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This is the first post of a new social sandbox series, “Socially Speaking,” where we talk to NPR reporters about their experiments in the social space. Have a suggestion about who we should interview next? Tweet me.

- Kate, social media intern

Socially Speaking: Gene Demby

NPR Desk: Leader Blogger, Code Switch

Twitter handle: @geedee215

The takeaway: Treat Twitter like a dinner party

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Photo credit: Kainaz Amaria for NPR

Describe your morning social media routine.

I usually go to Twitter, my RSS feeds, Feedly. I’ll look at the newest stuff going back an hour or so and then I’ll start sharing whatever I come across. Sometimes it’s specific to this beat, but sometimes it’s just stuff that’s interesting and newsy or fun.

What are the top five social media accounts you follow?

Mallory Ortberg (@mallelis) because she’s hilarious. I also have a Twitter list of people, including Joel Anderson (@blackink12) at Buzzfeed, Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) at Slate, Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) at Buzzfeed and a few more. I’m always having conversations with those people.

What’s your favorite social media platform for sharing news?

Twitter. I tweet anything I find interesting. On Sunday afternoons, I’ll send out a tweet and say, “hey everyone, if you’ve created anything or written anything in the last week that has a link that you want to share, I’ll retweet it and give it a signal boost.”

Do you feel that helps you as a reporter?

Part of what you want your followers to do is to point you in the direction of stuff that you wouldn’t have seen otherwise, right? Everyone is sharing all kinds of stuff that wouldn’t necessarily be in your field of vision. And I think that’s sort of the joy of Twitter. There’s a serendipity of stumbling across something you wouldn’t see otherwise. Sometimes I just want to drink from the hydrant, and Twitter is that best way to do that.

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The Empact100 list is out. The annual list selects 100 startups that should be on everyone’s radar. We took it even further and narrowed it down to the 30 you should know. 

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These startups are not only unique and creative, but are an inspiration to the contemporary business world. 

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Gender diversity and equality in the workplace is a highly important and relevant concept in today’s world. This speech by Emma Watson has caused heads to turn and for people to really think more deeply about women’s role in society, as well as within the employment force.  The National Association of Distinguished Professionals is in support of female entrepreneurs and women who are breaking down barriers and making the workplace a more even playing field for both genders.

Four Tips For Professional Body Language

Handshake_(Workshop_Cologne_'06).jpegProfessionalism can mean many things to many different people. But what it means to everyone is positive communications between partners and colleagues. How we communicate with one another is the cornerstone of how we are perceived by others and how they feel about working with us. Given all the ways that we communicate — on the phone, via text and email, etc. — it is easy to overlook body language, but according to a recent article on Lifehack, that would be a mistake.

Body language can convey a great deal about us that can be pivotal in our search for professional success. Does your body language communicate confidence, empathy, intelligence and all of the other qualities that people look for in a leader? Making sure that your body is sending the same message as your ideas is important for inspiring confidence and trust from those around you. Below are some body language tips for exuding professionalism.

Maintain eye contact for active listening.

As in all relationships, it cannot always be about you and your ideas. People want to know that you care about them and what they have to say. One of the best ways of communicating that you actively listening to is to keep consistent eye contact, and nodding occasionally to show the speaker that you are affording them the respect they deserve.

Keep your palms facing down.

This is a subtle move that help to establish you as an authority figure in the minds of others. It has been shown that people who place their hands down on tables and podiums when speaking project a sense of leadership to their listeners.

Mirror

Imitating another person’s mannerisms and how they position themselves creates a sense of community and collaboration. The goal is not mimic everything that the people around you are doing, but simply be aware of how others are comporting themselves and acting along those lines.

Keep your body open.

Removing barriers between yourself and other people creates a sense of welcoming and openness. Therefore, do not slouch, cross your arms, or close yourself off in anyway when speaking with colleagues.

Contact the National Association of Distinguished Professionals today to learn more about all that they can offer their members. Check out their main web page here.



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*Illustrator and “imagineer” Arthur Radebaugh working the RCA account, 1964.  Radebaugh was known for his phosphorescent paints and cutting-edge black-light paintings.
*And, of course it’s an electronic car maneuvering in a smart city.  This was fifty years ago.  If you removed Radebaugh’s dramatic lighting effects, all those “futuristic” high-rises would look entirely commonplace in 2014.
*Electronic GPS in the dashboard?  Common as dirt.
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*It’s RCA, “the most trusted name in electronics,” that didn’t make to the future; RCA was seized and destroyed by General Electric in 1985.

