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Facebook pages: Engagement and visibility, and adapting to coming Changes

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Event Page and RSVP at:  http://www.meetup.com/Greater-Seattle-NetSquared/events/53523022/

Thursday, June 7, 2012, 7:00 PM
Meadowbrook Church
17944 NE 65th Street, Redmond, WA

Zach Welch, the Director of Client Services at BrandGlue, has assisted News Feed optimization for YouTube, Microsoft, Intel, and Cheezburger. On Thursday, June. 7, at 7:15 p.m., Welch will present on how local companies and nonprofits can optimize their page’s News Feeds, master Facebook’s revamped analytics, and prepare for the possible major changes to the timeline of Facebook brand pages. Welch will follow his 15-20 minute presentation with a Q&A session. Come early and bring your business cards! See event page to RSVP and

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Professional advice: To err is human. To move on is Wise.

Don’t make a big deal of your mistakes.

For example, if you misspeak, don’t acknowledge it by shaking your head or making comments such as “whoops,” “excuse me,” or “I meant to say.” Don’t sound apologetic. Restate it correctly and carry on as if nothing happened. If you do, people will probably forget it after 10 seconds. Over-apologizing comes across as

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College 2.0: Lessons from my return to Academia

After co-founding a social media consulting company and learning the ropes in the business world, I decided to return to college this fall so I could devote 16 months to earning a Programming for Web Development certificate.

Many times during my social media marketing at the Puget Sound Blood Center, and while helping local businesses revamp their Facebook Pages, I realized how useful it would be to have Web development skills such as XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript; and app development skills such as Java, C#, and C++. With them, I would have developed QR Code apps, Blood donation apps, and mobile pages without relying upon expensive developers or limited WordPress plugins. Now I have that chance.

For those seeking to revitalize their careers in academia, here are helpful lessons I’ve learned by my return to college:

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Movies gone interactive: My interview with Hypershow

This is my second interview for Northwest Startup DEMO — Spring 2011. This was with Tim Harader, CEO of Hypershow, which allows television studios and filmmakers to tag their videos with metadata such as info on actors, props, trivia, and behind-the-scenes details. Harader explained that Hypershow lets producers turn their movies into interactive applications, a feature bound to go mainstream in the age of

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“Starship Troopers” meets injury rehab: An interview with Cadence Biomedical

As the Social Media Chair of MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest, I had the recent privilege of interviewing the staff of Cadence Biomedical (previously named Empowering Engineering Technologies), which will be one of six companies demoing on Thursday, May 12, at Northwest Startup DEMO — Spring 2011, in Seattle. This will be its first time publicly demonstrating the ExoWalk(TM), a device that will appeal to fans of powered exoskeletons and injury rehabilitation alike.

Brian Glaister, the President, CEO, and Co-Founder of Cadence Biomedical, and his team explained the ExoWalk(TM) and gave an inside look at

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