This Week in Social Media

Hi everyone! Here’s this week’s list of what’s been going on in social media this past week or so!  Pour yourself a cup of coffee, get yourself a comfy chair and let’s dive in! Social Media News: The Real Reasons LinkedIn Acquired Lynda Facebook Testing Sidebar Status Interesting Data Showing The Worldwide Social Media Trends … Continued

It’s All About the Culture

I have the privilege of spending a great deal of time with solo-preneurs and small business owners. I love their passion and enthusiasm, and I love their hard work ethic. If there’s one issue I see over and over in their marketing, it’s the distinct lack of “culture”. Now that’s a nice, trendy word, but … Continued

Small and Narrow

Many of the small business owners I’ve spoken to lately have a similar problem to me.  When asked “What do you have to offer?” they have a long and lovely list of things they can offer and/or do.  And they want the very best for these people so they blurt out the whole list.  However, their enthusiasm and their choice … Continued

A Business Spring Clean

Every month I set aside one week to put my head down and work uninterrupted.  I book no appointments, no events, no meetings. That week has arrived.  In fact this month I get two weeks.  Last week was a chance to wrap up a dozen little niggly things, and this week is all about preparing … Continued

This Week in Social Media

So, here are thing things going on in the social media world this week! What’s new and changing? F8: Facebook Unveils Messenger Platform, Businesses on Messenger Instagram Launches Layout: How Marketers Will Use the New App Social Media Marketing: 5 Reasons Why Every Business Must Embrace Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] Why You Should Be Building Trust, … Continued

How Your Email Address Reflects Your Professionalism

I’m pretty passionate about good follow up.  I don’t always get it right, but it’s one of my priorities. What’s interesting to me, when I sit down with a new stack of business cards, is seeing the kind of email addresses people use. What horrifies me is when I see business owners hand me a … Continued

Modern Productivity

I had fun this weekend learning a few things about modern productivity; one of my favourite topics (and often – though I hate to admit it – one of my biggest time-wasting addictions…) I taught an “introduction to social media”  workshop last week for a group of small business owners, and as a thank you … Continued

LinkedIn Power Profiles

My blog is a little late today because I wanted to offer you something special! I have a great little video that I just created called LinkedIn Power Profiles. This past week many people have asked me how to get good traction from LinkedIn. Last week I had the privilege of teaching a group of … Continued

It’s Monday Morning – Are You Productive?

Is your Monday morning productive? For many, Monday is the worst day of the week. They sleep in on the weekend, get to bed late, and wake up Monday morning without a real focus or clear goals and no tools to be productive. I’m part of the weird set that loves Mondays. This past week has … Continued

This Week in Social Media

Social media changes faster than Calgary’s weather.  It’s hard, even for me, to keep up with what’s going on.  So I thought I’d gather any social media news together once a week to help us all stay caught up so we can do our very best at getting the word out there about our business! … Continued