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The Funemployment Begins

The Funemployment Begins

A little over two weeks ago, I became funemployed. “Leone, your position has been eliminated,” my boss said to me. Eliminated. Apparently being eliminated is better than fired because being fired means you did something terrible in your job. I didn’t, or at least that is what they tell me. My elimination was the result … Continue reading

Speaking on Crisis Communication at the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Business and Leadership Conference

I was delighted to be asked to join a panel on crisis communication for the upcoming National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce’s (NGLCC) 2012 Business and Leadership Conference in Chicago next month. Joining me on the Wednesday, August 8 panel will be my colleague (executive director of social innovation) at Blue State Digital, Ryan … Continue reading

How I Fell Into Ethics and Social Media

I’ve never felt more excited or terrified as I did this past May when I received the final approval on my graduate thesis for a master’s degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communication from New York University.   Two years prior to receiving my approval, I signed up for the program’s first-ever social media class … Continue reading

5 Tips On Starting Your Own Blog

5 Tips On Starting Your Own Blog

I was jazzed when GLAAD contacted me to sit on a panel to talk about how to create engaging content for blogs as part of their New Media Training Institute at the Creating Change conference. The panel featured me, journalist Phil Reese, blogger Jeremy Hooper, blogger Daniel Villarreal, and blogger Zack Ford. We were each … Continue reading