- Body Language and NonVerbal Communication During a Job Interview
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I agree with what you said about Foursquare being a privacy issue. I know for a fact I would not want people knowing where I am every hour. To me personally, I would not use it at all and basically I have nothing against it. I just do not want to use it for safety reasons. But on the other end, it is a great tool for businesses, and can only help communication in the long run. One really cool thing about Foursquare is that it offers a Top 12 list of recommendations. I did not know that and that will be effective for someone to use if traveling or ever visiting somewhere they have never been.
I found it interesting as well that more people now use Twitter search than Google search for news, I couldn’t believe that, that many people were involved with Twitter. In addition, after reading the position paper I also was shocked reading that social searches are becoming more necessary in the existence of search engines. Also that people rarely click after the first page of searching, I know that this is true with myself… but I never knew other did that as well. I also agree with you and Alli and I think it would be nice to see the stats now for Google search engines.
Kati Ann Wright
Kati Ann, I really enjoyed your post about social media and what you thought was the best definition. My favortite part that you wrote about was how a tweet is almost like a billboard. I like how you said it needed to be, “short, precise, and should be of some sort of importance to the reader. There’s only so much time before someone driving a car will pass a billboard, making it that much harder for an advertiser to figure out just how to word the meaning their trying to get across. It must be big and bold.” I know that after reading this, it will help me when it comes to me tweeting, because most of the time I find it hard to say something of importance or relevance.
5.Super Bowl Media
Kacie I really enjoyed reading your post about the Superbowl. To be perfectly honest I never really considered tying Twitter, social media and the Superbowl all into one. It is crazy to think that we all have the access and technology to be able to tweet about anything because this did not exist 20 years ago. I also loved you quote at the end about it being a social media world and the superbowl just lives in it, I feel like that is true for everything now.
Allie, I really enjoyed reading your post about the budget cuts at GSU. I especially liked how you wanted to make sure that everyone was informed of what is going on rather than everyone just going off what they hear. I also agree with you about how President Keel and his staff handled the situation by posting the video. Hopefully there is something that we can do before we graduate because I would hate to GSU suffer in any way possible.
Victoria, I really enjoyed reading your post on what you think social media is.
I will have to say after reading all the definitions that you chose as your favorite, I would say that this one is one of my fav.
J Garant: A borderless space to consume & share information & opinions – to engage directly with industry minds & develop personally and professionally
I love how he started out using the word borderless, to me that word could not be more perfect when describing social media, because there really are not boundaries.
Your post on social media and if it is ethical or not I found to be interesting. I really like the part that said, “When running a business it is imperative to know how your customers and potential customers feel about your brand, and what they are saying about your brand if you want your brand to continue to grow and prosper.” I totally agree with you on this because how are you supposed to know if your product is growing if you are not really sure what the consumers are saying about it. I also agree with you about how social media is a good tool for businesses to get feedback from its customers.
After reading your post on Classy Comments, I never realized until now how much etiquette was needed in blogging and commenting. I always think of blogging as a free open forum to write about whatever, whenever and hope for some feedback. I found it helpful when you discussed how successful blogs are ones with feedback and comments. The only way to get more traffic to your blog is for the blogger to be more active in the blog scene. It is like what Dr. Nixon told us, “blogging should never be lonely.”
10. Dress to Impress
Jeff, I found your post “Dress to Impress” to be very beneficial, especially since graduation is approaching and I will need to know what to wear during an interview. I also found your comment about how in PR firms more of a casual attire is now more accepted. That is awesome for all of us who are looking into going into that field, because I know I am so much more comfortable when I am not in a business suit. I also liked how you included what not to bring to an interview, often times we probably do not think about bringing things (especially our cell phones.. that is soo second nature!)
I really enjoyed your post about you son coming home from college and all the advice/warnings you informed readers about. What I found most humerous about the post was that almost everything you said about your son was the exact thing that I do/did to my parents when I come home. You really hit home for me when you discussed: laundry, curfews, late sleeping, family time, little conversation, tattoo, empty wallet, spending time with friends.
