To those of you who celebrate Easter, Happy Easter. To those of you who celebrate super long weekends… Giddy up!!!
Amber Mac knows how to make friends online (and in person). Do you?
While you may never meet some of your online friends face-to-face, they still expect you to follow the established norms of friendship: be authentic, reach out, listen. And don’t lie to your friends. These same rules apply online.
Check out Amber Mac’s book, Power Friending to discover how you can expand your online connections into lasting friendships.
What’s more, and what House of Turtle loves about Amber, is that she’s young, hip and H-O-T!
I love her Dexter inspired ‘Texter’ clip which launched Power Friending online. Check it for yourself now:
Amber Mac is in Australia this week as a keynote speaker for the Schmart marketing conference in Melbourne, Monday 4 April and Sydney, Wednesday 6 April. Follow the conversation on Twitter @getschmart #smc11
I’ve just set a challenge to my followers and friends on Twitter – a whole week of positive tweets!
Starting tomorrow, Saturday 15 May to the following Saturday we can only write positive tweets.
Sounds easy, but it’s not. So many of us (including me) use Twitter as an outlet for our frustrations, to bitch, whinge and whine. My proposal is that we all have a positive attitude for the week. This doesn’t mean we can’t vent still, it just means we put a positive spin on it. Some of the tweeps who have joined the challenge have already labeled it “Disney week” and the “Shamwow of sarcasm” (thanks @idmacman). Haha!
Are you in? If so, challenge yourself, join in and spread the word. Hashtag is: #positivetweetsweek [Alternative hashtag: #ptw 15 May]
PS. Don’t stress if you don’t make it through the week. Shit happens. It’s the desire to try that counts, and the laughs we’ll have along the way.
Follow me on Twitter: @houseofturtle to see how we’re tracking.
Update 17 May: I have created a list on Twitter of those involved in our challenge. Follow the list to see who’s coping and who isn’t: http://twitter.com/houseofturtle/positivetweeps
This is one of my absolute fave pics. It was taken a few (or more) years ago for Sarina’s 21st. The theme was Alice in Wonderland, so Ange and I went as Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee (obviously)… So much fun wearing a fat suit!
Event: Blackberry Curve Launch
Location: Carousel, 22 Aughtie Drive, Albert Park Lake, Victoria
Jessica Mauboy, massages, cocktails, freebies and more – Priscilla Lee, Winner of the Blackberry Curve Launch tickets competition, tells us about her fabulous evening!
It was a glorious spring evening for a launch party. Perfect weather and gorgeous venue right next to Albert Park Lake.
My friend and I helped ourselves to the drinks and nibbled on yummy canapes while we checked out the new Blackberry Curve. It has great easy to use features that are perfect for someone who would use their phone for music, Facebook and Twitter.
After checking out the Curve, we discovered that there were free massages. We quickly scrambled over to get some well deserved pampering.Yes, life is hard sometimes…
We suddenly heard a commotion and saw Jessica Mauboy heading towards the Blackberry. I couldn’t believe my eyes – and to my delight I managed to get a picture taken with her. Definitely a highlight of my VIP night.
Not long after, Jessica Mauboy performed live. She was amazing and the crowd went wild. Such a talented singer.
Unfortunately, I had to work the next day, so had to peel myself away from the party. Luckily, there were goodie bags waiting for everyone which were stuffed full with summer essentials, such as sunscreen, beach towels, frisbees and lip gloss.
It was truly an unforgettable night.