Social media is part of our lives and for many of us it is part of lives at work. Can you afford not to be on social media?
These 2016 infographics by Global Media Insight give you an update on who is using what, which platform rules, and how males and females have their favorites. It is smart to be on one or many social media platforms if you run your own business, operate a nonprofit or want to build your personal brand and reputation. Check out these statistics.
Now after looking at all the people using social media can you afford not to be on one or all of these platforms?
Disclaimer: I know that not all of Millennials are bad, when I posted this I had just watched as a young man stepped in front of a limping elderly man and didn’t hold the door open for him, it made me think…This video was not intended to offend anyone, in fact, it shouldn’t offend anyone unless you’re guilty of doing any of these things. The beauty of Facebook is that you can scroll past something you don’t like. I guarantee MOST of you that liked/shared/commented on this video do not have a problem with anything I said in this video because you don’t do any of these things. Also, I had 3 guys staring in my passenger window making funny faces as I posted this…So I apologize for the distraction (I’m ADD). I hope that when you watch this, you listen to the underlying message and don’t take it as an insult.
Alexis Bloomer it took guts to post what you had to say online. I think it will make many millennials sit back and think about it. Thanks for sharing your message.
When I saw Dan Thorn‘s videos on YouTube, I thought this guy likes to have fun. The WVNS-TV news anchor doesn’t sit around looking through his scripts during a commercial break, he cuts loose. He can dance and lip sync at the same time.
Who says news people are always serious. Not Thorn who has a lot of personality.
His co-anchor is more on the serious side, but he even gets her to crack a smile.
He even made CNN for his dancing.
Can you imagine Anderson Cooper, Matt Lauer or even Scott Pelley doing this? Yeah, I didn’t think so. I can’t wait to Thorn’s next video. Stay tuned.
Apollos Hester is not just any high school football player. This Texas teenager has a future as a motivational speaker.
Apollos was pumped up after Friday night’s football game when his team, East View Patriots beat the opposing team 42-41. In a post-game interview he told reporter, Lauren Mickler that his team started slow, but they knew they were going to finish fast.
Apollos didn’t stop there, he spoke from the heart saying “it’s an awesome feeling when you know you’re truly going to be successful.”
Watch the video, and get inspired.
Maybe I’ll send this video clip to a few news managers who could learn a thing or two about motivating their news team.
I predict you’ll be seeing a lot of Apollos Hester in the coming days on talk shows and morning shows. Well that’s if it doesn’t interfere with his football schedule.
Nice job Apollos and thanks for reminding us we can all be a success!
CNN’s Lisa DeJardins lost her job on Capitol Hill. The cable network decided to eliminate her position. Was she bitter? Was she angry?
DeJardins was classy in her goodbye video and even took a few sweet jabs saying “I’m sorry that CNN has decided to eliminate my reporter position on the Hill and cut back on congressional coverage. Of course, I’m also sorry that Congress is such a complete mess right now, but maybe that means that we should watch them more closely.”
It can’t be easy losing such a prestigious job in D.C. DeJardins hasn’t been the only one at CNN to go out the door. She even took a closer look at a pattern in the goodbye emails from her former colleagues.
DeJardins’ video departure is not only classy but funny. Here’s hoping someone else will offer her a job.
As expected, her YouTube video has brought out the CNN critics. The classy correspondent continues to keep it classy even in her responses.
I told you in my last blog that I was hoping someone would see Marina Shifrin’s “I Quit” video and see her creativity and courage. Well Queen Latifah noticed this young video producer’s talents and invited her on her talk show.