Years back a required skill for secretaries (politically correct = administrative assistants) was shorthand. There are a number of shorthand systems including Gregg Shorthand, Pitman Shorthand, and Handywrite Shorthand. With the advent of technology, texting, and 140-character tweets the Mad Men-era shorthand has been replaced by a world of abbreviations and phonetic acronyms which describe the most popular thoughts, feelings, and reactions that we use in our daily speech. Most acronyms are easily decipherable, some take a bit of noodling to understand, while still others require a quick web search to translate.
I've adopted video as a key component of my communication strategy to my subscribers and customers. In doing so, though, I've decided on the following guiding principles:
A colleague of mine forwarded me this video. Experienced Project Managers have at some point in their career experienced unicorn and rainbow requests, sales guys that promise the world, and herculean deadlines. Hope you enjoy it!
I was doing my reading this morning and came across this website while reading an article on MSN Money. You can get your credit score and the drivers which influence your credit score. Pretty handy, very easy to understand, and the credit score is free. Find it at credit.com.
I've spent quite a bit of time over the Thanksgiving holiday getting my social media strategy in place. A big component of doing so is getting my profile and titles cleaned up on Goodreads. if you're on Goodreads and want to check me out go to my Goodreads author page. See you there!
This week I've been doing a lot of social media stuff; getting my facebook, twitter, google+, youtube, linkedin, rss, pinterest, and hootsuite accounts all shined up and ready to interact with my readers. I've just about all but abandoned old-fashioned email blasts until I stumbled across mailchimp. Really cool product that has brought me back from the email brink. Want to get a weekly email of my posts? Go here and subscribe!
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