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Added by Amanda Hite on December 22, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Amanda Hite Video: Drive Sales Using Cause Marketing & Social Media Webinar 7/22 #NoKidHungry







Thursday Webinar: How to Drive Sales through Social Media and Cause Marketing



Learn how social media and cause marketing can help grow your business

while helping end childhood hunger in America. Amanda Hite, founder and

CEO of Talent Revolution, and Diana Hovey, senior VP of marketing for

Corner Bakery Cafe, will share their insights and expertise on the power

of social media and cause marketing as business-building tools,… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on July 21, 2010 at 1:27pm — No Comments

I've Gotta Feeling That Today's Gonna Be a Good Day!



Ever since Bill aka @culturedude and Susan @culturebabe brought this video to my attention I've been playing it to launch every session I do and sometimes just to start or energize my day.



It reminds me of a concept Kathleen Wood, who provides growth strategies to Leaders and Businesses has been working with us on called "The Power of… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on February 9, 2010 at 4:28am — 1 Comment

The Social Media Revolution: Powershift from Brand to Customer.

This week I discovered this powerful video "Bigger than TV? Social Media's Powershift" produced by Radian6 . I'd like to pass along and summarize my interpretation of that message here.



Is the Social Web is really all that revolutionary? Or is it a fad?



Make no mistake, we’re in the midst of a revolutionary shift in how brands and customers do business. If you don’t… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on January 25, 2010 at 11:33pm — 1 Comment

What Questions Should You Be Asking In 2010?



So far this year I've spent a lot of time asking questions and doing some soul searching.



This is a question I was asked by Kathleen Wood, a Business and Leadership Growth Strategist who is doing some work with our team. It's a question that I think we should be asking ourselves for our business and our careers in 2010.



If you were to reinvent your business or career today based on… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on January 12, 2010 at 9:43am — 4 Comments

Stalking, Internet Archaeologist and a Few of My Favorite Onion Videos.

Whenever I need a laugh I turn to the Onion. This is one of those times and I thought I'd share a few of my Onion favorites:



Facebook, Twitter Revolutionizing How Parents Stalk Their College-Aged Kids:





Facebook, Twitter Revolutionizing How Parents Stalk Their College-Aged Kids

Internet Archaeologist Find Ruins of… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on December 29, 2009 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Forgotten Flip Cam Videos, Unforgettable Event.

Last night when I went to shoot a video on my Flip Cam, I discovered a few videos from a recent event that I'd forgotten recording.



While I had forgotten about the videos, I haven't been able to get the experience out of my mind.



I wanted to share three things about the recent event held by The People Report and Black Box… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on December 15, 2009 at 5:53am — 1 Comment

Gratitude. Confessions From My Personal List.

Last week many of us spent time reflecting on the things we are grateful for. I write this with a humble heart with the intention to wanted to inspire you to view gratitude from a different perspective.



Times are tough.

We all have less.

Which means, we all have more.




The secret to having more, to experiencing happiness, is gratitude.



grat·i·tude 
n. The state of being grateful; thankfulness



Looking at life though… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on December 1, 2009 at 9:45am — 2 Comments

Finding A Job: Advice From a 7-Year Old with First Hand Experience.



In the past year, Conner, age 7, has found both of his parents laid off and looking for jobs. In this video, he lays down some advice of his own for job seekers. While there are a lot of so-called "Career Experts" on the market, I bet none of them are offering this simple perspective from an optimistic kid whose personal UCL and passion are hanging out with his puppy Samson...



Have you been laid off and had to talk to your kids about it?

What did you… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on November 17, 2009 at 6:54am — No Comments

The Best Marketing Strategy Ever



Sorry gang, the battery on my Flip died at the end!



What I didn't get to finish saying was:

"The people that work the hardest to demonstrate to people they CARE will be the most likely to win" and of course to tell you to "Have a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, Tues-day!"



