Yes, yes, yes. The Twitterverse features so many killer apps for trending topics and activity. Take your pick of cloud- and chart-based visualization.
Something’s been missing — oh yes. Conversation! I was hoping for a macro-view of the conversation and my part in all the dialogue.
So for some healthy visual rhetoric, I turned again to Wordle
Principles, practices and stats are all the buzz (we 7.31.09)
In particular, @chrisbrogan popped the question on the difference between lead generation and relationship building. I weighed in quickly on the precise role and goal of each.
- Lead generation (like the verb says to generate, begin) starts somewhere — even in the middle — to winnow qualified from non-qualified, interested from non-interested.
- Relationship building considers the entire process, with lead generation serving a major and important role.
What are your thoughts on lead generation vs. relationship building?
- Has relationship building, particularly in a new crowdsourced age, lost its luster and become passé?
Here’s something to read:
Eight Tips for Hunting for Revenue When No Budget Exists — Get to Executives
P.S. The words “free pastry” in the card aren’t some subliminal form of blogging! I’m posting next week taking a backwards look at the breadcrumbs leading to and from free pastry day at Starbucks. Best, eam