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I am Jade Vachon and I work within the M-GTM organization under Solution Management and am incorporating social media in my marketing efforts.  I am taking training fromJason Cao.  My colleague, Benjamin Wilk, BIF’d me and now it is my turn to participate in the Blog It Forward Community Challenge .

For the challenge, here are my answers to Ben’s three questions:

1. Share a fun fact/story about yourself that people don’t know.

My adoption story and pic was taken from the AP and printed in newspapers when I first arrived in a cargo plane (as cargo) in the US from Vietnam.  And yes, that’s my Mom and Dad.  And no, I’m still not famous.

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2. What do you enjoy most in your work and why?

Knowing I can help people.  If I know I’ve helped someone and added value, I know I’m doing my job.

3. What was the most fun project you ever participated in and why?


This may not be a ‘project’ but, driving cross country for the first time was great; our first cross country drive was from CA to FL.  We unfortunately broke down before we even made it out of CA but, we eventually arrived in FL 4 days later.  We’ve now driven cross country 4x: 2x West to East and 2x East to West.  We plan on flying next time around.   

I would also take the opportunity to blog it forward to two of my colleagues: Corey Chubon and Dominik Fitterer who I hope will use this as an additional opportunity to get involved with social media.

Look for them on Blog It Forward Chain.


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  1. Susan Keohan

    Hi Jade,

    What a great #BIF!  Interesting ‘most fun project’ too!  I once tried to go cross country – at age 18.  It was a challenge – there were four of us, and we were camping along the way.  About halfway, things fell apart, and I came home.  But the Badlands were amazing!

    Cheers,
    Sue

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  2. Tammy Powlas

    Such a cute picture of you and what a way to arrive in the US

    Thank you for a great BIF

    I really like the name Jade too.

    Regards,

    Tammy

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  3. Jason Cao

    Hi Jade,

    Like Tammy, I really like your name! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

    Thanks for your BIF post! I’m discovering another thing in common and a difference between us. We’re both born in Vietnam (check out Trong Minh (Woody) Nguyen‘s Blog It Forward – Woody Nguyen – another member from Vietnam). The difference is long-distance driving – I couldn’t make the 3 hour drive from Vancouver to Seattle without at least 2 rest stops and a strong cup of coffee! (Yes, the rest stops and cup of coffee are related. ๐Ÿ˜› )

    Cheers,
    Jason

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    1. Trong Minh (Woody) Nguyen

      Thanks for sharing your information ๐Ÿ™‚ I am very happy to know that there are more friends who born in Vietnam (although both of you have been grown up in different countries: North American where I do want to come at least 1 time ๐Ÿ˜› ).

      Regards!

      Woody

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  4. Former Member

    Hi Jade!

    I agree with you! Knowing that you can make an impact and help someone definitely adds to a job! Great post. ๐Ÿ™‚

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