Can you make Twitter avatars look good? 7 Steps to Beautiful Work

Getting a decent looking avatar is pretty easy for a personal account. All you need is a decent shot of your face, right? Get mostly your face with the eyes lined up on a third (you know the rule of thirds) against a background that doesn’t detract from your face and you’re good. It can […]

Copy for UVaClubs — Winter Party Ideas

I wrote this for the purpose of providing ideas that Regional Engagement Officers could share with volunteers.  — ajh — Winter is coming, and with it, the opportunity to hang out as only ‘Hoos do. Whether the party is out in the cold or cozy inside, lively or reserved, ‘Hoos know how to do it […]

How to Move to New York City (Without a Job)

This post first appeared on the UVA Global Network. The true New Yorker secretly believes that people living anywhere else have to be, in some sense, kidding. — John Updike New York is romance; it engenders unmatched love in its residents. We’ve seen the movies and read the books. I decided it was time to […]

On Leadership: Communication Strategies for Better Team Performance

First posted on the UVA Global Network What makes a great leader? Great is the key word because “we’re not looking for just good” (as I was once told in an interview). We have each seen examples of excellent and horrific leadership. I’ve witnessed ownership give paychecks a week early for Hurricane Sandy relief and […]