How to: Find your Passion with 5 Creativity-boosting Exercises

Social Selling Masters

“Man is only great when he acts from passion.” – Benjamin Disraeli (19th century British Prime Minister) As an entrepreneur, finding your passion is key to a successful business. So how do you find your passion…try these 5 creativity boosting… Continue Reading → Sales skills

Social Media Exercise: Hoyts Cinema

Laurel Papworth

An exercise for social media students and practitioners – what do you do when someone goes on a Twant (Twitter rant)? I chose Hoyts for this exercise cos I believed and had experienced every word (the rant came first, post second).

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A Simple Exercise to Help You Write Effective Sales Copy

ProBlogger

and you’re stuck on how to write things that will encourage people to purchase, then you might want to give this exercise a try. This exercise could also be useful in a whole heap of other places.

A Powerful Exercise inside Google Analytics to Set You Up for a Successful Year of Blogging

ProBlogger

Today I wanted to share with you an exercise that I do on my blogs at the end of every year that helps me to grow my blogs in the year that follows. But bear with me – the numbers are just the starting point for this exercise and not the main thing!

EXERCISE: Deep Dive into Your Content Analytics

ProBlogger

So here’s a little exercise for you to do today. It will require you to have an analytics program (I recommend Google Analytics ) – if you don’t yet have one, installing one is your exercise for the day. EXERCISE: Deep Dive into Your Content Analytics.

Frustrated by Blogger’s Block? Try this Exercise!

ProBlogger

I’d love to see links below to the posts you write after doing this exercise! Try this Exercise! Feeling frustrated today about a lack of ideas to write about on your blog? If so, you’re not alone. Here’s another technique that I use to overcome it. A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post here on ProBlogger that gave a tip for fighting blogger’s block.

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

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" It''s easy to tell someone to talk their way out of how they''re currently feeling, so I came up with an exercise for those who think it''s as simple as "calming yourself down." exercise. Are you feeling a little stressed? Anxious? Having a panic attack here and there?

The Deception Of Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin and Gary Vaynerchuk

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I didn't have an appetite for exercise and I didn't have an appetite to give up on my appetite. On top of that I needed to exercise. I decided to start doing some light exercise as well. As great as I was at losing the weight, exercising and taking care of myself (I'm proud to say that, to this day, I have not put the weight back on - which is, actually, the real hard work in the process), I realized that it just wasn't my thing. exercise.

Better Ways To Get Inspired

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Wake up an hour earlier to stretch, exercise or journal. exercise. artandcopy austinkleon classicalmusic coffee documentary drawing exercise headspace helveticadocumentary inspiration inspired jazz journal journaling madmagazine music notebook photography psfk sethgodin skillshare stretch thetragicallyhip tompeters walk woodstock writing youtubeNeed some inspiration? Try this. Read old copies of MAD Magazine (from the late seventies and eighties, preferably).

Brain exercise

Social Media Network Marketing

The keyword here is exercise. Just the way you need to do exercise to maintain and enhance your body, similarly, for the brain you need brain exercise. What is brain exercise? You need lots of skill to get your writing to a higher level. This is feasible. Yes very much possible. So, how does one do this? Simply put it is a constant effort to keep your brain active and ‘in shape’. What this means is that the cells in the brain need to have a good interchange of fluids.

What Do You Want People to Say About Your Blog? A Blog Branding Exercise

ProBlogger

Here’s a quick exercise that I’ve done recently that gave me a lot more clarity about what I’m building. When I recently did this exercise for myself (I did it for my main two blogs), it gave me a lot more clarity about the types of brands I’m attempting to build.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #326

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There is - no doubt - a direct correlation between exercise and the creative process. exercise. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

How I Was Inspired by a “First-time Voter”

Waxing UnLyrical

I figured there wouldn’t be much of a crowd (it was just past noon), I’d exercise my franchise, and know I’d done all I could to get my candidate in the door at 1600 Pennsylvania, NW. You may remember that we have this thing called the U.S.

