International Womens Day Tech Parody Coloring Page

A Coloring Page for Tech Dudes That Support Women International Womens Day For international womens day (IWD) 2018, I created the official "International Womens Day Tech Parody" Coloring Page. Or image, really. Still...Woot Woot!  Now, tech bros that support women can get on the coloring. Color all five shapes based on support you have given women in your world, and you're a rockstar! Be sure to check out [...]

By | 2018-03-30T20:18:28+00:00 March 8, 2018|0 Comments

12 Strategic Humor Principles for Life and Business Success

My Strategic Humor Principles for Success I wrote this post on strategic humor principles over a dozen years ago! And even in that amount of time, I've evolved and I've put all of these to the test. In pretty much every capacity. Source: pexels.com I help businesses and teams become idea-driven cultures that flourish with creativity, and I use strategy, humor and applied improvisation to do that. While [...]

By | 2018-05-07T20:27:21+00:00 February 17, 2018|0 Comments

Lady Doritos and PepsiCo’s Missed Marketing Opportunity

Lady Doritos and a Missed Marketing Opportunity Oh Doritos! How I love thee. I do. And I don't mind saying that to the world. I ate so many - Cool Ranch, please! - when I was pregnant. I should have bought stock in the company! Yet, they missed a huge opportunity with Lady Doritos (#ladydoritos) on Twitter. New Doritos Flavor, Blaze. These are *not* Lady Doritos. Source: screenshot Doritos.com [...]

By | 2018-02-07T04:16:03+00:00 February 7, 2018|0 Comments

Narrative Strategy: Conflict Powers Incredible Storytelling

Anger is Story and Innovative Fuel: Why Conflict Powers Incredible Storytelling I spoke to a group of entrepreneurs recently about storytelling and conflict. Being an entrepreneur is hard - just like being an executive in a big company: both can be isolating. Many of these entrepreneurs expressed frustration, rejection and anger as well as passion and excitement. We all do. That is totally normal. Congrats - your human card is [...]

By | 2018-01-31T19:59:29+00:00 January 31, 2018|0 Comments

SOTU Response – Joe Kennedy’s Language of Unity

The Language of Inclusion and The SOTU Response "I, me, mine...."  Oh, brother. Queue eyeroll.... Remember the seagulls in "Finding Nemo?" Mine, mine, mine!" That scene still makes me laugh. It's not so funny when we use these things in our #marketing, #communication and our talks.   Source: Ron Smith via Unsplash.com Language matters. It signals intent, values and beliefs. The language of unity isn't "I, me, mine..." [...]

By | 2018-01-31T18:44:52+00:00 January 31, 2018|0 Comments

Storytelling And Employee Engagement

Story of Teams: Storytelling and Employee Engagement #storytelling drives everything and it's time for companies to challenge the #story behind why #employeeengagement fails.   Employees Don't Trust Employee engagement is all the rage...and most programs fail.  Why? Research tells us that once employees are paid at parity and perceive fairness, then money is not a motivator. It's not a lasting motivator. Yes, people want meaningful work and they [...]

By | 2018-01-28T23:40:14+00:00 January 28, 2018|0 Comments

Fun at Work Day: Innovation and Playfulness

Happy Fun at Work Day Fun at Work Day - Playfulness Matters Today is #havefunatworkday! Play is creative fuel. #playfulness matters. How will you play today in teams or by yourself? Play unleashes our best ideas and that is a powerful force for innovation. It does something else, too. Play shows us who we are. In low stakes play where rules don't matter, we see how we react [...]

By | 2018-01-28T22:37:43+00:00 January 28, 2018|0 Comments

Messaging Lessons From Oprahs Golden Globes Speech

Source: Ron Smith via Unsplash.com Messaging Lessons From Oprahs Golden Globes Speech - For Speakers and Brands And this is not just a message for speakers; it's a powerful message for brands - your job is to create powerful moments of hope. Here are the big messaging lessons from Oprah's Golden Globes speech. Source: Public Domain The power of passion and commitment to belief. And personal truth. [...]

By | 2018-01-08T18:08:35+00:00 January 8, 2018|0 Comments

Virgin Trains: A Viral Lesson in Humor and Customer Service

Virgin Trains: Poor Humor and Customer Service How not to handle customer service via Twitter - Virgin Trains How NOT to handle customer service complaints...this one hot off the press from my friends in London. With "honey," "love," "sweetie"....and other patronizing 'there, there' comments. Brands need to get that it diminishes a woman's legitimate issues. The 1950s called and even it doesn't want 'old timey' sexist comments back. [...]

By | 2018-01-02T21:02:36+00:00 January 2, 2018|0 Comments

Playful Brands 2017: My Roundup of Fun Brands

Playful Brands I love brands that play! Here is a list of some of my fave brands online. No, I am not getting paid. I love their fun, fresh voice and playful way to approach content and social media. They are not over the top - and they exhibit a fresh and sassy voice. Chubbies Shorts @chubbies. Sure, they follow only 3 ppl to manipulate Klout. But they do make me [...]

By | 2017-12-12T18:36:33+00:00 December 11, 2017|0 Comments
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