January 2014

I am AquaWoman!

By |January 15th, 2014|

Crazy title I know.   But did you know since I had my accident in Brazil, I have swam everyday consistently for 3 months in my quest for total recovery.   And have earned my new nickname --- Aquawoman! Given that I go to the same pool daily ( except for the 2 weeks at Christmas where [...]

December 2013

14 in 2014! My 14 Predictions of Trends for the New Year! Vblog

By |December 31st, 2013|

Happy New Year! I will have a detailed written blog at midnight tonight but in the meantime, here's my Vblog to get you thinking!

December 2013

Social Business Video Blog on becoming a Social Business Bank!

By |December 13th, 2013|

I get a lot of questions on what does Social look like in a bank.  We have shared many banking references where a bank has started their their journey to become a Social Business.  In past IBM Connect Events, TD Bank, GAD and others have presented their journey! Since this is a journey,  we pulled [...]

October 2013

The Social Sales Team – Knowledge accidents and all!

By |October 16th, 2013|

The Social Sales Team A good sales team should rarely meet each other.  It should, instead, be out meeting customers.  It should be working out what your customers want and be maximizing the return for your organization.    The problem comes because sales teams have voracious appetites for ideas, comments, case studies, pricing, presentation, market intelligence [...]

The Social Caveman

By |October 10th, 2013|

I just watched the Croods with my kids! It was such a great movie. It was funny to watch the Crood Family move from Cavemen to being transparent and living out in the open! The same is true for people who are hiding from Social! They are cavemen and woman! Here's some incentives to move [...]

Women’s Toolbox Conference: Giving women the tools to excel in the workplace!

By |October 9th, 2013|

I’m so thrilled to be speaking at the Women’s Toolbox Conference on Friday, Oct. 18th!  What is the Women’s Toolbox Conference? Exactly what it sounds like! It will deliver thought leadership, resources, and networking—all the tools that can help women create a lasting impact in the workplace, marketplace, and community. Now what does making an [...]

September 2013

Talking Social Business with Airlines in Prague with a new Social Study for Airlines

By |September 2nd, 2013|

 The GLOBAL AIrline Summit.  On September 9, I’ll be talking with senior airline executives from around the world at the IBM Airline Summit in Prague, Czech Republic. The theme of the summit is “Smarter travelers expect smarter airlines: Delivering an exceptional customer experience while optimizing operations.” Today’s travelers really do expect more from airlines than [...]

August 2013

Social Lessons from the beach: A little bikini is no match for a big wave!

By |August 28th, 2013|

Yes, both of my daughters love their bikinis on the beach!  But as we went wave riding, they learned quickly that that little bikini is no match for the big wave! The same is true in social!  Sometimes the wave is too big for just company spokespeople and with 70% of online consumers trust peer [...]

Social Lessons Learned from the Beach! Integrate!

By |August 23rd, 2013|

Summer! Ahhhhh!  I love the summer and what better summer fun, that being in the ocean.   I love riding the waves .. and you quickly that another wave is always coming!  There is always the next one ---that provides continuous action.  So your plan of attack is ride the one, and for the best, combine their [...]

You can't feed just one seagull (a series on Social and Vacation!)

By |August 21st, 2013|

This past week I was at the beach -- with a very relaxing time in the sun.  The whole time I was there I saw social in so many different ways. Once when my daughters tried to feed one seagull , they ended up with a whole flock.   You can't just feed one !  Or can you? [...]