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Handling Criticism as Constructive Feedback

Engaging Brand

Leadership Learning appraisals handling criticism constructive feedback leadershipSo how do you ensure that feedback is taken in a positive way, well here are 5 steps that have helped me over the years. Prepare for feedback. Before you ask, make sure you know and understand that it may feel painful. Ensure you are ready to listen, if you are not ready to listen then you are not ready to ask!

‘Freedom Within A Framework’: 4 Things You Don’t Want To Forget When Constructing The Optimal Social Media Content Strategy

Ignite Social Media

The post ‘Freedom Within A Framework’: 4 Things You Don’t Want To Forget When Constructing The Optimal Social Media Content Strategy appeared first on Ignite Social Media - The original social media agency. With so much to think about in the creation of a sound social media content strategy, one can easily find him or herself overwhelmed by all of the nuanced considerations. But, wait!

"The Chappys": How a Utah Construction Manager Built His Own Trending Awards Show on Twitter

Stay N' Alive

It turns out it's even more simple than I thought - The Deseret News (owned by the company I work for ) wrote today about a local Utah construction manager who created his own Twitter awards show called "The Chappy Awards". I've talked before about how growing a Twitter audience is simple. Chapman, who created the awards show to (according to the Deseret News) "encourage the media.

7 Valuable Lessons Bloggers Can Learn from Construction Workers


Did you know there are similarities between blogging and construction work? also took notes about how the construction lessons I was learning applied to blogging. This post is a collection of those notes and reveals valuable lessons that bloggers can learn from construction workers to become better bloggers. Construction workers aren’t typically reading types. On a construction site, tools are a worker’s best friend. In construction work, you don’t get paid for thinking. This is what construction workers call “getting it done.&#. It’s true.

The Importance of Construction Turnaround Services


Construction turnaround services are needed on a variety of jobs that are intended to renovate an existing building. This could involve an intensive remodeling process, and the construction turnaround company can oversee the refurbishment of the interior to ensure the building looks new. Business & Marketing construction turnaround services Retaining Machinery. Takeaway.

Survey: Blogging within the architecture, design and construction.

Gemma Went

Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe Survey: Blogging within the architecture, design and construction industries 21/04/2010 tags: blogging by Annalisa Morgan In January of this year, we conducted a survey on the use of blogging amongst professionals in the architecture, construction and design industries. Why did you launch the blog?

“Social Media Citizens” is under construction

Social Media Citizens

Home Content RSS Log in Social Media Citizens Home Case Studies Reports SMC List TOP Lists Video Consulting Portfolio “Social Media Citizens&# is under construction November 25th, 2009 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share Well the new year is coming along with the new face for Social Media Citizens. thank you for your patience, Giedrius. SMC QUOTE “.As Valid XHTML 1.0

“Social Media Citizens&# is under construction

Social Media Citizens

Well the new year is coming along with the new face for Social Media Citizens. If you are reading this blog don’t mind a few changes which will take affect in a few forecoming weeks. thank you for your patience, Giedrius.

Living The Heretically Productive Life [Redux]

Waxing UnLyrical

while back, I was asked by the estimable Thursday Bram to contribute to a blog post on Constructively Productive that would focus on “heretical’ productivity. That’s constructively productive. Business Career Shonali Burke back yard squirrel constructively productive cw bulletin heretical productivity iabc lateral action thursday bram fine idea, I thought.

The Re-Branding of Me: Website Under Construction | Almost Savvy

Almost Savvy

14 Responses to “The Re-Branding of Me: Website Under Construction&# Silouan says: June 6, 2009 at 9:30 am Site looks nice and crisp. If we are not going to put our best selves out there, why bother showing up at all? It takes hard work to stand out from the crowd. If we are lucky enough to be noticed, we have only a brief opportunity to make an impression. Confused yet? Bring it on!

Facebook, Google Team Up on Subsea Cable Across Pacific Ocean

SocialTimes Facebook

Construction on the Pacific Light Cable Network is slated to begin before year-end, and PLCN will have an initial estimated design capacity of 120 terabits per second. Facebook announced that it is teaming up with Google and Pacific Light Data Communication to build a state-of-the-art subsea cable  under the Pacific Ocean. Facebook announced in May that it teamed up with Microsoft  and Telxius Cable on MAREA , a similar project beneath the Atlantic Ocean, with completion expected in October 2017. Most Pacific subsea cables go from the U.S. Readers: What are your initial thoughts on PLCN?

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Five Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog

Spin Sucks

If you are writing about modular construction, for example, you could title the article “Modular Construction” or you could try something such as: Five Myths about Modular Construction. Why Modular Design is the Future of Multifamily Construction. By Rebecca Devine. By now, most companies understand they need to harness the power of social media and content marketing.

Digital Literacy, Pragmatism and the Social Construction of Reality at

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Digital Literacy, Pragmatism and the Social Construction of Reality. Pragmatism , reality , Research , social construct , society , thesis , William James. As I ‘write’ this I am looking through corrective lenses at a screen that is a representation of a digital ‘reality’ The alphabet by which the words and sentences are constructed is a social construct, as is the programming language by which the website on which you’re reading this came into existence. Digital Literacy, Pragmatism and the Social Construction of Reality. About.

