10 Things I’ll Miss (draft from July 2009)

Wrote this draft 1.5 years ago and here it is for the 1st time, but the photo was taken yesterday…

As of today, July 29, 2009, I’ve posted 190 jungle jeff blog entries, plus dozens of tips in the PAGES column.

Every single jungle jeff blog post, I believe without exception, has at least one, and most likely, multiple hyperlinks leading where?

One cyber-destination, and one cyber-destination only.

My workplace.

Effective immediately, that will no longer happen.

10 Things I’ll miss about not using social media to promote my workplace on jungle jeff:

  1. Everything  🙂
  2. The solace a person feels when they know they’ve done their absolute best
  3. Showcasing the depth and breadth of my workplace’s offerings
  4. Developing trust with jungle jeff readers
  5. Building relationships (see #4)
  6. Showing what’s possible to those around me
  7. Engaging potential consumers
  8. Spreading the word, to the world
  9. The potential to experiment, professionally, with the various free, web 2.0 tools
  10. Getting great results

Effective August 1, 2009, I will be writing about how my career choice has made me a better person.

Additionally, effective immediately, I will remove all hyperlinks, posts, You Tube videos and any other references. It just makes sense, until an official social media policy is in writing.

Thanks to the three leaders who approved this reasonable experiment. A great learning and development tool – for all of us.

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Twitter For Business

This is going to make traditional thinkers squirm. But it should make them squirm with delight. But amazingly, it won’t.

Ann Handley of Marketing Profs, mixes (happily and deliberately) business and personal on her Marketing Profs Twitter account. She discusses why business and personal tweets are critical to success. (I’ve been preaching it too). A word of caution, it’s 11 minutes long. I played it in the background last night while doing other work.

Ann Handley, MarketingProfs from Michael A. Stelzner on Vimeo.

(next blog)

Disney Twitter or Twitter Disney?

This morning’s Orlando Sentinel has great news, the Orlando Magic are going to the NBA finals.  Woo-hoo!

It also featured an article on Twitter.  Seems the Orlando Sentinel “newspaper”, which I read every morning, online, is now on Twitter.

The Sentinel’s Tech expert and writer, Etan Horowitz, explains in OS.com on Twitter.

What does this have to do with jungle jeff?

That’s right, you guessed it.  Everything.

At a nine-year old’s birthday party yesterday, while our son was having fun with his friends in the pool, another parent and I discussed his iPhone, my new MacBook, and a few dozen really cool social media apps that most people are not familiar with.

Twitter?  Yes, most have heard of, but few understand, it’s capability to market their business.  Just look up Twitter on Google to see the buzz.

One of those companies that does understand it is the Orlando Sentinel.

What about you?

Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