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Erica Smith (infoscigirl) on Twitter

Erica Smith (infoscigirl) on Twitter | small talk, conversations, introverts | Scoop.it
The latest from Erica Smith (@infoscigirl). Consultant to startups. #socialmedia marketing, #contentstrategy, #community, and product marketing. Also a wine geek and sometime do-gooder. san francisco
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8 Questions to Ask Your Boss to Get Ahead - Fox Business

8 Questions to Ask Your Boss to Get Ahead - Fox Business | small talk, conversations, introverts | Scoop.it
8 Questions to Ask Your Boss to Get Ahead
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“The best way to get real and meaningful input is to plant the seed in advance and ask your boss for feedback before you need it,” says Glickman.
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Do you know what questions to ask your boss to get the right feedback?

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Learning to talk in techies' language - San Francisco Chronicle

Learning to talk in techies' language - San Francisco Chronicle | small talk, conversations, introverts | Scoop.it
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Learning to talk in techies' language
San Francisco Chronicle
"I had no idea how meaningful it would be to people." Some of the ...
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Hmmm, if one learns how to talk like a programmer, then ____ (fill in the blank).

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xkcd: A webcomic of the internet, small talk, meta discussions, and whimsical phantasmagoria ~ Hot Damn, Data!

xkcd: A webcomic of the internet, small talk, meta discussions, and whimsical phantasmagoria ~ Hot Damn, Data! | small talk, conversations, introverts | Scoop.it
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Hot damn data - what more can I say? Data is hot.

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No More Awkward Small Talk: The Refresh App Briefs You On Whoever You're Meeting

No More Awkward Small Talk: The Refresh App Briefs You On Whoever You're Meeting | small talk, conversations, introverts | Scoop.it
Refresh a mobile app that datamines instant resumes of anyone at a meeting just received a $10 million funding round.
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Here's one of the companies I'm consulting for - they're an awesome productivity app for meetings. Download the app and check it out (and let me know what you think!). http://j.mp/19LjyK4

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Talking About Small Talk « Humans Are Weird

Talking About Small Talk « Humans Are Weird | small talk, conversations, introverts | Scoop.it
I'll start out by saying that I hate small talk. While many people see it in the same light that they see cement painted in between bricks – the glue sticking together casual conversation – I see it as completely pointless.
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Woah. I'm not sure about this...

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Amy Errett of Madison Reed, on Finding Your Genius - New York Times

Amy Errett of Madison Reed, on Finding Your Genius - New York Times | small talk, conversations, introverts | Scoop.it
Amy Errett of Madison Reed, on Finding Your Genius
New York Times
A. We have cocktail hour every Thursday, and we do this thing with cards that is really meaningful to me. It's this deck of cards, and I put them all ...
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Worth a read!

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6 Social Media Rules You Should Follow For Maximum Effectiveness

6 Social Media Rules You Should Follow For Maximum Effectiveness | small talk, conversations, introverts | Scoop.it

Social media is critical for your business. You can’t do without it. If you do choose to go with it, you’d ideally be spending all your productive time on conversations, responses, comments, sharing, and small talk — not exactly a great way to spend your day.


Social does have plenty of opportunities across the board for small businesses and marketers but doing a lot of it is a huge opportunity cost for your business.


Random dabbling with social media content won’t get you anything. You’d, at best, need a performance-based approach to social media marketing, as Jon Wade at Clickz.com points out.


How do you get the best of social media without spending too much time, an arm, and a leg? What rules should you set-aside for yourself before venturing out with your social media accounts?


Here are a few tips for you:


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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How to handle a community if you're a business. Interesting - do you agree?

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Good rules to follow for getting the most out of #SocialMedia

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Small Talk: Francesca Simon - Financial Times

Small Talk: Francesca Simon - Financial Times | small talk, conversations, introverts | Scoop.it
Small Talk: Francesca Simon
Financial Times
Small Talk: Francesca Simon. Interview by Anna Metcalfe. What is the best piece of advice a parent gave me? My dad told me never to put off celebrating.
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Don't put off celebrations until tomorrow. Take time for the small stuff.

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Tune Your Brand Content Strategy for Success with Google Hummingbird - EContent (press release)

Tune Your Brand Content Strategy for Success with Google Hummingbird
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Google Hummingbird - how are you changing your content strategy with Hummingbird?

 

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The Ricky Gervais Show - A Pointless Conversation #1

The Ricky Gervais Show - A Pointless Conversation #1.
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What not to do....

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'Have a great ice-cream day?' You can do better - The Globe and Mail

'Have a great ice-cream day?' You can do better - The Globe and Mail | small talk, conversations, introverts | Scoop.it
'Have a great ice-cream day?' You can do better
The Globe and Mail
Can you figure out how to get one going, or are you simply partaking in a conversation that already exists?
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There are better ways to figure out how to have a meaningful conversation...

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