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8 Ways to Stay Calm in the Midst of Chaos

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It used to be said that the only thing constant is change.  However, these days we can add another - chaos.  As we all experience it, it is good to adopt skills that will help us cope rather than set expectations to eliminate it.  

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 9, 2013 8:20 PM

It's the nature of business to create panic and chaos. Everyone dreams of a company that runs smoothly and efficiently, but ambitious entrepreneurs, managers and salespeople can't help but push for speed. Rather than slow down on a product release or turn down a customer or two until processes are ready, decisions are made that tax resources and send teams into a frenzy.


Whether you are the chaos creator or just caught in the fray, the best way you can bring sanity back to your team is to be an island of stability. It's harder than it sounds when people are running and screaming with their hair on fire, so here are 8 tips for smooth sailing:

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A World without Work?

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. How will it affect our jobs? 

 

The economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that by 2030 we would only work three hours a day because machines would be doing our jobs for us. However, he also recognised that work gives our lives meaning and brings stability to societies. So the question above is much bigger than “are we going to be unemployed?” It’s also about how technological progress will revolutionize the world of work. 

 

Meanwhile, we are living longer, healthier lives, which – with the spending power of those over the age of 60 expected to rise to $15 trillion by 2020 - is an opportunity for economies.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, January 21, 7:24 AM

How will rapid technological progress and the prospect of longer, healthier lives revolutionize work?

 

Alphanought Design's curator insight, January 21, 8:19 AM

 

I think I could keep myself entertained the world is full of so much to learn it would be amazing to have the time to learn it I think I could keep myself entertained the world is full of so much to learn it would be amazing to have the time to learn it 

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Today's Education Should Be About Giving Learners Voice and Choice

Today's Education Should Be About Giving Learners Voice and Choice | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it
Some of the recurring themes of my conference presentations and blog posts include: Schools are doing Education 1.0; talking about doing Education 2.0; when they should be planning Education 3.0 We...

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learners of all ages can benefit with this model.

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Lars-Göran Hedström's curator insight, August 11, 2015 1:55 AM

Jackie Gerstein shares her insight on how to give learner voice and choice in their learning. She believes that "All instructional practices in this era of learning should revolve around learner choice and voice."

 

What are your thoughts on learner voice and choice?

Kent Wallén's curator insight, August 11, 2015 5:07 AM

Jackie Gerstein shares her insight on how to give learner voice and choice in their learning. She believes that "All instructional practices in this era of learning should revolve around learner choice and voice."

 

What are your thoughts on learner voice and choice?

Nancy White's curator insight, August 11, 2015 11:41 AM

This is a great entry-point to begin making learning personal for each learner!

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Visual Storytelling: The Ultimate Guide to Creating Appealing Content

From videos to infographics, I’m constantly leveraging visual media. Can you guess why? It’s because these visual content pieces are generating more backlinks …

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your visual brand is becoming even more fundamental to marketing strategies.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 20, 2015 5:40 PM

Go grab this infographic -- it's really great!


Not only does it give you stats on the necessity for visual content/storytelling, but it lists 4 top tools. 


Even better, scroll down for 3 fab design tips that I haven't run across before - but they make perfect sense.


Story on!

Comwyn's curator insight, April 21, 2015 8:01 AM

Nice article on adding engaging and appealing content.

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24 Charts Of Leadership Styles Around The World

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24 charts of leadership styles around the world

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Fascinating!  Just plain fascinating!

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Isabelle Mayor's curator insight, April 20, 2015 12:53 AM

Une infographie qui démontre symbolise les organisations et leur style de management. "Déjà vu mais on ne s'en lasse pas!"

Jaro Berce's curator insight, April 20, 2015 4:03 AM

Is that ALL? Is there MORE? LIFE is so unpredictable that cannot be measured by any number count!

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 20, 2015 5:39 AM

Very good, thanks!

