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Whether it's at an airport, on a train or in a car, you're mobile and your digital life is mobile too. It means that more of us are doing things on the web (or mobile web, as the case may be) while we're on the go, and there are certain things those of us in the digital world look for when we travel - at least with regard to infrastructure. travel social media trends Twitter

46 Travel Tools to Optimize Your Next Vacation

Convince & Convert

As we bathe in the memory of friends, family and BBQ over this week’s Memorial Day holiday, our minds are now tuned up and ready to hit our favorite travel season – summer. While there are literally thousands of online tools and apps to help you plan the perfect retreat, here’s my top 46 list I hope will make your travel season one that’s effortless, fun and filled with great memories.

Across the USA by Train… With Kids and For $0

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

However, another viral post stemmed my desire to write about my own train experience. Last year, Derek Low shared his experience traveling across the US by train for $213. The max speed any of our trains was allowed to go was 110mph along the Northeast Corridor (NEC). Amtrak has a guest rewards program  that allows points, or miles, to be redeemed for rail travel.

Gin and Topics: A New MySpace and a Toy Train in Space

Spin Sucks

After 25 weeks (yes, more than six months) of back-to-back travel, I am home for 24 glorious days! If any of you want me to travel, pack, or drive anywhere in the next 24 days, the answer will categorically be no. Toy Train in Space. This is freaking cool! A man took his son’s train and sent it into space attached to a balloon and a video camera. I am so excited!

12 Visual Content Marketing Ideas that Get Shared Like Mad

Pam Moore

Sharing stories of travel, corporate and customer events. The days of only using textual content marketing to build your brand, attract, inspire, engage and empower your audience and customers are long gone. If you are only using textual marketing you are already falling behind. In case you haven’t noticed, the world is turning visual. Social media levels the playing field. iTunes.

A Ticket To Discovery

Twist Image

My car drove alongside the train track down towards the highway heading to the airport for my early morning flight. This train track connects many suburbs to the downtown core of Montreal. Montreal is known for its subway system (we call it the metro), but it also has these trains. It's also silent and runs below the street level in my area as it descends into the tunnel that connects to our central train station in the core of the city. The train ride is about five minutes. My guess is that those on the train don't know what traffic is. Take the train.

Social Media During Emergencies

Akamai Marketing

City, State and Federal Agencies should incorporate public training: Last year I participated in CERT (Citizens Emergency Response Training). I was shocked to see that there was no training built into the class about using social media during a diaster. Twitter training should be incorporated into CERT training and response training. And those same people maybe wondering what just happened to their travel plans ( flying out tonight, anyone? ). wasn’t alone. Evacuees throughout the state were convening online and offline.

Social Media Training Programs | Spin Sucks

Spin Sucks

Since that first meeting, she’s gone out on her own to start Fetch Plus and now travels the world as she splits her time between the U.S. She asks, “What types of training programs can companies institute to help establish proper social media programs for their company? There are a few steps I recommend a company taking when creating a social media training program.

ProBlogger Training Event Tickets are Available to Purchase Now

ProBlogger

In the last few minutes, tickets have gone on sale for this year’s ProBlogger Training Event on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia on August 29-30 of this year. Plus I had a chance to learn more about that region of Australia with Tourism Australia and fellow travel bloggers. ProBlogger Training Event Tickets are Available to Purchase Now. You can get your tickets here.

Work from Home: Four Tips to Get In-Person Interaction

Spin Sucks

love TRX training. The great part about TRX training is that it leverages your gravity and body weight for strength training, which works well for me since it’s about all I can manage. Plus, it usually allows me to do one of my favorite things—travel! By Lubna Sadik. Last week Corina Manea wrote about the benefits of working from home and I couldn’t agree more.

Want Success? Then Work Hard!

Geoff Livingston

asked how they train. You have to travel. Reality Athletes book commitment edit ethic everyday NFL regimen success train Type A work write Image by JD Hancock. Last week I spoke at the All Sports United Summit at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. It was a great time, and I got to meet several current and former athletes who have built foundations to better their communities.

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The New Employee Experience (EX) @MNBurgess to Deliver @Conferenceboard on 5/28 #SocBiz

Blue Focus Marketing

But whereas in previous eras a brand’s footprint was more akin to the large, weighty strides of the mythological bigfoot, today’s social business should strive to be more like the millipede —where the coordinated efforts of each employee helps create a brand that is both nimble and well-traveled. Register for the Creating, Managing and Evaluating the Digital Workplace seminar today! David C.

Medical-Career-Training

Social Media Network Marketing

Sonographic technology is also expected to evolve rapidly, and implementing new sonographic procedures when they become economically viable will further the demand for well-trained sonographers. Request complementary information from these schools and start your training today! medical-career-training.com helps people find the right schools in popular medical careers. These days with customers / patients looking out for good treatment and proper medical care is on the growing side. So you have lots of opportunities.

