Podcast: Talking Yammer With 2 Guys And SharePoint!

I love doing podcasts and interviews—for anything, really. Since we’re talking Yammer today, I had my first taste of it with Paul Woods’s Yaminade right after I became a Microsoft MVP, and then with a great interview with Simon Terry.


And then came Alistair Pugin, who among other fascinating things helps companies design their SharePoint environment to foster innovation and growth, runs the 2 Guys and Share Point podcast with Odd Modlin. I was thrilled that he wanted to interview me along with Melanie Hohertz, someone whom I hold as my own personal Yammer MVP.

There is a missing person! Yammer MVP Amy Dolzine would have made us an unholy Yammer triumvirate, but was unable to make this podcast; we definitely want to catch her the next time.

So in this podcast, you will also meet (or meet again) Melanie Hohertz, find out what Alistair thinks of my “recreational IT” nomenclature (I still stand by it), and what the heck to do when you want to get Yammer working in your company culture and beyond.

I sincerely appreciate how Alistair went above and beyond Yammer with us, because the one thing Yammer does well is help people, and we’re all so much more than our job titles.

Here we are!

“What’s at the End of Your Nose?” Giveaway!

Win a copy of What’s at the End of Your Nose? with its new cover!

Here’s how:

  1. Comment with your name and something simple that is meaningful to you.on this post in Erica Graham’s Facebook Release Party event! (If the permalink doesn’t land you in the correct spot, scroll down past the pinned post to see the Author Feature & Giveaway post for today, March 24.)
  2. You’ll be automatically entered in the drawing!

What’s going on: 

Erica Graham, author of “Talking Tales,” a children’s book series for kids with speech development needs, has launched her fourth book, “Puppy’s Bubble” in this Facebook Release Party.

She is generously sharing her space with three of us indie authors, so bookmark or join the event to take advantage of all of our games and giveaways!

It’s spring, and the snails are coming out. . . better get yours!


Copyright 2017 Becky Benishek for “What’s at the End of Your Nose?

**This giveaway is open from 3/24/17-4/8/17 and is available to residents in the US, Europe, Canada, and Australia.**

“What’s at the End of Your Nose?” Cover Reveal!

I am excited to reveal the new cover for our dear Sidney Snail in What’s at the End of Your Nose?

You can still color it in, as well as the rest of the paperback, because I’ve kept it a matte book (versus glossy):


Copyright 2017 Becky Benishek for “What’s at the End of Your Nose?

(The Kindle version should reflect this, and says it does in my behind-the-scenes Kindle Direct Publishing dashboard, but it might not yet.)

Why’d I change the cover? Acting on advice, I decided to make a more consistent look and feel between my two books. I liked the look of Dr. Guinea Pig George, so I gave our dear Sidney Snail the same cover treatment. This creates a visual brand that kids (and you) can easily spot. Until I change it all again, ha. But that won’t be for awhile…

You can purchase What’s at the End of Your Nose? on Amazon.

You can also stay tuned for tomorrow when I’ll have my What’s at the End of Your Nose? giveaway out on Erica Graham’s Facebook Release party for the fourth book in her “Talking Tales” series, “Puppy’s Bubble.”

That release party is going on right now, and there are already giveaways to participate in, such as the Meet & Greet discussion where you can win a canvas panel of the puppy!

One Day Until The Facebook Release Party! This Means FREE BOOKS

We are so close to the fabulous release party that Erica Graham, author of the popular “Talking Tales” series, is throwing on Facebook!

What you need to know:

  • Join the Facebook event now so you’ll be updated when the three-day party begins.
  • No matter where you are in the world, pull up a comfy chair on March 23 and come click for free books!

As you can see, Erica invited several of us to join in with our own book giveaways during her party. This is my very first giveaway–and very first release party in any sense of the word! I’m in great company:

“Puppy’s Bubble” is the fourth in Erica’s series for children with speech development challenges. The first three, out on Amazon in Kindle and paperback, are:

Here’s a bit about this generous author:

“Erica Graham graduated from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville with her Master of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology. She also holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. As a mother, Erica understands the difficulty caregivers have finding time to work on speech with their children. In her pursuit to create a fun easy way for therapists, children, and their caregivers to enhance speech development while promoting literacy, she has written a series of exciting children’s books. Each book focuses on a core sound used in the English language.”

Join the Facebook event now!

Tazo Wild Sweet Orange Tea, What Have You Done To Me?

There I was at work, riffling through the tea shelf in the employee kitchen. I love tea, and recently switched to decaffeinated because I’m just not sure about caffeine all the time. So for me, that means decaf green tea (with lemon) and herbal/floral/etc. teas galore.

I picked up a Tazo Wild Sweet Orange tea bag. Never tried it before.

My reaction:


This orange is from Sesame Street

This experience was similar to but not exactly like when you split the shy but friendly Vitamin C atom and it embeds itself in every pore. I’m either going to die of the citrus-plosion or come out of this bursting with health.

So far I’m alive. Hey Tazo, you’ve got a great thing going here! Seriously, I may actually have to buy a box for at home.

As with anything, you can get it on Amazon (that’s an affiliate link there), or you can just relax and watch this orange sing “Carmen.”

What’s your favorite tea?