The Wonder of Social Media

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Two Beth Terry’s meet in Hawaii

Social media has changed the landscape of relationships and connections. Because of social media, I’ve been delighted to discover the “other Beth Terry’s” out in cyberspace.  We are finding that we are very similar. This morning, I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Beth Terry from FakePlasticFish.com She’s in Hawaii for a few days and our paths finally crossed in the “real” world. We met at the incomparable Dukes Waikiki Restaurant and immediately bonded.

I love her passion and intelligence. It’s readily apparent why she’s made such an impact in environmental circles.

Beth brought her dad, Ray Terry, with her. He watched his daughter and I with bemusement as we carried on like we’ve been friends since childhood. We are cut from the same cloth: our passion for our mission is palpable.

Beth is a well-respected and much followed blogger on the issues of plastics clogging up the planet. I’m proud to share my name with her.  She gave me a glass straw so I can be more mindful of even the smallest plastic infringement on our environment. And I gave her a copy of my book, along with a cloth bag one of her fans gave to me in an airport – mistaking me for her.

That’s not the first time I’ve been mistaken for her. I recently gave a proposal to a company in Hawaii, and they told me, “With your broad experience in both staff development AND environmental issues, you’ll be quite an asset for our company.” I had to set them straight. After meeting Beth Terry this morning, I think I’ll talk with her about dialing her into those clients… That’s a win-win-win-win proposition!

Now that I’m aware of Beth and her blog, I find myself apologizing to her silently when I use a plastic bag, as I did just now when I bought leis to take back to the mainland. Even though I brought a cloth bag, I know the leis won’t make the trip very well without plastic. And of course, I forgot to bring an extra plastic bag. So I will recycle the plumeria-smelling bag when I get to Phoenix and deliver my cargo.

Go check out Beth’s Blog and join in the fight to protect our environment.

Then go online and find people with YOUR name. Write me and tell me of your adventures.

Life is good.

Beth

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About Beth Terry

Beth Terry, CSP, is a speaker, coach, writer and cowgirl. Her audiences are from around the world: she has spoken to almost half a million people in 6 countries. Her passion is watching the "popcorn popper" go off in people's heads when they 'get it.'

3 thoughts on “The Wonder of Social Media

  1. Hey ladies – this is very cool. I just checked out fakeplasticfish.com and she has the same picture. It looks like you were having a lot of fun!
    Maggie

  2. I’ll admit that when I first learned that another Beth Terry had bought the domain for my name, I was disappointed. But after meeting her, I feel proud to share our name. Both of us are using the unique skills and passion we have to make the world a better place. This planet needs every one of us, focusing on what we do best, fulfilling our potential. I’m so happy that Beth is actively working to bring out the best in those she meets. She’s certainly been an inspiration to me.

    • Hi Beth – sorry about that domain thing. When I retire, I can pass it on to you ;-D
      I’m proud to share your name as well! You are doing wonderful things out there, and it was an absolute delight to hang out with you! All your fans should be jealous of ME! Here’s to getting you more involved in Hawaii.

      Onward!
      Beth

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