So, we are on the verge of a new year (already?!). It's a time to celebrate accomplishments and the good things we've done. It's also a time to take a hard look at ways to improve for the year to come. I'm sure that whether you are a business or an individual, there are things… Continue reading Better Social in 2015
(Jas' note: I'm glad to welcome back Alicia Lawrence with another great guest post.) If you're like most business owners, you probably want to use social media to expand your marketing efforts and reach new customers. After all, social media is a powerful, free tool — you can use it to access countless new contacts.… Continue reading 5 Tips for Making Social Media Work Together to Boost Your Reach
Wednesday, Aug. 28 was the 50th anniversary of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech. Dr. King's speech in 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, looking out over the National Mall, is one of the most significant events in world history. Trailblazer Jackie Robinson was there. So were… Continue reading Stop the Flaming on Social Media Missteps
The debate over paid or unpaid internships is back in the news again. One of the editors at Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In Foundation" ruffled some feathers by asking for an unpaid intern. Here are my thoughts on paid versus unpaid. What say you, viewer? Weigh in by leaving a comment.
On Tuesday, July 30, a story came out that a reporter at a television station in Alabama was fired for what she posted on her personal blog. It immediately became another instance of: Is what you write on a personal blog really that personal? To summarize, Shea Allen, the now-former investigative reporter for WAAY in… Continue reading When Personal isn’t really Personal
"I don't need to fight, to prove I'm right. I don't need to be forgiven."- Baba O'Riley, The Who Over the weekend, I turned 40. For some, it's a reminder that we are getting older. For others, it's the thought that the greatest years of your life are still ahead. Prior to my birthday, I… Continue reading Awakening in Life and Work
One of the things I enjoy about my job is researching new ways to help clients in marketing their businesses and brands. So, I tried Path at the recommendation of colleague. Launched in 2010, Path is a more personal social network than Facebook and Twitter. On iTunes, it says that Path is, "the best way to… Continue reading Path: Gaining Traction or Social Clutter?
Challenging and rewarding often are paired together... and that's a great thing. Here's my Tuesday Tip that may give you some jump to your day. What are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments!
"This is the end, beautiful friend. This is the end, my only friend, the end."- The Doors Remember when Google+ was supposed to kill off Facebook? How about that time Twitter was going to die? Both statements never came true. Why? Because there's no such thing as one social platform killing another. Watch... Let me… Continue reading There’s No Such Thing as a Social Media Killer!
What is it about putting up with BS that we enjoy so much. Do we like feeling wanted? Do we figure it will get better, in life and in business? I've come to a point in my life, and in my career, where the BS has to stop. There's no room for success when you… Continue reading Blog Series: Don’t Take Any BS