Tuesday, August 4, 2009

My first audio blog post on SeniorTweet Voice Blog.

For those of us who are limited technically or who are timid about showing one's face on video, there is a free alternative that I tried out today. AUDIO! The service provider is Snapvine. The service is free and simple to use. Here is the URL to my first post - take a listen - and let me know what you think.


You can even record your audio message by telephone (charges may apply). Because I have a cable telephone connection, that is not a problem for me.

Well I liked my first effort. As I said on the voice post, with a face like mine, one looks for alternatives to video. Here's one - see what you think. http://snurl.com/op22p .

Thanks for visiting and, then, for listening.

Be well and prosper,
Val Spangler, SeniorTweet.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Be a Catalyst!

Help from one new friend and one friend of long-standing.

First, I watched a new Paul Colligan video, New Media Content Creation Model 2.0  ( http://snurl.com/odg4z )  and that kind of mixed in my mind with a blog post from Bob Dignard-Fung from http://freedomwebinars.com the post URL: http://dignardfung.com/

After you have had a chance to watch and read the above, you will have a better chance of understanding what I am about to tell you. 

I have been doing a lot of research on social media search tools and resources with a focus primarily on Twitter. As a result of that research, I have become more and more aware of the need for a clear sense of "strategy" in one's personal life as well as in the context of a company doing business on the internet.

This whole new openness of communication, questions of privacy and one's personal challenges with knowing how to effectively proceed if we choose to participate in any part of social media. Companies have similar challenges but with the added complexities of company employees and their roles and relationships vis-a-vis personal and company participation in this dynamic and developing world.

But the key is to prepare - individually and corporately.  What do you want to accomplish and how do you best proceed to accomplish that.  How can you be a catalyst for others and for your company and still operate in a manner beneficial and rewarding for yourself. My suggestion: think about it and write down your thoughts. Formalize them. Forewarned is forearmed.  

Perhaps as a kid you or a friend may have said to another, "Watch your mouth!" 

Whether a college coach or a President, all are well advised to "Watch your mouth!"

That applies doubly in a social media context!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009