New Media Artist-in-Residence Program for Lanai

Bare Feet Studios

I’ve been meaning to write more about the innovative travel blogger program I am doing with the L?na?i started the conversation here with some advice for travel destinations. I am very grateful to my clients at the Maui and L?na?i Six of the seven are currently in the top 100 Travel Bloggers. Interested travelers can follow and join the online conversations in real time.

Trends That Should Be a Part of Your Social Media Marketing Training in the Coming Year

Bill Hartzer

So it will also help to make your in-house team aware of the newest Google algorithms rolled in, the latest popular social media that customers are spending their time on and ways to make their social media training go a long way. Make your team aware of these new trends, work them into your digital marketing campaigns and maximize your social media training. Sources: . Social Media

Alicia and Keren Take Social Media Workshop To Brighton

Absolute PA

long journeys and quiet train carriages are ideal brainstorming spots. Emma and Esme took a day away from their clients and travelled to London to invest in their business because they couldn’t get the reliable information on social media they needed in Brighton. Keren and I are at it again. This time taking our popular, sell out social media workshop to Brighton !

Provide a Successful Customer Experience in Times of Crisis

Spin Sucks

To travel is to encounter travel mishap. And that’s why organizations can define themselves—in good ways and bad—based on the customer experience management  they provide during times of travel chaos. As I told Gini Dietrich , sometimes it’s nice to have bad travel luck, if only because everyone treats you like a princess. By Laura Petrolino. It won’t happen.

Four Secrets of Successful Hashtag Marketing

Spin Sucks

keep up with what they are doing through training, competition, and so on through our team hashtag. Thus #Tweetameet was born creating a user-generated, crowded-sourced travel guide through hashtag marketing. They then worked together to produce and tweet travel tips on the destination using hashtag #tweetameet. Just like selfies,  hashtags are so often used obtrusively.

Meet Team Sprout: Jordan, Product Education Specialist

Sprout Social

While she didn’t start out in this role, Jordan’s interest in education and training grew during her time at Sprout Social. We lead webinars for customers as well as new feature trainings and new hire training for our team. also lead onboarding and training for new members of the Sales and Success Teams. developed a passion for training along the way. Team Sprou

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Linkedin Replaces Applications With Features

Janet Fouts

Some of these go waaay back in my training days and I really only see the need to show the most recent. Here are the applications that may be automatically moved into your profile when Linkedin updates yours to the new system: My Travel by TripIt. Now some of those applications are being replaced and the site is slowly moving accounts to the new system. Legal Updates by JD Supra.

I'm Behind

Spin Sucks

Therefore I have nothing to share with you today. I was riding this morning, trying valiantly to come up with a topic for today’s blog and my mind was blank the entire time (well, that’s not entirely true – I was thinking, “Don’t get dropped. Don’t get dropped. Don’t get dropped&# ). So my apologies, but I’ll be back at it tomorrow! Leave a comment!

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8 Must-Have Apps for Your Mobile/Social Business

Janet Fouts

travel with an iPad and an iPhone as my mobile office, and it’s made it a whole lot easier to stay on top of my business, my teram and my clients. travel a lot. Doing business in 2013 is going to be a whole lot easier if you can take your business with you on the road. If you have some must-have apps for your business, why not share ‘em in the comments? Expensify. Dropbox.

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150 Bloggers Pack Melbourne Hotel for ProBlogger Training Day

ProBlogger

One week ago today in Melbourne the first ever ProBlogger training day took place. Brendans Blog – ProBlogger Training Day Wrap-up and Part 2. Nuffnang Better Blogging Tips from ProBlogger Training Day. Would You Travel 1846 miles for this man? 150 Bloggers Pack Melbourne Hotel for ProBlogger Training Day. Finding Readers. Monetization. Share This.

Cam Conversation: Business Travel to Hawaii, NextLevelHI, Facebook.

Bare Feet Studios

You’ll see a small attempt at that at the end. Over time you will see many different forms and iterations of these web cam chats as I am using them to explore both my interactions with you, the visitor, but also the technology available to us. I am not seeing my voice in sync with my lips – do you see that glitch too? Please leave me a comment. Hawai?i Our dog Lexi does!

From Couch To 5K: Why Lindsay Allen Runs

Waxing UnLyrical

When I heard she was training for her first-ever 5K race and trying to raise funds for Special Olympics Michigan in the process, I asked her to tell me more. When she’s not working with words, Lindsay enjoys baking (she’s known in many circles for her cookies), cooking, photography, wine and craft beer, traveling, blogging , and, most recently, running. Until July, that is. Why give?

