RUOK? Good mental health is a sense of well-being, confidence, and self-esteem.

So, are you OK? One day yes, the next day, not so maybe? Being “depressed” or down can be normal for all of us at some time or another, and it is most often a response to grief and loss … Continue reading RUOK? Good mental health is a sense of well-being, confidence, and self-esteem.

What should have been said in my ABC Adelaide interview

Being onair (radio) is a curious process. In creativity processes, ie idea generation work, we often talk of the “thinking behind the thinking”. In fact it’s a quote Ron Corso (my UniSA research/paper writing partner) is famous for. So, when I … Continue reading What should have been said in my ABC Adelaide interview

This socially responsible group have every reason to celebrate their 10 years in the making… and it’s all in the aide of mental health this time.

The Inaugural Vintage Ball **Note from me – this has been written for an external media audience, however, in the spirit of sharing moments, here is the media release: 10 years in the making… The South Australian founded social club … Continue reading This socially responsible group have every reason to celebrate their 10 years in the making… and it’s all in the aide of mental health this time.

Social Media Guidelines; The Elevator Pitch

Way back when… the mobile telephone and fax machine were innovations, as were numerous other communication devices. We traveled through the period of everyone wanting a website, survived the dot.com crash, lived through ‘everyone wants an app’ and have rolled our … Continue reading Social Media Guidelines; The Elevator Pitch

How social media is changing the church

Republished from The Conversation Bex Lewis, Manchester Metropolitan University Over the Easter weekend, the Church of England encouraged its congregation to share photos of their services and celebrations on social media using the hashtag #EasterJoy. It’s not strange for a … Continue reading How social media is changing the church

RADIO ABC 891; 30 JULY 2015; SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS

CHARLIE-HELEN ROBINSON ON-AIR; ADELAIDE DRIVE TIME With Michael Smyth WELCOME. For online listeners; here’s my MP3 ABC Radio Segment Collection Bronwyn We have to start with a Bronwyn Bishop gag #choppergate – but will it ever die? Have you played the … Continue reading RADIO ABC 891; 30 JULY 2015; SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS

For 40 years to over 70’s, online is not all about the kids or grandchildren

The results are in. Social media provides the opportunity to have and be a friend, to congregate without leaving the house, to never be alone even when you are the only one in the house. Continue reading For 40 years to over 70’s, online is not all about the kids or grandchildren

Social Media; One chunk at a time, make your online profile worth more than a dime

How do you turn your online business profile around? One chunk at a time. That’s how. You start with the easy platform like Facebook and work your way through. But let’s be realistic (that’s my favourite part), you can’t do … Continue reading Social Media; One chunk at a time, make your online profile worth more than a dime

Storytellers of a Modern Age; Using the Selfie on a Journey

We’ve been using the social medias to share and have conversations for years. What is emerging are distinct members of our community who are excited to embrace the visual storytelling it provides for others eg “follow my journey” or “have a look … Continue reading Storytellers of a Modern Age; Using the Selfie on a Journey

7 Reasons Why You Should Do Business With Me

Contemporary public relations requires a level of understanding across ALL the medias these days but there are levels of understanding within every profession, and there are levels of understanding. My own stance has been to say, “Look at how long they have been doing it, what their level of engagement is like across ALL social medias (not just Facebook, and certainly not just Twitter), and if they are living and breathing like me, then you have found yourself a good one.” There are some goodies out there, you just have to look for the right things. Continue reading 7 Reasons Why You Should Do Business With Me

Sign of the Times; “Don’t shut off your phone/laptop/tablet, please use our #hashtag”

Demanding attention doesn’t work. Earning attention and asking for participation does. By asking for someone to #hashtag your messages you get a running commentary from another’s perspective, promotion of your key messages, and a focused audience member (working for you). It’s worked in the classroom, so why wouldn’t it work elsewhere.

Business is beginning to catch up. Continue reading Sign of the Times; “Don’t shut off your phone/laptop/tablet, please use our #hashtag”

7 Reasons to Have that Photo Taken Anyway

So, you’re a business person, professional or simply too old for this stuff, but there she goes, a camera comes out at a business networking function, work drinks or a friends BBQ and you roll your eyes and cringe. And actually, you don’t even need to be one of those characters, you could just be having a bad hair day.

