The best antidote for fear is knowledge. - Robin Sharma At last week's FreelanceCLT event, one theme stood out for me - freelancers, not surprisingly, are afraid. Afraid of failure. Afraid of running out of money. And I know it's not just freelancers and solo entrepreneurs, but those fears seem louder when you don't have … Continue reading Fear is so 2009
"Preparation is key" is not a new saying, but I think in communications it's especially important. Like paint on your walls, what you say, write or communicate will have a lasting effect.
“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” - John Jakes When my May issue of Inc. arrived last week, I turned immediately to Jason Fried's article on business writing. So many of his points reflect my own thoughts … Continue reading Stop the Boring Writing!
I wanted to share today's story written by The Charlotte Observer's social media reporter, Eric Frazier. It's a great recap of a meeting of local social media minds that I attended yesterday - put on by Social Media Charlotte. Fittingly, the title of the presentation we saw was "Social Media ROI - Necessary, but not … Continue reading Social Media ROI
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." - The Golden Rule You have heard it before. Perhaps you learned the phrasing in elementary school or a place of worship. I doubt many of us actually remember learning the infamous "golden rule." But how long has it been since you really thought … Continue reading The Golden Rule
“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.” Nobel Prize-Winner Albert Szent-Györgyi How well do you know your competition? How well do you know your customers? When putting together a business proposal, many entrepreneurs and small business owners will do competitive research to build a business … Continue reading Researching Made Easy(er)
a goal without a plan is just a wish. antoine de saint-exupéry Life changes. Good things happen, and bad things happen. To all of us. What's your story? I'm launching this blog with a purpose - to share my passion for communications. To tell great stories, and comment on how to tell them better. I … Continue reading Act 1, Scene 1