Archive for April 2013

Your communication skills are needed. – SCN Encourager 4/22/13

One of us should report to the Governor’s Office – speedy kwik! When I wrote about “speedy kwik” back in January, I never thought I’d have the opportunity to re-cycle the phrase. And you know better than I do that most of what I write doesn’t bear repeating. But this one does! Really! (The shock is…

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Boston Explosion Reactions – SCN Encourager 4/19/13

Reacting to the Boston Explosions – Two Different Approaches Like you, I receive tons of stuff in my in box. And this week, much of it had to do with the tragedy of the Boston Marathon explosions. In the moments right after a crisis, I’m always incredibly proud of school leaders, communicators, and our respective…

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March Madness Revisited – SCN Encourager 4/18/13

March Madness Revisited – There’s still hope! As the NCAA’s “March Madness” hoopla shifted over to baseball and this past weekend’s 2013 Masters Golf Tournament, I heard opportunity knock loudly at the door. On Saturday there were non-stop media reports on TV and radio about about how a TV viewer phoned the Masters Rules Committee…

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The Web 3.0 Answer – SCN Encourager 4/16/13

What’ll bridge the great Web 2.0 – Web 4.0 divide? In a TED video last month, a presenter described the history of communications since the beginning of time (or basically the last time the Detroit Lions have won a championship…)  He pointed out that the Web 1.0 consisted of one-sided, one-way internet communications. He said…

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The unthinkable in Boston – SCN Encourager 4/16/13

The Boston Marathon Explosions. Not really knowing. Yet we do. The loss of life and injuries in Boston rightfully dominated our news since yesterday afternoon. While I always enjoy sharing a thought and some humor with you, we’re all struggling with something much bigger. There’s only one path that seems appropriate to take today. My joking…

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It’s Tax Day 2013 – SCN Encourager 4/15/13

Whew! It’s gonna be tough encouraging you today. But I tried. (Hopefully, you’ll grade me on effort, not results – just like most days!) At first, I thought I could “engage & inform” you with some fun tax day snippets. Certainly, that’d be a guaranteed laugh riot! Unfortunately, there aren’t any fun tax day snippets…

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