super bowl

commercials

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Over the years I have learned that most people who watch the Super Bowl are really watching it for the commercials. Last night, there were a few commercials that really got me hooked. Below are three of my favorite. And don’t get me wrong, both pistachio and Doritos had great commercials this year, too, they just didn’t make my top three.

What were your favorite commercials this year?

teaser

tinfoil dinosaur

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Walking to and from work each day can get pretty boring. In order to occupy myself on my walk, most mornings, I talk on the phone with my Aunt, Mom, sister or boyfriend. More often than not, I am listening to music but that gets really boring too. My playlists stay the same, Spotify isn’t working with my mood or something in between. Lately, I’ve been getting back into podcasts. For me, it’s hard to listen to podcasts at work because I get so into them. Instead of working, I find myself listening intently.

This morning on my way to work, I geared up The Moth Podcast and was on my merry way. Today the episode was an interesting mix. (If you are interested check this link out). All of the stories were touching, but one hit me a little different than the others, The Tinfoil Dinosaur. I made the honest mistake of missing my building to continue listening to this story. Three blocks away from my building, I noticed that I had two minutes to make it into the office on time. I decided that once I made it into my office, I would make tea and finish this interesting podcast.

I will give you a little teaser: you will laugh and it features Canadians.

A huge thanks to both Sam and The Moth Podcast for this fantastic episode. It added some extra pep to my step this morning! Keep on keeping on!

Credits:

Sam S. Mullins lives in Vancouver, Canada where he tells lots of stories, often on the CBC show, Definitely Not The Opera. http://samsmullins.com/

The MothPodcast, The Moth is an acclaimed, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. It is a celebration of both the raconteur, who breathes fire into true tales of ordinary life, and the storytelling novice, who has lived through something extraordinary and yearns to share it. At the center of each performance is, of course, the story – and The Moth’s directors work with each storyteller to find, shape and present it.

in the time being

just crack some jokes

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The Social Media Club- DC (organization of Social Media Professionals, we reach leading influencers and social media enthusiasts) holds a monthly panel discussion/networking event. Typically, we try to hold this event at a new venue, with a new sponsor and a different topic for the discussion. Wednesday night was originally going to be a panel where some of the funniest voices in DC were brought together in one room. The panel discussion: how do you use humor with digital media to build a personal and professional brand, attract fans and fill seats venues, all while remaining current and funny? From podcast, to Youtube, to Twitter and more, our panels of comedic voices will discuss the ins and outs of what works, and what falls flat.

Wednesday night we had a turn of events. The panel discussion turned into an improv comedy show. Having a comedy show rather than a panel discussion let our audience be more at ease. Though the outcome of the event was less than what we normally generate, it was still nice to see some new faces as well as familiar ones. 

The night was set up for success due to the team members and the comedians who were there. Due to everyone’s flexibility, the night was enjoyed by all. Throughout the room, you could hear chuckling, knee slapping and distant snorting.  Though the event was fun, it was not widely attended and it was unlike most of our events. I think this is a perfect example of how flexibility and planning are strong skills to have. Even though the event was planned, there were still glitches, but because of the flexibility and the relaxed atmosphere, people were willing to try something different and to go with the flow. Somethings just don’t as planned and we have to learn that; that’s just life and we need to roll with the punches. 

There is nothing like a little comedy show to get you through the rest of the week. A huge thanks to Pat Riley, Mike Finazzo, Jenn Tisdale, Greg Roth, and Andrew Bucket. I had a great time Wednesday night, and I hope you all did, too.