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The Ideal Length of a Blog Post, Facebook Update and Email Subject Line

The Ideal Length of a Blog Post, Facebook Update and Email Subject Line | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it
You’re asking all the right questions…

How long should an email subject line be?How long should your blog post be?How long should your [Insert digital content here] be?

Buffer surveyed, tested, and measured to find the ideal length of everything online (including your email subject lines), and then they put it into a nifty infographic for you.


So I asked heavy hitters in different fields to weigh in on Buffer’s results… and then some. These experts are expanding on the ideal length of social content with their own tips and strategies for maximizing the space you have....


Via Jeff Domansky
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Great to have access to information like this.

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Amber Childress's curator insight, March 19, 2015 1:08 PM

Useful and trustworthy guidance for your online marketing content.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 20, 2015 1:38 PM

Make sure to see the expert comments for added insight! Recommended reading.  9/10

Nikol Hristova's curator insight, April 7, 2015 6:56 PM

There are many positive and negative comments about how long should be the perfect post, tweet or email subject. In my opinion, the shorter, the better. The shorter information it includes, the better understanding it will have. When i see people who's tweets or Facebook posts are longer than 4 rolls, i just stop reading the. This is a post, not a page of book, don't you think? 

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12 places where you will feel absolutely dwarfed by nature

12 places where you will feel absolutely dwarfed by nature | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it
Some places have a way of making you feel really, really small.

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So many amazing places to see in the world!  And so little time.  Best time to start is now!

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OdysseyTreks's curator insight, March 6, 2015 11:47 AM

Where in the world has been your most AWE-inspiring place? Have you been to any of these places? 

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Inflight magazine darwinism...

Inflight magazine darwinism... | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it

The iPad era is wreaking havoc in airlines’ seat-back pockets.

 

With fliers no longer always required to turn off phones and tablets during takeoff and landing, they’re glued to electronic devices for longer than ever, leaving little downtime for leafing through a magazine.

 

Whatever the format, the magazines are a way to connect with passengers and build an airline’s brand -- and the advertising revenue helps, too.

 

The challenge is to make the publications attractive and entertaining enough that passengers will actually open them.


Via Jerome Goldberg (JMG-Research)
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As a travel writer I am always interested in the printed word and how to get it out.

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Jerome Goldberg (JMG-Research)'s curator insight, February 6, 2015 10:07 AM

Fighting for passenger attention. Is paper for content vs. screen for Duty Free catalogue?

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10 best overlooked travel destinations

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View 10 best overlooked travel destinations pictures on Yahoo Finance Canada . See 10 best overlooked travel destinations photos and find more pictures in our photo galleries.

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OdysseyTreks's curator insight, January 23, 2015 6:52 PM

Some of the destinations may have been overlooked in the past but not anymore. You'll find these places are all unique and wonderful in their own way. 

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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations

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A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky. Try these eight storytelling techniques for a presentation that wows.

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These techniques are not just great for structuring presentations but are very helpful with a lot of writing projects as well.

 

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Charlotte Catteeuw's curator insight, January 8, 2015 3:24 AM

Good tips for captivating and engaging your audience, the old skool way

Javier Arana's curator insight, January 10, 2015 9:26 PM

Muy buen artículo sobre 8 técnicas de storytellin para atrapar a una audiencia.

Emerging World's curator insight, March 10, 2015 4:12 AM

The art of telling compelling stories that move people is at the heart of leadership.  I have heard it said that telling the right stories at the right time is they key to being successful in a leadership role.


These frameworks and the associated resources are a useful tool for anyone who wants to understand what kinds of stories to tell and when.

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Contagious Communication Starts With Stories

Contagious Communication Starts With Stories | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it
Too many marketers are so confused with new technology that they forget what really matters – emotions. Ami Hasan chairman of Hasan&partners and Perfect Fools,

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Just like the beginning of an older, yet beloved TV show - 'here's the story...."  it sticks in our minds and helps us differentiate between all of the noise that we hear on a daily, hour and minute by minute basis.

