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The Science Of Self-Talk

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 7th October 2014

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/10/07/353292408/why-saying-is-believing-the-science-of-self-talk

My note: Can “3rd person” of Facebook posts help our self image? Or hurt it?

David Sarwer is a psychologist and clinical director at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders at the University of Pennsylvania. The goal, he says, is to remove “negative and pejorative terms” from the patient’s self-talk. The underlying notion is that it’s not enough for a patient to lose physical weight — or gain it, as some women need to — if she doesn’t also change the way her body looks in her mind’s eye.

Branch Coslett, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania. It’s clear that we all have an internal representation of our own bodies, Coslett says. imagining a movement over and over can have the same effect on our brains as practicing it physically — as well as lead to similar improvements in performance.

Research published this year suggests that talking to yourself and using the word “I” could stress you out instead of bringing on waves of self-love and acceptance. Psychologist Ethan Kross of the University of Michigan led the work, studying the pronouns people use when they talk to themselves silently, inside their minds. ”What we find,” Kross says, “is that a subtle linguistic shift — shifting from ‘I’ to your own name — can have really powerful self-regulatory effects.”

Considering the research of David SarwerBranch Coslett, and Ethan Kross, it will be interesting to explore how FB posts affect us and mold our self image or mental self. FB posts are by default 3rd person. Most of us use nevertheless “I,” but each of us has moments when we used FB default and narrated about ourselves from 3rd person. 

Related articles:
Crerand, C. E., Infield, A. L., & Sarwer, D. B. (2007). Psychological Considerations in Cosmetic Breast Augmentation. Plastic Surgical Nursing27(3), 146. http://login.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/login?qurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ebscohost.com%2flogin.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26db%3dedo%26AN%3d27253313%26site%3deds-live%26scope%3dsite

Buxbaum, L. J., & Coslett, H. (2001). Specialised structural descriptions for human body parts: Evidence from autotopagnosia. Cognitive Neuropsychology18(4), 289-306. doi:10.1080/02643290042000071  http://login.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/login?qurl=http%3a%2f%2fsearch.ebscohost.com%2flogin.aspx%3fdirect%3dtrue%26db%3dkeh%26AN%3d4434458%26site%3deds-live%26scope%3dsite

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Intro to Social Media, Tools, Campaign

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 6th October 2014

Intro to Social Media, Social Media Tools, Social Media Campaign

http://www.slideshare.net/rebecka/intro-to-social-media-social-media-campaign

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Mammoth – Evernote Meets Tumblr

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 5th October 2014

Mammoth – Evernote Meets Tumblr

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/07/mammoth-evernote-meets-tumblr.html

Mammoth is a bookmarking tool that seems to offer the key aspects of Evernote mixed with Tumblr.

Mammoth could be used as a project management tool. To use it to manage projects create a board and share it privately with your collaborators. Then use the board to share notes and assign tasks to each other.

Applications for Education
Mammoth could be a good tool for creating digital portfolios. Students could use Mammoth to showcase examples of their best work in a nice linear layout. Students can use Mammoth to share their portfolios publicly or share them only with you where you can give them feedback.

Alternative to MN eFolio

http://alternativeto.net/software/mammoth/

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alternativs to Klout

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd October 2014

Please look up #5 at our blog posting: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/05/01/5-browser-extensions-to-improve-your-social-media-marketing/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/169870217170277903/

social media measurements

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LinkedIn Tips

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd October 2014

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/56295064067513903/

33 LinkedIn tips

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LinkedIn

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd October 2014

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/277464027018078306/

LinkedIn Checklist

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SnapChat

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd October 2014

My Note: Excellent article with ideas for promoting the MakerSpace

Is Snapchat a Business Tool? Yes.

http://www.inc.com/adam-fridman/is-snapchat-a-business-tool-yes.html

Snapchat is a Smartphone application that allows users to send photos or short videos to another user. But with Snapchat messages, they disappear after viewing–usually in just a few seconds–so they can’t be forwarded or saved.

how do you build brand awareness on a temporary medium?

Do you think a short Snapchat video of your CEO playing Halo in the conference room would be interesting to a younger audience? A VP sleeping in an office meeting? The HR Director’s bad tie or haircut? Scenes such as these are the coin-of-the-realm in brand marking these days–the way for you and your brand to be “not that guy.” And Snapchat’s temporary nature is the perfect place for such less-than-serious messaging.

You may find it difficult to engage your senior leadership–or other company leaders–in being Snapchat fodder. Or you may decide that producing short clips or funny photos just isn’t worth the marketing investment. Both are fine conclusions.

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Boost Twitter Engagement

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd October 2014

5 Ways to Boost Your Twitter Engagement

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/5-ways-boost-twitter-engagement/

#1: Refine Your Twitter Bio

#2: Act Human

#3: Ask People to Act

If you want followers, you can get more of them. If you want shares, you can get more of those, too. All you have to do is ask.

Even big brands understand the power of asking for a retweet.

Your goal is to get more engagement for your tweets, right? Sometimes you just have to ask, and many times people are happy to oblige.

#4: Harness the Power of Hashtags

Hashtags let you interact with the most viral and current topics at any given time.

Hashtags can double your Twitter engagement rate, increase your number of followers and improve your reputation.

#5: Post Consistently

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employment for college graduates

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd October 2014

Yesterday, we shared information about the new Coffee App
http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/2014/10/01/coffee-the-app/
which offers easy approach to job search.

Please have the following article regarding LinkedIn and their approach to job search

Ranking and Networking

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/10/02/new-rankings-system-linkedin-based-employment-outcomes-huge-sample

The new Linkedin ranking system (https://www.linkedin.com/edu/rankings/us) tracks the success of college graduates in eight broad career paths, adding weight for jobs deemed “desirable.” It lists the top 25 institutions in each career category.

LinkedIn is ranking only a tiny swath of the academy.

LinkedIn also released a social networking application for prospective students to chat with each other about colleges, and to talk with current students.

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social media management

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 1st October 2014

A day in the life of a social media manager: How to spend your time on social media

http://thenextweb.com/socialmedia/2014/09/28/day-life-social-media-manager-spend-time-social-media/
social media management

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