Category: Business

Forbes Council Post: Five Tips For Overcoming Internal Communication Issues In Growing Companies

How much weight do you place on your internal communication processes? Whether you are conscious of the ways you communicate internally or not, there is a process. Processes are built over time and consist of whatever we do that gets the job done. However, that doesn’t always make them effective.

A Year in Review with My Public Safety Client, NGA 911

My work in communications with NGA 911 has given me a unique view of public safety. I have the privilege of sitting in calls with Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) directors across the country to learn more about the challenges they face in bringing better 9-1-1 to our communities. As

Forbes Council Post: Building Effective Communication In Remote Teams

Working from home sounds like a blessing —  until it’s not, right? At first blush, it sounds great… roll out of bed and sit in PJs all day. Or do a load of laundry between calls. No more annoying run ins with that chatty co-worker, or making small talk while

On Fitting In

Have you ever done something ridiculous to fit in? One of my favorite things to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon is to watch Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday while cooking dinner or milling about the house. I love most of the guests and stories, but my favorite episode ends with

What are you drawn to?

This week I was approached by someone looking for advice about how to make a career pivot. When someone says a pivot, I hear “this place is sucking the life out of me, and I need to find something else to do where I actually feel happy to get out

Video Marketing – just do it!

Video marketing – ugh, one more thing to learn, right? In my line of work, I find that many people push back on video. Let’s be real; if you are new to video marketing, it can be intimidating. Everybody feels weird about the sound of their voice and the way

Micromanaging Clients – Hell to the No

Earlier this year, I was approached by a potential client that wanted to hire me to do targeted marketing to nonprofits.  We had two calls to determine if I was a good fit. Once we determined that my background could serve the skills of the organization, the executive proceeded to

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I Love Money

Do you love money too? I recently watched an interview where Marie Forleo interviewed soccer legend, Abby Wambach, about her new book, Wolfpack. Here is the post that links to the video–it is a great interview!  While I really enjoyed learning more about Wambach and what led to her book,

Why your outsourced content strategy has gone to hell.

You have a new company or are launching a new product.  What is the first thing all the experts say?  Get media attention, get your blog going, get your social media up and running. Hurry, hurry, hurry. So what do you do?  You are a busy CEO with literally no

Dear Landlords, those bad tenants are your fault.

I hate to break it to you, but you are probably to blame for some of your rental woes. I recently read an article about a couple who said their experiences with terrible tenants (as a side note, I call them residents instead of tenants) are enough to make them

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