Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mastering the Seven Wonders of the Social Media World by Alicia Williams

Alicia Williams, founder of Ariste Marketing, will present the second part of her workshop on the Seven Wonders of the Social Media World - Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Tumbler, Instagram and Pinterest.  She will equip you with the necessary tools to expertly navigate these seven most popular social media networks, optimize frequency of social posts, and consistently create effective messages that cultivate lasting engagement. 

Alicia has a very engaging manner and tailors her workshops to meet the needs of her audience. 

The Pursuit of Happiness by Adam Mintz

Attendees at Adam Mintz's presentation on March 11, The Pursuit of Happiness, How Embracing Positivity Can Change Your Life appreciated his advice and tips.

His tips to maximize your happiness were:
To borrow and tweak a saying from Gandhi, “BE the positive attitude you wish to see”.
• Listen to yourself. Are you the negative voice in your family, workplace, relationship? Do you see the world and your life circumstances as half empty? Try an alternative:
• Avoid criticizing yourself. Instead of putting yourself down, pick yourself up. Find a gentler and more helpful approach to your situation.
• Remember, you are in control of your reality. You have the ability to positively reframe any situation.
• Explore opportunities to socialize and connect with community.
• Pay it forward. Encourage and compliment others daily. Contribute to a charity, or better yet get directly involved with one.
• Rewire your brain. Remember Have – Enrich – Absorb – Link
• Practice an attitude of gratitude. Keep a journal for at least 21 days.
• Laugh, play, create and savor.
• Choose a “Positivity Mantra”
• Smile, it’s infectious.

He also shared some resources:
100 Simple Secrets of Happy People, David Niven, 2006
Authentic Happiness, Martin Seligman, 2002
Gratitude Works!, Robert Emmons, 2013
Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin , 2009
Hardwiring Happiness, Richard Hanson, 2013
The How of Happiness, Sonja Lyubomirsky, 2008
Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale, 1996
Shift Happens, Robert Holden, 2000
• University of Pennsylvania Positive Psychology Center of Authentic Happiness,