Forceful Conversations Create Impact

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Whether casual chats or sparks for world-changing events – online conversations can have far-ranging effects. At both extremes, social media communities have unexpected influence, particularly on matters close to their hearts. On such heart-tugger is Simon Okelo, a storyteller, entrepreneur, and founder and executive director of One Vibe Africa, which promotes social welfare and economic empowerment. He talked about social media’s ramifications during an Africa Tweet Chat. “Online communities have an impact beyond the people participating in it,” Okelo said. “Revolutions have been made possible in the last decade because of online communities. “The response to natural catastrophes like the…...

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Jim Katzaman Jim Katzaman is a manager at Largo Financial Services. A writer by trade, he graduated from Lebanon Valley College, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He enlisted in the Air Force and served for 25 years in public affairs – better known in the civilian world as public relations. He also earned an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science in Public Affairs. Since retiring, he has been a consultant and in the federal General Service as a public affairs specialist. He also acquired life and health insurance licenses, which resulted in his present affiliation with Largo Financial Services. In addition to expertise in financial affairs, he gathers the majority of his story content from Twitter chats. This has led him to publish about a wide range of topics such as social media, marketing, sexual harassment, workplace trends, productivity and financial management. Medium has named him a top writer in social media.