Connecting 2 the World: Is constructing knowledge based on analysis a work literacy skill?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Is constructing knowledge based on analysis a work literacy skill? have been reading "Constructing Grounded Theory" by Kathy Charmaz for my dissertation. The idea came to me, as I was reading, that I could use the framework presented in the book to help develop analytical skills in my students and to help them to learn to construct knowledge from data by: learning how to collect relevant data. In addition, the deeper thinking skills needed in good qualitative research could create opportunities for the construction of new knowledge and more complex ideas. Ka kite.

Lessons learned from a PR life

Sherrilynne Starkie

Providing constructive feedback is an investment in future excellence. Sometimes the work week flies by so quickly that at the end of the week, I’m not sure what I actually accomplished. Sure, I know how many hours I billed and how many new contracts came in.  These are the success metrics of PR agency life. Looking at my list at the end of week makes me think, “Wow! 

Big Data for Small Businesses [Infographic]


For example, Google Maps is an amazing tool that can be leveraged efficiently by small businesses in the real estate, construction, architecture, and engineering fields. One of the biggest tech buzzword from 2014 was big data. There There was no IT conference or IT consultant not talking about the benefits of big data. But what exactly is “big data”?

Mythbuster: Tweets Are NOT Going From 140 To 280

SocMed Sean

As always, I’m open to comments and constructive criticism via the comments. People.  PLEASE READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE before you tweet! Be sure that you understand what information you’re sharing. It’s important. You can continue to read the article, follow these accounts, and reply, favorite or retweet the Tweet.” Feel free to leave your thoughts! Cheers! –Sean.

Realignment #3: From Passive Knowledge to Collaborative Discovery


Picture a workplace in which you don’t have to labor to artificially construct programs and products on the themes that your board arbitrarily decided would be this year’s strategic priorities.   CEMEX is an innovative global construction materials manufacturer in Mexico. From The Demand Perspective Leading From the Outside. Read case in this free white paper. photo credit ).

Realignment #3: Value Propositions Are Not About You


Without an outside-in perspective, you cannot discern the true market value of your assets and, hence, construct meaningful value propositions, beyond recitations of programs and products. Three things emerged in my research as prerequisite to the construction of a true and compelling value proposition. From the new book:  The Demand Perspective: Leading From the Outside.

Adult Bullying is a Problem

Spin Sucks

As a speaker, author, and business owner, I get all sorts of feedback. I can take the constructive kinds of feedback and welcome it because it’s the only way I can get better. We Must Do Better None of that feedback is meant to be constructive or helpful. Be critical, but do so in a constructive way. By Gini Dietrich We live in a crazy world. have really thin skin.

Link Building with Media Relations

Spin Sucks

That means we mostly work with companies in the B2B industrial space—think manufacturing, construction, oil & gas, and distribution. Using a few of our clients as an example (see the Venn diagram below), we identified the common audience between a power unit manufacturer, a coatings supplier, and a construction company in the manufacturing industry. By Tommy O’Shaughnessy.

3 Steps for Making Sure Your New Blog Makes Money Faster

If you’re having difficulty constructing a persona that best reflects you and your users’ values, there are plenty of platforms, such as Xtensio , that will do all of the work for you. Post by Adi Englander. There are plenty of ways for bloggers to generate revenue, but writers can easily become discouraged when they don’t see an immediate ROI on their efforts. Nail down your personas.

Four Ways to Combat Audience Negativity on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

While I know it can be difficult to not take negative comments personally (after all, you put time, dedication, and effort into creating your content), it’s imperative you take the constructive criticism and adjust your content in a way that produces more positive feedback from your community. Let’s go over four ways you can manage this common issue. Always Respond. Go Beyond Apologies.

Calling all bloggers! « The Cube

Gemma Went

05/01/2010 tags: architecture , blogging , construction , construction marketing pre conference training day , Social Media , survey by Gemma Went I’m giving a talk in Feb at the Emap Construction Marketing Pre-Conference Training Day on the value of blogging in the architecture/construction sector,  click here for more. I’d love to present some real life case studies and wondered if any of you that publish a blog would help me out by completing this quick survey. But if you’d rather remain anonymous, I will keep your comments to myself. Cheers Su.

Buyer Personas: The Keys to Content Marketing


buyer persona provides the information and context you need in order to make objective decisions about how to construct your marketing messages. Customized content can help drive your prospects through the sales funnel and ultimately convert them to buyers. . But first, you need to understand your customers. Do they live in suburbs or in the city? Do they watch reality shows or PBS?

Why All Social Media Marketing Programs Should Be Agile (and How to Get Started)

Simply Measured

When you begin experimenting, you will be looking into broad ideas and constructs. However, these constructs will become further narrowed as more projects take place, which will start to build foundations to build upon. Those who work in social media are all too aware of how this field is constantly evolving. 2016 Instagram Strategy Kit Download. What Is Agile Marketing? Start Small.

