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Social Media, Technology, Videos

Social Media Housekeeping #SMByyc60

No Comments 28 January 2015

This presentation was created for the Calgary Social Media Breakfast #60 on Friday, January 23, 2015 at Peloton Cycling. Thank you Donna for sponsoring and Martine for hosting!

It’s about revising your social media plan for 2015. The plan isn’t necessarily about changing your current strategy.  The plan is about renewing your strategy, creating good habits, and organizing your social media to ensure success.

The four areas being covered are: Brands, Networks, Privacy and Automation. I have included voiceovers to go along with the Prezi, which is embedded below.

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Thoughts, Videos

Don’t Lose Faith

1 Comment 07 June 2013

I’ve shared the famous speech by Steve Jobs from Stanford’s 2005 Commencement several times and I share it again today because today of all days it seems particularly fitting.

Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.

This has been my driver for the past few years has been reinforced recently within myself just how possible it is to truly do what you love.

Events, Family, Remembrance Day, Thoughts, Videos, World Issues

Remembrance Day – Please Take a Moment

No Comments 11 November 2008

Tuesday, November 11 is Remembrance Day in Canada. In case you forget why we take 2 minutes of silence to remember those who have died, watch this video and read the lyrics. The video/song is called A Pittance of Time, by Terry Kelly.

A Pittance Of Time 4:43
Written by Terry Kelly © Jefter Publishing – SOCAN

They fought and some died for their homeland.
They fought and some died, now it’s our land.
Look at his little child; there’s no fear in her eyes.
Could he not show respect for other dads who have died?

Take two minutes, would you mind?
It’s a pittance of time,
For the boys and the girls who went over.
In peace may they rest, may we never
forget why they died.
It’s a pittance of time.

God forgive me for wanting to strike him.
Give me strength so as not to be like him.
My heart pounds in my breast, fingers pressed to my lips,
My throat wants to bawl out, my tongue barely resists.

But two minutes I will bide.
It’s a pittance of time,
For the boys and the girls who went over.
In peace may they rest.
May we never forget why they died.
It’s a pittance of time.

Read the letters and poems of the heroes at home.
They have casualties, battles, and fears of their own.
There’s a price to be paid if you go, if you stay.
Freedom’s fought for and won in numerous ways.

Take two minutes, would you mind?
It’s a pittance of time,
For the boys and the girls all over.
May we never forget, our young become vets.
At the end of the line,
It’s a pittance of time.

It takes courage to fight in your own war.
It takes courage to fight someone else’s war.
Our peacekeepers tell of their own living hell.
They bring hope to foreign lands that hate mongers can’t kill.

Take two minutes, would you mind?
It’s a pittance of time,
For the boys and the girls who go over.
In peacetime our best still don battle dress
And lay their lives on the line.
It’s a pittance of time

In peace may they rest,
Lest we forget why they died.
Take a pittance of time.

Rudy, Thoughts, Videos

Who is Dan Rudy?

No Comments 29 August 2008

I have heard this question before and am always happy to answer it.

Dan Rudy, or Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger, was the inspiration for the true life motivational movie, Rudy. It is my favourite movie by far and the movie itself carries so many powerful messages that I cannot help but watch it every so often and I actively strive to employ the real life lessons in my everyday life. More info about Rudy can be found here:http://www.rudyinternational.com

Every time I watch the movie, I am blown away by the boy with the dream, but every time, my eyes get watery and I get really proud of Rudy and of my own accomplishments because, as I had the real Rudy write on my dvd, “With hard work and a dream, anything is possible.”

