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Brian Meeks replied to Rayanne's discussion 'It's Not Really a Party'
"I have been in hiding, but I am back now. I am glad to see you are still writing great blogs. :-)"
Nov 1, 2010
Brian Meeks replied to Rayanne's discussion 'Joe vs. a Wonderful Life'
"A truly inspiring blog post today. Thanks."
Aug 23, 2010
Brian Meeks replied to Rayanne's discussion 'Moments of Definition'
"Your posts always make me think, which is good. I am going to ponder my defining moments. :-)"
Aug 11, 2010
Brian Meeks replied to Rayanne's discussion 'Unconventional Spice'
"I agree with you about varying view points. I have found that I learn much more from people who have differing world views than I would if I only stuck to people like me. Life would be boring if we were all a like. Now I need to go find some…"
Aug 4, 2010
Brian Meeks replied to Rayanne's discussion 'Iron Will'
"That is very true, sad but true. I feel that, though there are defeats, setbacks, and heart breaks, in life, it is the understanding of these, which helps us appreciate the triumphs."
Jul 19, 2010
Matt Deutsch and Brian Meeks are now friends
Jun 21, 2010
Brian Meeks replied to Rayanne's discussion 'The Birthdays of My Soul'
"The Stranger is one of my all time favorite songs. I think Billy Joel would enjoy this post, I know that I did."
Jun 10, 2010
Brian Meeks commented on Trish's blog post 'Targeted Recruiting Tactics'
"I like a blog piece which includes a real world example. The Marine recruiting was perfect. Great post."
Jun 8, 2010
Brian Meeks replied to Rayanne's discussion 'Life Imitates Art'
"I have the 3Gs, and didn't think I wanted the new iphone. Just one year ago, I had a prepaid cell phone, because I didn't like cell phones. Then my parents, who both had iphones, shamed me into getting one. Now I love it. I am completely…"
Jun 8, 2010
Brian Meeks replied to Rayanne's discussion 'The Better Way'
"When I last moved, I had been in the same place for 7 1/2 years. I started with one car load of stuff as I moved to Germantown MD. When I moved back to Iowa, I had a 14 ft. Uhaul....and a car load. It is amazing how one can amass stuff. I think we…"
Jun 7, 2010
Brian Meeks replied to Rayanne's discussion 'Failure to Listen vs. Intellectual Maturity'
"Active listening is hard. It is something I have struggled with, but after years of 'not listening', I found that the more I listened the smarter I became. I do love to learn, so though there are times where I catch myself 'thinking…"
Jun 1, 2010
Brian Meeks commented on Omowale Casselle's blog post 'Let’s Keep Social Media ‘Strictly Professional’'
"I agree with you about personal information. When someome follows me, I check out their tweets. I don't care to see someone who is all business all the time. Sometimes I want to know that you just took your dog for a walk, or baked some…"
Jun 1, 2010
Brian Meeks replied to Rayanne's discussion '"You Smell!"'
"I am glad you are enjoying garlic again. I am also glad that you proved the 'nay' sayers wrong when it came to your blogging daily. I for one enjoy them very much. I was once given a dirty look, when I, as a really bad dancer, was trying…"
May 26, 2010
Brian Meeks commented on David Martin's blog post 'Mobile Recruiting Views from Electronic Arts'
"I found the shaky camera to be a little bit distracting. The speaker was fantastic though, good content, good points."
May 20, 2010
Brian Meeks commented on Jerry Albright's video
May 17, 2010
Brian Meeks replied to Rayanne's discussion 'The Capability Lie'
"Sandra McCatt ...great comment...maybe the best comment I have ever read...anywhere."
May 6, 2010

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She Looked Great

She looked great. Her hair, jet black, long and straight, it went down to the small of her back. She was tall and lean, with a body that had been sculpted over hours and hours at the gym. When she walked into a room, all eyes found their way to her. She could talk at length about shoes and celebrity gossip, but sadly, that was all.…


Posted on April 14, 2010 at 3:33pm — 3 Comments

A Giddy Gander

Staring out across the frozen tundra that is Martelle in January, I began to apply layers of clothing to my frame, as protection against the bitterness. This, like many of my missives, is a complete exaggeration, it is actually around 25 degrees and not bitter at all. (Now, back to the story) Fearing certain death, or worse, disappointment, I took a pull of diet dew and was about to leave, when suddenly, much to my surprise, the familiar bong of an arriving email caught my… Continue

Posted on January 19, 2010 at 2:03pm — 2 Comments

He was right!

Using social media to connect with people isn’t just about finding a new customer for your product or service, or it shouldn’t be. Two days ago I got a message from a gentleman on Recruitingblog who had read one of my blog posts and sent me a link to a site. Sounds pretty typical huh? But he wasn’t affiliated with the site; he just liked it and thought I would too. He was right!…


Posted on December 2, 2009 at 11:57am — 1 Comment


There is a slight breeze today and a sky full of blue and sunshine. The temperature is somewhere between long sleeve shirt and hooded jacket. I choose the hooded sweatshirt that I had conveniently ‘hung up’ on the floor in the back bedroom. It was lying there in a little box of sunshine. When I put it on I reveled in the warm toasty feeling. I decided to make a turkey bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.…


Posted on November 30, 2009 at 1:50pm — 1 Comment

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At 4:38pm on January 5, 2010, Michael Webb said…
Don't you mean Michael Webb V.P.?
At 2:24pm on December 15, 2009, Alex Brown said…
I am, and I am excited to be part of this group!
At 2:04pm on November 25, 2009, Brad Smith said…
Hi Brian,

I like the post! I think that having an interesting avatar pic is essential to stand out. Using unique cropping or color tones and getting a little creative can go a long way in capturing people's attention and standing out from everyone else.

It's something that people often take for granted and I'm glad to see your post on this topic!

At 9:35am on November 24, 2009, Kate Rawlings said…
The Global Snapshot went awesome and showed that hiring is up across the globe!


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