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Now displaying: June, 2015
Jun 30, 2015

 

Working in career services can offer a range of challenges. Just because you work in career services, however, doesn't mean you work on resumes all day. Joel Renner is Manager, Digital Strategy and Career Services at George Washington University.

Joel has managed social media for sometime, but did not have his own personal account until recently. When he began to tweet, I notice him almost immediately. In particular, his methodology of growing his personal brand while starting his personal Twitter account was unique and has been highly successful.

Additionally, he has spent the bulk of his career in higher education, but on the podcast he shares his insights into his world which includes cooking, soccer and his passion for connecting people

This week on Why I Social, Joel and I talk about

  • Living in Alaska
  • Working in higher education and career services
  • His Twitter connection process
  • And much, much more...

Connect with Joel

As always, share YOUR thoughts on the latest episode using #WhyISocial. Of course, you're also invited to subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio if you'd like to get updates when the latest episode is live.

You can also follow the podcast on Twitter at @WhyISocial. Thank you to BenjoBeats (@BenjoBeats) and Jeff Januszek (@JeffJanuszek) for their contributions (music and voiceover) to the podcast.

Jun 23, 2015

When you think of the social media terminology "Human to Human", you think of Bryan Kramer. Bryan is the author of “There is No B2B or B2C: It’s Human to Human #H2H” and "Shareology".

I've had the pleasure of chatting with Bryan here or there in the past two years on Twitter. My conversation with him on this week's episode was further proof that Bryan is a CEO who practices what he preaches.

From TED Talks to Keynote address, Bryan has established himself as a leader in the science of sharing. To be honest, he's quite frankly just a fun guy to talk with.

This week on Why I Social, Bryan and I talk about
  • How one prepares for a TED Talk
  • The difference between writing your first and second book
  • ...and much much more

Connect with Bryan

As always, share YOUR thoughts on the latest episode using #WhyISocial. Of course, you're also invited to subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio if you'd like to get updates when the latest episode is live.

You can also follow the podcast on Twitter at @WhyISocial. Thank you to BenjoBeats (@BenjoBeats) and Jeff Januszek (@JeffJanuszek) for their contributions (music and voiceover) to the podcast.

Jun 16, 2015

Video has been a popular topic as of late. With the rise of streaming video, it seems like you can't avoid the topic.

Amy Schmittauer knows video and runs Savvy Sexy Social with the goal of empowering brands to embrace their personality and share it with the world!  

Her insights on branding, marketing and social media caught my attention following an episode of #MCEOTalk. 

Get to know Amy as we discuss the challenges of running an event, creating a great video and memes! 

Connect with Amy

As always, share YOUR thoughts on the latest episode using #WhyISocial

Of course, you're also invited to subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio if you'd like to get updates when the latest episode is live. You can also follow the podcast on Twitter at @WhyISocial.

Thank you to BenjoBeats (@BenjoBeats) and Jeff Januszek (@JeffJanuszek) for their contributions (music and voiceover) to the podcast.

Jun 9, 2015

Sometimes you connect with someone on social media and instantly connect. That was the case when I met Casie (that's Kay-Cee) Shimansky. It could have been our shared fandom of comics. It may have been our passion for social media. It is possibly the fact that we both support many of the same causes. 

Here's what else you should know. Casie has worked in social media for most of her career. She's an empowered individual who is making a difference in the world. In particular, her work with the St. Baldrick's Foundation is inspiring. 

Get to know Casie as we discuss working in theme parks, Social Shake-up 2015 and girl geekdom. 

Note: We also discuss pizza because she's from New Jersey originally and by audience request are required to continue the New York versus Chicago pizza debate. 

Connect with Casie

As always, share YOUR thoughts on the latest episode using #WhyISocial

Of course, you're also invited to subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio if you'd like to get updates when the latest episode is live. You can also follow the podcast on Twitter at @WhyISocial.

Thank you to BenjoBeats (@BenjoBeats) and Jeff Januszek (@JeffJanuszek) for their contributions (music and voiceover) to the podcast.

Jun 2, 2015

You name the industry and there's a good chance Gary J. Nix has worked in it. After 18+ years in traditional and digital marketing, he's currently serves as Chief Strategy Officer for bdot

My first opportunity to finally meet Gary in person came at this year's Social Media Week in New York City. He's a member of Social Media United Nations (much like previous guests Sid Hassim and Amy Vernon) and all-around good guy (with a side of snark). 

Get to know Gary as we discuss buzzwords, sports logos and the growth of Social Media Week. 

Connect with Gary

As always, share YOUR thoughts on the latest episode using #WhyISocial. Of course, you're also invited to subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher Radio if you'd like to get updates when the latest episode is live. You can also follow the podcast on Twitter at @WhyISocial.

Thank you to BenjoBeats (@BenjoBeats) and Jeff Januszek (@JeffJanuszek) for their contributions (music and voiceover) to the podcast.

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