Great news for all Twitter and Facebook users. You can now post your status updates as tweets, making life a lot easier. I am really impressed with Facebook; instead of launching a campaign against Twitter is recognizing its reach and helping its users enjoy their social networking experiences even more. Which gets me thinking, instead of trying to beat our competitors, can we try and work together? I think I’ll ponder that on Twitter VIA Facebook J
While he might not have danced his way to victory on Dancing with The Stars, Mark Cuban has had many successful ventures in his career and we can learn a lot from a recent column he wrote for Wall Street Pit. How many of us have been asked to write a pitch, and have made similar mistakes with our tone and authenticity in a pitch. While we should always believe in our company, brand and product, we always need to remember who we are sending the pitch or proposal too and make sure we tailor it to be effective. So instead of hyping up your product is used car salesmen type way, lets all take a few minutes next time we sit down to write and make sure we sending out a quality piece of work.
Ok, it may be stretch to find some major inspiration in the movie District 9 , but who the hell cares, it’s Monday morning, we could all use a bit of escapism before heading in to the week. This movie is what summer flicks are all about, and in the tradition of Independence Day and Transformer , District 9 has all the action and adventure you could want in a summer blockbuster. While there are larger themes at play here, we can find inspiring moments involving teamwork and group effort in this film, and while the sense of reality may be off , the sentiment is something we can all take in to our week.
If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, here it is. Happy Movie Monday everyone!
We are so excited that we were able to do some good this week. Sometimes we all get too busy to take step back and think how we can help someone, and with our move to new offices and all the excitement around our new products and staff, we haven’t had much time to give back to those around us. But we were thrilled this week to be able to give away 10,000 dollars worth of wood and supplied to Faith Farm Ministries our neighbors in Boynton Beach, Fl. Faith Farm Ministries is a free, 9 month, faith-based, addiction recovery program with residential services for more than 350 men and women who have lost control of their lives due to alcohol and/or illegal and pharmaceutical drug addictions. We know the important work they do can’t happen without help from donations , so we hope that our contribution will help them continue in the good work they already do. This really inspired us to try and do more whenever we can..and we will continue to look for more ways to do that. Now, we are not out to toot our own horns or be preachy, it’s just not our style… but we do hope our little act of kindness will inspire you to do something this weekend to help someone else. Whether it’s a phone call to a sick friend, or watching the neighbors kid, or even making a donation to a charity of your choice, let’s all make it a goal to do something nice for someone else.
Anyone who knows me knows that I am not your typical gal who likes to see chick flicks… I’m more of the Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen movie type, and yes my husband has struck gold. However, this weekend the Time Travelers Wife opens staring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams (I guess I haven’t totally abandoned my roots, she did appear in one of my all time favorites, The Wedding Crashers), and I cannot wait to see it. This story is one that transcends time and probably reality, but is an inspiring love story that shows that love can survive under the most unconventional circumstances. I mean chances are I won’t hit the theatres this weekend, having a 6 month old basically means I’m waiting for the DVD, but I am eager to hear what you all think of it. So drag your husband, wife, best friend and catch a screening, and don’t forget to check back Monday and let me know all the juicy details. If you haven’t seen the trailer here it is …. LOVE the song that accompanies it, don’t you?