Tag: Nick Smith

Government News From Around The World

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m reading: Football Statistics Blogs — it’s less than a month now until football season, and I can. not. wait. What I’m listening to:  Say Anything’s …Is A Real Boy — an excellent standby. What I’m watching:  SBNation just started a series called “Rewinder” where they talk about how … Continued

Doing Just One Thing Makes You Better At Everything

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m reading: It’s the new fiscal year! What am I NOT reading? But, mostly social media analytics and insights about social media analytics. What I’m watching: I’m really into this Bon Appetit series where a pastry chef sciences out ways to make gourmet versions of guilty pleasures, she’s amazing: Twinkies … Continued

How to Make Your Out Of Office Message Count

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m reading: The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies What I’m watching: the trees, from a hammock What I’m listening to: the sweet sounds rolling banjos and mandolins at the 45th annual Festival of the Bluegrass (related ELGL article, believe it or not) Well, … Continued

Fake News & True Eye Openers (#ELGL18 Preview!)

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m reading:  The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication by Alberto Cairo What I’m watching: I recently stumbled upon Doug DeMuro and his car review channel on YouTube and I’m not a car guy at all, but the joy he conveys in doing what he loves is just … Continued

A Taste of #ELGL18 with Nick Smith, City of Gaithersburg, MD

Know before you go… Meet #ELGL18 attendees before you head to Golden, Colorado. Continue the conversation in the #ELGL18 Facebook Group or by following the #ELGL18 Twitter List. Nick Smith City of Gaithersburg, Maryland – Digital and Social Media Specialist Connect: LinkedIn and Twitter My favorite adventure in life was… moving to Rochester to go to college. I was homeless, and everything … Continued

No, you don’t need to #DeleteFacebook

Right Now with Nick Smith (Linkedin/Twitter) What I’m reading: remember when I was excited to start Science & The City? I haven’t read a single page yet. All news and white papers. Sad. What I’m watching: Most Extreme Elimination Challenge — in 1980s Japan, game show debuted where 100 contestants tried to summit a mountain of … Continued

The Government of Things

I thought today would be a good time to write about something exciting and hopeful for the future — so let’s talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it’s impacting local government, and how that impact could grow! In case you’re not familiar, The Internet of Things is “a global infrastructure for the … Continued

Communication in the Future

Right Now with Nick Smith What I’m listening to: I had a lot of work to do yesterday, so I broke out the reliable instrumental rock of El Ten Eleven. What I’m reading: Government Technology Magazine’s new Jan/Feb issue! Ever since my childhood reading Life of Reilly in Sports Illustrated and the charts in Rolling Stone, it’s … Continued

Membership Matters: There’s No Place Like Home by Alexandria Kenyon

As you make your holiday list, consider giving the #GiftofELGL to your colleagues. ELGL is the fastest-growing, most affordable, high-quality professional development network for public servants. Starting now, you can give the gift of membership – $15/students, $30/students, $300/organization. By Alexandria Kenyon, City of Redwood City, CA, LinkedIn & ELGL Profile Many things excite me about ELGL … Continued

Membership Matters: Spreading the #GiftofELGL

As you make your holiday list, consider giving the #GiftofELGL to your colleagues. ELGL is the fastest-growing, most affordable, high-quality professional development network for public servants. Starting now, you can give the gift of membership – $15/students, $30/students, $300/organization. The #GiftOfELGL is spreading. Welcome to new members: Amy McGuire, City of Gaithersburg, Maryland Amy Walbridge, City of … Continued

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