Criticism is Good

Dave Fleet

For that to be the case, it needs to be informed and it needs to be constructive.&#. One is constructive; one is unhelpful. Happily, the people who read my post and took that meaning from it (again, my bad) chose to do so in a constructive way and made some constructive points in return. “‘Company X’ did this. Fail.&#. One builds; the other tears down.

Best social media tools bringing conversions to your online store


If you’re not boosting revenue and figuring out ways to measure this in some way, what’s the point of spending your time on constructing a well-thought-out Facebook post in the first place? The Beetailer app syncs your online store with Facebook, constructing a store directly in the social network. Buffer. SocialRank. For example, are your Facebook followers mainly women? Beetailer.

The 6 Ways to Organize a Content Team

Convince & Convert

According to the survey, content teams are organized in one of these constructs: 1. You know you need content – and probably more this year than ever before. But how do you organize your internal personnel to get all that content created, amplified, and measured? According to our friends at RunDown there are 6 ways to do it. Just go here and use the code: Jay). Digital Content Team.

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Why Dark Social Data Matters to the Content Marketer

Simply Measured

If both your social marketing and content marketing teams are paying attention to what is being shared on Dark Social, they’ll be able to have more constructive conversations about which content is working, and what needs to be tweaked. Are you a social marketer, or a content marketer, or both? Who is taking orders from who? Or is this one person’s job? And vice versa!–a

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Top 5 Signs Your Business Should Not Be Using Social Media

Almost Savvy

poorly constructed and executed social plan often leads to results more problematic than had the business done nothing at all. Beware the hidden dangers of social media. Social media is all the rage. All the cool kids are using it; at least, that’s what the cool kids on the internet are telling us. You Like It Because You Think It’s Free. You are a spammer. 2.

Facebook to Debut Canvas Organic Page Posts June 22

SocialTimes Facebook

used Canvas to show people what sets it apart from traditional retailers, using tilt-to-pan photo and carousels to tout its high level of service and the high-quality construction of its shoes. Facebook’s Canvas  full-screen immersive ad product will be made available for organic page posts June 22. The social network introduced Canvas for iOS and Android smartphones in February. During the past two months, Facebook users in 186 countries have experienced Canvas ads, and the top 10 countries are: the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, Italy, the U.K., France, Thailand, Germany, Turkey and India.

Fear of Feedback Needs a New Perspective

Spin Sucks

You would lose constructive feedback and suggestions that could enhance your offerings. Constructive Conversation and Contribution. Give thoughtful, respectful responses and contribute constructively to the dialogue they’ve started. By Karen Wilson. Every day when I go online, I meet a virtual smorgasbord of opinions, perspectives, and topics. Let’s just pretend, though.).

Heavy Equipment (construction/agriculture) blogger needed - NVM LLC


Who Will Become the Tesla or AirBnB of the Home Category?

Social Media Strategery

Miscellaneous airbnb brunner building supply construction Hardware HBS HBSDealer home sharing economy tesla uberThis post originally appeared in the August 2015 issue of Hardware + Building Supply Dealer. . Rethinking your relationship with your customers might be what’s needed to avoid becoming the Tower Records of the home category. Think about what the NFL did with its Ticket Exchange.

Can Publicly-Traded Social Media Companies Survive?

SocMed Sean

Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts or constructive criticism. Working for any publicly-traded is a unique experience. During my career , I have worked for a couple of big Fortune 500 telecom companies and the challenge was always working to balance the wants and needs of the customer with the wants and needs of the shareholders. One simple word. Alignment. Just my $.02, Cheers!

Social Media Crisis Management -Infographic

Janet Fouts

Give people a constructive way to interact with you and resolve the issues. Hopefully you’re reading this before you need it. Life is so much easier when you’re prepared isn’t it? This post is intended to help you see a crisis coming and have the tools in place to assist. Monitor first, last and always. well informed team can react before things get out of hand.

The Sales Association Launches SalesProCentral


Readers will find great content on topics such as Inside Sales , Marketing , Prospecting , , Training , Tools , Sales Management , Customer Service ,  Lead Generation , and industry focus such as  B2B Sales , Small Business , Education , Construction , and Travel. The Sales Association has unveiled SalesProCentral generously sponsored by Leads360.  B2B Response Databases: Which is Best?

Workplace Genome Project: Q1 Update


large utility (1,000 employees) is using their Workplace Genome to first validate their “Vision” and “Values” and then to construct a more authentic employer branding campaign that reflects who they really are. Every quarter, I’ll post what we’re up to over at WorkXO. Overview. Our Mission is to upgrade work. membership stats. active member projects. member findings.

Bloggers Block – When The Words Just Won’t Come

SocMed Sean

When I’m that stuck, I can’t even digest ideas from other people’s blogs, I find it challenging to create new graphics, or even say something constructive when commenting on other people’s blogs. Frustrated courtesy of M artinaK15 on Flickr via Creative Commons Writer’s block sucks. Blogger’s block sucks more. And believe me…there is a difference.