Monday, March 26, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
For those of us with av-gas in our veins and loving the smell of jet fuel in the morning, I have a proposal. I propose that we declare April 2012 - the #Avgeek Photo Challenge.
What comprises the challenge you ask? Well first get yourself an instagram, twitpic or similar photo sharing account and connect it to your tweets. Once that's accomplished, beginning on April 1st, start snapping photos. Upload the photos, tag 'em with the hashtag "#avgeekphoto" and tweet them.
What should you capture in your photos? Well, I've taken the liberty of creating our avgeekery content calendar. See below:
#Avgeek Photo Challenge Calendar:
4/1 - your favorite airline
4/2 - fixed wing
4/3 - any favorite aircraft
4/4 - a pilot
4/5 - night time flight
4/6 - the cockpit
4/7 - aircraft engine
4/8 - wheels down
4/9 - wheels up
4/10 - contrails
4/11 - window seat view
4/12 - rotors
4/13 - tail art
4/14 - landing gear
4/15 - logos and livery
4/16 - wings
4/17 - an airport you love
4/18 - an airport you hate
4/19 - the frequent flyer lounge
4/20 - the fleet
4/21 - baggage handling
4/22 - on approach
4/23 - metal birds
4/24 - general aviation
4/25 - military aviation
4/26 - a piece of aviation history
4/27 - your aviation hero
4/28 - the birth of aviation
4/29 - experimental aircraft
4/30 - an #avgeek
This isn't a competition and there are no prizes. This simply an opportunity to share our mutual love of aviation!
The rules - no naysayers, if you don't like this idea, you need not participate! Don't steal work of others and make sure your content is fresh and original. Most importantly, have fun!
So, happy flying, plane spotting and photo sharing!
Any comments, questions or feedback? Contact me via social means.
Addendum - I've been asked if photos already snapped can be used - sure can!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Hello, my name is .... and I ....
- Define how you stand out from the crowd.
- Understand what your core competencies and abilities are.
- Map out the value proposition that you offer.
- Figure out what makes you compelling.
- Don't borrow someone else's brand - the best person to be, is you.
- Clearly and consistently communicate those points across all platforms.
- Execute your consistent message via online and offline means.
- Look for opportunities to establish yourself as a thought leader.
- Find peers in field - learn and grow from their experiences. Be a mentee/protegee.
- Discover your circle of influence and consider offering yourself as a mentor.
Friday, March 9, 2012
"I was going to write a book about what a great business the airline industry is, but I couldn't get past Chapter 11."
Thanks for the levity, Mr. Maxon.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Before you get started with Foursquare, peruse this USA TODAY blog to get clued in on safe and secure use of geolocation apps.
To get started with check-ins -download the application to your smartphone, set up an account, and start exploring your local community, favorite businesses and destinations you're traveling to for discounts, coupons, and more on Foursquare.
Check out check-ins, it's worth it!