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wolfliving:

*Illustrator and “imagineer” Arthur Radebaugh working the RCA account, 1964.  Radebaugh was known for his phosphorescent paints and cutting-edge black-light paintings.

*And, of course it’s an electronic car maneuvering in a smart city.  This was fifty years ago.  If you removed Radebaugh’s dramatic lighting effects, all those “futuristic” high-rises would look entirely commonplace in 2014.

*Electronic GPS in the dashboard?  Common as dirt.

http://arthur-radebaugh.blogspot.it/p/about-arthur-radebaugh.html

*It’s RCA, “the most trusted name in electronics,” that didn’t make to the future; RCA was seized and destroyed by General Electric in 1985.

Co-Working Spaces Help Increase Professionalism

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For many of us, running our own business from home sounds like the dream. Answering only to yourself. No commute. No dress code. Sounds great, right? Well in many ways it is, but as a recent article at Newsobserver.com reports, sometimes working from home cuts you off from what you need to exude the greatest amount of professionalism – people.

The article profiles Bill Opal, who ran his on-demand recruitment business out of coffee shops and his home in Raleigh, North Carolina. Over the first two years of the business, he had very little face time with other professionals outside of client meetings in local cafes. He wanted to increase his image without the expense of renting a permanent office space.

Instead, Opal decided to join a co-working space. Aside from the office amenities that the space offered, he was afforded the opportunity to work alongside various other professionals working in a number of different fields.

“Even though the others in the co-working space may not be in your same industry, it gives you a collaborative atmosphere and opportunity to bounce ideas off others,” Opal said. “You also just feel more motivated when there are other people around you hustling and bustling.”

Using the space put Opal in communication with other people and helped him to get used to sharing a space and learning what it meant to interact with other professionals on a daily basis. In so doing, he allowed his own business vocabulary to broaden.

Robert Petrusz is the founder of Bull City Coworking in Durham, and he believes that utilizing coworking spaces for the right reasons has a number of great benefits for those looking to increase their level of professionalism.

“If you have a chaotic and crazy lifestyle like most of us, then a co-working space can really help you create division between work and home,” Petrusz said. “Previous generations took this separation for granted, but our culture requires that mobile work creates this intentionally.”

The National Association of Distinguished Professionals offers a number of conferences, seminars and other networking events to their members so that they can make further connections within the business world and expand upon their business ventures.  The National Association of Distinguished Professionals is dedicated to helping their members be the best they can be in terms of growing their business and achieving their business goals.

Tactics For Evaluating Your Business’s Digital Assets

imagesIn our ever expanding, ever evolving digital business world, it is understandable if you are frustrated with trying to produce content that makes your business stand out. If you are like 70% of marketers out there today, you have have been struggling to develop a coherent and consistent content marketing strategy. According to Lee Traupel, founder and digital strategist of Linked Media Group, every business today needs a marketing platform strategy to get their content seen by the right people.

Writing for the Huffington Post, Traupel lists a number of tactics that businesses can utilize to ensure that that their content marketing strategy is hitting the eyes and ears of the people you are targeting.

Marketing Platforms Proliferation

In just the past three years, Traupel says, the number of marketing platforms has grown from about one hundred, to over a thousand. The overabundance of choices available to businesses leads to increased anxiety over the selection process, which often leads to no choice being made.

Traupel says that before thinking about a marketing platform, that is important to conduct a basic review to understand your needs and capabilities. This includes infrastructure, customer focus, staffing, digital assets and other issues.

Digital Assets & Critical IT Review

Your IT infrastructure and overall company size should be taken into consideration when selecting a marketing platform. Traupel urges firms to ask the following questions:

“What are the existing digital assets (web, email, social, IT, Intranet, etc.) and how are they managed?”

“Do Marketing and IT share “custody” of major digital assets?”

“What content is being created, if any, and is it being shared over social media?”

“Are digital assets being optimized and integrated with cloud technology?”

“What parties are responsible for managing digital assets and who do these people report to?”

To complete a full digital health analysis, Traupel suggests following the steps in the document.

Read more tactics and advice from Traupel at Huffington Post.



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