The Internet is a big place and it’s hard to get through everything. Here’s the best stuff I read, watched and listened to for the week ending October 24.
10 Predictions for the Future of Content Marketing Technology – Marketing geeks unite! Now is the time to push the limits of marketing automation and digital technology. We must learn to innovate beyond boundaries and take advantage of social media platforms, cloud and mobile to connect with our audience in new and exciting ways. Bob note: I’m particularly fond of points 2,4,6,8 and 9 on Celia’s list.
The 7 Essential Digital Planning Ideas for Breakthrough Results in 2015 -With budgeting and planning season upon us, now is the time to go in-depth on what will really make an impact on your digital marketing efforts in 2015. Bob note: Can I get an Amen on points 4 and 1?
A Better Way to Introduce Your Friends at Parties – Introducing your friends for who they are rather than focusing on what they do will remind them they are loved before and beyond their titles. It’s an easy way to remind them that you see them for their hearts instead of their accomplishments.
The Answer to Your Career Questions May Already Be in Your Hands – One simple, practical, and cost-free way to process your emotions, gain insight, and clear your head is through journaling. It is particularly good for liberating yourself from self-limiting beliefs and thoughts, healing emotional pain, finding new meaning and purpose, and supporting spiritual growth.
Maria Popova on Writing, Workflow, and Workarounds (podcast) – Thirty-one minutes into the interview, Popova explains how she takes notes on books:
- As she reads, she creates an index at the front of the book that lists its most interesting ideas.
- Every time she encounters a passage relevant to one of these ideas she adds the page to the relevant line in the index. If its a new idea, she creates a new line for it.
- As she reads more, the index grows.
Here’s what’s I think is so great about this idea index method: When you pick up a book read long ago, you can quickly recall what it has to offer by glancing at the index. No more reading every annotation, if you want to grab a quote about one of the ideas, the index tells you exactly where to look.
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