Social Business Sandy

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Month: July 2012

Social Business adds “heart” to communications! Electrolux is a best practice! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ls13

Happy Monday!    Our coffee break this morning is about having “heart” in conversations between teammates — whether that is executive to employee or beyond.   Take a listen to see what Electrolux is doing as a best practice!

Great feedback on Social Business Coffee Breaks! Crowdsourcing future topics! #ls12 #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #e20conf

Gang:  Thanks for the great feedback on the Social Business Coffee Breaks!   I will continue these each Monday but want to hear from you!

Comment, Tweet, LinkedIn, text me.. your challenges, ideas so that I can continue to serve you new ideas, and fresh approaches!    What do you want me to focus on next!

Social Transforms Businesses! HR, Marketing, Development, etc #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ls13

Social transforms businesses at the process level.  

Working toward success in your business on embedding social into all elements of your business.    This can help marketing on branding in the 4th dimension, sales with client service and identifying new opportunities, HR with their talent retention challenges, and more!

How do you start social?

Social Currency Monday Social Business Coffee Break! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ls12

Social currency is a hot topic.  What’s your social currency?   Do you know?

Take a viewing!

CEOs Open their Eyes to Social! True or False?! #ibmsocialbiz #ibm #socbiz #ls12

Our IBM CEO Study of over 1700 CEOs, articulated that CEOs are finally opening their eyes to Social

Do you think this is doable at our CEO level today?  What are you doing with your CEO to get them “using” Social and driving a Social Business!


Happy Monday! Our Social Business Coffee Break focuses on Culture! #ibmsocialbiz #socbiz #ls13

All!  Thanks for your viewing of our Social Business Coffee Break!

Today this is a topic of great interest to a group of our followers!  It is on my favorite saying “Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch”.

This video tries to drive home how you start to assess and change your culture.


Social and July 4th! Is there more? #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz #ls12

I was intrigued by all the Social Media Activity for the Queen’s Julibee and so wanted to compare to July 4th!

Here’s what I found!  Do you know of more special Social Media action on the 4th?  If so, please share!

1.   Dog  Bless.   This social blitz is for a great cause, those affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  This social media challenge leads up to July 4th.  Dog Bless has vowed to pair a service or companion dog with a war veteran for every 1,000 follows on Facebook, Pinterest and Tumblrthat Dog Bless. 

  • PTSD occurs in about 11-20% of Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom), 10% of Veterans of the Gulf War (Desert Storm), and 30% of Vietnam Veterans. Studies estimate that 1 in every 5 military personnel returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has PTSD
  • Health care costs for all veterans with PTSD will be an estimated $6.2 billion biannually

2.   An Independence Day photographic essay on the relation of social media to the forming of American democracy!


Social Business Coffee Break! Match your Social Engagement to your client’s style! #socbiz #ibmsocialbiz

Happy Monday and for those of you in the US — Happy 4th of July Week!

I love this week’s coffee break.  It is all about “Smart Social”… listening to your client, learning what they value, and then delivering that value!