And I leave you with some of my favourite lines from the movie:

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Fortune: Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey what are you doing here don’t you have practice?
Rudy: Not anymore I quit.
Fortune: Oh, well since when are you the quitting kind?
Rudy: I don’t know I just don’t see the point anymore.
Fortune: So you didn’t make the dress list, there are greater tragedies in the world.
Rudy: I wanted to run out of that tunnel for my dad to prove to everyone that I worked…
Fortune: PROVE WHAT?
Rudy: That I was somebody.
Fortune: Oh you are so full of crap. Your five foot nothin’, a hundred and nothin’ and you hung in with the best college football team in the land for two years, and you were also going to walk out of here with a degree from the University of Notre Dame in this life time you don’t have to prove nothing to nobody except yourself and after what you gone through if you haven’t done that by now, it ain’t gonna never happen, now go on back.
Rudy: I’m sorry I never got you to see your first game in here.
Fortune: Hell I’ve seen to many games in this Stadium.
Rudy: I thought you said you never saw a game…
Fortune: I’ve never seen a game from the stands.
Rudy: You were a player?
Fortune: I rode the Bench for two years thought I wasn’t being played because of my color I got filled up with a lot of attitude so I quit, still not a week goes by I don’t regret it, and I guarantee a week won’t go by in your life you won’t regret walking out letting them get the best of you. Do you hear me clear enough?

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Father Cavanaugh: Son, in 35 years of religious study, I have only come up with two hard incontrovertible facts: there is a God, and I’m not Him.

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Pete: Well, you know what my dad always said: ‘Having dreams is what makes life tolerable.’

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D-Bob: Who’s the wild man now?!

Events, Remembrance Day, Thoughts, Videos, World Issues

Extreme Respect for Our Military

No Comments 29 October 2007

So a strange thing happened this weekend…

I was on a pub crawl for hallowe’en which consisted of 5 bars and many drinks. After the crawl, my buddy Dean and I, and his friend/colleague Tom (owner of the company that ran the pub crawl), went to 1410; a bar on 17th Ave for some more drinking. Now, while we were there, the lights came, the music went down, and we got ready to leave. However, being Hallowe’en I was on the lookout for costumes; good bad, and fake. Fake you ask? Well, there were a lot of cops out on the town (real and dressed up) and earlier we were talking about the point of how would you know who was who? Anyway, I noticed a table of roughly 10 people in military uniforms. Now, they all looked so good and real that I knew they couldn’t be fake. But I went over to find out regardless. I ended up talking to this group for 20 or so minutes, and found out that they had just come from a dinner ceremony at SAIT. There were a few of them who had lots of bars on their jacket representing awards and status achieved.

Now, after about 10 minutes or so, Dean came over and joined in our conversation. And during this conversation, the strangest thing happened…we both got an intense sense of pride and respect for of all these people. It could have been partly due to the fact that we had consumed many liters of fine beer, or it could have been the fact that this group was so welcoming, humble, and decorated. I definitely think it was a combination of the two, and by the end of the chat, just as we were leaving, it was almost like a chill came over my body because of what it all meant to me at that moment. I mean yes, their job is to serve and protect us, but still. They risk their lives for us knowing that many of the jobs they take could be their last.

That being said, please, on November 11, take a moment of silence for those who have fought and died for us in the past, present and the future.

And while you’re at it, watch this great song by Terry Kelly about taking a moment of silence: http://youtube.com/watch?v=KYlrrAWCTRg

Misc, Music, Thoughts, Videos, World Issues

We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel

No Comments 19 August 2007

In case you haven’t heard this great song by Billy Joel, I recommend listening to it before reading the rest of this post…you can listen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFTLKWw542g

Just today, while listening to some Billy Joel, I was reintroduced to this great great song. In high school, our Outdoor Pursuits teacher, Mr. Fletcher, gave us an assignment to look up every historical reference in this song and find out what it meant. The assignment was worth something like 112 points – which equaled the number of historical references in the song. He was a huge history buff, and thought it would be an interested assignment. Which it was. However, whether he knew it or not, there are websites devoted to this song, and each historical reference is linked to a corresponding page with some information about that reference. So the assignment, while informative, was quite easy.