Here are seven reasons how you can manage your reaction and why you should simply let the photo be taken. Continue reading 7 Reasons to Have that Photo Taken Anyway

Creating the connection for conversation; an awakening

My personal readings of late have been around traditional education, the field of creativity in a social learning context and the general need for more innovation, entrepreneurs and thinkers. What I’ve read and witnessed is making me feel people think the term “start-up” is a new philosophy or trend? They are being predicted as the new black, however, they have been around for eons. Evidence is emerging, as a consolidation in the fields of creativity and social media learning, to engage with the creative capacities inherent in all of us; to have the discussion that makes or creates the connection. … Continue reading Creating the connection for conversation; an awakening

Instagram Hashtag: #texantouristguy

Instagramming has certainly taken off, especially for those of us with a love for capturing images to tell a story. Instagram say ”It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family. Snap a picture, choose a filter to transform its look and feel, then post to Instagram.” So, we do. Sometimes with purpose, or mission. Continue reading Instagram Hashtag: #texantouristguy

I’m not Paparazzi, but I surround myself with Photographers

Par for the course really. My job and passion (social media) is highly visual. For clients in the main but also for my wine group and of course, me.. Photos and photoshoots don’t happen “all the time” but when they do, I like to know that I have a reliable team to lean on. So, here are some of the ones I have used and the reason why: Seemingly Sane: Jason If you need a personal photo, that is more edgy and daring, and you are willing to be taken out of your comfort zone (all whilst solved and comforted … Continue reading I’m not Paparazzi, but I surround myself with Photographers

Who are you? What do you stand for? How does that translate online?

Personal branding is not a term we flash around in friendship circles, especially when chatting about Facebook. Its a term that has typically been reserved for professionals (say executives and CEO’s) and those in the public spotlight. But, in essence, it means how one portrays oneself. So, it is more relevant in our new age of conversation – and learning. So, let’s have a look at this. Firstly, who are you and what do you stand for? Some people share their thoughts, opinions and actions naturally. This is sometimes good, sometimes not so. Others need a bit of mentoring. The … Continue reading Who are you? What do you stand for? How does that translate online?

Blogging Gives You So Much More!

Blogging Gives You So Much More!. Maybe not the meaning of life, but it does help with opinions, sharing, caring, liking, researching and just being. What do you think? Now, I’ve reported this post because what it also gives, are connections. And I found this one through a “like” connection. Cute, huh. We like xx via Blogging Gives You So Much More!. Continue reading Blogging Gives You So Much More!

My Klout = 75

What an exciting day. I’m 75. 75, but not in years… in Klout!! Of course many people wouldn’t know what I was raving on about – let alone the significance… however those who follow social media news have been reading for years that a social media person’s position is about influencing others, providing a return on investment. Great!!! Then you meet me. I prefer to just share with my friends, and care. Care about who treats me well (and share that), who provides good service (and share that too) and who is doing a good thing (oh, and share). To … Continue reading My Klout = 75

Topics and themes being unearthed… part three…

A little bit of research never goes astray. -charlie I read today that I’d be classed as a natural ethnographer ie someone who hangs around online to gain a better understanding. As this person (just commenting on a post that I read) put it, an online ethnographer loves to explore and understand the culture of communities, and the patterns that define the relationships. Of course, online, is one of the most exciting and enthralling of new places to “hang out”. It’s impossible to say anything other than online is in it’s infancy, simply due to the very fact it has only been around for about … Continue reading Topics and themes being unearthed… part three…

Topics and themes being unearthed… part two…

Stowe Boyd, “I am made greater by the sum of my connections, and so are my connections.” http://www.stoweboyd.com/post/1601688166/social-cognition-an-introduction Social Cognition: An Introduction (Stowe Boyd) His article is valid and full of theories… eg “all known human cultures have language, music, and dance. And yes, puns. Even deaf people have puns. These are human universals, along with a bunch of others.” Charlie says “Conversations on social media services can lead to improving customer service, sharing important news, laughing over photographs, sharing an opinion, or raising issue awareness.” So, what do we do about that? Where does this lead us? Steve says, “…management … Continue reading Topics and themes being unearthed… part two…