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"White Student Explains Why She Picked An HBCU" | Clutch Mag Online

"White Student Explains Why She Picked An HBCU" | Clutch Mag Online | Around the Watercooler | Scoop.it
“Alyssa Paddock just finished her sophomore year at Howard University.Unlike most students at Howard, Paddock isn’t black, which may come as a shocker to some, but she’s definitely not the first white person to attend Howard or any other HBCU.”
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Dumb Evangelicals Are Holding the US Hostage– The Story the Media Won’t tell

Dumb Evangelicals Are Holding the US Hostage– The Story the Media Won’t tell | Around the Watercooler | Scoop.it

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RE 131 - Analyze this and provide evidence

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Politician Search's curator insight, November 14, 2013 10:08 AM

A grain of salt.  But read it for what it is worth.

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16 Body Language Tips to Improve Your Nonverbal Communication

16 Body Language Tips to Improve Your Nonverbal Communication | Around the Watercooler | Scoop.it

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Graeme Reid's curator insight, February 3, 6:10 PM

Some useful tips to communicate more powerfully.

Authentis Formations's curator insight, March 13, 4:38 AM

De bons conseils !

Richard Lock's curator insight, March 13, 4:59 AM

Think of reading body language as a detective trying to solve a crime. No one piece of evidence on its own is worth much. However, when several pieces of evidence point in the same direction - start paying attention.

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Why Should A Startup Have A Social Media Presence?

Why Should A Startup Have A Social Media Presence? | Around the Watercooler | Scoop.it

SHARE First & Worry About Everything Else Second
This Business 2 Community post is written for "business" but certainly applicable to startups. Startups must realize that "process is product". 
Process is product means everything you are doing right NOW is a product. 

The soon a startup begins publishing, broadcasting and sharing the easier it gets, the richer the fast feedback loops become and the more chances for success they create. 

Many startups think what they have is so amazing that it can't be shared. With few exceptions (biotech) it is NEVER the case that your thoughts are unique or so unknown that your share will quake the world. 

Any business is created in the execution developed for the idea. To worry about someone stealing your idea is to worry about the tide. Focus your energy on getting as much information out and in as many hands as you can as fast as you can. SHARE. 

Realize that the most important "product" you build is the team capable of building something, pivoting on a dime and responding to what they hear with meaningful and amazing results.  

If you don't have a way to capture your journey find one (write, video, infographics, animation, stories). Your goal should be to create the means of production - the framework where you can easily harvest UGC (User Generated Content) anytime needed. 

UGC is more important to a startup than oxygen. UGC helps gauge reaction, shape your product and determine a startup's future.  

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Process Is Product on ScentTrail Marketing
http://scenttrail.blogspot.fr/2009/11/process-is-product.html ;


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DMA Central's comment, September 19, 2013 10:01 PM
Thanks for sharing! very informative!
Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 28, 2013 10:15 AM

It's very obvious that every company needs a social media presence, not just startups. However, if you can build a following for your company before it gets launched, the more chance for success you will have.

Haley Evans's curator insight, November 14, 2013 11:34 AM

Social media is one of the main forms of communications in today’s society. Whether it is between publics, consumers, or businesses, social media is an essential way of communicating with one another.  Business are able to use social media in many different ways to help there company and to expand the company to different publics.  By using social media companies are able to not only reach more publics, but have a better chance at becoming a well-known and successful company in the business and consumer world.  One reason why social media is important for a business is advertising.  In Adventure in Public relations, Guth and Marsh explain how much advertising can be done on social media and how affective it is in comparison to other Medias.  Advertisement on social media can be run twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.  It also shows the best of all types of media. The advertisement can show pictures, video, sound, and text. By using social media to advertise, your business has potential to reach consumers worldwide.  When you are reaching consumers worldwide the chances of your company making it big increase significantly. 

On top of the advertisement being able to reach so many people, it is extremely cost-effective as well.  Using cost-effecting is another important reason why social media is so important.  It can be extremely expensive to print off thousands of flyers and brochures, or to place ads in a newspaper.  A company can launch a new product on a social media site for free!  To add to this by using social media the company is also able to be time efficient.  When advertising or simply working to reach target consumers and publics, it is made easy with social media.  On social media sites a company can advertise their products and launch dates on the screen, if a user likes a link or an add on their page they are able to follow the company and receive more promotions and ads to that company on their other social media sites.  These platforms help to target the business’ audience and consumers more easily and efficiently. Lastly a huge perk of using social media for your company is that you are able to get timely feedback from consumers.  Guth and Marsh explain that it is important to keep and a close following on the feedback that is given from consumers and when the company receives feedback, make sure to respond quickly and efficiently.

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Social Media

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Infographics Social Networking at Work. Interesting that some believe employees are happier and more productive at work if they have access to social network websites. 


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"Around the water cooler" for today: How could entrepreneurs approach these issues of social media and employee relations?  Customer-service?

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Social Media Management 101: A Complete Guide for Businesses.

Social Media Management 101: A Complete Guide for Businesses. | Around the Watercooler | Scoop.it

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"Around the water cooler" for today: How does social media change the conduct of business? 