12. Shift Happens: Viral Videos
April 11, 2010
I really enjoyed watching your videos and reading your post about what it is that makes a video viral. Thats is funny that you mention how the dancing video had more views than the Did You Know? but at the same time I can believe it because I know myself I have seen those videos in a couple of college courses. Those Did You Know? videos always seem to amaze me and I always wonder how they came up with all the statistics provided in them. I just had the opportunity for one of my classes to try and create my own video to see if it goes viral… Lets see what happens!
13. Foursquare and the Future
After reading you post about Foursquare and from the small amount of current knowledge I have about the online application, I find it to be very dangerous. We already have so much access to things online that help us find popular venues, restaurants, interesting places to visit, that I do not think it is necessary for a tracking device to track me everywhere I go, that way others can inform me what to check out that is nearby. I believe that I can just use a search online or talk to people I know and trust about locations.
14. Resume- Digital Portfolio
James this is quite the impressive resume. Not many students graduating from college have resumes like this, you should be very proud of everything you have accomplished in your life. It is not too often that people have the same driven ability and talents thats you do. I look forward to keeping up with you after graduation and finding out what you are doing with your life, I know one day I will see you on the red carpet winning some type of award for a movie. Just remember not to forget about the rest of us you met back in Veazy trying to make it, wishing we there in Hollywood, haha! Good luck with everything!
15. PR Connection 9: Kate Gosselin and Dancing?
Kati Ann Wright
April 20, 2010…4:29 pm
After reading your post about Kate and her being on the show Dancing With the Stars, I will have to say that I completely agree with you. She has remained positive and strong during the hard ridicule from the media and press. I bet she just wants everyone to leave her alone and her kids alone. But at the same time, she kind of brought this upon herself by ever agreeing to do a reality TV show to begin with. I do not think just because she chose to do a reality show that she should lose her kids during the custody battle.
I really enjoyed watching all of the other classmates videos. It was funny how everyones video was so different and each one was full of a different personality. I would have to say my favorite was Biso Gxashe’s because it was filmed with a good quality camera, but at the same time, it was a laid back video and really showed his personality. One thing that I found funny was that none of the faculty would be in our groups video when we asked them… but then I noticed they were in other groups..I wonder why?? hahaha!
17. PR-Connection- Bad publicity is Good publicity April 21, 2010
Emily, I agree with about the whole Toyota scandal. Whats funny is I wrote a pr connection blog about this as well, it def. was a big deal this year. I found it interesting about what you said from NASCAR. I had not heard that yet, but it does make you think differently.
18. Humor in a VIRAL VIDEO IS THE KEY April 20, 2010
I really enjoyed watching your video it really made me laugh. But as we all know, we only continue to watch and refer the videos that are funny to us. I find it hard sometimes to get off of YouTube, because it always keep me laughing! But like you said all viral videos are not funny, there are serious ones that help get messages out, or ones that people create for charities too. I have really enjoyed reading all your posts this semester, have a good summer
19.Social Media… To Use or Not to Use…??? April 20, 2010
Thats funny what you said about the social networking sites you were apart of before this class, because those are the same ones I knew about to. And we also have the new ones in common as well. I think that this class really has jump started our preparation for what we need to expect when we are in the real world. That time is approaching so quickly, I’m not sure if im ready for this social media explosion.
20. PR connections- Tiger Woods.. Still like em? April 21, 2010
I will def. agree with you on Tiger Woods being one of the biggest most talked about scandals of the year. But I will have to say after watching his apology that I also felt it was very rehearsed and not from the heart. I’m not sure if he really was sincere or not, but at the same time he could have been nervous and scared out of his mind. Because I know that if I ever did anything that compared to that, I wouldnt want to face the public ever again. But I do agree with you.. its one of those things you will have to decide on your own, if you think it was sincere or not? But I will say, that boy can play some golf!
21. Passing Employer’s “Background Check”
After reading your post on companies monitoring social media, I found everything in it that you said to be very helpful. That could not be more perfect timing for your mom to find that, right before graduation..and for all us PR students who are constantly using social media. I really enjoyed the tips that you gave about what to have and not to have on your facebook profile. But one thing I learned last week at a Career Services event on Interviewing Skills, is that it is considered an “illegal” question if they ask you to log onto your profile during the interview because it cuts into your personal life and they cant ask about your personal life.