Lessons Learned

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Prepared for The Charlotte Observer's news intern group as they prepare to continue changing the news business.

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Lessons Learned

  1. 1. Lessons Learned Prepared for Observer News Interns
  2. 2. thanks for inviting me! what i do: I help create, navigate and manage internet products so that people love the services and advertisers love the platform what our company (officially) calls me: Vice President, Interactive Media where to find this presentation or me later: work http://observerinteractive.com office Interactive / Marketing area - 4th floor home http://jasonsilverstein.com
  3. 3. some of where / how learned schools jobs selected projects daily
  4. 4. about this presentation • Not going to be news oriented • Not going to be internet focused • I will draw from both, though • Main point: enjoy your career & colleagues
  5. 5. about you
  6. 6. just being there is such a big part. show up. be present.
  7. 7. to be the best, there must be (repeated) sacrifice...
  8. 8. ...but do something you love. it will show.
  9. 9. invest in brute force learning / lmgtfy.com
  10. 10. learn from your mistakes. then, move on.
  11. 11. it’s hard to see yourself as others see you, yet...
  12. 12. ...be yourself. it’s a lot easier.
  13. 13. about your colleagues & company
  14. 14. learn as much as you can about the big picture & how everything comes together.
  15. 15. • learn how to give your opinion respectfully... then give it.
  16. 16. relationships ARE business.
  17. 17. know your audience.
  18. 18. treat everyone equally.
  19. 19. “you before me.”
  20. 20. do s omething differ ent. tak e r isks .
  21. 21. rewards are sometimes unexpected.
  22. 22. learn. adjust. repeat.
  23. 23. image rights All images (c) 2009 Jason Silverstein. All rights reserved.

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