Last summer we started Friday Fun blog series which proved to be an interesting experience. Blogging about everything from pictures of clients at conferences, internal typing competitions, and staff interviews, Friday Fun served as an easy way to welcome the weekend. In the fall, we launched our Wordless Wednesdays blog series. It included various images posted on Wednesdays with a follow-up article on Fridays describing the image. Playing on Shakespeare, virtual field trips, customer service, and mobile product launch of SmarterSurveys, Wordless Wednesdays was a fun way to make us think. Beginning this month, we are starting Thinking Thursdays. It will include infographics pertaining to education and related subjects.
This week marks the end of summer for many children across the country. School is back in session! Gone are the lazy mornings in front of the tv, football workouts mid morning, and afternoons in the sprinkler or pool. We've had some fun this Spring and Summer too with our Friday Fun blog series. We exposed employee secrets, laughed at infographics, and shared photos. As we close this series, I am reminded of the first post in this series. We all agree that some weeks it feels good to say TGIF! I hope this week has been productive and you will enjoy a restful weekend to recharge!
Starting in September begin watching for our "Wordless Wednesdays". Each Wednesday we will feature a post including only a picture. Because sometimes silence really is the best teacher!
What a great week! Blackboard World 2012 is now in the history books and what a productive conference it was. Meeting clients, shaking hands, and gathering many new leads makes for 4 days well spent. Can't wait until next year!
Alan and Dora Sanders University of Arkansas
Tara and Melissa Benson Fisher College
Mac and Malcolm Murray
The crew in our extended booth
We love our clients! Enjoying lunch together!
This week we decided to have a little friendly competition among our staff members at SmarterServices. Using SmarterMeasure as our medium, we all took three components including learning styles, individual attributes, and typing speed and accuracy. It was fun to learn more about our coworkers. The results are in...
- Fastest typist with 68 wpm - Angela Cantrell
- Coming in a close second with 64 wpm - Rachel Sipper and Tara Boozer
- Slowest typist with 46 wpm - Julie Owen (and I thought I was fast)
The person most likely to do well if she went back to school with strong individual attributes like time management and willingness to ask for help is Cristy!
Although Tara and Alan will say they are very different people, it was funny to note that they scored EXACTLY the same on learning styles as seen below.
The most interesting part was that everyone's predominant learning style connected directly with our roles in the company. Our developers, Jason and Jeff both have "logical" learning style. Mac, our CEO has a logical and solitary learning style. Rachel in support showed a solitary learning style as well. All of our sales and account managers had a good combination of aural, social, and verbal.
All in all it was a fun exercise! Happy Friday, y'all!