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Unemployed? Sorta. February 12, 2009

Filed under: Cool News (to me),Unemployed — jenharris @ 11:38 am
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On Tuesday the 10th, I was laid off at TSheets as Head of Social Media Sales and Marketing.

No worries.

I was at NAWBO that night & met the most amazing women. We talked about social media and how it can help increase conversations and of course relationships in business. Women get it. But that is a whole other blog…stay tuned.

With the encouragement of these wonderful women, I believe I am going to do the consulting “thing”.
I had my first meeting yesterday with Karen Meyer of Handyman Connection and she is just an amazing woman. Another possibility is brewing today and another one tomorrow.

Deep breath people….here we go!

 

THIS is How A Business Uses Twitter January 28, 2009

What a great use of Twitter! A Houston coffee shop is now taking orders through their DirectMessage feature on Twitter.  What a great use of customer input AND actually doing something with it.

Howe are you using Twitter for your SMB?  If the first thing you say is “what if they say something bad about us”…the truth is, they probably are and the fact that you said that means you know your business is flawed & you just don’t want anyone to know it…yet, they already do.

Small businesses that are jumping in SM are seing positive ROI when they interact with their customers and just don’t pitch them.  This is absolutly KEY when considering using & engaging in Social Media.  Treat, serve & speak to your customers the way you want to be treated…Golden Rule  my friends -nuff said.

 

Enough of Obama? January 19, 2009

Filed under: Cool News (to me) — jenharris @ 3:36 pm
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Enough of Obama? Nope, not at all. Give me more baby!
It’s not about him, it’s about me, my family & their future. To be honest, I might even be this thrilled if McCain won….maybe. 🙂
I bought a Time magazine yesterday that is all Obama, all the time. I just thumbed through it, but did it at the same time while watching the HBO concert event that took place on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. I choked up & thought…I am going to cry the next 48 hours! I felt like those housewives in the 60’s in their cute little aprons & done up hair as they secretly swooned over JFK and had a sense that their children’s future was going to better.
(Except, I was in pajamas and my done up hair was the same that I feel asleep in the night before). Welcome to the real working mom of the century!
Don’t know where I am going with this, except that the level of excitement & anticipation for the future finally feels right. I don’t have that sense of….ahhhh, really…that I have had for the last 8 years.
Good marketing? Yes. But when coupled with a great leader, a great message, great followers, and my gut feeling of “phew”…it is more than just marketing, it is just plain right.

 

How to Turn 36 December 16, 2008

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I remember by dad turning 35. I was 8 or 9, he was OLD.
Is it weird to say that I don’t feel like I am 36 today? I don’t feel like the person I remember my dad looking like…you know, because they were so….OLD!
You are the age you feel “they” say. I have no idea what age I feel, because I love the way I feel & I think 36 should feel like this (thank you P90X). So maybe a little crazy has set in…but in my defense, I have 2 year old twins who have my number. Nuff said.
So how do you turn 36, 37 or 38?
Shot (or seven) of whiskey? Well, you are so NOT 26, 27 or 28 – so keep it to one – ok, maybe 2 if you get to sleep in the next day.
I am going to keep turning these numbers as if I don’t care. Because in reality, I don’t. If I can play tag with the kids (and still catch them), play volleyball (and keep up with the fresh faces), and not give in to the Botox (and why IS that add showing up on my FaceBook site?-damn targeted marketing) life will be good.
Maybe a shot of Chai in the morning, a shot of espresso at 3 & some good sushi at 6 will kick off a good year of family, friends, a killer job. Long live 36.

 

Diigo 12/04/2008 December 3, 2008

Filed under: Cool News (to me) — jenharris @ 6:32 pm

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.