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Words equal Culture

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Words  Equal  Culture Words Are ‘principal carriers of meaning,’ powerful beyond comprehension. Building blocks. Tools of expression. Significance filters. Words matter. They always have and now amidst a globally connected web community, they matter more; if that’s possible. Culture A culture is the cumulative beliefs and behaviors, the personality and characteristics of a particular community, […]

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Want to Build Community & Team: Lose The EGO.

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Meet Community & Team Killer #1: The Ego One of my girlfriends (age 45+) told me a story about a friend of her’s who recently celebrated her third marriage. (Do you even celebrate the third one?) My girlfriend was horrified when her fairly normal friend transformed into bridzilla.( 20 year old bridzalla’s are cute; 45 […]

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Social Language: Healing the Great Divide?

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Social Language:The body of words, systems, terms, symbols, gestures, phrases and tools used to communicate thought, emotion and meaning in the on line world and community.

Language.

Yesterday I posted a statement on FaceBook, “Brand is just the gut feeling others have about your business.”  A few minutes later my sister who is a few years younger than me clicked thumbs up, she liked my status update A few hours later my 20 year old daughter, Rosie posted her thoughts and albeit she was three states away in her dorm room at Denver University, make no doubt…

I heard her loud and clear.”BRANDING IS STUPID!” her response roared.

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What’s your Impact?

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What's Your Impact on Others? In my third post on the symphony of relating I am diving to the heart of relationships. What is your impact? What is your intent for relationships and community? What happens when people encounter you briefly, over time and in long term work, partnerships or relationships? Impact. Effect. After having […]

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Trust; The Oxygen of Relationships

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Trust: The Oxygen of Relationships; PART TWO in THE SYMPHONY OF RELATING Trust is the oxygen of relationships. In life and in business. For me, trust results when I experience integrity, authenticity and transparency. The other day I was musing over the elements of trust and posted the following question on twitter; "What is the […]

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Collaboration: Digg & Tom’s Style

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Collaboration. I call it the new distribution strategy. Remember the 4 P's and then the 3 C's? Well in my mind community and collaboration are the new distribution. A great example is the collaborative effort between Kevin Rose founder of Digg and Blake Mycoskie at Tom's Shoes. I'm less likely to look at traditional channel options […]

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From Monologue To Dialogue: Social Cues

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I am curious, as in curious George. I too would have eaten the puzzle piece thinking it was an interesting piece of chocolate or burnt almond roca. So it is my curiosity that leads me to ask; clients, peers, friends, business types, social change experts, life hackers, spiritual ones and let's be honest ;anyone that will […]

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Big Ideas Inspire

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Big Ideas Inspire Tribes, Movements, Communities and yes clients… I love  Seth Godin. In the marketing sense of the word I mean. I love his ability to simplify things us business types have a tendency to get in a wad over.  Some of you may be saying. She should really create her own videos; you know if […]

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Don’t Talk: Engage Conversations

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In junior high someone named me fog horn. I know I shouldn't admit this. But its all about transparency and authenticity right? I was loud; with a capital L. I've been an athlete most of my life and most of my school years I  walked away with the Most Inspirational award, or was it loudest sport-cheerleader? […]

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