3 Do-at-Your-Desk Exercises to Avoid Becoming Chair Shaped

ProBlogger

The good news is, you can prevent these unwanted changes from becoming permanent by taking a couple minutes a day to perform these simple exercises. Check out this video of the exercise so you can see how it’s done. It’s also the most important exercise on this list if you spend more time googling and blogging than you do standing upright. Some of these exercises will give the overworked blogger immediate relief.

Give to the Max

Geoff Livingston

Today, 1300 Washington area nonprofits will be fundraising, and experimenting with social media tools in a collective training exercise and contest. Cause capacity DCWEEK exercise flash mob Give to the Max Day nonprofit rally training

The George Costanza Approach To Getting Things Done

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It could come in the form of productivity tips, New Year''s Resolutions, self-help books, perspectives on diet and exercise and beyond. exercise. Do the opposite.

The Top 20 Health and Fitness Social Networks

Direct Marketing Observations

But nevertheless, Exercise TV has a clean UI with video, blog, community, Facebook, Twitter and iphone app integration all working towards engaging the user at every touch point.

Your Selfies Tell A Story, Prepare To Get Creeped Out

Firebelly

Places you’ve gone, things you’ve eaten, exercise routines you’ve started, ballgames, concerts, movies, vacations, on, and on, and on. Think about all the photos you take in a week, in a month, how about the last six months.

Post-Holiday Fitness Series: Workout Plan

Justin Levy

These are the exercises, foods, supplements, vitamins and music that work best for me to achieve my current goals. I’m not able to do exercises such as squats, leg extensions or other movements that put extreme stress on my knee. Exercise Ball Leg Tuck : 3 x 25.

3 Fun iPhone Apps for Cyclists

Idaconcpts

We all know that exercising is important but for many it remains an activity that they would rather skip. This app can not only track your biking results but also other exercise results from running, swimming and more.

Podcast 396 - Why you don't need harmony in building a team

Engaging Brand

Do you have to do teambuilding exercises or can you use social events to achieve the same aim? Pod Casts mark de rond there is an i in team business results brand marketing tips small business social media engaging brand podcast building a team corporate team building teambuilding exercisesThis week's The Engaging Brand podcast covering social media , business ideas and brand marketing tips , is ready to download.

Stop Sharing. Start Listening (To Yourself)

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So, how do they deliver a message like this in a world where's we're not only obsessed with those smartphones in our pockets, but we're also training with these devices (and others) to track, share and optimize our exercise? Can we exercise without the technology? exercise.

[Cool Infographic Friday] Messaging on Social

SocialFish

Here’s an exercise for you – think about your private online community. Check this one out, courtesy Otherwise. How would you describe it if it was part of this list? What differentiates it from your other digital properties? What does it *truly* say about your organization?

Monday Roundup: Conversations

Waxing UnLyrical

Exercises for Writing Conversationally. In this guest post for Heather Whaling ‘s blog, Bethany Cramer offers some exercises to improve your conversational writing. “Conversation.” ” It’s one of the great clichés of our field.

Your Employees May Be Your Best Untapped Brand Advocates

Webbiquity SMM

Any time an employee wears a t-shirt in public or uses their water bottle while exercising, they’ll be advocating on behalf of your brand. Guest post by Liz Greene. If you were asked to rattle off your top marketing strategies, would employee advocacy make the list?

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A Three Week Check-In

Waxing UnLyrical

For me, this means making some form of exercise a regular part of my day, whatever shape that exercise takes, getting enough rest, and eating better food… which means I have to cook more, and cook regularly. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali A Three Week Check-In January 22nd, 2011 Tweet One of the things I wanted to do more of this year was to pay more attention to wellness.

You Don’t Define Engagement; They Do

SocialFish

One of the participants in our workshop talked about how highly engaged she was in a website/online community that she used to track her food intake, exercise, and overall health. There is a lot of talk about engagement in the association and nonprofit world.

