Joseph Shakelford is an unassuming humble musician with a carbon fiber violin, a smile, and excellent coffee.
Today is a new day, one that everyone who is honest would gladly admit that they are proud to experience. On any given day, I would likely write to you about my beloved home of Fort Smith, Arkansas. I might talk to you about reaching out and connecting to your friends, family and potential clientsContinue reading “The Grid’s Great: Where’s Your Radio?”
A respected colleague posted a full analysis of their Facebook activity to their news feed and I could not resist checking it out. I was redirected to Zeebly and accessed Social Me. After more than five years in online marketing and social media advancement this was new to me. Okay … I have been busy.Continue reading “Changing tides in #social media, #business & #leadership … Social Me”
Don’t you just hate it when you have a brilliant idea for a blog post and you type it all out and then the computer goes wonky on you and you lose all your hard work! I just did that. Yeah, I know we are supposed to save, but when we are in the zoneContinue reading “Are You Addicted to the Internet? Find Out”
Do you ever have those days where something that you have seen or heard rattles around in your head? I have sent 100’s of emails, processed tons of invoices, answered more questions that I can count and have been BUSY. But all day long, as I have gone about the business of life, these twoContinue reading “On Day or Off Day”
Do you like flowers? Yes! Do you enjoy flowers? Well, yeah. Do you love flowers? Most people say that they like flowers and would be flattered to receive them. BUT very few people truly love the flowers of a plant. Love requires sacrifice. How many people do you know who will sacrifice for a plant,Continue reading “Sacrifice for the Flowers of Social Media”
First allow me to tell you a little bit about what brings me here, to this place and time. In January 2010, I was doing marketing for a small business in Fort Smith, Arkansas that had a shoe-string budget and wanted to reach as many of their target audience as possible with little to noContinue reading “Social Media: Now What?”
An advocate by definition has nothing to gain from the advancement of a cause, practice and/or belief. However, when your job and/or lively-hood and reputation is on the line then it is not as easy to be a consultant, coach, thought leader and/or innovator. Or is it? I assert that indeed one is no differentContinue reading “Connect: Touch the Worlds and Lives of Others”
I had to stop myself twice today, because people that I hardly know put forth the effort and took the time out of their day to compliment me and I am embarrassed to admit that both times instead of stopping, looking the person in the eye, smiling and sincerely thanking them for their kindness, (headContinue reading “A Special Thanks to @IngridElfver”
Why would a successful CEO, social media guru, public speaker and blogger want you to write about his topics? According to Chris, “If we’re going to show people how to use social media to drive meaningful conversations instead of being yet another marketing tool, we have to run out and educate at a break-neck pace, so we can bring more and more thought leaders into alignment with these big and not-so-big organizations who could use our help.”
Am I complaining? No way.