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How DARE You Not Be Awesome?


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Powerpoint deck that backed my 2009 opening keynote at BlogWorldExpo

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How DARE You Not Be Awesome?

  1. How DARE you!!??* *Not be awesome?
  2. Self-doubt is actually kinda Selfish
  3. (You’re cheating us!)
  4. Mentoring, unpacked.
  5. Fear is a terrible motivator.
  6. Love Matters. Love Lasts. Photo Credit: (cc) prakhar on
  7. [The Awesomeness Manifesto] <ul><li>Four Pillars of Awesomeness… </li></ul><ul><li>Ethical Production </li></ul><ul><li>Insanely Great Stuff </li></ul><ul><li>Love </li></ul><ul><li>Thick Value </li></ul>http: //blogs . harvardbusiness .org/haque/2009/09/is_your_business_innovative_or.html
  8. Awesome is NOT a Private Street cc: moonlightbulb Photo Credit: (cc) moonlightbulb on flickr .com
  9. Challenge and Inspire <ul><li>product of a creator’s passion </li></ul><ul><li>novel and non-obvious, evoking surprise and delight </li></ul><ul><li>something about them perfectly reflects the essence of (their) creation </li></ul>@awesomefound
  10. Team Awesome Photo Credit: (cc) matski_98 on flickr .com
  11. #crushit.
  12. Think Big
  13. Awesome Anything cc: stallio Photo Credit: (cc) stallio on flickr .com
  14. How?
  15. What’s Your Superpower?
  16. [Four leaf clover] Photo Credit: (cc) cygnus921 on flickr .com
  17. <ul><li>Maximize Chance Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to Lucky Hunches </li></ul><ul><li>Expect Good Fortune </li></ul><ul><li>Turn Bad Luck to Good </li></ul>
  18. Believe.
  21. “ learn to not be afraid of who you actually are.” http://pistachio. posterous .com/lauras-rules-0
  22. <ul><li>be kind and fair to everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>don't worry whether or not anyone likes you. </li></ul><ul><li>help people. </li></ul><ul><li>ask. </li></ul><ul><li>act. (get excited and share it) </li></ul>laura’s rules <ul><li>love yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>love others. (try radical forgiveness) </li></ul><ul><li>gratitude for everything. </li></ul><ul><li>hope is your only hope. (and fear is your only worry) </li></ul><ul><li>be present. </li></ul>http://pistachio. posterous .com/lauras-rules-0
  23. “ Only connect.’ -E. M. Forrester
  25. (You KNEW Twitter’d be in here somewhere!)
  26. What Are You Doing?
  27. On-Ramp Photo Credit: (cc) stallio on flickr .com
  31. “ Use it Where You Think Best” -IBM ThinkPad Commercials
  32. The User Multiface browser • SMS • IM • RSS reader • FriendFeed • Facebook • blogs • widgets • desktop • iPhone • Blackberry • clients • websites • subscriptions • listening tools • blog tools • plugins • visualizations • mainstream integrations
  33. What can I do with it?
  38. How to build awesome with Twitter…
  39. Listen. Learn. Care. Serve.
  40. You’re not alone anymore.
  41. Surround yourself with inspiring people
  42. [HORIZON] Photo Credit: (cc) dominicspics on flickr .com
  43. Be Useful Turn it inside-out Curate and produce value Connect
  44. Become Happier <ul><li>Transparency & Values </li></ul><ul><li>Reframing Reality </li></ul><ul><li>Helping Others </li></ul><ul><li>Gratitude </li></ul>
  45. Be Uniquely YOU. Talk about your passions
  46. Twitter Campaigns? <ul><li>not so much. </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter literacy </li></ul>
  47. How Best to Approach? <ul><li>Find/cultivate examples of </li></ul><ul><li>Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Then, eExperiment - What works for you ? </li></ul>
  48. Manners 101 <ul><li>Dress nicely </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Background graphic, avatar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Introduce yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fill out profile completely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mention your Twitter on your site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be a good conversationalist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen, respond </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute relevant, useful material </li></ul></ul>
  50. [PeeWee Dummies] cc: moonlightbulb Photo Credit: © Damon Cortesi @dacort
  51. <ul><li>Eagle Scout </li></ul>Team Climbed Denali Twitter App Developer
  55. Homepage screenshot
  65. Influence (was) Attracting attention to yourself
  66. Influence (is) Providing attention and value to others
  67. Photo Credit: (cc) jerryfletcher on
  68. Social Media is Knowledge
  69. Knowledge is Socially Mediated
  70. Knowledge is Socially Mediated Photo Credit: (cc) fredoalvarez on
  71. Knowledge is Social ly Media ted
  72. Markets are Socially Mediated
  73. Photo Credit: (cc) gregor_y on
  74. Markets are Social ly Media ted
  75. Photo Credit: (cc) matrianklw on
  76. Value. visibility relevance relationships social capital community ideas trust research marketing networking customer service traffic news sales SEO
  77. Externally Customer service Market awareness News Innovation Understanding Extending reach Relationships Branding Direct sales SEO Driving traffic Networking
  78. Internally Sales Teams Event Planning Project Status News Coordination Interface Decentralized teams Employee Support Mentoring Problem-solving Purely Social