haustalk is a design forum that enables all citizens of Richmond to have an open dialog to discuss how design can be used to strengthen and improve the greater Richmond community. All business professionals, community leaders, students and teachers, activist, artist, and designers are encouraged to learn from each other. The discussion is a platform to persuade citizens to become more socially conscious and to take action to help Richmond move forward into the future.
Where: Gallery 5
200 W. Marshall St.
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Phone: 804 644-0005
Wednesday, 29th of July
Gallery5, 7:00 PM
Networking EVENT: Making Sense of Social Media Marketing: Learn Tips on How To Use Social Media More Effectively.
Molly Buckley (that’s me!)
Writer, Editor, Social Media Consultant
Need more details? Please visit Thinkhaus’ newsletter: thinkhausdesign.com/inhaus/inhaus.html
Email: BEsocialworkshop [at] gmail [dot] com
The BEsocial workshop, presented by Thinkhaus and Molly Buckley, is geared towards taking away that uneasiness which is associated with the unfamiliar realm of social media and branding by presenting new, exciting, and innovative techniques in a fun and interactive way. Participants will learn better communication, unconditional positivity, and the interconnectivity between good branding and social media practices, more specifically the Triumvirate of social media: Twitter, Facebook, and the blogosphere. By seeing, hearing, and doing what works, participants will walk away with a concrete knowledge of how to implement good branding and social media techniques into their own businesses and lives to ultimately gain credibility, visibility, and sustainability among the global community.
So, I know that our beloved country’s birthday was last weekend, but for some reason, I’ve been feeling extra patriotic lately. Maybe it’s because I know that our President is the best fly swatter we have, maybe it’s because of so many beautiful people coming together for the death of Michael Jackson, or maybe it’s because I look REALLY good in royal blue. I don’t know. To be honest, I’m not sure.
But what I do know, is that this man has inspired me. I don’t know why I hadn’t seen this earlier, and frankly, I’m disappointed that I hadn’t until now. This treasured officer of the law serenades and gives the gift of angelic song to a large crowd in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee at a beautiful ceremony to remember fallen officers.
Watch his incredible version of our National Anthem. (Lyrics provided):
Oh say can you see
by the dawns early ligh, what so hella twilight
at da last gleamin no try, who broa so is fight
oh da rampits we watch, and mistreamin
and da rockets red glare, bombs burstin in air
gave proot tru da night, dat da star duh still dere
oh say ahhhhhhhhhhey wait
and da home of da FREE
Wasn’t that absolutely incredible? Doesn’t it just make you want to light a sparkler and make out the mayor of your town while watching 1776: The Musical? At least for me, it does.
Happy Birthday, America.
This one’s for you!