@JoelECarlson - Hark, who goes there? Well it’s none other than @harkherold as today’s Twitterview guest. May the Tweeting begin.
@harkherold – Good Morning, Joel!
Q – #1 Lets find out – Where did you grow up? What are some steps in your life from High School up until today?
A: I’m a died-in-the-wool cheesehead from central Wisconsin who went to the U of M to study Medicine and Norwegian, of all things
lol that would be ‘dYed’ – more coffee, please
but medicine didn’t work out because I kept passing out – got a History degree, worked in golf and now am a Mktng Dir
going to @concordiastpaul to get a MA in Strategic Communication Management – great program @winegarden @newcoventry
Q – #2 Golf?!?! Golf pro? Putt-putt golf? :) What did you did in the area of golf?
A: Don’t I wish-golf pro! I developed new courses on the East Coast-marketing, membership – general rainmaker #jectv #badgolfer
Q – #3 Interesting. So what kind of marketing do you do now? What fields of business have you done marketing for?
A: I work for an auto group in mktng, consultative sales training, etc.. About = time in private clubs and cars so far
If you genuinely pay attention to the customer, sales skills are cross-marketable in about any industry
focusing now on internet and finding the delicate balance of web promotion and marketing – entirely different animal
We know that companies can’t just jump on and sell – but companies often don’t. It’s an educational process w/new media
Q – #4 Any interest in non-profit work? Also, what are the MN-Romantic languages?
A: Love working with non-profits! Do lots of volunteer marketing – working on @CHSFS Winemaker’s Dinner and @fmsc_org
One project is working to provide 1,000,000 meals for @fmsc_org this fall
Yah. Jeg snakker Norsk ogsaa.Sometimes even dream in Norwegian! Used to snakke Swedish and Danish too, men glempt alt for mye
Yikes! Got all riled up with my Norwegian and forgot the #jectv tag! Love Norway – lived there when I was 15. It’s amazing.
Q – #5 I see. So on Twitter, who are 5-10 people that you follow for either inspiration, education or humor?
A: Great question-so many wonderful people! @sarahjaneml for her humor and wit @JenKaneCo for her sparky i’net knowledge
Of course @JoelECarlson for bringing human side to MN Tweeps, @SocialNicole for working on #nptalk, @ericamayer for puking rainbows
& huge kudos 2 so many MN thought leaders in Twitter community – @maikelvdm @rickmahn @jmu612 @smbmsp are just a few
And let’s not forget @MichaelWMann who said he’ll meet us in Vegas for a flashy-fun Tweetup!
If ur not already, get connected at @mimatweet @jmu612 @smbmsp and others-you’ll meet amazing people & learn so much!
Q – #6 I need a Kleenex. (sniff,sniff) You are sweet! FAVS q’s – Favorite restaurant, store, summer activity & gadget.
A: Fave restaurants – lovin’ the @gingerhop_NE, Kramarchuk’s in nordeast, Black Sea Restaurant – the best falafel ever
Yeah, and if you need sweets, check out @grandmarubys and @spclassiccookie – mmmmsweets. Great people there, too!
Fave activity-gardening w/hubs.We can salsa every fall-last year did 98 jars in 6 flavors. Raspberry Chipotle was yum!
As for fave gadget, I’m hovering over the ‘buy’ button every day for the iPad. To buy or not to buy?!
I’m really not a shopper, but a fave is #Penzy’s on Grand. I go crazy with the spices and ideas for made-up recipes!
Q – #7 Nice choice! I can’t believe the hour is almost up! To end with today – what thought or mantra do you want to share?
A: Be mindful, grateful and find a slice of joy in whatever situation you’re in -and appreciate your health & your family!
Thanks, Joel – this has been fun! Now let’s all go get falafel :)
@JoelECarlson – That’s wonderful! Thanks so much @harkherold for your time and sharing some of your life today with everyone. Have a good afternoon!
@harkherold – Thanks, Joel – you too!