Thank you Empire Avenue Community!

rictownsend:

A really great way to connect!

Originally posted on Empirical Leanings:

eavleaders_badge If you are on Empire Avenue you may have noticed some rather major changes on the platform. And yes I’m being pretty understated. Let me see if I can summarize…

Empire Avenue is a platform of social media influencers, marketers, enthusiasts and creatives. Using Empire Avenue’s Missions and Social Stocks game, you can truly grow both your social audience and your social engagement. The core of the product lies in a couple of virtual currencies: one an in-game currency and one a rewards points system that you can convert to Amazon gift cards (as an example) for helping spread content to your social networks.

I’ve been proud to serve this amazing product, company, team and Community over the past 4 years and more but we all knew a change was needed. While I remain on the Board of Directors, I have resigned as CEO. However, while we will continue looking…

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rictownsend (@rictownsend on Twitter) was nominated for a Shorty Award

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rictownsend (@rictownsend on Twitter) was nominated for a Shorty Award

See on Scoop.itorglearn Career Success rictownsend

See who voted for rictownsend in the 5th Annual Shorty Awards, the awards for the best of social media.

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rictownsend:

Wisdom!

Originally posted on Cperky's Blog:

It is a truism that people want to believe in causes greater than themselves. That belief is central to the nature of purpose and its role in organizational intention, and even in the way we focus.

It is also true for leadership. Followers want to believe that their leader stands for something and, to an extent, might be better than anyone else at the job. Such conviction defines the reason followers defer willingly to leaders.

It comes down to doing well by doing good. In doing so, leaders provide followers with an example of purposeful and principled living. People not only want to follow such leaders but also do so with great enthusiasm.

Adapted from  John Baldoni

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How Important is Your Avatar

Well lets be honest, most people remember the pic more than the name. So as I’ve said elsewhere your “image” should be the same across all social media platforms. I read the other day somewhere that it was also unwise to use a logo… the “guru” called those that did that “logo heads” and advised against the practice. The recommendation is that you use a professional pic of yourself.

See the pics / avatars below and then pick the one you like the best and worst. 

Now there are some very nice avatars here however can I suggest you avoid group or couple photos, logos, animals, your lovely children and cartoons. Social means person to person so you are best to present yourself as an individual!.

Social Media and How to present yourself:

Make it a clear, friendly face shot and something you wouldn’t mind a potential employer or investor seeing! Don’t point, be holding a beer, be looking down at the camera or be looking smug or aloof !

Ric Townsend http://www.orglearn.org Social Media Consultant

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