The folks at Charlotte Agenda were kind enough to encourage me to share my Charlotte story with a wider audience, so I wrote a little recap that was posted today. The six years I spent in Charlotte were impactful for me for many different reasons, and it felt really good to look back with intention and remember how … Continue reading A tribute to Charlotte
It happened again. I overheard a seasoned communications professional say, "she's young, so she gets all that social media stuff." Seriously? I feel like a broken record - just because we have new communications tools (digital media, new media, social media...) doesn't mean that basic communications strategy has changed. And it's about much more than … Continue reading Frustration Overturned
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
Still struggling with how to communicate the power of social media? Still unsure how these platforms can help your business? Watch this. Let's talk about how you can harness the power of social media. Courtesy of Socialnomics.
Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. -Lionel Hampton Today I passed a sign at a residential complex that said "Customer Appreciation Week," and it got me thinking: why do we have to name specific weeks or days to express our gratitude for our customers, residents, clients or … Continue reading Thought for the Day – Customer Appreciation
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
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?
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
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
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