Cube60 – Overcoming Adversity

We live in turbulent times.

Employees are being laid off.
Unions are on strike.
Big companies threaten on your little business you have run.
Your investments look like their value dropped 10+% this week.

Basically, if you are not an all-powerful god, then this cube is for you & focused on what to do in the face of adversity. Featuring TWiT 308 (around 1 hour & 42 minute mark)  & Ray Lewis on ESPN’s NFL Live.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. How are you expanding your capabilities and fanbase?
  2. What was the word of encouragement that struck you the most?
  3. When was the last time you helped someone; no matter if you received payment or not, when did you make someone else’s life better?

Cube54 – Change in Relationship

Relationships are never static.

We control fifty percent of a relationship. We influence one hundred percent of it.

~ Joyce Brothers [wiki]

This cube highlights a clip from TNT 241 looking at the changing of relationships between some media and their audience and their supporters.

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Starting Questions:

  1. What other options do your Customers, Friends, Family, or other relationships have?
  2. Can you offer more value & receive what you want in other ways then you considered before?
  3. Have you adapted due to the world around you changing?

Cube42 – Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

You want something to be different  in the world. Your goals might be focused on a small group around you or the entire world.

Stories are a powerful way to influence the world, no matter if the reach is an industry, country, neighborhood, or person.

In Twit 284 Brian Brushwood, Leo Laporte, Gina Smith and Dwight Silverman talk about how science fiction writers predicted the future, or did they architect it …

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Have you tried helping someone through telling a story?
  2. What story are you promoting?
  3. Have you improved your storytelling abilities? How?

Cube0019 – Media Earthquake

How did you hear about the last natural disaster or other major news event? Have your media consumption habits?

After the recent earthquake in Japan, the cast of Tech News Today (a daily show about technology news) talked about how they learned of the quake & their reactions to the traditional mass media coverage.

From Tech News Today 197 with Tom Merritt and Sarah Lane.

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Starting Questions:

  1. How have the media consumption habits changed for your clients?
  2. How would your clients or prospective clients want to hear news from you?
  3. Does the message you are putting out fit the method of delivery?
  4. … … what questions came to your mind as you listened?

Cube0006 – You Can Find Me At

Where is your location? What is your Identity? What Brand are you building?

This cube deals with these issues both online, and then the same issues tackled apply in your personal life, business, or organization you are building.

Clips come from:

Social Media Serenity 75 with Cliff Ravenscraft & Erik Fisher

This Week In Google 34 with Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, & Gina Trapani

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