How to: Become Valuable on Twitter

How to: Become Valuable on Twitter

By Matt Mckee This week I read the following 17 Twitter Tips from a social media specialist who attended a conference hosted by Mashable. TWITTER TIPS @jeffpulver, Casting Director, #140conf: @davepeck, Director of Community, Meshin: “Respond to everybody, positive or negative.” @michiganflavor, COO, MIFlavor.com: “Retweet, retweet, retweet. People love to see their stuff retweeted, and they’ll start retweeting you.” @shrmsocmedguy, Social Media Strategist, Shrm: “Use your tweeting to set up... Read More
What is a #hashtag?

What is a #hashtag?

“I don’t even know how to use hashtags.” “What are hashtags anyway?” “All those hashtag things seem complicated.” Have you ever said any of these things? Don’t sweat it. Let us break it down for you: What is a hashtag? A Hashtag is a word or expression prefixed with the symbol #. In short, hashtags offer a way to search, organize, and group keywords or topics. Clicking on a hashtag will lead you to a list of posts containing the exact same hashtag. Hashtags include no space or punctuation, so... Read More
A Story From The XP3 Series:  The Invisibles

A Story From The XP3 Series: The Invisibles

By David Killingsworth Who are the “invisibles” in your life? Who has been overlooked, pushed aside or held back in your community? Chances are, when you think about who “the invisibles” are in our society and in your community, your mind conjures up images that have become familiar and somewhat predictable in our world; a homeless man on the side of the road begging for food or money, a single mom working multiple jobs and enduring tremendous personal sacrifice to provide for her family, an... Read More
Letting The Young Lead The Way

Letting The Young Lead The Way

By Anne Wilson A notable Dallas pastor said, “The sin is in the pride that stops us from admitting that we don’t know everything, the arrogance that we must always be the teacher and not the student.” Josiah was only 8 years old when he became king. Jeremiah was said to be around 16-20 when he began his ministry. Historians estimate that David was around the ages of 12-16 when he killed Goliath. All around us are “young people” from the ages of 12-20, but they are hardly children. God didn’t... Read More

From the XP3 Team: I Wish

By Jaime Handley It’s February—the month after the month of new beginnings and New Year’s resolutions. It’s the month when we realize that all we were hoping and planning to do—all the diets, all the goals and all the bucket-list plans—may be less likely and more difficult than we thought. But it’s also the month when we get to reassess how realistic (or unrealistic) those overly ambitious New Year’s intentions are and remind ourselves that it’s the small day-in and day-out decisions that help... Read More
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