Sometimes, I envy my dogs’ lives! So simple. The world is a complicated place these days – always has been. But, as a parent we face concerns beyond ourselves. Let’s share what is on OUR minds – whether it be serious or light this Thursday, March 5 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. I might have a cool giveaway, too!
When we last took on divorce, we had our biggest #DadChat EVER – and perhaps one of the biggest hours ever on Twitter, with over 200-million impressions. So, why have we waited so long to re-visit this provocative topic? Heck if I know, but we’re TAKING IT ON again this Thursday, February 26 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET with a special co-host to be announced!
This week’s #DadChat on Thursday, February 19 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET is going to be EXTRA special because we have two very special sponsors AND we’re doing it LIVE from San Francisco. The Dad 2.0 Summit is being held this year in San Francisco and we’re helping launch this incredible event on the first night of the Summit. Our sponsors are Dove Men+Care (@DoveMenCare) and The #Dad2Summit. We’re going to talk about What DEFINES us – men AND women. What is #RealStrength? And, we will have some great prizes.
First, let’s have a big HOORAY for the Dove Men+Care Real Strength campaign and their awesome commercial that shows Care Makes A Man Stronger:
Dove Men+Care understands that male strength today is measured by more than traditional notions of power, affluence, or physical strength
Do YOU – Dads – feel wellepresented in the public sphere? How do YOU think men are measured today? What MAKES a man, a dad? These are the questions that the Dad 2.0 Summit has been asking since its inception just FOUR years ago. At that first Summit, most of us dads were angry at our portrayal in the public sphere. We wrote about it, railed about it, and spoke to brands to recognize who and what we are – not some old stereotype from the past.
Dove Men+Care embraced dads from the beginning and just a few short years later we had the recent Super Bowl and – HOLY MOLY – Dads were portrayed as men with #RealStrength and humanity. Heck, we even know how to change a diaper!
Let’s talk about how our roles have evolved, what still needs to be addressed, and how men can continue to meaningfully participate in the most important job of them all – raising our children. Oh, and how about winning some prizes as well!?
Our Grand Prize from our sponsor – The Dad 2.0 Summit – this Thursday, February 19 will be a gift bag of Dove Men+Care products. But, we’re also giving away two $50 gift cards AND a free ticket to next year’s Dad 2.0 Summit.
Here are some suggested tweets to bring out the men AND women in your lives to this special #DadChat. Note, #DadChat is always well-populated with moms – we believe we need dads AND moms to make the world ROCK:
~~ What is #RealStrength – What DEFINES a MAN or WOMAN? #DadChat Thursday! #Dad2Summit
~~ Tomorrow #DadChat talks about #RealStrength and what DEFINES a man and woman! #Dad2Summit
~~ Join #DadChat tonight as we look at what DEFINES us (Men & Women) and what is #RealStrength #Dad2Summit
Let’s face it, Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that polarizes relationships between men and women, and the expectations are off the chart. We men usually can’t get it right. Women look forward to this day as much as the post-Christmas sales. It used to be simple – chocolates and/or flowers and a sweet card. Now, we’re made to feel that our gifts are reflections of our love and their status (in our hearts). Let’s TAKE THIS ON at #DadChat this Thursday, February 12 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. Your homework is this column, Why Men Hate Valentine’s Day.
Some suggested tweets to send out inviting friends to join #DadChat this week:
~~ Love or Hate #ValentinesDay – let’s take IT on at #DadChat Thursday!
~~ I HATE #ValentinesDay. Most guys do. Let’s hash it out – ladies invited – at #DadChat tomorrow!
~~ TONIGHT, #DadChat takes on the unspeakable – #ValentinesDay – and how we men dread it!
This weekend is The Grammys. So, let’s talk music and favorite artists/songs at #DadChat this Thursday, February 5 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. Read the list of nominees and share YOUR favorites with us! ET. Who do you love? Sia, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, or Meghan Trainor (the nominees for Record of the Year)? We have our own music expert with us again, in Jason Ramsey, back for more punishment, I mean more fun!
