During this season of thanks and celebration, I am thrilled to announce that today I am joining an extremely talented team at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont as their newest Public Relations and Promotions Manager. I look forward to helping tell the story of Goodwill's commitment to changing lives through the power of work. … Continue reading A New Path
Would you hire yourself?
I've been on a journey of self-exploration for several months now. And during that journey I've discovered a few things, and become frustrated, and I've run in circles trying to "figure it out" like some math problem that I can't solve. I realized I've been focusing on the wrong question - What do I want … Continue reading Would you hire yourself?
Need a Moment.
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. -Chinese Proverb If you haven't noticed, I'm taking some time away from the blog this month. I'm working on my to-do list before heading out of town for an end-of-summer vacation. I got to thinking about taking time off. Why is it … Continue reading Need a Moment.
All employees are PR people!
Please check out my former college professor's blog, Teaching PR, to read a compelling example of how, if you think about it, any employee can impact their company's brand. Every employee is a "face of the company," not just designated spokespeople. I think it's a good message to remember for business owners - a great … Continue reading All employees are PR people!
Fear is so 2009
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
Freelancers: Is it time to give yourself a raise?
Are you a freelancer (any industry) in or near Charlotte, NC? Tomorrow night, I'm serving on a panel of freelance specialists as part of the Freelance CLT meetup group. We will be discussing how much freelancers should charge for their work and other related issues. Some of us write, others communicate, others edit or shoot … Continue reading Freelancers: Is it time to give yourself a raise?
Building business one tweet at a time…
Check out this WBTV segment by Kristen Miranda...It's about how to use Twitter to build professional relationships and boost business. You may recognize someone in the segment!
Prepping and priming and painting, oh my!
"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.
National Small Business Week, #CLTsmbiz
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity, and are able to turn both to their advantage. - Niccolò Machiavelli If you think about it, every business in America started out as a "small business." I remember growing up thinking that I wanted to work at a large, … Continue reading National Small Business Week, #CLTsmbiz
Social Media ROI
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