GRATITUDE is my word of the day….directly aimed at Mari Smith who a year ago sent out an email promoting her upcoming Social Media certification program. I had barely heard of her, but loved her approach and her idea going forward to create a Social Media Association – later to be known as ISMA aka International Social Media Association. My gut said to move forward!
No doubt I learned so much, no doubt it was exciting to become a founding member of ISMA, but the most rewarding outcome was, and still is, the relationships that I have formed with the peers I trained with:
~ Karmen Reed, Angela Albright, Debbie Zachary, Megan Fitzgerald, Cindy Ratzlaff, Lisa McKenzie, Lesley Morgan, Mark Eldridge, Kathryn Rose, Lani Voivod, Allen Voivod, Monique Ramsey, Susan Critelli, Kris Hoots, Steve Thomas, Francine Allaire, Lisa Garcia-Ruiz, Diane Rayfield, Jack Smith, Dee Overly, Cheryl McLeod, Cathy Planchard, Debbie Riviera, Tina Cook, Laura Rubinstein, Amy Porterfield, Karriann Graff, Kam Hubbard, Andrew Zirkin, Kathy Hagenbuch, Cheryl Jack, Bill Jackson and Michelle Tielmeland ~ (so hoping I didn’t leave anyone out!)
For a better look at these amazing folks, check out:
And to see what ISMA is all about, check out:
All of these folks are phenomenal and it’s been fascinating to watch how they apply what they learned in that certification program. It is truly amazing how Social Media can bring folks who have never met together, to form lasting partnerships and friendships. And, while I have yet to meet any of these sensational folks in person, including Mari, I relish the day that I do!
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