Jason Ramsey is a small business owner with a passion for social media, music, and helping other small business owners achieve their goals. He has a background in the retail, marketing, and crisis management. He is also currently the General Manager and Co-Owner of School of Rock in Wichita, KS. Connect with him on twitter follow his blogs -they are at http://totalclassicrock.com and http://wichita.schoolofrock.com.
Some suggested tweets to bring out music fans, your friends, and more to #DadChat this week:
~~ #DadChat looks at #Music and @TheGRAMMYs Thursday!
~~ Who is your FAV Grammy nominee? Let’s talk #music and @The GRAMMYs at #DadChat tomorrow!
~~ @TheGRAMMYs come to #DadChat tonight – #Music #Music #Music
Where will our kids learn about leadership? From our leaders? Okay, that was a rhetorical question. From our celebrities? Another rhetorical question. From parents that are not present or work all the time? You know the answers to all these questions. There’s a vacuum and those of us still doing parenting must fill it – at least for our kids. We can’t count on schools to do much of anything other than teach a politically correct agenda. So, #DadChat has brought on two experts in this area to help us figure it out and learn how to teach leadership (to our kids). Alli Polin and Karin Hurt will be our guest hosts this Thursday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. We will be giving away THREE copies of Karin’s book, “Overcoming an Imperfect Boss: A Practical Guide to Building a Better Relationship With Your Boss.”
Karin Hurt is a keynote speaker, leadership consultant, and MBA professor. A former Verizon Wireless executive, she has over two decades of experience in sales, customer service, and HR. Named on Inc’s 2015 list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers For Your Next Conference and 2015 Top Thought Leaders in Trusted Business Behavior by Trust Across America, Karin improves business results through deeper trust & connection. She knows the stillness of a yogi, the reflection of a marathoner, and the joy of being a mom raising emerging leaders. Ultimately, it’s about Confident Humility.
You can download their FREE ebook, “Parent’s Guide to Leadership” as well as a FREE ebook, Talking Teams (easy leadership exercises you can do with your team) here http://letsgrowleaders.com/publications/
- What are the top three leadership skills for kids to develop?
- How can kids learn to be assertive without being a bully?
- How have you helped your children to grow in their leadership?
- How have you helped your children to grow in their leadership? #DadChat, Thursday
- What makes someone a leader? Who teaches our kids to lead? #DadChat, tomorrow!
- How can kids learn to be assertive without being a bully? Teaching kids #Leadership TONIGHT at #DadChat
Have you ever fought with your kids? Your partner? Okay, rhetorical questions of course! But, HOW do you fight and HOW do your kids fight and HOW do you all deal with conflict? THAT is the question and topic for #DadChat this Thursday, January 22 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. The topic was AGGRESSIVELY pitched to us by #DadChat regular Noelle Campbell who will be our co-host this week! She wouldn’t take NO for an answer. Interesting…I like strong women (I’m lying…no, I’m not).
Here are some suggested tweets to invite people to join us this week:
Who likes to Fight? Who likes Disagreement? Let’s have it out at #DadChat Thursday!
#DadChat takes ON Conflict Resolution tomorrow!
Tonight we’re going to fight, disagree, and learn conflict resolution at #DadChat
Do our kids know how to carry on a conversation? Do we know how to work all the facets of tech that they do? Is there yet another “Generation Gap” evolving that has to do with communication? That’s our topic at this week’s #DadChat, on Thursday January 15 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
How do YOU communicate with your kids?
How do they communicate with YOU?
Do you have conversations with your kids?
Do they talk on the phone with their friends?
Do you have family dinners and allow tech at the table?
Suggested tweets to invite your friends to #DadChat this week:
How do YOU communicate with your kids? How do they communicate with YOU? #DadChat Thursday!
Communication comes to #DadChat tomorrow!
