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The Influence Landscape: The Evolving Power of Shapers & Influencers

The Influence Landscape: The Evolving Power of Shapers & Influencers | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Even as recently as twenty or thirty years ago, the people with influence were relatively easy to spot: the President or Prime Minister of a nation, religious leaders, CEOs, and probably your parents.

 

Their influence was based on a combination of position, experience, knowledge, wealth – and most importantly control of the channels of communication to the “people,” for to have power influence must be spread.

 

No longer – the influence landscape has already shifted dramatically and will continue to evolve.


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Even as recently as twenty or thirty years ago, the people with influence were relatively easy to spot: the President or Prime Minister of a nation, religious leaders, CEOs, and probably your parents.

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Annemarijs's curator insight, October 18, 2013 11:06 AM

Wie heeft de macht in deze groeiende netwerksamenleving? Zij die de meeste invloed uitoefenen, maar zijn dat nog dezelfde die dat vanuit hun functie of geboorterecht altijd gehad hebben?

Alex Watson's curator insight, October 18, 2013 11:39 AM

Interesting read.

Tom Hood's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:29 AM

Great visual of the modern leader and to quote Jim Collins,m"we are moving from organizations well managed to networks well led." Essentially, the leaders of today will be more like association executives than command and control CEOs of the past. What do you think about this?

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Should we share the ideas we don’t fund so they could benefit from the collective intelligence?

Should we share the ideas we don’t fund so they could benefit from the collective intelligence? | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

"In other words: Let’s say someone submits an idea to Pioneer and it’s not a good fit for us, for whatever reason. What if that idea were posted on our website, where a community of researchers, practitioners and the other highly creative and intelligent members of our network could view it? What if someone connected the dots between an applicant’s idea and another project underway somewhere – and what if that yielded a partnership that helped bring the idea to fruition? What if someone had feedback or a question about the idea that helped the applicant sharpen the project’s focus, or see its potential in a new light?

 

Of course, there would be challenges, and plenty of questions to answer before we could proceed in such manner. I explored some of these questions with Drs. Kevin Volpp and David Asch, co-directors of the Foundation’s Behavioral Economics Initiative at the University of Pennsylvania, in the first episode of the Pioneering Ideas podcast (listen here at 4:35)."


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Let’s say someone submits an idea to Pioneer and it’s not a good fit for us, for whatever reason. What if that idea were posted on our website, where a community of researchers, practitioners and the other highly creative and intelligent members of our network could view it? What if someone connected the dots between an applicant’s idea and another project underway somewhere – and what if that yielded a partnership that helped bring the idea to fruition? What if someone had feedback or a question about the idea that helped the applicant sharpen the project’s focus, or see its potential in a new light?
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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:41 PM

Foundation funding looks at collective intelligence. That is, not just crowdsourcing the projects that aren't chosen for foundation funding, but engaging in conversation with communities about them.

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How to Decide If You Should Trust Someone at Work

How to Decide If You Should Trust Someone at Work | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it
To trust or not to trust? Ask these questions.

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How to Decide If You Should Trust Someone at Work

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Don Cloud's curator insight, September 5, 2013 12:05 AM

Rescooping ... thanks for sharing!

 

For leaders, building trust into an organization is about building an organizational culture bound by a shared belief in a greater purpose (the "why" which calls to everyone) and common beliefs in shared values.  This environment of trust, based on shared beliefs, can "kickstart" the ability of individuals to quickly establish relationships and grow mutual trust.

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3 Ways to Convert Instagram Followers Into Customers

3 Ways to Convert Instagram Followers Into Customers | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Yes, Instagram has been a boon for brands — a self-promotion-safe space to showcase products and connect with consumers. Brands have been investing in adding Instagram followers.

 

In the following there are three strategies to bring Instagrammers in stores, both digital and brick and mortar.


1. Make your Instagram followers feel like your inner circle 

It’s no secret that a little incentive can go a long way in boosting sales. And when it comes to gaining social media traction, it’s no different. 


2. Turn your store into a hot spot

It could be the filter effect, but Instagram has the ability to make almost anything look enviable. You’ve likely scrolled through your feed and wished you were at that glam dinner party or lavish vacation, too, so why not give your store that same “I want to go there” feel?


3. Follow your fans’ lead

Chances are your products are out on Instagram — whether you have an account or not — thanks to your snap-happy customers.

