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Talent Blogosphere Wishes T-Mobile’s Dennis Smith Belated Birthday Wishes

Posted on August 16, 2006
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I was reading Katherine Smith’s recipe for Chocolate Fudge Cake when I noticed that …. last Wednesday, August 9th was Dennis Smith’s Birthday! Who is Dennis Smith? I know, I know, everyone knows who thee Dennis Smith is, and everyone knows about his renown Career Builder’s Blog that has become one of the standards of corporate related and/or independently associated Talent Blog sites to promote corporate brands ….. but I simply know this guy who literally passed me bread (therefore ‘broke bread with’) at a luncheon at a Kennedy Conference, and henceforth simply know him as my friend.

Dennis has been such a tremendous influence on my pursuit of talent blogging as an outlet for sharing my passion on behalf of social relationship networking, as a branding tool, and above all a way to learn and commiserate among fellow peers. He inquired on the status of this site, referred blog designers, inquired a bit more on status, let the blogosphere know my status, and even became my first public speaking invite – made blog public no less – to address T-Mobile’s recruitment staff. Of course, Team T-Mobile reflected the aura of its management – a fine crowd of sleuths no less.

Yep I simply know him as my friend. I value my friends and the talent blogosphere values Dennis Smith becoming a year wiser on his birthday and we know he’ll share that wisdom online. For new friends visiting my site, if you want to find your voice as a blogger, you need to go to Dennis Smith and seek his counsel.

To borrow a recent witty pun he posted, let’s refer to Dennis as our personal “Talent Blogging Yoda”

Blogging Yoda:

“Remember, a Blogger’s strength flows from the Force. But beware. Anger,
fear, aggression. The dark side are they. Once you start blogging, forever
will it dominate your destiny. Job-Seeker… Job-Seeker… do not… do not underestimate the powers of the Blogosphere or suffer your father’s fate you will.”

Talent Blogging. Change it Dennis has. Tried not. He did. Try not is why recruitment fails.

** August 15th – Happy Birthday to my son, Tino – the greatest privilege I have in life is hearing him call me dad 🙂 Hoped you liked your Panda skateboard

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2 Responses to “Talent Blogosphere Wishes T-Mobile’s Dennis Smith Belated Birthday Wishes”

  1. Dennis Smith on August 16th, 2006 8:34 am

    Wow, what a nice post ~ you are too kind and gave me too much credit. You singlehandedly swept into the blogosphere like a hurricane and started making an impact from day one (which of course was made possible because of your commitment to this thing we both believe in – the strength of the social network).

    Thanks, El Dave.

  2. The Edge on August 21st, 2006 10:26 am


    Right from the most basic of Dale Carnegie courses – How to Make Friends and Influence People. Folks can learn.

    I’ll add to the lovefest by telling Dennis that when we finally meet – after all these years – a belated birthday dinner is on me.

    Dave – consider yourself added to The Edge.