 

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 16, 2015 2:08 PM
Gotta love this article by Ami Hasam, chairman of Hasan & Partners and Perfect Fools, plus president of the Direct and Promo & Activation juries at Eurobest. His call to action for marketers? Tell better stories. I include bloggers, entrepreneurs, and anyone in business in this list.Hasam's point is that in business we can get caught up in the latest technology, thinking that will save the day. But in marketing, success is all about crafting great stories first. Yes! As I always say, if you really want to increase your impact, influence, and business growth, start with great storytelling. Technology then becomes the vehicle for telling the stories, Hasam says. I still have way too many conversations with folks where they promote a technology solution for telling a good story, instead of working on actual storytelling skills.This is a quick read, and enjoy the insights here. Let's make 2015 the year of crafting way better stories.This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it
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27 Funny Posters & Charts Graphic Designers Will Relate to

27 Funny Posters & Charts Graphic Designers Will Relate to | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it
We at DS come across a lot of memes, comics and artworks that offer a hilarious look into the life and mind of a graphic designer. So we thought, why not collate a few good ones into one cool post? Who knows, it might even drive some sense into an unreasonable client and make him/her change his/her attitude? Wishful thinking, we guess. Enough talk, check them out below....
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Out of truths comes humour - fortunately or unfortunately.
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Kim S Martin's curator insight, January 18, 2015 7:53 AM

We can relate: 

Marta Ciesielska's curator insight, January 19, 2015 3:15 AM

A little bit of information about designer-consumer relations. Something funny for Monday - I especially liked 17, 10 & 7 (to 7 I would add language mistakes in restaurant's menu).

Bartek Daniel's curator insight, January 20, 2015 12:00 PM

Humorystyczne obrazki dotyczące grafików komputerowych.

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Best Winter Trips 2015

Best Winter Trips 2015 | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it
Get out and enjoy the winter weather with our picks for the ten places to visit this season.

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Winter is here to stay (thank goodness she says ironically!). Best get out there, make the best of things & enjoy!
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OdysseyTreks's curator insight, January 5, 2015 11:16 AM

It's time to embrace winter and make the most of the season. Here are some great winter trips! 

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LOOK: The World's Most Beautiful Places

LOOK: The World's Most Beautiful Places | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it
If a picture says a thousand words, book us a flight right now because we want to travel to these places pronto. Lonely Planet has just released Beautiful World, a gorgeous collection of travel images.

From Botswana’s Okavango River to Patag...

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so much beauty, so little time!

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OdysseyTreks's curator insight, December 30, 2014 12:13 PM

Isn't the saying a picture says a thousand words? These pics from places around the world will have you wanting to jump on the next flight...you've been warned!  

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What if students controlled their own learning? Peter Hutton

This talk was given at a local TEDx event in Melbourne,  produced independently of the TED Conferences.


Via Kathleen McClaskey
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I was fortunate in primary and secondary school.  I had empassioned teachers and administrators, and a family that supported and fostered my curiosity and a healthy respect for learning.  Not all have that fortune. 

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, August 17, 2015 9:46 PM

What a concept.  Find a way to unleash the curiosity and passions of each student. -Lon

Norton Gusky's curator insight, August 18, 2015 8:39 AM

Here's a wonderful example of a secondary school that allows students to take control of their learning = personalizing learning. 

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, September 23, 2015 8:54 AM

Peter Hutton desgined and runs a school in which students make the most important decisions about their learning: what to study, when and with whom. There are no grade levels, no "periods" in the day, and the staff is co-hired with students. It's been incredibly successful!

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Between the Covers with Christopher Logan and Bookthefilm

Between the Covers with Christopher Logan and Bookthefilm | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it
With the final 10 days of the advance sales campaign for the new book Burlesque ticking away, I sat down with author Chr…
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It is a fundamental tenet of both myself and my company to celebrate and honour the diversity and inclusion of each and every one of us.  So when I found an author that feels equally passionate about living one's true life, I naturally was intrigued to explore.  In doing so, I found a series of books that share and revere the uniqueness in all of us.   I hope you enjoy this as much as I have.

