Source: MichaelBud/CreatingWEFor leaders, listening to connect is the most powerful tool for activating the part of our brains that enables us to grow into the next iteration of who we will become. While we often think of listening as a process for being informed, or a step in the process of influencing others, listening to connect is actually different.
I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December of 2015. That news followed two bouts with breast cancer. The first was diagnosed on Sept. 11, 2001, when I had a lumpectomy followed by chemotherapy and radiation. During this time, I underwent genetic testing, and found out I carry the BRCA2 mutation. The cancer returned in the summer of 2015. I had a double mastectomy, followed by reconstructive surgery. After the reconstruction I expected that healing was going to be easy.
When my husband, Rich, takes a shower and the soap is too small to use again, he opens the shower door and sees if he can make a basket by tossing it into the bathroom sink. It is not as easy as it sounds since the soap is wet and slippery and when it hits the slope of the sink it shoots out - so you have to get your toss just right. However, one night I got 'tossing envy' and tried a shot - and I found out it was a lot of fun.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".