Greetings fellow speech lovers and my audiology lovelies! I’ve been gone awhile, busy busy as I’m sure you all are but NATURALLY we have to do something for Speech and Hearing Month. This is open to all! (SLPeeps, AudPeeps, SLP and AUD 2B, organizations, businesses…)
I present….the SLPeep (and AudPeep) Scavenger hunt! It is similiar to a photo of the day (although some entries may not be photos) and allows the option for participants to “catch up” if they fall behind on posts. There is an opportunity to enter 30 times, but each entry has to include @ndnspeechmom on twitter so I will be able to find them easily. (Entries can be in the form of pics, links or informative tweets.) Prizes are TBA but I think there will be 3 prizes at least.
Be creative; use the 30 topics as inspiration for your entries. It is always fun to see all the entries, I am looking forward to getting new ideas for apps, tx and resources. I hope quite a few of you will enter, it will be awesome I promise! As always, businesses and app developers are welcome to enter and build relationships with the SLPeeps and the AudPeeps…we are a friendly bunch!
Happy May Month everyone. Watch the blog for recaps of entries…and enjoy the ideas and information.
Ok my fellow SLPeeps, I’m almost finished being jealous of everyone in Atlanta. As many of you know I love contests so I have one for those of you lucky enough to be there.
I would like to encourage you all to visit the SLPeeps vendors at their exhibit booths such as; Pediastaff, LessonPix, SuperDuper…and I would also like to see what I am missing. I WANT TO SEE YOUR ASHA PICS!!
To enter tweet me @ndnspeechmom a pic of one of the SLPeep Exhibit Booths (one entry per pic.) There are SEVERAL SLPeep booths so visit them all and get multiple entries OR just tweet me your general ASHA12 pics. Please?
The prize is a pair of handmade earrings made by @meabfly. They will be shipped to you directly after a winner is chosen on Monday. Feel free to post pics when the convention is over (like while you wait in the airport.) The winner will be able to get the pair of their choice but I guarantee it will be difficult to choose!!! (To my unicorns…aka male SLPeeps…these would also make a lovely gift.)
This book club is making me feel like Oprah. Except not rich…or famous. Hmm.
This book club is gonna be awesome! The Bloggess herself is even excited. “Next Tuesday we’re going to start to discuss the first few chapters of Let’s Pretend This Never Happenedin a live book club where you can be drunk, home and in your pajamas. It will be awesome. ” (excerpt taken from her blog)
The really exciting part is, “Then ever day that week from 7-8pm central we’ll talk about the chapters until we devolve into absurdity. To get things started for those of you who haven’t bought, borrowed or stolen the book yet I did a quick reading last night of the Introduction and chapter 1. It’s a titch cursey so you’ve been warned.” (SQUEE)
I am so excited for tomorrow. I would like to delude myself into thinking this stemmed from our group but I’m sure there were many, many other twitter book clubs. Or maybe it was us….GO SPEECH JUSTICE LEAGUE!
I have been an avid reader of The Bloggess a.k.a. Jenny Lawson for quite some time. When I was up late struggling with breastfeeding I felt like I had found the funniest woman ever. As time went on I continued to read her blog, follow her tweets, plan for the zombie apocalypse and occasionally shout WOLVERINES!! into crowds. (Bloggess readers get those references.)
I was excited that she was writing a book and knew that I would have to read it.
I still want a “real” copy
I told myself to wait until my work craziness had settled…and that time is here. I have a copy of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened on my iPad as I type and I have already devoured several chapters. Immediately after clicking “buy” I tweeted excitedly about it and an idea was born. SLPEEP BOOK CLUB! Basically we will all read the book and chat about it (keeping spoilers to a minimum) with the hashtag #bloggessbook while we bask in the general awesomeness that is The Bloggess. It is going to be amazing…trust me. Don’t feel you can’t participate if you cannot read it immediately. Trust me, I’d be willing to chat about the book at any time.
So, hit up your local bookstore…download a copy…or just reread the one you already have and join us!