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6 Powerful Social Media Lessons from Tourism that will Boost Your Brand

Socially Sorted

There’s no doubt that tourism and travel can generate great content – I mean it’s an awesome topic (who doesn’t like travel!). When I was ready to travel I clicked straight back to that page and found the accommodation booking form.  We can learn a lot from the Tourism Industry when it comes to Social Media Smarts.  . But it’s simply not true.

The Eight PR Up-and-Comers

Spin Sucks

She has her own business, where she focuses on travel and tourism. To train for the Disney marathon next month, Stephanie ran 22 miles in the Cincinnati weather this past weekend. By Gini Dietrich. Friday afternoon, I posted on Facebook that I was looking for the PR up-and-comers and received nearly 150 comments. The Eight PR Up-and-Comers. Liza Butcher. Betsy Decillis. Taylor Masura.

50 Inspiring Tech Savvy Leaders Over 50

Janet Fouts

Let’s talk about networked approaches & social media for training and capacity building for the nonprofit sector that leverage learning and impact. This is the me you’d meet traveling, or in a bar. Also @artistatlarge. You know what? I’m tired of hearing people say “I’m over 50, too old to understand this stuff” or similar balderdash. I’m over 50 and I get it, so can you! I’ve worked with and learned from some pretty amazing people who are just as old or older and way savvier than I am. Follow them on Twitter, read their blogs.

The Uber Issues Cannot Be Fixed by PR

Spin Sucks

It’s a beautiful thing, particularly if you live in a big city or travel to one. ” It’s also great when you’re traveling because you don’t have to worry about how you’ll get places. By Gini Dietrich Yesterday I spoke at the PRSA Chicago  monthly luncheon. It was awesome because I was in my own hometown (yay!) and I was among my peeps. What is Uber?

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Four Ways to Break the Overservice Habit

Spin Sucks

Instead,  Michael Stern  and I traveled the country, setting up tents, lugging boxes of juice around, and providing little cups of juice to hundreds of thousands of tourist. I was super buff that year because those boxes were heavy. Give account managers support and training on how to manage budgets. We do a ton of internal training on this. Learning the Business.

The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Shonali Burke

Spin Sucks

Or how she met her husband online and he traveled to India to meet her and they got married immediately. And, if you ever need someone to do training for your organization , she is spending a lot of time on that side of her business this year so you should call her! By Gini Dietrich If you don’t already know Shonali Burke, this Inquisition will push you over the edge.

Definition of Introvert -- What is an Introvert?

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Work Hard, Travel Easy The best tips for business travelers. Dog Care Get tips on training and caring for dogs of all ages. Search. Gifted Children. Home Parenting & Family Gifted Children. Email. Gifted Children How to Identify Education Parenting Help. Gifted Children Newsletter - Sign up ! Discuss in My Forum. Introvert. By Carol Bainbridge , About.com. See More About: introverts shyness introverted children. Definition: Contrary to what most people think, an introvert is not simply a person who is shy. In fact, being shy has little to do with being an introvert!

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On Twitter, Social Listening and Southern Hospitality

Janet Fouts

I just got back from a trip to Atlanta where I did some training on social media with a group of fortune 50 corporate travel partners for a major banking institution. It was a social media speaker’s dream, as the next day I was to talk about how to use social media when you’re traveling. Here’s the thread on Twitter through a Storify post. Awesome. Gosh, really?

Apartment Marketing Predictions 2014: The New Breed Speaks

Firebelly

Jonathan Saar, VP of Marketing & Educational Solutions, Training Factor  . Today Google Carousel only covers travel, hospitality, and restaurant queries, but I have a feeling Google will expand their categories into real estate and rentals, which would be an awesome opportunity for our industry to gain that top placement across the carousel. 2014 is upon us. Hart  .

The Continuing Evolution of the Indian PR Landscape

Waxing UnLyrical

other passions include singing (professionally trained for over a decade!), reading and traveling. As the Indian PR landscape continues to evolve, it is fascinating to see clients adapt to the integration of digital efforts. For example, a press event is not restricted to just calling reporters on the ground. Building the social profiles of C-suite executives. Twitter chats.

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Keep Calm And Carry On - 5 Steps To Getting Rid Of Stress And Anxiety

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Stop time travelling. He''s all that and more. I can''t remember where I read it, but James was talking about stressing out (something he knows a ton about) and he reframed that deep and dark moment by asking himself if he''s time travelling or not. Yes, time travel. They''re time travelling (or as he says: "Don''t get lost in the future. Stop time travelling.

“You Have To Love People”: The Shashi Bellamkonda Interview

Firebelly

My point is news used to travel at “the speed of sound” even without the internet and now social media tools have made it possible to communicate quicker and to a larger audience. love …Trains. To thousands of people across this country and in many parts of the world – Shashi and Network Solutions are one and the same thing. See what I mean by the humility. LinkedIn.