 

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How to Promote Your Stories Effectively #Infographic

How to Promote Your Stories Effectively #Infographic | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it

“In digital marketing, there is always a new trend, a new technology or a new way of thinking to take into account. But there is still a place for the humble blog.”


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A wealth of information in here.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 18, 2015 1:01 PM
OK -- you've got business stories to share. Now what? Here's an infographic that lays it all out. Go grab your stories and get busy!
Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 19, 2015 8:41 AM

With millions of people clamouring to be heard on the Interweb, a few tips here to help you shout louder!

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How to Make the Best Blog Graphics (for Non-Designers) | CoSchedule

How to Make the Best Blog Graphics (for Non-Designers) | CoSchedule | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it

You probably know why: Posts with better graphics are easier to read and get more shares....

 

The good news is that you can learn to create your own blog post graphics fairly quickly. A handful of dollars in stock graphics, a few hours in Photoshop, and you will be on your way to making your blog look better in no time.

 

In this post, I’ll share with you the exact strategies I use to create visuals for my posts, right from start to finish....


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SageRave of Get Custom Content's curator insight, March 21, 2015 6:08 PM

Good ideas for the DIY internet marketing crowd!

Marco Favero's curator insight, March 21, 2015 7:05 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Dennis Wagner's curator insight, March 23, 2015 9:32 PM

Blog Graphics made easier..

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174 million Chinese tourists are tipped to spend $264 billion by 2019. Are you ready?

174 million Chinese tourists are tipped to spend $264 billion by 2019. Are you ready? | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it

174 million Chinese tourists are tipped to spend $264 billion by 2019 compared with the 109 million who spent $164 billion in 2014, according to a new analysis by Bank of America Merrill Lynch. To put that in perspective, there were just 10 million Chinese outbound tourists in 2000.

 

Millennials, or 25- to 34- year olds, are expected to make up the bulk of Chinese tourists at 35% of the total, followed by 15- to 24- year olds accounting for around 27%.

 

Only about 5% of China's 1.3 billion populace are thought to hold passports, meaning the potential for outbound tourism is vast.

 


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Changing the face of tourism for sure.

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Jerome Goldberg (JMG-Research)'s curator insight, March 11, 2015 6:21 AM

Interesting to see how Airlines, Airports, Duty Free Shops & Brands are handling this new wave of passengers, with different behaviours and expectations as seen in our research...

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What the Airplane Seat Choice Says About the passenger

What the Airplane Seat Choice Says About the passenger | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it

Aisle person value freedom, are an introvert, are all business, like to be in the power position and tend to be a bit claustrophobic...

 

Window person value privacy, are a nester, are a dreamer and are open to new experiences...

 

Middle seat person are an extrovert, are highly evolved, are considerate, are low man on the totem pole and are disorganized...

 

Business class person are a control freak, value their time, are a little pretentious and are rich!


Via Jerome Goldberg (JMG-Research)
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I will confess that I do have a personal preference when it comes to my seat selection (and that includes a resounding "no" for that middle seat!  It's my choice all right - last choice!).  My choices are usually aligned with the length of the flight but have noted that when I was travelling more regularly for business, the luggage was lighter and the need to get out faster was stronger and drove my seat selection.  Now that I am travelling mostly for myself, I actively like to push aside the mentality of passengers that have to stand up to depart almost as soon as the plane wheels have touched the ground.  Does keeping your seatbelt on just a minute more really restrict your freedom?  Really....that extra 2 minutes really isn't going to have that much of an impact on the value of my day and is why I often times now choose a window seat when I'm an aisle kind of girl.

