Happy Monday! If you’re in Cleveland, I hope I’ll see you tomorrow (I’m speaking to the PRSA chapter). If not, then you’ll just have to imagine what fun we’re having.
OK. Let’s kick off the week with your weekly roundup. Since this Friday is Valentine’s Day, this week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on compassion, humanity, and of course, love.
By the way, did you know that tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ U.S. concert debut? True!
1. Thoughts About Love In Business
Why:Is there a place for love in business? Jayme Soulati thinks so.
2. Holiday Messages for Business Series: Valentine’s Day
Why: This is still a great read! Mike Allton offers ways you can incorporate Valentine’s Day into your marketing strategy, shares a fun infographic, and tons of quotes.
3. Social Media and the Power of Community and Connection
Why: Ken Muller shares a personal – and remarkable – story of human connection and compassion. And Ken, we’re so glad Elizabeth is ok!
4. Creating a Culture of Respect in the Workplace (and perhaps the world)
Why: In this classic post, Kaarina Dillabough reminds us of how simple actions of love and respect can create a healthy environment for us all.
5. 7 Ways to Strengthen Your Self-Confidence
Why: Loving one’s self is the key to leading a successful life, both professionally and personally. Here’s some inspiration from Martina McGowan.
6. Get Customers To Fall In Love With You Via Your Home Page
Why: I just love love LOVE this post from Lisa Gerber. This is a remarkable post on how to get your customers beyond that “first date” stage.
7. L-O-V-E for Social Businesses on Valentine’s Day
Why: Two years ago I wanted to do something different for V Day. So I decided to sing for you (aaah!). It’s Monday, and you need a smile, so here you go.
How do you show your social media community, your business colleagues, and your customers/clients some love? Please share in the comments below.
Soulati | Hybrid PR Ha, love it!
KDillabough I’m so sorry to reply THIS late! I missed the Beatles tribute, I wish I’d watched it. Belated congrats on your 3-year anniversary!
biggreenpen Those are both great points, Paula. The second one is particularly important, I think, and that’s been on my mind a lot lately. It’s an area I’ve been trying to do better in, which is why you see me less on social these days!
Soulati | Hybrid PR Awww! Sorry I’ve taken so long to get here, traveling like a maniac and then injuring my arm hasn’t helped. I think I’d completely dry up if I were at one of those auditions…!
MeghanMBiro Soulati kmueller62 KDillabough shonali Love is a great departure point for all business decisions.
Soulati LOL, she does!
Looks like a great compilation, Shonali (and it includes some of my social media faves). I suppose for the “showing love” to social media/clients/etc., I try to pay attention to the little things — to remember things that specific individuals like (or hate) to be able to communicate with them in a non-cookie-cutter way. // As a side topic, given the general climate at my house over the weekend, I’d say it’s important to remember to be as effusive with those in your daily orbit as those in your social media orbit — I know my social media contacts usually get my best side whereas my family gets more of the mundane/negative and less of the effusive. They could probably use a little of that to show some love too.
Loved it the first time I saw it: love it again:) Thanks so much for including me with this great group Shonali:) Especially nice since I just celebrated my 3 year blogging anniversary on the 7th, coincident with the Beatles 50th anniversary arrival in NY for the Ed Sullivan show. AND…I got to watch the Beatles tribute last evening. Sooooo good. Thanks again. Cheers! Kaarina
OH, and P.S.? The new name of this house needs to be Waxing Lyrical; #RockHot!
OK, this is just too precious. Who knew, Queen? I’m thinkin’ it’s time to try out for the Voice, Girl! LOVE YOU!!!!