Why I’m Hesitant About Moving My Blog to Medium

I’ve been thinking about blogging on Medium—it seems to be the cool new thing for “thought leaders” to do. It may be the most common topic for articles written on Medium (both about the site and literally on Medium). It seems every other article on Medium is about Medium—why you should move your blog there, why the […]

Why I Removed the Disclaimer from my Twitter Profile

I used to include a “my views don’t represent my employer” disclaimer in my Twitter profile. I removed it after Scott Stratten made a great point during his talk at the 2014 CPRS National Summit: those disclaimers don’t mean anything. The public will still associate you and your tweets with your employer—especially if you work […]

Shaw TV Interview: #YegOldSchoolTweetup

Shaw TV interviewed me recently, as part of a story about #YegOldSchoolTweetup and the ways social media can be used to connect people offline. I tend to be more of a behind-the-scenes guy, and prefer to put my clients in front of the camera, but it was fun to give the interview and get some […]

Developing a Common Sense Social Media Policy

I’m not a big fan of social media policies. You need guidelines for using social media in your organization, but policies are often legalistic and make it difficult to act with the speed required for effective social media communications. I prefer to say: use common sense. But the old adage that common sense isn’t so […]

LinkedIn Dos and Don’ts

LinkedIn can be a difficult social medium to use effectively. It represents a cross between a resume/job search site and an online networking event. As with in-person networking, you should behave professionally on LinkedIn. It’s OK to reveal a bit of personal information, but keep the pictures of your children and the connections to your […]