Leveraging their legwork and using it on your brand’s page not only saves you time, it also implies a positive customer review and enhances your product with a visual example of how to use and enjoy it.

 


 

 

 





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Yes, Instagram has been a boon for brands — a self-promotion-safe space to showcase products and connect with consumers. Brands have been investing in adding Instagram followers.

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Study: How Big Brands Are Using Tumblr

Study: How Big Brands Are Using Tumblr | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

While Tumblr now has over 100 million blogs, it is still the most overlooked social media network for brands. Currently, only 31% of the top 100 brands have adopted a Tumblr account. Social media analytics and reporting platform Simply Measured performed a study showing just how these top brands were performing and some of the tactics employed.

 

Of these 31 companies tracked, 21 were active in the past 30-day period (July 5th through August 4th). This places Tumblr as the sixth most popular social network behind Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram.

 

Of the 21 active brands on Tumblr, 13 post 3+ times a week, 7 post daily (7+) and 6 posted more than 10 times a week.  Of the top brands active on Tumblr the average number of posts per day was 0.7 posts, with an average “note per post” of 1,462. The shelf-life on Tumblr engagement is much higher than other traditional social networks with 29% of reblogs occurring after the initial 30-day period. Even more, only 36% of reblogs happen on that same day, and posts will see 51% of total reblogs within the first week....


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While Tumblr now has over 100 million blogs, it is still the most overlooked social media network for brands.

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AdPT-Creative's curator insight, September 5, 2013 6:23 AM

Always interested to see how, by  spreading interesting informaation to linked social media , whether it generates creative briefs or revenue enquiries!

Two Pens's curator insight, September 5, 2013 12:01 PM

Tumblr has an immediacy that I like. It's so easy to make your Tumblr page interesting so it doesn't feel like the same level of "work" that blogging does. 

Ouida Sparkman's curator insight, September 6, 2013 12:50 PM

Who would have thought?

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Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? an Infographic /@BerriePelser

Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? an Infographic /@BerriePelser | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? an Infographic Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows


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Why Is Pinterest So Addictive? an Infographic Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows

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2DiFore Marketing Solutions's curator insight, September 4, 2013 8:39 AM

The ability to create a picture board of your services seems to be catching steam, are you part of the craze?

Philippe Trebaul's comment, September 8, 2013 6:09 AM
Thank you rim for this great infographic. I've rescoped it. You're great! :) Philippe
Nataliasterns's curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:08 PM

buen título para una noticia o un artículo

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Cisco Leading the Way in the Use of Social CRM | Social Media Today

Cisco Leading the Way in the Use of Social CRM | Social Media Today | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

It’s only natural that Cisco, a company founded on products that connect computers (and of course, the people using those computers), would be heavily invested in social media.


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It’s only natural that Cisco, a company founded on products that connect computers (and of course, the people using those computers), would be heavily invested in social media.

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7 Ways Leaders Can Foster Innovation

7 Ways Leaders Can Foster Innovation | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos made waves with his purchase of the Washington Post (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Jeff Bezos’s purchase of The Washington Post has caught our collective attention.


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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos made waves with his purchase of the Washington Post (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Jeff Bezos’s purchase of The Washington Post has caught our collective attention.

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Fields Jackson, Jr's comment, August 26, 2013 4:24 PM
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30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself | The Best Article Every Day

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself | The Best Article Every Day | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

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As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”  Nothing could be closer to the truth.  But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back.

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How music technology can boost student skills | eSchool News

How music technology can boost student skills | eSchool News | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

A new study reveals that music education can offset widespread student achievement gaps, enhance student learning skills, and promote better brain function later in life.


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A new study reveals that music education can offset widespread student achievement gaps, enhance student learning skills, and promote better brain function later in life.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, August 20, 2013 4:36 AM

So having students involved with music education makes a difference to all other learning

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Can stressful situations make you a better worker?

Can stressful situations make you a better worker? | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Decision-making is at the heart of what organisations do. Managers must contend with high levels of uncertainty, multi-functional teams, and changing competitive landscapes. Besides making short-te...