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DianaI's curator insight, September 13, 2013 2:05 AM

Not just a "communication" job..

pranmitra Shankaran's curator insight, September 15, 2013 9:38 AM
Solutions for Inner Peace:            Peaceful Knowing (Put Peace First) Peaceful Being (Let those lead the world who are led by the heart)Peaceful Feelings (To put an end to war and terror; first put your heart at peace)Peaceful Thinking (You don’t have to bring Peace. Peace itself will bring Peace)Peaceful Relating (The only problem is to see others as the problem) Solutions for World Peace:             Peace and Nationalism (My country is also great)Peace and Religion (The world does not need a new religion. It needs a new string that binds together all religions)Peace and Education (Education of the heart is the heart of education)Peace and Women (Women are the embodiment of power, peace and potential)Peace and Business (Live for others because there is no other)How to be a World Citizen?Enhance your consciousness by recognizing that every single life on Earth is supported by one universal thread of life. Thus, the first step is the understanding of oneness. Develop a global perspective by reading the history of other countries, understanding their culture and appreciating their uniqueness. Studying the nature, environment, the balance between the human, plant and animal kingdoms, will make you revere the beauty of creation and in turn shall inspire you to take effort to restore and maintain the balance of nature. Work towards the benefit of the entire world. Undertake impersonal projects for the benefit of others. This should not be limited to just your own country, but should extend to the whole world. The focus of a World Citizen is enhancing global consciousness.
Tony Gough's curator insight, September 16, 2013 5:00 AM

Useful information about using social media!

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Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing the Lecture

Anyone Still Listening? Educators Consider Killing the Lecture | Around the Watercooler | Scoop.it
Though some teachers are still adamantly holding onto traditional formal lectures, many others are considering whether this is an ineffective and outdated model that no longer works in the information age.

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How interesting is a lecture? Honestly.

Does the lecture motivate you for class?

What are the positives about lectures?

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Eme Ric's comment, July 26, 2013 5:24 PM
There are others ways. It's not lecture or online, hopefully
Eme Ric's comment, July 26, 2013 5:24 PM
There are others ways. It's not lecture or online, hopefully.
Heather Thompson's comment, July 26, 2013 5:40 PM
agreed engaged learning can happen in a range of ways. Face to face engages differently
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Google Serves 25 Percent of North American Internet Traffic | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Google Serves 25 Percent of North American Internet Traffic | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Around the Watercooler | Scoop.it
A central cooling plant in Google?s Douglas County, Georgia data center.Photo: Google/Connie Zhou Everyone knows Google is big. But the truth is that i

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So if they serve 25% what's the value in knowing this information?

How can we give this number REAL meaning?

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'Real Story' Debate: Is There an Effort to Remove God From American Culture?

'Real Story' Debate: Is There an Effort to Remove God From American Culture? | Around the Watercooler | Scoop.it
In his Thanksgiving Proclamation 150 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln mentioned God eight times. On Real Story this afternoon, Gretchen Carlson asked her panel of religious experts what has changed in American politics and in our culture overall.

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Tom Hauck's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:03 AM

Not only REMOVE God...but replace God with Government....

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"White Student Explains Why She Picked An HBCU" | Clutch Mag Online

"White Student Explains Why She Picked An HBCU" | Clutch Mag Online | Around the Watercooler | Scoop.it
“Alyssa Paddock just finished her sophomore year at Howard University.Unlike most students at Howard, Paddock isn’t black, which may come as a shocker to some, but she’s definitely not the first white person to attend Howard or any other HBCU.”
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Kindness Is a Business Asset

Kindness Is a Business Asset | Around the Watercooler | Scoop.it
Be kind to the people you meet on the way up because you'll meet them again on the way down.

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"Be kind to the people you meet on the way up because you'll meet them again on the way down.  Is this the only reason kindness should be an asset?

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Analytics Helps Tennis Players and Businesses Go from Good to Great

Analytics Helps Tennis Players and Businesses Go from Good to Great | Around the Watercooler | Scoop.it

Last night Rafa Nadal defeated Novka Djokovic in the Men's Final to win the 2013 US Open in a match that tennis fans will be talking about for years. That match followed an equally exciting Women's Final on Sunday, when Serena Williams beat Victoria Azarenka to win her second consecutive 2013 US Open title.

Those of us lucky enough to work at the US Open enjoy the tennis matches, but as the technology provider to the United States Tennis Association, our goal is to provide the best experiences for fans, the media, coaches and players.

We also see major sporting events as a way to illustrate business applications for the technology developed for the USTA. Three new commercials debuted during US Open coverage on CBS, ESPN and the Tennis Channel. They are:


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"Around the water cooler" for today: what could be some of the other advantages and disadvantages in this or other sports? other business industries?

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Russ Merz, Ph.D.'s curator insight, September 11, 2013 3:15 PM

This article illustrates how #IBM #bigdata analysis helped USTA identify opportunities for engaging with their audience more effectively (#sports #marketing).

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Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First

Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First | Around the Watercooler | Scoop.it

The study’s conclusion suggests that the current model of the flipped classroom should itself be flipped upside down. The researchers advocate the “flipped flipped classroom,” in which videos come after exploration and not before.

 


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What have you learned based on this format?  

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:21 PM

A very worthy observation.

Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, August 1, 2013 2:27 PM

and the pendulum swings

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:33 PM

Experimenting first sounds good, though I think it depends on the learner and on what is being taught. I like the idea of pushing the envelop to be more inclusive...yet not throwing out things that continue to work (for some types of learners).

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12 Ways to Spot a High Achiever

12 Ways to Spot a High Achiever | Around the Watercooler | Scoop.it
As part of my day job, I run a company that trains recruiters and hiring managers on how to attract, assess and hire top performers using Performance-based Hiring. To overcome the impact of first

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So how can you promote your brand as a high achieving student?  What would be the benefit?  Are there any drawbacks to having such a brand?

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