Welcome Laura Bazile as Black Women in Europe™ private network administrator.

Welcome Laura Bazile as Black Women in Europe™ private network administrator.

My decision to move the private Black Women in Europe™ Social Network off of Ning and into two private groups on Facebook and one on LinkedIn was bittersweet. The thought of moving something you created out of personal need and social commitment and built up to over 900 members was sad. What if I loose …

Sisters Sharing Knowledge – 5-W-canvas to help you link profiles the smartest way…

Sisters Sharing Knowledge – 5-W-canvas to help you link profiles the smartest way…

Laura Bazile from England It is not ‘big news’ that we -as professionals, as entrepreneurs or on a personal level, manage a bunch of profiles online. What could be hard to monitor is linking profiles online in order to master this serendipity as a powerful tool. I realized that honest approach and organization are necessary. …

Sisters Sharing Knowledge + Social + media + week + London: exploring the event recipe by ingredient

Sisters Sharing Knowledge + Social + media + week + London: exploring the event recipe by ingredient

Laura Bazile from England Here is the recipe I tasted a couple of weeks ago when I attended Social Media Week which is a global event, held in various big cities all around the world, at the same time. ~ Whisk together social and events The “social” side of the event is not the only …

Sisters Sharing Knowledge – Infusing social media into events : 3 experiences, 1 goal

Sisters Sharing Knowledge – Infusing social media into events : 3 experiences, 1 goal

Laura Bazile from England When it is time to initiate social media use for events and exhibitions, we all have thumbs up. When it is time to integrate online social that will nurture the lifecycle of an event, we hardly imagine how different and close (our) perspectives can be. Perspectives? which perspectives? the 3 counterparts’ of an event scheme, e.g. …

Sister’s Sharing Knowledge – A Black woman in Asia – a travel from the inside …

Sister’s Sharing Knowledge – A Black woman in Asia – a travel from the inside …

Laura Bazile from England Traveling to Asia for work, I experienced my last trip in a different way, for 5 main reasons:   /As a woman Traveling goes with being yourself in a different place; as far as I am concerned, the dasher version came like that: a “woman/project exec/in Asia/for 1 week & more” eg. …

Sisters sharing knowledge – There is not a hair issue that I can not solve in 5 minutes.

Sisters sharing knowledge – There is not a hair issue that I can not solve in 5 minutes.

From Lori van Echtelt in the Netherlands I started Mariposa Import because I was frustrated at the lack of quality products in Europe in 2004. I took the matter into my own hands. I also knew that having natural hair was not a fad for me but a way of life. I was used to …

Sisters sharing knowledge – My being Social is NOT entirely yours …

Sisters sharing knowledge – My being Social is NOT entirely yours …

Laura Bazile from England Using social media on a daily basis, essentially in a professional context and -to a certain extent, privately as well (make things like scheduling, taking notes, booking tickets far much easier and funnier) I had a thought of how I could describe my “being social”, the other day, on my way …

Sisters sharing knowledge – Health and Hair

Sisters sharing knowledge – Health and Hair

From Lori van Echtelt in the Netherlands The two are interconnected. Sometimes a change in your hair texture or the amount of  hair loss is the first symptom that something is wrong in your body. That is one of the reasons to pay attention to your hair. It can give you invaluable clues over your …

Sisters sharing knowledge – Compiling your event content whilst including social media – what is old, what is new?

Sisters sharing knowledge – Compiling your event content whilst including social media – what is old, what is new?

Laura Bazile from England / event organizer /   obsolete FRESH! content impact your website is your showcase your website, plus social media are your showcases content power key details telling straight away how unique your event is your online presence will tell how unique your event is content lifecycle starting from scratch or simply update key details …

Sisters sharing knowledge – Hair over 40

Sisters sharing knowledge – Hair over 40

From Lori van Echtelt in the Netherlands There is a lot of talk about menopause in Europe but not much over Perimenopaause. That is the period before menopause where you hormone levels start to change. Menopause is the cessation of your menstruation. Menopause means that you have gone a full year without a period. Periomenopause …

Sisters sharing knowledge – Have you written down a to-do list for your social media life in 2012?