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Decision-making is at the heart of what organisations do. Managers must contend with high levels of uncertainty, multi-functional teams, and changing competitive landscapes. Besides making short-te

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Garth Sanginiti's curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:55 PM

"A meta-analysis by Hoerger and colleagues at the University of Rochester shows that emotional intelligence was associated with enhanced affective forecasting accuracy, better memory for affective reactions, and improved affective forecasting skills with experience. In another study by Emanuel and colleagues from Kent State University show that the part in mindfulness that involves observing and acting with awareness – would make people less susceptible to errors in affective forecasting."

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How to Become a Real-Life Success Story

How to Become a Real-Life Success Story | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Success doesn't happen on a screen or in a cubicle. You need to get out into the real world.


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Success doesn't happen on a screen or in a cubicle. You need to get out into the real world.

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Patricia Clason's curator insight, August 16, 2013 4:15 PM

We need to take action. It doesn't happen all by itself. And even when it seems like it does, it is because of all the actions we have previously taken that have built up to the moment of success.

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What Gets in the Way of Your Leadership Effectiveness?

What Gets in the Way of Your Leadership Effectiveness? | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

We all have things that are likely to get in our way of being effective and effectively leading.  Being honest with yourself about what they are is essential to developing yourself as a leader. The...


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We all have things that are likely to get in our way of being effective and effectively leading.  Being honest with yourself about what they are is essential to developing yourself as a leader.

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Ken Donaldson's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:53 AM

"Resistance, procrastination and frustration are good indicators that clarity is lacking."

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The new psychology of influence

The new psychology of influence | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

It’s one of the toughest questions in politics: How do you get people to change their behavior?

Psychological influences are different from attempts at rational, emotional and material persuasion because they do most of their work outside conscious awareness. Hiding in plain sight, they trigger involuntary responses in the human subconscious that most people are powerless to resist – even when they know they’re being influenced.

  


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It’s one of the toughest questions in politics: How do you get people to change their behavior?

Psychological influences are different from attempts at rational, emotional and material persuasion because they do most of their work outside conscious awareness. Hiding in plain sight, they trigger involuntary responses in the human subconscious that most people are powerless to resist – even when they know they’re being influenced.

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WorldsView Academy's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:48 AM

South Africa's war on obesity strategy should take each of these principles into account!

Ali Anani's curator insight, September 5, 2013 1:51 AM

A challenging perspective

Remi Vladuceanu's curator insight, January 29, 8:24 AM

It’s one of the toughest questions in politics: How do you get people to change their behavior?

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Optimism – Essay by Helen Keller | Wisdom for Future Leaders

Optimism – Essay by Helen Keller | Wisdom for Future Leaders | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

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Karin Sebelin's curator insight, July 6, 2013 9:30 PM

Helen Adams Keller was an American writer and social activist. An illness (possibly scarlet fever or meningitis) at the age of 19 months made her deaf and blind. With the help of Annie Sullivan, her teacher, she learned to speak, read, write, and inhabit the life of the mind with such grace and fierceness that made her one of history’s most inspired intellectual heroes.


Optimism – Essay by Helen Keller, published November 1903


( Source: http://archive.org/details/optimismessay00kelliala )


Read the essay here:

http://wisdomforfutureleaders.org/optimism-essay-by-helen-keller/

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Everyone Is an Influencer on Something

Everyone Is an Influencer on Something | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Question your influencer’s motivations for sharing: are they benefitting in a way that’s authentic, or are they in it for something else?

 

Every human has 3-dimensional experiences, which makes every perspective different from the next, without potential of complete replication.


These experiences become uniquely shareable. This level of sharing comes at us every day in advertising, on the radio, in a magazine, or on television. But NONE of this is as strong as your closest friend telling you what they think around that same topic. The next time you are talking with someone, take note about how many experiences were mentioned (or inferred) and whether it made an impact on the way you spend your time and money. People influence people.


from www.socialmediatoday.com


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Question your influencer’s motivations for sharing: are they benefitting in a way that’s authentic, or are they in it for something else?

 

Every human has 3-dimensional experiences, which makes every perspective different from the next, without potential of complete replication.

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:00 AM

Question your influencer’s motivations for sharing: are they benefitting in a way that’s authentic, or are they in it for something else?

 

Every human has 3-dimensional experiences, which makes every perspective different from the next, without potential of complete replication.

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The social media shakeout – what does it mean for advertisers? - The Guardian

The social media shakeout – what does it mean for advertisers? - The Guardian | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

The Guardian
The social media shakeout – what does it mean for advertisers?


