I’ve been an Evernote guy for years. I’ve used the service to store a variety of content including workout routines, articles I’ve read, and even draft blog posts. It’s my go to for digital note taking. I imagine this is why I was hesitant to fully embrace OneNote until last year when I started a contract role with NetHope and began to use it as my…
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“Can you make me Twitter-famous” or as referenced occasionally by the younger crowd “Instafamous?” I often hear this question from friends and some brands. The rise of social media platforms in the last few years has spawned the idea of instant validation and a podium to express point of views and beliefs. While there is a bit of validity to this idea, taking a step back…
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Earlier this month I attended “Evolution of the Gay-borhood” co-hosted by the Greater Seattle Businesses Association (GSBA) and Out for Sustainability. The event focused on defining the notion of a Gayborhood and had voices from around the community to speak about various topics related to retaining the neighborhood’s identity and sense of place. One of the standout presenters was Louise Chernin, CEO of the GSBA. She articulately defined the meaning of a Gayborhood. Her definition is as follows, a Gayborhood is…
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While the Great Recession is quickly becoming a distant memory, a number of people are still caught up in its wake. Many still struggle to find balance and get back on their feet. Optimism is on the rebound however with new opportunities beginning to sprout up daily. To help improve my own job hunting skills and get a better understanding of the market’s conditions, I recently attended “What Are…
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  In a quest to expand my knowledge about content creation I attended Better Content Marketing– a Meetup hosted by Distilled Seattle. While I have a basic understanding of best practices for content creation, the event explored some of the deeper issues surrounding the process. This month focused on the growing importance of data-driven content. Using my notes I compiled an outline highlighting the night’s key…
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Presentations are an art form. When done well presenters can captivate an audience and inspire action. On the flipside however, poorly executed presentations often bore and frustrate those within earshot. This past Wednesday I had the pleasure of checking out  Ignite  – a Seattle born educational event focused on highlighting stellar presentations. Ignite prides itself in harnessing “condensed creativity.” The organization accomplishes this goal by implementing a five-minute stage…
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Call it silly but I’m a believer in fulfilling childhood dreams. Unjaded by constraints of the real world, they often offer up a true look at the person we’re meant to be and contain a grand narrative which helps inform the person we become as adults. Looking back at my own dreams, a few main themes emerge including technology, communications, storytelling, and helping others. This post…
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SMC Seattle started off the year with a bang on Tuesday by hosting “What’s Hot a Look Into Social and Digital Media in 2013.” The event took place at the Social and offered Seattle’s social media community a chance to reflect on the past year and discuss what was in store for 2013. To help with the conversation, SMC had a panel featuring representatives from Microsoft,…
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