How are you at telling a story?

Posted by on Jan 9, 2014 in Blog, Kari Williamson, Legal Nurse Consultant, Social Media

I often tell the nurses on our staff, “You have to tell the story with your legal nurse consulting comments.”   I explain that the chronology or medical timeline will mostly tell itself. But it’s the analysis of the medical facts that tells the real story.  It’s expressing the subtleties and nuances buried in the facts that tend to make the difference in the value of an analysis. It is these small, yet important tidbits that really bring into focus the story of the case.  And, it’s the story telling that helps the reader connect with the truth of the case.  This is what helps your analysis sink in and almost come to life. But most importantly it assists your reader in fully understanding the facts about a medical malpractice or liability insurance claim. A story-telling confession I have been stuck in a blog writing rut for months!!  So, I discussed the problem with a biz colleague.  I whined and groused about how I had nothing to write about.  He just looked at me and said, “Just tell the stories.” I thought about it and then replied, “What stories?!”    “The stories within your cases,” he said confidently – and, I might add, a bit smugly. I thought… he was right.  He was telling me exactly what I tell my nurses every day!  I tell them to write about the stories behind our cases. Just tell the story! Hold on to your keyboard!! OK, starting with New Years 2014, MKC will tell stories.  We will post stories for you about rotator cuffs, curious slip and falls, mysterious intervening events, prolonged labor, questionable ED care, missed tumors and the removal of the wrong organs…just to name a few. And through these MKC case stories, you’ll get great information and, we hope, better insights into medical reviews, medical management, legal nurse consulting and all the associated benefits!  You’ll get lots of useable knowledge, great take- aways and helpful tips…such as: Informative tips on how to better understand medical issues What is this “mechanism of injury” thing? And, WHY is it so important? How to best decipher a quirky trauma timeline. How attorneys, insurance claim and risk management personnel can get the most from legal nurse consultants and other experts. What’s in a ‘WORD’? What’s the difference between a CT scan and a MRI? So, stay tuned!  Let us know if you have a story you would be interested in reading about.  And, Happy New Year! Kari Williamson, BS, RN, LNCC, CCM BSN, is the founder and president of MKC Medical Management.  Contact Kari at 865-551-6800 and...

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What Type are You?

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011 in Blog, Social Media

 Guest post by Kerri Karel peraonal loans How do you participate in Twitter? Over the last year I have had the pleasure of working with Kari Williamson to further MKC’s marketing and social media strategy.  No matter what business you are in, you must market yourself effectively or get lost in the noise. In the Twitterverse there are many types of users.  Here is my take on them.  If you have been on Twitter for any length of time you have undoubtedly come across all of these.  Which category do you fall under? (Hint: you want to be like the first two). Types Twitter Users Leaders – Those who post their content on Twitter (generally these people are followed by others but may not follow many people themselves).  Their content consists of tidbits from their teachings, web sites, blogs, etc. and also some personal Tweets that give the reader a glimpse into who they are and what they care about (family, church, friends, business, passions, etc.) Social Butterflies – Those who want to be social with people (these people tend to follow people and get followed in return).  They twitter about everything from the latest tech gadget or application to where they are going to what they are doing. Observers (Stalkers) – Those who follow a large number of people, have very few followers and very few posts of their own. They want to see what others are talking about but do not wish to join in the conversation. They do not contribute anything. Cheeseballs – Those who use Twitter (and other social media) only to push their own products/services or agenda.  They miss the purpose, and therefore the power, of social networking. They are only focused on what followers can do for them (buy my product, read my stuff, answer my questions, etc.) and not interested in making a meaningful contribution. Catch you on Twitter.  Maybe we can Tweetup. Kerri Karel Marketing Coach | President Key Elements Marketing Blog: http://kerrikarel.com/ | LinkedIn | Twitter |...

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