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Stephanie Michele
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Stephanie Michele is a certified behavioral analyst and CEO of SocialBling. Stephanie is an advocate, entertainer and educator on the topic of advanced quality of relating equals advanced quality of life. She speaks on the importance of practicing communication skills in the juxtaposition of mainstream “device, media and app addicted” society and promotes the value of maintaining long term relationships. She uses creative and sometimes provocative methods to increase integrity, sincerity, transparency and trust building on both individual and cultural levels. Her firm, SocialBling specializes in attraction to retention models that are uses in digital marketing strategies and workforce culture development.

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Five Ways to Say 'We Need to Talk' Via a Text Message that Won't Freak People Out

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 10:30 AM

The average person looks at their phone 150 times a day with more than a 1/3 of those times devoted to texting/instant messaging. That is 50 texts a day! If you can remember a time before texting, it would be a pretty strange day to have 50 phone calls unless...

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Why Texting Should Not Be Used in a New Relationship

(4) Comments | Posted September 16, 2015 | 6:18 PM

Disclaimer: If you are not willing or wanting to commit to the development of a healthy relationship... this post is not for you.

Okay. If you are still reading, we most likely share these things in common: We want to be in a healthy relationship with someone. We have witnessed...

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I Was Catfished: This Is What I Decided to Do About It

(6) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 2:31 PM

"Somebody's daughter, niece, sister, friend..." This phrase has been running in my head for thirteen days now and is my motivation for writing this article. I know what I experienced is not an isolated incident. I also know when you are too embarrassed to share a story on a topic...

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The Singularity of Organization Is Influence

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 11:25 AM

It is pretty hard to convince me to try something again once I have an unfavorable experience. Out of all the things that influence me, my personal experiences are primary. Secondary to my experiences I am influenced by experiences shared via people I trust, respect and admire. Lastly, I find...

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JC Penney, Your "Tagline" Is Inside Out

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 9:49 AM


When I first heard JCPenney's new tagline "When it Fits, You Feel it," I was reminded of why I don't "fit" JCPenney. It is the same reason why I believe they are struggling to be a profitable and relevant brand.

My direct...

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Without This, a Shared Economy Is a Take Economy

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 1:05 PM


What is really at the heart of a shared economy? I find myself reflecting on this quite a bit after my friend, an advocate of the shared economy movement stayed with me for four days. For me, the visit fell short of...

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I Am Addicted to Momentum

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 4:21 PM

Last week I got a Facebook message from my dad inviting me to play a game called Pet Rescue Sega. I took the bait. What could be harmful about a request from dad to play a game involving adorable little...

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Your Safety Zone or Mine? A Collaboration Story

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2013 | 9:27 AM


Some of the most inspiring stories in the world are the result of a diverse group of people, companies, governments and non-profits coming together to create solutions for the greater good of nature and people. When time permits, feedback is required,...

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Letter From a New Economy Consumer

(1) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 5:08 PM


To whom it may concern:

Everyday there are thousands of marketers competing for my time. I am consuming data and information at an alarming rate both online and off. When I am at my computer, on average I am...

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Communication Boosters: Relationship Improvement Exercises

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2013 | 8:37 AM


What do successful people have? Relationships that support their success. How did they get those relationships? They exercised effective communication.

Here are two communication exercises that can significantly improve the quality of your relationships.

Exercise One: Structured Dialog

What is...

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'That Is So #Gay'

(6) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 4:04 PM


I have an aunt who's middle name is Gay. To my grandparents who named her, gay meant nothing more than being happy. Gay was the perfect name to follow Gail, working in a series of rhyming middle names that...

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Marital Walkout - How to End the U.S. Government Shutdown

(2) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 5:34 PM


As the U.S. government's showdown progresses, I am having a really hard time empathizes with either party especially when both are using communication tactics similar to what a five-year-old throwing a temper tantrum would use. It is all about me, me, me....

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Mobile Liberation

(4) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 9:34 PM

2013-09-30-iStock_000023936005XSmall.jpgThere is a great line in the movie The Devil Wears Prada where a lead character points to his girlfriend's cell phone and says something like, "If you are wondering who you are in a relationship with, it is the person that...

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