Posts by Carol Bush

Why We Love #CureConnect chat (and You should, too!)

If you’re on twitter,  you may have seen, or even taken part in a twitter chat. We love Twitter chats for connecting with your tribe – whether it’s a community of like-minded professionals, subject matter enthusiasts or passionate fans or advocates. Twitter is such a great medium to pull people in randomly, have a great conversation, and…

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Bridging the Social Media Skills Gap

Social media literacy is fast becoming a source of competitive advantage in the workplace. Just ask my young friend, Lauren Wiebe! A couple weeks ago, I was thrilled to receive this note from Lauren, who is graduating with a degree in Social Work and was one of the marrvy Summer 2015 interns with the Midwest Cancer…

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Nurses: 4 Ways to Secure Your Place at the Table!

“If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” I love this quote. To me, the statement means that no matter how much someone agreeing with you might try to represent you, having the unique experience of being you and being where decisions are made means volumes more. All too often, if you aren’t…

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8 Reasons Nurses Need a LinkedIn Profile

Why is  LinkedIn so important to nurses? Because, dear friends, relationships lead to success! No matter how technical the world gets, opportunities still happen through people.   As my Dad always told me, “It’s not always what you know, its who you know.” We have so many ways to stay in touch with people we would have…

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Gratitude: The Most Effective Social Media Practice

Ask one hundred people for the most important skill to develop in social media, and you may get one hundred different answers about everything from hashtag use to the best times of day to post.  I certainly have a long list of important skills I have learned from my #hcsm friends & mentors.  However, one thing…

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#NurseBlogLove : Nurse Blog Carnival Top 10 in 2015

This was a big year for me. It’s the year I FINALLY decided to launch my blog.  It’s the year I decided to truly invest myself in my love of writing and creating.  It’s the year I began a journey to discover how I can weave my talents for connecting, coaching, writing and curating into…

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Where’s Your Happy Place?

Winter is a time of year when I go a little nuts. Ok, let’s be honest, that would be even MORE nutty than usual. I spend hours pouring over seed catalogs and gardening magazines. I gaze out the windows overlooking the back yard…envisioning the coming year’s edition of the colorful landscape. I don’t know about…

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4 Ways You Can Build a Personal Learning Network on Twitter

One of the benefits of having an online presence is making connections with professionals from all over the world.  Many people consider Twitter as a way to comment on celebrities, or even as an always-on, instant newsfeed. For me it has another use: as a virtual Personal Learning Network that supports my professional learning and…

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