I knew I'd dig Crush it because I'm a big… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on November 3, 2009 at 7:46am — 3 Comments

Top 10 Signs of Raising Cane's Awesomeness



Typically I’m a tad bit anti-establishment. I'm THE self proclaimed "Talented Corporate Misfit" and have a strong Corporate BS meter. I hear a lot of companies deliver a lot of blah, blah, blah about what great “culture” they have.… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on October 19, 2009 at 7:27pm — 3 Comments

"Did You Know 4 0 : The media Landscape"

Times are changing. Fast.





What are you doing to keep up besides watching the latest "Did you know" video on… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on October 6, 2009 at 7:32am — 1 Comment

Video Blog: If You Don't Create Your Life Someone Else Will For You.



"Action without Vision is a Nightmare."



The hard truth is that if you don't create your life, someone else will create it for you. Yes, sometimes s*#t happens that leads to experiences we didn't plan for, and some of those experiences become… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on September 22, 2009 at 7:07am — 10 Comments

Video Blog: Attract My Attention. (Featuring Video Shout Out From Gary Vaynerchuk)



The Talent that leads us through the 21st Century will master these 2 things:



1. Control of their own attention

2. Capturing the attention of others



In Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, Outliers, he claims Work Ethic 2.0 is Control of Attention and states that

“Control of attention is the ultimate individual power. People who can do that are… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on September 8, 2009 at 5:15am — 7 Comments

Never Flash the Bouncer. Standing Out in this Job Market and Secrets from my Clubbing Days.



A few weeks ago, Laurie Ruettimann wrote a blog onPunk Rock HR asking the community to provide tips for job seekers on how to get the job. My advice was to approach getting the gig in the same way you would attempt to get into an exclusive club.



Here's an example from my "clubbin days".



I remember the first time I tried to get into an… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on August 25, 2009 at 4:02am — 13 Comments

Arie Ball & Sodexo Careers: Leading the Way in Social Recruiting



I wanted to share this FANTASTIC interview written by Chris Reed on Arie Ball and the team at Sodexo's work with Social Recruiting.



Here it is:



If you had to list the hottest topics in Talent Acquisition during 2009, Social Recruiting and Social Media would have to be near the top of the list. One of the leaders on this front is Arie Ball, Vice President of Sourcing & Talent Acquisition for Sodexo. Sodexo is a global… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on August 11, 2009 at 5:56am — No Comments

Linkedin Tip: Leverage Social Technology For Your Career Search.

Let’s say you discovered that Panera was hiring an HR manager and you wanted the gig. You know you're qualified, but you also know they’ve had about 500 applications submitted for the position. You have to come up with a way to stand out. The best answer is to have someone inside the organization recommend you to the hiring decision maker. But, let’s say you know someone who works for Panera. Here is an example of how you can use Linkedin to let your network work for you.…



Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on July 28, 2009 at 7:22am — 6 Comments

Notable Brand Social Media Marketing Examples

Looking for examples of companies leveraging Social Media for Marketing? Here you go!



The list that Mashable's Peter Kim put together with over 20 Social Media tools to consider with notable brand… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on July 14, 2009 at 5:07am — 2 Comments

Video Blog: The I Want To Be An Entrepreneur Trend



On a flight last week, I was sitting next to a boy and a girl who were both in their mid twenties. The girl noticed the “start-up magazine” in my bag, pointed to it and said to the boy, “Hey, have you heard of this magazine?” It was an obvious and awkward moment where I knew she wanted me to ask, “Do you have a start-up? If so, what do you do?” So.. I asked, she enthusiastically said, “YES!“ and then, blushing, said “OK. Here’s my spiel.” Her “partner” winked and gave… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on June 30, 2009 at 9:24am — 21 Comments

Video Blog: Talent Buyers Market



Hey gang,



A few weeks ago I posted this blog about how we are wasting this Talent Buyers Market. Here's a little passionate rant on Video. I'd love to hear your thoughts and stories on this topic.



Amanda Hite

Founder, CEO, Change Agent

Talent Revolution… Continue

Added by Amanda Hite on June 15, 2009 at 11:06am — 1 Comment

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