Here are the lyrics to the song, with the references linked (I’m sure some of the links don’t work as this is an old site):

Harry TrumanDoris DayRed ChinaJohnnie Ray
South PacificWalter WinchellJoe DiMaggio

Joe McCarthyRichard NixonStudebakertelevision
North Korea, South KoreaMarilyn Monroe

RosenbergsH-BombSugar RayPanmunjom
Brando“The King and I”, and “The Catcher in the Rye”

EisenhowervaccineEngland’s got a new queen
MarcianoLiberaceSantayana goodbye

CHORUS
We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning
We didn’t start the fire
No we didn’t light it
But we tried to fight it

Josef StalinMalenkovNasser and Prokofiev
RockefellerCampanellaCommunist Bloc

Roy CohnJuan PeronToscaninidacron
Dien Bien Phu and “Rock Around the Clock”

EinsteinJames DeanBrooklyn’s got a winning team
Davy Crockett“Peter Pan”Elvis PresleyDisneyland

BardotBudapestAlabamaKhrushchev
Princess Grace“Peyton Place”, trouble in the Suez

CHORUS

Little RockPasternakMickey MantleKerouac
SputnikZhou En-Lai“Bridge on the River Kwai”

LebanonCharles de GaulleCalifornia baseball
Starkweather, homicide, children of thalidomide

Buddy Holly“Ben-Hur”space monkeyMafia
hula hoopsCastroEdsel is a no go

U2Syngman Rheepayola and Kennedy
Chubby Checker“Psycho”Belgians in the Congo

CHORUS

HemingwayEichmann“Stranger in a Strange Land”
DylanBerlinBay of Pigs Invasion

“Lawrence of Arabia”British Beatlemania
Ole MissJohn GlennListon beats Patterson

Pope PaulMalcolm XBritish politician sex
JFK, blown away, what else do I have to say

CHORUS

Birth controlHo Chi MinhRichard Nixon, back again
MoonshotWoodstockWatergatepunk rock
BeginReaganPalestineterror on the airline
Ayatollolah’s in IranRussians in Afghanistan

“Wheel of Fortune”Sally Rideheavy metalsuicide
Foreign debtshomeless vetsAIDSCrackBernie Goetz
Hypodermics on the shoreChina’s under martial law
Rock and Roller Cola Wars, I can’t take it anymore

CHORUS

We didn’t start the fire
But when we are gone
Will it still burn on, and on, and on, and on…

A super video of the song: Billy Joel – “We Didn’t Start the Fire”

Humour, Thoughts, Videos

When You Feel Lost…Reach Waaay Down…Friendly Giant Style

No Comments 01 June 2007

Sometimes we reach a certain period in our lives in which we’ve forgotten our roots. The past few days have felt like such a period. Well don’t fear. I have rediscovered my true self. What is this true self that I speak of. What is it that I’ve forgotten. What is it that truly defines who I am as an individual, both spirtually, mentally, physically, and scentwise? Well, it can really only be one thing. That thing is Kenny Rogers Jackass. I get mopey. That happens when I don’t watch Kenny Rogers Jackass at least once a week. Well, I watched it tonight. Here’s to a fantastic week.

Of particular note, and really the core of my inner being, is the Batfetcher with your teeth. If you haven’t tried it, you really haven’t lived until you’ve caught a Louisville Slugger in your pearly whites.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VV6In1K8zKk

Misc, Videos

Amazing Trick Shot Using 4 Pool Tables

No Comments 12 February 2007

Check it out:

Pool balls and dominoes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GA3ySz4el4&NR

Misc, Videos

Damn…He Jump High

No Comments 01 February 2007

Check out this dude from the Arizona Cardinals get some height. More specifically, he jumps 66″ with a 3 step start.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=7vL19q8yL54?

Misc, Videos

Chuck Norris…Ah Yes

No Comments 30 January 2007

Chuck Norris counted to infinity…twice.

Chuck Norris speaks braille.

I’m sure you’ve all heard great Chuck Norrisisms at some point. But, there’s nothing better than the man himself listing the top 10 Chuck Norris facts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8k3uGzgZIs


About Rob


Rob "Frisbee Rob" McLeod is a motivational speaker and frisbee ambassador living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He competes in ultimate, disc golf, dog disc and overall flying disc competitions. Rob currently holds 6 Guinness World Records, 10 World Championships and the Canadian Distance Record.

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