Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Philadelphia Flyers Impressive Run Continues

Firing the head coach three games into the season. Going 3-8 through the early going. Not making any major moves to shake things up...Those three elements combined to appear to make the 2013-14 season yet another lost hockey year for the Philadelphia Flyers. 


Craig Berube has proven to be a smart, defensive-oriented bench man. 

After impressively coming back to beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-3 (in Detroit), Philadelphia now stands at 13-13-2. 

Steve Downie has been a good addition in exchange for the reliable Max Talbot. 

Paul Holmgren's decision (with whatever input Ed Snider also offered) to not change 'player-course' for the umpteenth time in October/November unexpectedly revealed an uncharacteristic level of Flyers' patience. 

As long as Steve Mason continues to guard the crease as he has (never having given up more than 3 goals in a game since being obtained last spring) and the 'Chief' gets everyone to play smart hockey in every zone through the spring, this team can make the playoffs. 

That real possibility represents one heck of a turnaround for this team.
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Here are 3 smart social media strategies that I've learned from friends:

3. Say what you mean with class 
Be honest in everything that you produce through social media. But, do it with class. Off-color language, self-centered promotion, and other low-level tactics rightly turn people off.

2. Promote interesting content 
Try writing about (and promoting) issues that are relevant, but aren't currently oversold. In other words, distinguish yourself through unique resolutions to common problems, new views of old subjects, or bold stances on the issues of the day.

1. Be a real friend 
Use the same level of respect with any social media friend that you would use with a real-life friend. That approach will generally help you to expand your social media connections. Regardless of your original connection (family, school, work, church, civic group, sports team, social media link, etc.) with people, they'll know if you are genuinely interested in helping them and others, or not.


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Use this link --->>Maddie: Teaching Tolerance with a Smile to see a free preview of the Amazon eBook edition. 

50% of all proceeds from the sale of our book (in both print and eBook forms) are being donated to the Children's Alopecia Project (CAP).

Feel free to use, or share, this link--->>Maddie: Teaching Tolerance with a Smile to purchase the printed book directly from CAP.

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Here's a link to this great (print and online) article that the Reading Eagle recently published about our story Maddie: Teaching Tolerance with a Smile: Book chronicles Wyomissing teen's journey since being diagnosed with alopecia


Thank you to Stacey Stauffer (Fox 29 Philadelphia). She interviewed Madison Woytovich, her parents (Jeff and Betsy Woytovich) and me about the latest chapter in this inspiring story. Here's a video link to Stacey's wonderful feature. 

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This mini-tome is a collection of stories and poems for readers who don't take themselves too seriously. I hope that you enjoy it and am always interested in your feedback. 


Feel free to click on a selection of my interviews with broadcasters, actors, models and more...

Martin Brodeur: Discusses His Record-Setting Shutout Total and Key Rivalries 
Jaromir Jagr: Current NHL Forward and Future Hall of Famer
Philadelphia Flyers' Bernie Parent: Postgame reflections 
Bobby Clarke: Philadelphia Flyers' Legend Talks Hockey
Ron Hextall Recalls His Greatest Season
Kerry Fraser: NHL Referee is Still Making the Right Calls
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