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Jerome Goldberg (JMG-Research)'s curator insight, February 10, 2015 9:22 PM

Tell me where you sit, I'll tell you what to buy during the flight... How long before inflight catalogue is tailor-made for aisle-persons and window-persons? Should be easy with on-screen technology.

Gonzalez & Associates's curator insight, February 11, 2015 8:39 AM

Interesting read....

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10 Graphic & Web Design Tools That Will Explode in 2015

10 Graphic & Web Design Tools That Will Explode in 2015 | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it

Every designer has a collection of tools that they find indispensable to doing their job. Some of these tools are popular ones that you will likely find in every designer’s toolbox, while others are not so well known. In this article, we will take a look at 9 graphic and web design tools that are set to explode in 2015.


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Some great ideas and concepts here for getting stories out in the firnat that gets them told.

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Marut's curator insight, January 29, 2015 12:42 AM

For Creative Professionals. 

Farah Jouffroy's curator insight, January 29, 2015 3:50 AM

Et vous, qu'utilisez-vous comme outils graphique ?

Jake Peters's curator insight, January 30, 2015 8:56 AM

We use a lot of these already. Definitely worth checking out if you're a designer/developer.

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain - theguardian

Why the modern world is bad for your brain - theguardian | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it
In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient

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Not just another reason to not drive (walk, talk, etc) & text.  Fascinating read, full of information

 

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, January 20, 2015 3:34 PM

More to worry about?!

Tom Van Looy's curator insight, January 23, 2015 12:36 PM

Scary ! I've always hated the humongeous number of emails except in the really early days at uni. Google's new Inbox is also something that I find eases the pain ...

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, February 6, 2015 2:15 PM

tecnologia deveria nos auxiliar na produtividade.

Mas a desordem e despreparo para utiliza-la tem aumentado os riscos de efeitos inversos.

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7 Key Pieces of Advice about Web Content Strategy from Matt Cutts

7 Key Pieces of Advice about Web Content Strategy from Matt Cutts | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it

Google Webspam leader Matt Cutts is one of the most influential SEO advice sources. Before he took a voluntary temporary leave last July, he spent over 10 years giving detailed, precise, and sometimes lengthy explanations to many questions that businesses were asking. He recorded more than 500 videos to share his answers. So how can you sift through all that great counsel and find the ones valuable to you?


Click Consult created TheShortCutts.com, developing a brief summary of each video (sometimes just one word) and categorizing all of the videos, which makes it easy to search for topics. Over 50 videos fall under the website-content category and more than 30 address related aspects, so I decided to do that sifting for you and choose seven of the best to help as you plan your website content strategy....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 19, 2015 11:14 AM

In over 500 videos, Google’s Matt Cutts answered the questions businesses asked. TheShortCutts.com abbreviates them all. Want to learn his insight into website content? Start with these seven abbreviated answers and author takeaways. Essential viewing and reading for social marketers. 10/10

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The Power of Personal Storytelling in Design and Innovation

The Power of Personal Storytelling in Design and Innovation | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it
Successful leaders need also to be excellent storytellers, for if they do not successfully tell their own story and control the narrative, then the press, their costumers or their competitors surely will....

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I really like the comparison of a "good" story and a "bad" story in this article. 

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The Migrant Expats - One American. One German. Both lost.

The Migrant Expats - One American. One German. Both lost. | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it

 Unchanged fun reading thisWe are two travelers getting lost for the sake of adventure. Destinations, travel tips and helpful reviews on everything travel. Come get lost with us and travel the world!


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Had so much fun reading this.  It was great to see Sweden through their eyes. 

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A Primer on Measuring Employee Engagement - HBR

A Primer on Measuring Employee Engagement - HBR | An Indelible Imprint | Scoop.it
Which metrics to look for, and what they mean.

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 22, 2014 1:28 AM

Good insights on how to measure employee engagement using people analytics!!

Mike Hohnen's curator insight, January 7, 2015 1:59 AM

Engagement is the key not satisfaction