Sisters sharing knowledge – Have you written down a to-do list for your social media life in 2012?

From Laura Bazile in England options After a full year of hard work, you will probably pretend to still have options of joining ‘new’ types of online communities, leaving others, while keeping in mind that time is precious and what prevails is bringing something to others and to yourself. So go for it, do your …

Sisters sharing knowledge – Communities’ secrets you will tell your best friend about

Sisters sharing knowledge – Communities’ secrets you will tell your best friend about

From Laura Bazile in France In recent contribution to BWIE™, I chose to define online communities in key points: making things clearer about what you may look for on joining a community, pitfalls to avoid if you (could be with a business partner) are planning to create yours. Grasping the essence of an online community …

Sisters sharing knowledge – Defining your community (ies) in 10 key bullet points

Sisters sharing knowledge – Defining your community (ies) in 10 key bullet points

From Laura Bazile in France When it is time to jump into an online community, there are a few questions for whom answers must be “yes” or you take the risk either to be denied membership or simply go hunting to find out any good reason -once you joined, to stay. 1-An online community is …

Sisters sharing knowledge – Let the screen reveal who you are!

Sisters sharing knowledge – Let the screen reveal who you are!

From Laura Bazile in France: Thinking about when I was first stepped into social media, I realized that it was meant to happen, essentially triggered by my passion for new technologies. Going further, I take and give there what I choose to. I meet amazing people on an international scale and keep on learning and …

Sisters sharing knowledge –  It’s getting Deep – Deep Conditioners

Sisters sharing knowledge – It’s getting Deep – Deep Conditioners

Lori van Echtelt from the Netherlands I will stand on my soapbox and testify to deep conditioners. I have been doing my hair since I was 9 years old and I have this Sunday ritual of letting the deep conditioner sit in my hair. It forces you to slow down when you sit under a …

Sisters Sharing Knowledge – Using social media for events? Yes, I can!

Sisters Sharing Knowledge – Using social media for events? Yes, I can!

From Laura Bazile in France: As an event professional/planner, when planning to add vital social media to (your) events (environment), you can obviously mention, off the top of your head, a few tools coming up instantly as mandatory, great, needless to add for free (firstly and/or apart from further development)… Taking a close look…: 1-Yes, …

Sisters Sharing Knowledge – Love Your Hair!

Sisters Sharing Knowledge – Love Your Hair!

Lori van Echtelt from the Netherlands When I use the term “Love Your Hair!”, it has two meanings to me. One is to give a compliment to a person to tell them that you “love their hair!” and the second is more of a command, “Love Your Hair!”. Sometimes we do not appreciate something until …

Sisters Sharing Knowledge – Why I would paint events … green!

Sisters Sharing Knowledge – Why I would paint events … green!

From France, Laura Bazile Reason #1 As social media is so tied to the events industry, it became obvious that you would not launch any type of event without the accurate social media tool : registration, attendees follow-up, selling tickets, spreading the word … The world of social media redefines the way events profs build …

Sisters Sharing Knowledge – Four Creative ways to use a blog (re-post)

Sisters Sharing Knowledge – Four Creative ways to use a blog (re-post)

We experienced technically difficulties when the post was originally broadcast. Thus the re-post. From England, Diane Corriette While a large number of people have picked up on the fact that you can make money with a blog that isn’t the only way blogs can be used – blogging can be a great activity to engage …

Sisters Sharing Knowledge – Expat banking guide

Sisters Sharing Knowledge – Expat banking guide

From Lisa Mitchell A Guide to Expat Banking 1) Q – What is the single most important aspect of financial services that an expat should know once they have accepted an international assignment? A – Take care of your financial services pre-departure. Do not wait until you have arrived in your new host country to …