Speed Dating…..Websites!

What is StumbleUpon?
I see that got your attention! This is about what I call “speed dating websites, not people.” For those of us who enjoy surfing the web, we know how frustrating it is when we are looking for a particular topic and end up getting an X-rated site or some other irrelevant site. Well, not anymore-The frustrations should cease. Co-Founded by Garrett Camp, StumbleUpon is a web-service that offers an advertising model is unique—You will not find pointless ads-when you click the StumbleUpon button on your tool bar. You are taken directly to videos, photos, and websites containing topics that is user created. If you feel like, I feel, ads or pop-ups are invasive and annoying. With this method, visitor is at full attention. An additional benefit is creating visibility for sites that would have not gotten traditional visibility.

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Is Social Media During a Recession Leverageable?

When this new technology stepped on to the scene some companies and individuals began using it because either because their competition was doing it or because it looked cool. Those are good reasons to stop and rethink strategy, and know how it is going to work for you. Why have a blog or anything else web 2.0 and 3.0 related if it going to just sit there taking up space in cyberworld. In all honesty and quite biasedly, I believe that the social media revolution is quite leverageable during these times for companies and individuals.

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Web 3.0…….4.0????

Just as we are trying to wrap our heads around Web 2.0, Web 3.0 has stepped onto the scene offering better services-integrating multiple site into one like Blog Rovr and Facebook Connect. Blog Rovr tool uses blogs posting that you find interesting to find similiar blogs without you having to search for it. Facebook Connect is allowing us to log in to multiple sites using your facebook login information.

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LinkedIn: Revolutionizing Connectability, Assessibilty, Marketibility in Healthcare and -How you can get on board!

As we move into the era of technological advancements in Web 2.0, it is vital that we build and continue relationships with whom ever we meet along the way. Traditionally, Web. 1.0 was one-way communication (this is my service or product…blah…blah…boring…boring….etc.); the transition, now, is toward Web 2.0, interactivity (Tell me how to improve my service, what should I add…..etc)! Many industries are revolutionizing its strategy and focus and it is important that we all become connected, especially when a phone call isn’t feasible. So what is LinkedIn?

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Now, that its almost over……..

Now that Christmas has come an gone…..Now what? Do we go back to living solitary and fast-paced lives. I hope that we all use this holiday as a starting place for enriching the lives of others. Perhaps that one phone call a year, can tun into the one phone call a month Or customer service reps. (cashiers, receptionists, etc) can continue to say good morning and have a great day. To us all, continue to give throughout 2009 of your time and loving kindness. Happy Holidays!

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"Very Best"

So………. there has been a debate on the use of the term, “very best”. In a culture that is surrounded by terminology like “best of the best,” absolute best” and “very best service,”  many marketing and advertising industries are using this hottly debated phrase that is commonly utilized expressions of both written and spoken English.

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Ahhh…..Holiday Traditions

Our Thanksgiving was amazing and as our annual tradition, we each create a dish that we have never made before. This gets harder and hard each year because I love cooking new things! The following day, they got up early to begin the décor and picking a tree. Now that Thanksgiving has passed, we have illuminated our home with the lights and fresh pine wreaths with scarlet red bows and jingling bells. Our house is at the end of our road called Happy Lane. Never has the name of a road been so true as it is during the holidays. People come down just to see the decorations!

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So, Why Do I work at Kissito Healthcare??

I recently graduated from Virginia Tech with two Bachelor’s degrees in Biological Sciences and Psychology with a concentration in Neuroscience. I am a very motivated and driven person as I was on various organizations and committees. I was Treasurer of my Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega, and heavily involved with our Student Government Association as the Co-chair to Undergraduate Academic Policies and Planning Committee, Chair of Red Cross Donor Planning Committee and totally unrelated to anything, I was a Student General Manager and liaison between departments for the Department of Housing and Dining Services (Which ranked number in the country for 2008-might I add!) Also, I jokingly state that I am a professional intern. I have worked with numerous professors in both academic departments and successfully completed two independent studies that were utilized in the basis of my professors’ research. I state all of this because by nature I am a researcher, planner, and thinker. So, why did I decide to apply for the Management Internship here at Kissito.

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Thankful

This is a poem that I wrote when I was 10 years old. When I look back on it, I find so much peace and wisdom in such contradictory verse and see how we must be thankful for it all. Not live in fear, renew-mind control and just be.

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Vital Internal Communication Strategies

Internal communications is considered a vital tool for building an organization, enhancing employee morale, promoting transparency and reducing turnover. Ironically, while everybody understands and talks about the significance of internal communication, very few are able to manage it efficiently. Both the long-term and short-term fallout of ineffective internal communication can be damaging for an organization. It can start from the spread of rumors to disillusionment among employees to a gradual destruction of the company’s brand image. Worse, it may also lead to the slow death of the organization. However, few organizations address internal communications. Determining what should be communicated to staff, when it should be communicated, and how it should be communicated is often left up to the decisions of individuals made when there seems to be a need. In other words internal communication strategies are developed, reactively, when there is a crisis or major event that clearly requires addressing communication issues. Where communication is planned out, it is often around upheavals like major corporate or organization change, layoffs and downsizing, and technological change. However, once the initiating focus has been eliminated, communication tends to go back to an unorganized incoherent process. It is a wonder why this occurs (Chaos Theory), but there is no question that strategic internal communication planning can be a proactive approach to building a better, more directed and efficient workforce. It is well-known that the root cause of most internal problems being faced by a company often stems from ineffective communication.  It is therefore necessary to identify the best possible methods to reach your message to the target audience—in this case, your employees.  Here are some possible  ways:

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