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Modern Communication and Intranets: Tools for Successful Internal Communications

Efficient and reliable internal communication is critical for a successful corporate environment, especially if that environment is a global one. This can be achieved when executives keep their employees connected and well-informed with relevant information and do it without alienating one group or another. Meaningful communication is what makes the difference between employees who are actively engaged in their company’s community or ones who avoid it because they are inundated with too much information. Continue reading “Modern Communication and Intranets: Tools for Successful Internal Communications”

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Peace before death after acceptance

Acceptance is a huge word. It’s only ten letters long, but has an enormous impact on human beings. In life and in death, acceptance has a way of changing perception, perhaps such as in the recent brutal murder of American journalist, James Foley. When I converted to Orthodox Judaism, people (mostly born Jews) would ask me, Why? Why would you voluntarily take on the yoke … Continue reading Peace before death after acceptance

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Read the National Curator: Because Curating Minds Want to Know

I remember seeing a comedy skit, probably in the late 1990s or early 2000s, that made fun of the media’s tendency to overload viewers with information. The scene started with a male anchor delivering news, and the screen included a ticker along the bottom, an over-the-shoulder graphic, and some other infographics. The more the anchor talked, the more graphics popped up on the screen. Eventually, … Continue reading Read the National Curator: Because Curating Minds Want to Know

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Interactive Databases and Data Visualizations

Interactive databases and visualizations are conceptual tools for narrative. They take those abstract words strung together in sentences and make them concrete images. I’m a visual learner, so the idea of enhancing any concept with visualizations is right up my alley. This blog focuses on how to implement the most modern PR techniques in religious institutions to reach their goals. Data visualizations is an excellent … Continue reading Interactive Databases and Data Visualizations

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Plot Your Facebook Insights: Creating a Custom Google Map Using Fusion Tables

I find Google Maps to be very fascinating. It isn’t 100% accurate by any means, but it surely has made life easier for me. As a visual person, I like the idea of maps to put things into perspective for me. For this project, I decided to take the Facebook page data I had recently been analyzing for my synagogue. I looked at the unique … Continue reading Plot Your Facebook Insights: Creating a Custom Google Map Using Fusion Tables

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Establishing a Personal Brand

Creating a personal brand has not been an easy task. It’s very time consuming and tedious. It really is a full-time job. I think I decided what exactly my personal brand after 4 months of a social media grad class. Once I updated my LinkedIn profile to reflect a customized URL, I had to make a decision as to who I am. Legally, I’m Amy … Continue reading Establishing a Personal Brand

Synagogues, churches reach out to their lambs via social media

Where, oh, where have the little lambs gone? Oh, where, oh, where could they be? If we’re talking about congregants who no longer sit idly in pews, they’re probably doing something else like Facebooking, Googling, Tweeting, Instagramming, Foursquaring, or MeetUp-ing. This phenomenon isn’t limited to Millennials — Americans up to age 50 are making an impact of the future of religious institutions. A third of … Continue reading Synagogues, churches reach out to their lambs via social media

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Optimizing My LinkedIn Profile

The first thing I did was update the classes I’m taking for my Master’s program to show Social Media Theory and Mass Media Theory. After a couple months of the social media class, I almost feel like a different person: someone who can tackle anything thrown my way and is more confident in the way I add content online. The next thing I did was … Continue reading Optimizing My LinkedIn Profile