Posts tagged: Jamie Lynn Morgan
Social media maven Jamie Lynn Morgan of NW Marketing 411 provided information to KVNI listeners on how to efficently and effectively use the internet for small business marketing. BTW, Jamie will be offering social media classes again this winter/spring beginning with Facebook 101, a one-night course for $49, on Feb. 8 at the NIC Workforce Training Center in Post Falls. A week later, she begins a multi-week class, “Social Media for Business Marketing.” She'll teach a one-night Twitter 101 in the spring. You can learn more about the social media classes here.
DFO: I learned much from a social media class taught by Jamie in the fall. And encouraged her at the time to split the classes into Facebook & Twitter components, which she has.
On her Twitter account, Jamie Lynn Morgan, the Coeur d'Alene social-media wunderkind, tweets: “Just scheduled a meeting at the Sun Meadows Nudist Resort near Worley ID next week. There will be no photos and I will be wearing clothes.”
Question: What question would you ask one of the Worley nudists, if you were in Jamie's shoes next week?
I'm as confused as most of you re: recent changes to Facebook. In fact, after a year of trying to incorporate Facebook and Twitter into what I do here, I feel as though I'm still operating at half power in the other social media area. During a discussion on Facebook today, local social media whiz Jamie Lynn Morgan mentioned that she's offering 2 classes in social media at the workforce training center this fall. I'm planning to sign up for the 3-hour class on social media basics on Thursday, Oct. 13: “Connect with family and friends with online social networking. Discover how to use Facebook and other social media tools to stay in touch, share messages, and post photos and videos. Get hands-on experience and expert guidance in setting up your own social profile and finding family and friends online.” It's $49. She also offers a 5-week $119 “social media for business marketing.” You can learn more about these two programs here.
Jamie Lynn Morgan almost became a casualty statistic when she made the mistake of visiting Hayden Super 1 today in the midst of a produce sale. Writes Jamie: “Have you ever seen people elbowing and doing a bit of pushing to get what they believe is a discount? Now I have witnessed this in department stores over shoes, designer jeans, and the like, but have we really gotten to this point? Next thing we will hear is shopper trampled by mob trying to get a $1.00 bag of red delicious apples. It was at that table that I first started to fear for my life. Elbow to the ribs was enough to make my feet move a bit faster.” Full report here.
Question: I can't figure this one out. Why would shoppers nearly stampede for discounted produce?
I was going to see White Christmas at the Spokane Civic Theatre on Friday. I had my tickets waiting for me at the box office for the sold out show, but because I am a chicken when it comes to driving on icy roads we stayed home instead. Now this has really put a crimp in my monthly dose of culture! I need to remind myself of the finer more simple pleasures in life and going to a performance at the Spokane Civic gives me that and more. Sometimes we get caught up in all the daily crap (yes I said crap) that is going on around us and we don’t take time to just sit and be entertained.
Question: Have icy roads this year prevented you from attending an event that you really wanted to see or be a part of?
In a blog post this week, Jamie Lynn Morgan, center, theorizes that there’s only 2 degrees of separation in the Coeur d’Alene area, not 6. Jamie: “My first real aha moment with this is when by a chain of events I became friends with a woman who had just moved to the area from Oregon and we ended up connecting and now have a standing coffee date once every week when we can get away. It was in the planning of the first few coffee get together’s that we realized that people she had met since being in town were people I already knew. Or after meeting with one of the girlfriends she invited we realized that she used to live down the road from my husband’s family and that I knew her brother because he used to be friends with Tom’s brother. The list of these instances goes on for quite awhile. More here.
Question: Do you agree with Jamie’s theory that we’re so closely connected in North Idaho communities that we’re only two steps away from one another?
Jamie Lynn Morgan: We’re not always what we appear to be. We wear a mask that conceals our truths. Just look at the people in your life. What do you really know about them, even the ones you are closest to? Do really know what makes them tick? Chances are, you know only what they let you see. Have the courage to share your pure thoughts. … Be willing to say uncomfortable truths. Do anything in your power be open and honest with people.
Question: Do you conceal who you really are, to protect from getting hurt? Or are you fairly open re: who you are with those around you?
On her Facebook page, Jamie Lynn Morgan writes: “Have you ever noticed the last five minutes of the workout are always the hardest? That¹s always the case when we are about to reveal something big. Today, pay attention to those moments you feel like quitting. Dig deep within and find the strength to persevere, no matter how big or small the task at hand.”
Question: What do you do to keep going when the going gets tough?
Saw going out of business sign and the other yesterday while out riding. I agree with everyone except the comment on the Mom and Pop stores. If they are running their business correctly and have quality products that people “need” and innovative ways to keep current customers and grab new ones they will be fine. I think, besides carrying products that people don’t really need, is location, location, location. Government Way is a nightmare on a good day. I would ask the question:
Question: How many people shop at any of the stores along Government Way from Dalton Avenue, north to the Mall?
Jamie Lynn Morgan: I have had good and bad meals at Dockside. Beverly’s for lunch was worth the price. Tito’s has always been good and when the Iron Horse charges me $9.00 for a hamburger the prices are comparable. Bonsai Bistro (also now part of the Hagadone restaurant group) is great every time. Haven’t been to Beachhouse in forever, but last time food was so-so and service was marginal. Been meaning to go to Cedars, but have yet to make it here. Have only heard good things though. Last stay at Resort was for daughters 16th birthday and the room was great, extra touches they gave us (because I had told them it was for her birthday) were excellent, and even received an upgraded room for same price as what I had originally booked. I do keep in mind that it was March and not the height of the tourist season, so they probably have more room to work with you then.
Question: Which Hagadone Hospitality property is your favorite to frequent?
Via Twitter, from Jamie Lynn Morgan: “When someone yells at their screaming child in French it sounds way sexier than when it happens in English.”
Question: Can you speak or yell in French?
Jamie Lynn Morgan, social networker extraordinaire, had one of those Only In North Idaho moments while sitting on her porch this week. Seems a raccoon emerged from the trees. Only her husband, Tom, thought it was one of neighborhood cats, Jamie noted via Twitter. More from Jamie’s tweet: “Tom knows the difference. Just surprised to see it come out of the trees in front of the house. here I am doing the whole ‘here kitty kitty.’ Turns out to be a crazy $#* raccoon.”
Question: When did you last have an urban encounter with one of the critters of our forest?
OK, this is not the North Idaho Roller Derby team that will have its first game Sunday night at Skate Plaza (at 7 p.m., with tickets $10 at the door). It’s a 2007 AP file photo by Rick Bowmer of the Lava City Roller Dolls, from Bend, Ore., playing the Axles of Annihilation in Portland, Ore. But I wanted to let you know that the local team was about to begin play. And to set up a question for the weekend. BTW, I’d like to give a H/T to Jamie Lynn Morgan/WhatToDoCDA for mentioning the local roller derby debut on Twitter Friday.
Question: Were you ever a roller derby fan? And/Or: Did you roller skate as a kid?