Tag Archives: Internet

Two speaker proposal deadlines coming up

If you have great ideas, stories or case studies to share, there are two speaking proposal deadlines coming up this week…. **  SXSWi (South by Southwest Interactive) digital/tech creatives conference in Austin, Texas in March 2013. It’s only the biggest … Continue reading

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Proud to announce AWC Clarion communications award

Thank you, Mom. Both my mother (a long-time journalist) and I are members of the AWC (Association for Women in Communications.) This year, Mom noticed that there was a new category, Personal Blogs, in the Online Media section of AWC’s … Continue reading

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Not-so-boring webinars: a guide

At the national conference for the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) I was excited to speak at a session with Maria Henneberry about creating and conducting online training through webinars. AWC organizes and runs a webinar series about a … Continue reading

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Technology, social media and middle-aged women entrepreneurs at SXSWi

I’m working on a book, and it’s NOT about travel or social media! Seems as though every time I turn around these days, someone I know is cranking out a book. For speakers like me, it’s almost a rite of … Continue reading

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The best tools for online publishing

This is a photo of my lap during the South by Southwest (SXSW) Global Tech Summit. Quick photos and some tweets went up on my Android smartphone, plus special check-ins to each session on Gowalla. Other tweets and watching the … Continue reading

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Age, technology and social media

How would your 25-year-old self react if he or she heard you say, “I’m too old to figure out all of this technology and social media stuff?” Think about the words that might be used. “Age has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Industry brain drain in travel and tourism

Although it’s not on the official schedule for this week’s first-ever Symposium on the Use of Social Media in the Tourism Industry where I’ll be speaking on travel blogging (follow the #SoMeT hashtag on Twitter or the SoMeT Twub for … Continue reading

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Why Hutchinson, Kansas was chosen for the 140 tech conference

There is an exciting new development for anyone who has ever wondered how to attract buzz and interest to their small town or rural area….and I’ll explain what a pump jack photo (to the left) has to do with it. … Continue reading

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Tips for making a better Google Search Story video

Did you know that you can make your very own Search Story video like Google’s Parisian Love that played as an ad during the Super Bowl? They are a lot of fun, and it’s not hard at all.  Think of … Continue reading

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Why BlogWorld and New Media Expo will supercharge your destination marketing

I’ll cut to the chase, because BlogWorld conference pass prices go up after September 16. Why tourism and travel professionals need to go to BlogWorld and New Media Expo at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Oct 14-16: … Continue reading

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