Why One Founder Believes In Harnessing The Power of Social Media

Peg Samuel lives and breathes social media.

When Peg’s not teaching a media relations class at NYU, she’s running the company she founded, Social Diva, which helps businesses harness the power of social media. Peg’s also written the book, Facebook Marketing Like I’m 5, to help businesses take advantage of all Facebook has to offer, specifically how the platform can accelerate growth.

Outside of work, Peg finds the time to meditate, surf and enjoy a social activity every night of the week. Although Peg doesn’t reveal all her secrets, she does tell us what it’s like teaching at NYU, where the biggest challenges lie when businesses want to use social media and why she loves our platform.

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Growth and Community Gurus: Staff Picks

As a community manager at about.me, I love using our site to connect with other community managers around the world. Our Staff Picks this week truly understand people and are experts in connecting with and engaging their communities. From social media curation to web development to photography, Sahana, Philippe, Amy and Aaron create powerful visual and written content that moves people.

Sahana Ullagaddi who heads off this post is a skilled content developer and marketing engagement strategist. Sahana embeds her blog on her page, connecting people to her reflections on meditation, self-enrichment and her journey from living in 5 cities in 5 years to ending up in San Francisco.

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Light Watkins about.me

How To Find Happiness Through Meditation

Light Watkins believes in the power of silence.

An internationally recognized meditation teacher and author, Light has taught thousands of people all across the world how to meditate. Instead of using a one size fits all approach, Light uses the art of storytelling to support people in finding their own inner peace and happiness.

We sat down with Light to talk about how he found meditation, his best-selling book The Inner Gym, and the new movement he has sparked, The Shine.

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