education
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Salisbury University
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née Karen Treichler