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Favorite posts from from first of May 2015 – Millennial Edition

Favorite posts from from first of May 2015 – Millennial Edition

Here are my favorite posts from the first half of May 2015. This one is all about Millennials. These are generally people born in the early 1980’s to the early 2000’s. If you work at a large company, then all those employees in their twenties and early thirties are millennials.

It seems like I have entered that age where all my contemporaries have started to complain about Millennials. Never mind that their own parents complained about us. As each generation tries to shove the ones after into peg holes, we tend to generalize and repeat misinformation. With that in mind here is a great article, “Enough Already About The Job-Hopping Millennials.”
http://53eig.ht/1IH9mZQ

I never understood the need to wear a suit if you never ran into a customer or client. I worked at a couple of large companies and men would put their suit jackets on in the parking lot. Walk to their desk and remove the jacket. The only time the jacket was worn again was when this process was reversed at the end of the day. “With the Rise of the Millennial Comes the Fall of the Suit.” It’s about time. But, there is a time for a suit, it may be the key to getting a new client or landing a new job.
http://linkd.in/1EerySH

And who doesn’t love an infographic. Check out this one called “Enough hype, what’s the truth about millennials.”
http://bit.ly/1cL2bSA

And a post on millennials would not be complete without a stereotypical photo of someone checking their phone and drinking coffee. Photo is from Pexels.com and is licensed under Creative Commons Zero.

Favorite posts from the end of March 2015

Favorite posts from the end of March 2015

I have still been consuming a lot of content but I got a little slack on posting my favorites. Here are some of my favorites over the last month or so.

This pretty much sums up how I work. “Jack of All Trades (with a Network).”
http://bit.ly/1HpRY7q

Zapier and IFTTT are two great automation sites. Using them, you can get your different online channels to automatically work together. That description doesn’t do the process justice but “The Big List of Zapier Hacks for Marketers” will help you get started.
http://bit.ly/1BIpEbu

I like to write but it has not always come naturally to me. It took years to find my own voice. When I run into writers block I tend to shut down. “How to Overcome Writer’s Block: 14 Tricks That Work” has some great tips to help you, and me, get back on task.
http://bit.ly/1ycqkWr

I hope you find these favorite weekly posts helpful. Follow me online to see more posts throughout the week.

 

This weeks photo is by Logan Troxel available at Unsplash.com. I believe it is the St. Louis Arch. The composition really caught my eye and I wanted to share with you.

Favorite posts from the week March 16, 2015

Favorite posts from the week March 16, 2015

There is a lot of content that I consume each week on topics such as design, web strategy, SEO, and productivity. Some of it is posted to my various social media channels such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+. A few of those posts stand out more than the others. Here are some of last weeks favorites.

Last week was very busy. From client projects to attending a marketing event in Atlanta. Anything to help me manage my time is appreciated. This post about “25 Simple Lifehacks” is the kind of thing I need to help me through the day.
http://read.bi/1AMNtyY

I work with clients and team members who are not in my same town. I also work with many who are but we aren’t in the same building. If you are considering with flexible work schedules or even in different locations, consider “Pros, cons, and lessons of working with dispersed teams.”
http://linkd.in/1LNYmfd

A busy week brings on tension. Here are “10 Ways to Stop Feeling Overworked and Overwhelmed.”
http://linkd.in/1N64ElC

Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness. – Pearl S. Buck

I hope you find these favorite weekly posts helpful. Follow me online to see more posts throughout the week.

 

I need a nice peaceful photo this week and I decided to say bye to winter. Not that we had any snow in Alabama but it was the story this winter. The photo is from lifeofpix.com and is licensed under Creative Commons Zero.

Favorite posts from the week March 9, 2015

Favorite posts from the week March 9, 2015

It has been a busy week or two for me. From finishing up projects for clients to working on and presenting classes at the University of Scouting in the Greater Alabama Council. There was still some great content shared during this time. Here are a few that stood out.

If you are working on your logo and other elements to brand your company, you should be working from a style that was developed. Spending a little extra money no style guide will help as you move forward. Read “Why your brand needs a style guide, and how to create one” to learn more.
http://bit.ly/1AMSYh9

You should really consider using video as part of your marketing efforts. Here are a few tips on “How to Use Video to Market Your Business.”
http://linkd.in/1AMTonF

And one from the week before. If you are overwhelmed by the idea of blogging, here is a guide on “How To Blog With As Little As Possible.”
http://bit.ly/1F5OtlK

I hope you find these favorite weekly posts helpful. Follow me online to see more posts throughout the week.

 

This weeks photo is by Nick Diamantidis available on Unsplash.com. The tilt-shift effect really caught my eye.

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