May has come and gone which means that May Month ~ Better Speech and Hearing Month has passed. As you (hopefully) remember I was running a #MMpotd challenge to celebrate Speech and Hearing Awareness month…and I was very happy with the results. More than 260 #mmpotd pictures were posted on twitter and instagram and now I am excited to announce the winners!! (YES PLURAL! WINNERS!!)
The official winner is my official honorary Miss Suzie MMPOTD….. @alour! She posted an impressive 30 pictures!! She wins a year subscription to Lesson Pix and a CASLPA prize pack!
The first random winner (That I decided to name Miss Congeniality even before I knew who it was) is @namastebyday! She wins a CASLPA prize pack and a Super Duper bag!
The third lucky winner is @atklingensmith! She also wins an app from Super Duper!!
Thank you to everyone who participated but can I give a shout out and major snaps to my prize sponsors>>> CASLPA, LessonPix & SuperDuper!! It was so sweet and generous of them to support my giveaway/contest…and Ashley from SuperDuper and Lesson Pix both played and posted pics but did not want to be in the prize drawing. I highly recommend their products, but even better I recommend them as twitter/social media personalities. I love businesses that stay connected to their customers and I love the interactions and relationships that can be developed online.
So great job everyone…I loved seeing all the pictures and getting to know you all a little better!
I think it would be helpful if I posted some details for this challenge. As previously posted, May is Speech and Hearing Month. Since I am a Speech Pathologist this is a month that is near and dear to my heart. Being an avid instagram & twitter user I thought it would be fun to do a Speech and Hearing May Month photo of the day…and so I created THIS
Participate as much as you like…if you miss any days feel free to “catch up” with us and post pics from earlier in the month.
As usual I want to have prizes and I want everyone to have fun. Please mark all entries with the #MMpotd hashtag or @ndnspeechmom so I will know you are participating and can give you credit for that entry.
So far my ideas for winners are
Most entries (if multiple people post 31 pics I will choose one of them randomly)
Random Lucky Winners – every pic posted is 1 chance to win, the more pics you post the most chances you have. There will be several *random* winners as all the prizes haven’t been determined yet.
So far for prizes I have CASLPA SWAG (leather portfolios, notebooks & other assorted office gear), an APP FROM SUPER DUPERcalled Understanding Inferences and the world famous SUPER DUPER BAG (donated thanks to the lovely @AshleyLesleySD ), a year subscription to LESSON PIX donated by @LessonPix and then some other awesome and amazing prizes that I haven’t decided on yet. I am so thankful for these wonderful and generous people for donating prizes for the challenge. I vouch for them as both brilliant and potential twitter BFFs.
In order to make sure you get your pictures entered please remember to either @ reply me (@ndnspeechmom) or to use the #MMpotd on your post. Pictures can be entered either on twitter or instagram. Please have fun with this and post away!!
If you decide not to post please follow the #MMpotd hashtag, I’m already getting a lot of ideas and I’m really enjoying all the pictures. Be creative, interpret the topics in your own way.
I feel a little bad for any non SLP readers (do I have nonSLP readers?) for all the SLPeepGame posts on twitter. Also, I didn’t realize until the game was complete exactly how hard the game was…….so in the interest of “upping the ante” I have sweetened the pot. The lucky winner will receive 1) a year’s subscription to Lesson Pix 2) an app from Verbally App and 3) these ndnspeechmom approved earlobe decorations!
Please note: these are indeed sweet but I have no idea how they taste
I know right? Awesome. Please feel free to PLAY THE GAME and don’t worry, comments are screened so nobody can see your answers. And to anyone who does not like/wear earrings…I’m fairly sure you could find these a home.
Note: the techie prizes were both donated independently, and although I have not tried either product I am sure they are amazing. Questions about the app and the subscription are best asked of the very generous, extremely attractive and utterly brilliant @VerballyApp and @LessonPix. I’m so pleased that they not only donated prizes to the game but submitted pictures for it as well.