Is your strategic plan on a page?

SocialFish

If you look on page two you will see an alignment exercise which looks like those grade school exercises where there are two columns of information to connect. We do that same exercise with our stakeholders.

How to Establish Your Brand Voice on Social Media

Ignite Social Media

2) TRY SOME EXERCISES. One of our favorites at Ignite is the “we are, we are not” exercise. Use the “we are / we are not” exercise to help frame your brand’s voice in more narrow, easy to follow terms. Not this kind of exercise.

Get Back Up and Do It Again

Ari Herzog

Exercise alone didn’t work. Paleo eating includes fruits and vegetables, nuts, and anything that had a heartbeat. No dairy. No grains. No refined or pasteurized foods. No additives. In other words, eat what the caveman would eat. Be a modern hunter-gatherer , not a later agriculturist. I joined the paleo revolution in July 2014 to lose belly fat and tone my abs. My kitchen was 99% organic at the time, and it was a natural evolution for my diet to go back in time.

How a Modern Day Worker Can Manage Time at Office More Effectively

Kikolani

Consistent exercise and eat healthily. In your daily busy schedule, you may have no time left for exercise. But it is actually important to take out consistent time for daily exercise. Not just regular exercise, but healthy diet also plays an important role for more productivity.

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Breaking Through a Marketing Plateau

Justin Levy

These don’t necessarily have to be major changes such as switching up exercises but can be minor changes of grip, weight, reps or order of exercises. Has your marketing program become stale? Are you not seeing the same results that you originally experienced?

Reflections on PR agency life

Sherrilynne Starkie

And so, seeing as I am continuing the exercise of taking time each day to answer the question, ‘What did I learn today?’, Last week I published a post called Lessons Learned From a PR Life , which included a listing of observations from my work week.

Motives behind Lance Armstrong’s confession

Sherrilynne Starkie

None received the expected reputational boost from the exercise. Perhaps the confession was supposed to be the first step in a reputation rebuilding exercise in the hopes that someday people will forgive him and that his long-term legacy will not be one of disgrace.

Digital Is Going Dark: Only Early Adopters Will Thrive in 2017

Simply Measured

In creative fields, this is a branding exercise we regularly do with our clients, customers, and colleagues. It may sound like the trailer for a bad action movie, but it can be a powerful exercise when developing a narrative. “Imagine a world…”.

The Lost Art Of Hard Work

Jason Yormark

You are watching people ruin their bodies; ruin their capacity to exercise; implicating themselves in long-term adverse health risks; and set themselves up for a vicious cycle, all because we generally only measure success in terms of how quickly one can lose weight and disregard most everything else. There’s only one diet that has stood the test of time, a healthy diet and regular exercise. I admire those that work their asses off. Surprisingly it’s a rare trait.

The Context of Images and Text

Mindjumpers

In fact, let’s do an exercise. “People don’t read anymore. It’s a fact!” Oh, how many times this has been uttered in the digital sphere, with complete disregard for context. People read!

Three Things Email Subject Lines Must Do

Waxing UnLyrical

’ “ I learned a great deal from this exercise. So while this exercise was in jest, it reminded me of just how important it is to write smart, simple and (ideally) succinct subject lines that don’t sound spammy, or superficial, or flat-out ridiculous.

29% of the Top 500 Google+ Pages are News and Content Sites

Adam Sherk

For the purposes of this exercise I counted traditional news organizations, lifestyle publications, Web-only news and content sites and broadcast channels/programs with a companion site.

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Put Your Marketing Gloves on and Bring on Member Engagement

SocialFish

One of my goals this year was to start and stick with a consistent exercise program. by Vivian Swertinski, Senior Digital Marketing Strategist at Informz. I’ve never been much of a runner, but have been intrigued by the emotional calm or “runners high” that runners seem to speak of.