Voice Is The New Playground For Brands

Voice Is The New Playground For Brands

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Blog, Event Recap | No Comments

“Ok Google, talk to…” is a voice app prompt you’ve heard of or used if you’re an early adopter of voice technology. Voice technology is on track to show the fastest adoption of new technology in history. Compared to the next closest technology adoption in the U.S. market, the smart phone at eight years, voice […]

The Morning After: An Event Recap

The Morning After: An Event Recap

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Event Recap | No Comments

It’s the morning after a great event. With coffee mug in hand, you sit down to scroll through the event host’s posts on social media. You’re looking to relive a little of the experience you enjoyed the night before, but there isn’t much. And why would there be? The event hosts are tapped out. What […]

Assembly Yields A Slice of Governmental Marble Cake

Assembly Yields A Slice of Governmental Marble Cake

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018 in Event Recap | No Comments

It could have been a cooking class. There were references to nested mixing bowls and marble cake. The local food over the course of the two-day assembly from Acapulco and Eggroll Queen, both in the Maplewood/ Eastside St. Paul immediate area, was delicious. I would have stuck around for extra credit to learn how to […]

Be The CEO: By Women Who Lead

Be The CEO: By Women Who Lead

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Blog, Event Recap | No Comments

What’s it feel like to Be The CEO? We really just went there courtesy of five women CEO’s sharing their personal experiences on leadership, work/life management and oh so much more. The event, held at Stahl Construction in the historic Miller Textile Building and hosted by Sarah Edwards and Bumble Bizz (the business connectivity version […]

Passionate Distraction in the Creative Economy

Passionate Distraction in the Creative Economy

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Blog, Event Recap | No Comments

How do you know you were meant to take an idea and share it with the world in profound and vulnerable ways? For starters, you sleep on it. For months and months if necessary. If you continue to be passionately distracted by it, congratulations, the universe has forever bound you to that idea. You must […]

Super In Six From A Minnesotan

Super In Six From A Minnesotan

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Event Recap | No Comments

Leave MSP and miss all of the fun? No way. When news of Minneapolis hosting #SBLII in 2018 broke, I was in. Not all all in, but I was definitely going to take in as much of the experience over the ten-day period as possible. Despite the challenging low point of the January 21 playoff […]

Coworking in MSP: A History, Checklist and Review

Coworking in MSP: A History, Checklist and Review

Posted by on Jan 3, 2018 in Blog | No Comments

Coworking has lost its hyphen, or at least most camps are leaning this way including coworking spaces. Eventually AP Style will cave. It has too. Coworking is a legit movement that needs to be shared and hyphens don’t really work well with hashtags. A History in Coworking From a Coworker’s Perspective When I learned of […]

Instagram Enriches Online to IRL Experiences

Instagram Enriches Online to IRL Experiences

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Social Media | No Comments

IRL. In real life we’re busy. It’s messy. It’s far from perfection. It’s important to remember that what we see online in our social media feeds – shiny, happy people – is not the full story. In my fourth in the series of Insta Exploration posts, I’m exploring the relationship of real life and online engagement. I’m […]

Under the Influence of Instagram

Under the Influence of Instagram

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Social Media | No Comments

In my earlier Insta Exploration posts, I highlighted how to create an Instagram account and manage its content (see: An Appetite for Insta) and dove into the why of its relevancy (see: Instagram Serves Up A Shared Experience). Now it’s time to talk about the who of Instagram — the influencers or the #InstaInfluencers. I’m […]

Six Shifts in Social Innovation

Six Shifts in Social Innovation

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Event Recap | No Comments

Coming off of two intensive days at the Social Innovation Summit with 650 changemakers from across the country, I’m equally excited and overwhelmed. I’m excited because I feel I like I found my tribe. I’m overwhelmed because I don’t yet know where to start to address the change I want to see in the world. […]