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The social media shakeout – what does it mean for advertisers?

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The Future of Digital Marketing | Social Media Today

The Future of Digital Marketing | Social Media Today | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

The Future of Digital Marketing: Social Media Marketers. http://t.co/WkUPhupKhy #socialmedia #marketing #digital


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The Future of Digital Marketing: Social Media Marketers. http://t.co/WkUPhupKhy #socialmedia #marketing #digital

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Fields Jackson, Jr's comment, September 5, 2013 10:37 AM
Great post
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Seven Transformations of Leadership

Seven Transformations of Leadership | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

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Most developmental psychologists agree that what differentiates leaders is not so much their philosophy of leadership, their personality, or their style of management. Rather, it’s their internal “action logic”—how they interpret their surroundings and react when their power or safety is challenged.

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Maria Rachelle's curator insight, July 25, 2013 9:20 PM

Exerp from the article: "Most developmental psychologists agree that what differentiates leaders is not so much their philosophy of leadership, their personality, or their style of management. Rather, it’s their internal “action logic”—how they interpret their surroundings and react when their power or safety is challenged. Relatively few leaders, however, try to understand their own action logic, and fewer still have explored the possibility of changing it."

David Hain's comment, August 28, 2013 3:52 AM
The research is based on a sentence-completion survey tool called the Leadership Development Profile. Using this tool, participants are asked to complete 36 sentences that begin with phrases such as “A good leader…,” to which responses vary widely:

“…cracks the whip.”

“…realizes that it’s important to achieve good performance from subordinates.”

“…juggles competing forces and takes responsibility for her decisions.”

By asking participants to complete sentences of this type, it’s possible for highly trained evaluators to paint a picture of how participants interpret their own actions and the world around them; these “pictures” show which one of seven developmental action logics—Opportunist, Diplomat, Expert, Achiever, Individualist, Strategist, or Alchemist—currently functions as a leader’s dominant way of thinking. Leaders can move through these categories as their abilities grow, so taking the Leadership Development Profile again several years later can reveal whether a leader’s action logic has evolved.
David Hain's curator insight, August 28, 2013 3:53 AM

Wellworth taking the test -  the best I have done!

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The Role of Social CRM

The Role of Social CRM | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Changing dynamics and a bright outlook. (The Role of Social CRM - CRM Magazine http://t.co/UEg9qRn8Oy)


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Changing dynamics and a bright outlook. (The Role of Social CRM - CRM Magazine http://t.co/UEg9qRn8Oy)

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Risk Leadership - The Magazine - Innovation of Risk

Risk Leadership - The Magazine - Innovation of Risk | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

Defined as showing leadership in the field of risk management, risk leadership is paramount to the success of successful organisations.


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Defined as showing leadership in the field of risk management, risk leadership is paramount to the success of successful organisations.

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Building a Collaborative Brand—What's the Benefit? - Business 2 Community

Building a Collaborative Brand—What's the Benefit? - Business 2 Community | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

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How To Succeed At Leadership – Inspiration From An Unlikely Source

How To Succeed At Leadership – Inspiration From An Unlikely Source | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

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Learn about the 4 things successful leaders do to ensure their employees have the right environment to succeed and thrive.

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Leadership: Others do when leaders do - OnPointMessage

Leadership: Others do when leaders do - OnPointMessage | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams’ quote above is decades old.


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“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams’ quote above is decades old.

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Naida Culshaw - facilitator + business skills trainer + coach's comment, August 26, 2013 6:21 AM
Love that "visual description" - exactly.
harish magan's comment, September 3, 2013 8:30 AM
Picture speaks a lot than words
Noemi's curator insight, October 30, 2013 10:13 PM

yes!

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Internet Marketing Statistics You Can’t Ignore [Infographic]

Internet Marketing Statistics You Can’t Ignore [Infographic] | Meirc Training and Consulting | Scoop.it

See on Scoop.it - Social Media, SEO, Mobile, Digital Marketing It doesn't matter if you are a big business that has a global audience or a small local business, you can still benefit from online ma...


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See on Scoop.it - Social Media, SEO, Mobile, Digital Marketing It doesn't matter if you are a big business that has a global audience or a small local business, you can still benefit from online ma...

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