Content and social strategy keep me busy

Content and social strategy projects have certainly kept me busy the last few months since my last blog post. Thought I’d begin revitalizing my blog by introducing some of the projects I’ve been working on: 1. I’m writing a self-help book about living with stuttering confidently and with humour. It will also be a comic book. I uploaded progress photos on my Instagram and Facebook accounts but compiled them on my Google+ profile for your convenience. 2. Helping my father publish his book about how emigration to North and South America from the 1800s to early 1900s helped both his home town in Italy and America. Including a little help from our post-modern era Internet. 3. Working with the vendor at my day job in rolling out a new website for the hospital where I work at. This includes devising the information architecture, collaborating with colleagues in assessing content needs and presentation and a bit of intranet work. 4. Getting my illustration side business off the ground. This has been moving rather slowly at the moment but I hope to jump start this after completing item #1 above. 5. Strength training in the gym. I know this doesn’t seem to relate much to my professional life, but staying healthy and strong does keep your energy levels up. Very important when you’re overseeing multiple projects and encountering inevitable failures (and benefitting from learning from them). And maintaining the always evolving social strategy for Stutter Social, Stuttering is Cool and Brovisor. Sheesh, I’m never bored am...

Google+ Hangouts On Air tips!

My guest blog post for The Community Manager is up! I share ten of my best practices when hosting a live Q&A Google+ Hangout on Air. As well as continuing my tradition of offering a custom illustration to go with the post. Check it out! The Community Manager is a great resource for anyone looking for best practices in engaging an online community no matter which social network or tool you use. Contributions by community managers eveyrwhere and now, me! Be sure to join in on their #CMGRchat every Wednesday at 2pm Toronto/New York time on Twitter.  Just follow the hash tag and jump right...

How to remain calm in a sea of chaos at the workplace

My guest blog post is now live on Hiten Vyas‘s website all about empowering yourself. Entitled, “How to remain calm in a sea of chaos at the workplace“, I share how I keep my head when times get hairy at work. I also contributed a custom illustration for the post. This is a tradition I recently created when I wrote a guest post for Dave Delaney’s blog about networking. Entitled “Think Beyond Resumes and Cover Letters“, I wrote how resumes and cover letter play different roles these days. I felt a nice illustrative infographic would fit the content. So! If you’d like me to write a guest post for your blog, ask me and I’ll throw in an...

I’ll be talking community building on 49Pixels Live

I’ll be on 49Pixels Live with my friend, Dr. Vibe, next week. Hosted by digital media and entrepreneur aficionados, Justin Kozuch and Lindsay Munro, 49Pixels Live is a weekly podcast about technology, digital marketing and entrepreneurship with guests who are industry experts, thought leaders and influential voices in digital media. Dr. Vibe and I will be talking about how we used digital media tools to build and empower our respective non-mainstream communities, stutterers and young black men. You can listen live on Tuesday, June 26th at 8:00pm EST at 49pixels.tv. It’s an interactive show so you will be able to send us your questions on Twitter by tweeting @49pixels or other options listed on their site (just underneath the about section). The broadcast will also be available for download as an episode of the 49 Pixels...

An API for G+ Hangouts!

Now things are going to get really interesting! Google announced a shiny API which will allow developers to create collaborative apps for G+ Hangouts. According to the Google+ Platform website, this API will enable developers to “build games where you can see everyone’s reactions or use your whole body to communicate, collaborate face-to-face-to-face in real-time, or connect with family and friends in new ways.” I’m really excited about that. APIs have enabled developers to create innovative and really cool and epically useful tools for end users. I can only imagine the level of face-to-face interactivity that an API for Hangouts can form. You even get a Hangout button to include on your website that automatically starts a Hangout using your...