The Next At Microsoft Podcast

The Next At Microsoft Podcast

George-Takei-Oh-Myy-ebook-coverCaptain’s log, stardate 68486.3.

“We have entered a strange system where an Ancient, previously thriving society, has been overrun by smaller, more advanced tribes. In an effort to make peace with the other tribes, or perhaps to recruit tribal members over to the Ancient’s side, an Elder was brought in to initiate communications. The Elder was to use communicate with his vast following which reached across all of the tribes in the system by providing information and humor.

This Elder is the most recent in a long string of elders propped up by the Ancients in an attempt to appear progressive in the eyes of the other tribes. While I feel this initial communication will be successful, it will most likely not last and will backlash on the ancients.

And yet, I am strangely drawn to this podcast… I mean sermon by the Elder. His strange accent and cadence pull you in and his humor and intelligence are intoxicating. Because of this, we will boldly go where no man has gone before. This is the Next At Microsoft Podcast Episode 1, featuring George Takei.  Warp speed, Mr. Sulu.”

Below is a preview of the episode with Mr. Takei.  Listen to the full episode at http://www.microsoft.com/next

My “My 3 Words” Exercise

My “My 3 Words” Exercise

3Every year one of my social media mentors (even though he might not know it) publishes a post with his three words.

The exercise forces Chris Brogan to look at “goals and intentions” for the coming year and filter those goals down to three simple words that may be used as a destination for you in the coming year.

Previous 3 Words for Chris were Reinvest-Package-Flow, Temple-Untangle-Practice, and Ecosystems-Owners-Kings. These seem vague, and that’s intended, but once you pull those words back and find out what build up to that single word, or series of words, you really see the value of the exercise.  After watching this exercise for years, I’m finally ready to take part and announce my #threewords.

My Three Words

  1. Widen – I’ve done a pretty good job of networking in the last few years, both online and in circles offline. In the past I really wasn’t in a position to leverage those contacts into anything other than personal friendships or information sharing. But now with BeBizzy Consulting re-launching it’s time to reach out to those resources and widen the scope of that network. I look forward to reconnecting with past colleagues and to expand on current working relationships to get the word out about BeBizzy Consulting.
  2. Educate – There are huge opportunities to learn in the skills I’ve already developed. I plan on diving head-first into SEO concepts, WordPress security and optimization, Google Analytics and more to make myself more valuable to current and future clients, and also to potential partners on certain projects.
  3. Center – The last few years have been a whirlwind of starting new jobs, sending our only child off to college and adjusting to empty-nest syndrome, and a wild rise in wedding and other DJ events with BeLoud Entertainment. Starting out on my own won’t be any less wild, and the kid and DJ business won’t be going away, but this year will be about concentrating on building BeBizzy Consulting into a successful small business that will continue to grow for years to come.

So what do you think? Are you ready to put your three words down on paper, or the internet? Or have you already done so? Thanks for a great exercise, Chris. Now to see what happens!

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