Texting or Talking – which do YOUR kids do most? #DadChat TONIGHT!
I’m a Generation Xer – I’m getting a bit older as each day goes by! What is a Millennial and what is their mindset? Heck if I know, but Brian Fanzo does and he’s our guest at our first #DadChat of 2015 this Thursday January 8, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET. We’re going to look at how Millennials will influence our kids’ futures and what we parents should do to prepare! Here’s a frightening article ABOUT Millennials everyone should read!
Brian Fanzo is the proud Dad of three girls (four and under!). He was was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa and played college hockey at Radford University, majoring in Information Systems. He currently live isn Queen Creek, Arizona and he says that even after 5+ years a dry heat still feels like his head is in an oven!
Brian Fanzo is currently the Partner and Chief Digital Strategist at Broadsuite helping enterprise technology companies utilize new technology such as Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud Computing to be more productive and become more involved in their communities as a social business! Brian is active across all social channels under the handle @iSocialFanz and was recently named as a top 25 Social Business Leader by IBM & the Economist.
Some questions to consider and discuss this week at #DadChat:
- Are your kids facing a new mindset as they grow and mature? Is it a Millennial mindset?
- What IS a “Millennial Mindset” – This Baby Boomer wants to know!
- HOW will our kids fare in the work-place in these post millennial times and economic new world?
And, here are some tweets to use (or re-write or write your own) to invite friends to join #DadChat this week:
- What IS the Millennial Mindset? Find out at #DadChat Thursday!
- HOW will our kids fare in the work-place in these post millennial times at #DadChat tomorrow!
- Do OUR kids face a different – millennial mindset – as they become adults and WHAT IS THAT at #DadChat TONIGHT!
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We close out our year at #DadChat with our friend and previous guest, Ted Rubin. He and we are going to reflect on this past year and look at things we expect and hope for in the New Year. Yes, we’ll focus on #SocialMedia and its trends, but we’ll also share our personal hopes, desires, and wishes (for ourselves and our family). Join us Thursday, December 11 at 6:00 p.m. PT/9:00 p.m. ET.
Ted Rubin is a leading Social Marketing Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Brand Evangelist, and Acting CMO of Brand Innovators. In March 2009 he started using and evangelizing the term ROR, Return on Relationship, hashtag #RonR. Ted left his position as Chief Social Marketing Officer of Collective Bias on August 31, 2013.
In the words of Collective Bias Co-Founder John Andrews… “Ted, you were the vision, heartbeat and soul of Collective Bias, thank you for building a great company. From innovations like cbSocially to the amazing relationships you built with the blogger community, clients and employees, you drove the epic growth. You will be missed!”
Many people in the social media world know Ted for his enthusiastic, energetic and undeniably personal connection to people. Ted is the most followed CMO on Twitter according to Social Media Marketing Magazine; one of the most interesting CMOs on Twitter according to Say Media, #13 on Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers, and number #2 on the Leadtail list of Top 25 People Most Mentioned by digital marketers.
ROR, #RonR, is the basis of his philosophy…It’s All About Relationships! His book, Return on Relationship was released January 29, 2013. And his latest book, How to Look People in the Eye Digitially, is due to be released any day. Connect with Ted… http://TedRubin.com or @TedRubin.
Some questions to ask and ponder for this week’s #DadChat:
- What were the biggest trend-setting advances, platforms, OR devices in Tech in 2014?
- Where do YOU see #SocialMedia heading in 2015?
- Are you more or less ENGAGED in the world with #SocialMedia?
And, to help us close out 2014 – already a record for #DadChat – please use any of these suggested tweets to bring out the folks:
- @TedRubin comes to #DadChat Thursday to discuss #SocialMedia Trends
- What is going to happen in 2015 with #SocialMedia – Come to #DadChat tomorrow and find out!
- Tonight @TedRubin wears the socks in the family as we discuss #SocialMedia trends past and future