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Tools of the Trade. Join #smchat #contentseries as we launch our 2017 series on tools.

January 24, 2017

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Tools for writing? If you want, start with paper and a pen. Can’t go wrong. The solution’s been in vogue for centuries. But times have changed. Look in the mirror. A tired lot, aren’t we? Writers today are busy. We’re slicing time in ever thinner slices. We need platforms and tools that let us move […]

The Best of 2016 at #smchat

December 28, 2016

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The holidays are here, and the New Year approaches. It’s a great time to look forward, but sometimes it’s good to look back. Today we’ll look back at 2016. Many on the web and in social spaces are bemoaning 2016, but lots of good things happened for #smchat. We’ll use our chat today to amplify […]

A Writer’s Community: Finding Centers and Edges on the Road to Common Ground

November 30, 2016

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Most writer’s would acknowledge the importance of their words.  In today’s web-focused, media-rich  world, you can add pictures and videos to the list, and repackage it all as content.  But the issues of focus and priority remain: Our words and our content are how we engage in the 21st centrury; it’s how we deliver our […]

Content Development (the series): Why Style and Consistency Matter

October 25, 2016

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In our debut editions of the #smchat #contentseries, we’ve talked so far about telling our story and finding our voice. Each of these aspects of content delivery helps us refine our messaging. Both, in tandem, help us build the context of our brand, laying a foundation for more and more content to follow. But of course, […]

Finding a Voice: An Early Step in your Digital Content Journey

September 27, 2016

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Conversation requires a voice.  Have you thought about how you come across in the digital marketplace of ideas? At our #contentseries launch last month, we said creating digital content in the web-infused 21st century can be daunting, though connecting and publishing are easier than ever. The send button literally cries out to be used. But what […]

What’s Your Story? Join the #smchat #content series pilot 8/31

August 30, 2016

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One takeaway from #smchat’s first ever Futures Survey – change can be a good thing. At #smchat, we know the story well. After all, our virtual chat community has been immersed in shifting currents (members, tools, ideas) from the outset. Digital chats like #smchat have no brick & mortar. Most of us have never met. Spaces that are […]

The Future of (sm)Chat – the results are in; and the Survey Says?

August 1, 2016

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Most hesitate when asked to complete a survey. I know I do. But over the last 6 weeks, 31 people in the #smchat community opted to take a few minutes to share their thoughts on what they see as longer-term success factors. The results of the first ever #smchat Futures Survey are in. Clearly it’s […]