Category Archives: Life Skills

@nycework tweet digest: 06/23-28/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? The 3% Rule for a healthy bottom line; edible landscaping; being eco-friendly at work and play; safe and courteous bike sharing; throwing caution to the wind..and soil…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between June 23 through June 28, 2013:

Low-hanging grapes

Low-hanging grapes, perfect for city landscapes.
(Photo credit: Andreas Fischler via Wikimedia Commons)

  • A quote and reminder by Kahlil Gibran about why you should spend more time with Mother Earth;
  • an article listing 52 inexpensive ways you can be Earth-friendlier;
  • an article about using The 3% Rule to find and keep clients who enjoy doing business with you;
  • a video featuring Pat Warhurst talking about using city landscapes for growing fruits and vegetables instead of inedible plants;
  • an article listing 10 eco-friendly tips for your workplace;
  • a humorous set of images depicting basic tips and etiquette for users of New York City’s bike sharing program;
  • and, @nycework’s previous digest that includes a video post featuring Shawn Achor talking about the happy secret to working better.

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@nycework tweet digest: 06/16-21/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? The secret link between happiness and better work; helping someone is helping yourself; using “unclear” words to connect with your audience; noble computing; they summon your apps with light and sound; your gadget is a marketing spy; whoa, they can hack that, too…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between June 16 through June 21, 2013:

Identity

Internet marketers can track you by “fingerprinting” your devices.
(Image credit: Adaiyaalam via Wikipedia Commons)

  • A quote by H. Norman Schwartzkopf about what happens when you help someone meet a goal;
  • an article about how crooks use music, lighting and TV frequencies to trigger malicious apps in smartphones and other devices;
  • a video in which Shawn Achor shares the secret formula for happiness and better work;
  • a list of words that have many meanings, which makes them perfect for “spicing up” your headlines and titles;
  • a list article suggesting ways you can compute and be environmentally friendly;
  • an article about how Internet marketers are silently and aggressively tracking you by “fingerprinting” the devices you use to access the Internet;
  • and, @nycework’s previous digest that includes a video post featuring Avi Rubin talking about how easily hackable all technological devices are.

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Shawn Achor: The Happy Secret To Better Work

@nycework tweet digest: 06/09-14/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Your mental outlook determines your choices; making more money; getting people to spread your ideas; the best day to grocery-shop; gaming to improve your typing; hackable devices you own; a chronically rebellious printer that prints the same words over and over…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between June 9 through June 14, 2013:

EnviTote eco-friendly, reusable bag

You can get better deals on groceries when you shop on certain days of the week.
(Image credit: Tanacollins via Wikimedia Commons)

  • A quote by Frederick Langbridge about how mental attitude affects the choices you make;
  • a video featuring Avi Rubin talking about how all devices are hackable;
  • an article explaining why it’s best to shop for groceries on a certain day of the week;
  • a web-based, Space Invaders-like game that tests and improves your typing;
  • an article with 9 insights to help sharpen your money-making skills;
  • a visual example of why it’s important to secure your printer and other wireless devices;
  • and, @nycework’s previous digest that includes a video post with Seth Godin talking about how to get people to spread your ideas.

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@nycework tweet digest: 06/02-07/2013

Last week’s tweet highlights in a nutshell? Remember always, you *are* good fortune; leadership the clear-headed way; making a good first and last impression with your customers; getting people to spread your ideas; tools to make social-media marketing easier; super-fast phone chargers en route; Wi-Fi routers don’t care much for plant life…

Here’s a quick summary of tweets posted by @nycework between June 2 through June 7, 2013:

Cheers! You *are* good fortune.

Cheers! You *are* good fortune.
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  • A quote by Walt Whitman reminding you that you are good fortune;
  • a video in which Seth Godin discusses meaningful ways to connect with people so they’ll gladly spread your ideas;
  • an article by Dave Sheffield that uses an experience he had onboard a plane to illustrate 3 principles that make your customer interactions outstanding;
  • an article about how to develop clear-headed leadership strategies that accomplish your goals in less stressful ways;
  • an article that lists 30 tools you can use to track, manage and fine-tune your social-media marketing campaign;
  • an article about how an experiment to find a link between extended cellphone use and the inability to concentrate led some ninth grade students to the discovery that plants won’t grow near Wi-Fi routers;
  • and, @nycework’s previous digest that includes a post about Eesha Khare, an 18-year-old student whose superconductor invention charges phones in seconds.

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Seth Godin: How To Get Your Ideas To Spread

Wonder Woman Airlines – 3 Ways to Create Amazing Customer Experiences

By Dave Sheffield

“Some airlines seem to have the attitude of, ‘We aren’t happy until you’re unhappy.'”– Jeffrey Gitomer.

Most business leaders understand the importance of having the right person with the right kind of attitude being in charge of first impressions for their business. Whether that person is answering phones or greeting customers as they walk into your business; attitude is everything when it comes to first impressions!

Those of us who travel frequently often play the “attitude lotto” every time we fly. I understand that the act of cramming 250 complete strangers into a metal tube for 3 hours at 35,000 feet is nothing short of an extraordinary event, it does not usually lead to amazing experiences for the passengers… Except for this time, aboard Wonder Woman Airlines.

While flying back from a convention in Las Vegas on a chilly February evening, I was treated to my first experience of Wonder Woman Airlines. I understand that there isn’t really a Wonder Woman Airline, but our flight attendant, Meredith, instantly converted our Delta connection flight from a mundane commute into an amazing customer experience by employing the following 3 strategies: Continue reading