07 4 / 2014
"Outside calls or cold calls will come with a “conversation request,” where the caller pitches the receiver on why he or she should answer and invest their time."
“Why Voice is the Next Big Wave" via GigaOM
Great article that talks about how and why voice is here to stay - and will become a primary way of interacting with technology in the next phase of wearable computing.
For those of us in sales, voice never went away and will continue to be the predominant vehicle for connecting to customers and getting work done.(via marksbirch)
No doubt, I love twitter and online communities for connecting, but from a sales perspective can’t argue the value of engaging human-to-human by putting a voice to a name, or face-to-face.
31 3 / 2014
Looking through Evernote, it’s bursting at the seams with thoughts, rants, introspective dissections, mid-breakdown voice notes.
Everything in my gut tells me I shouldn’t dump this here in what has been both a professional and personal space. But, it needs to happen.
As a recently-separated 30-something, I’ve had a lot on my mind.
While some of that introspection has leaked out in other posts of late through this journey, I need to get more of it out there, for me.
It’s too easy for me to cling onto these personal missives and hide them away as thoughts and feelings from moments in time where I was more hurt, more broken, more angry than I am in this present tense. But I can’t unthink them. - nor do I want to.
There’s so much value to me in this painful process of forced self-evaluation, walking the hallways of my mind peering into rooms filled with memories, regrets, and visions of what could have been and what could be.
Locking those doors, purging thoughts and avoiding the painful raw emotion of it all would be so much simpler, and so dangerously aligned with my nature of feigned stoicism.
I need to let these thoughts go. I need to set them free. To set me free. To be free to feel, and to hurt, and to be vulnerable. To let it out, and let in, to make it better.
And we will. The dust settling, finally now feeling more like a conscious uncoupling than separation or divorce, trying to approach things with a truly open mind and an open heart.
It’s not going to be easy, but it doesn’t have to be hard.
31 3 / 2014
"FEELS" HAS BEEN A LEGIT TERM SINCE AT LEAST 1782:
— The Duchess, by Amanda Foreman.
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, really wrote a real letter to her mother complaining about the feels in 1782.
I love everything.
Hmm… Does this encourage or discourage use of “feels”?
So history. Much interests.