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Facebook Timeline Changes 2012 – Friend or Foe?

Facebook Timeline Changes 2012 – Friend or Foe?

Social Media
How many of you still don't have a firm grasp on the latest Facebook timeline changes? How many of you haven't customized some magnificent cover photo to brand your fan page? Even though the changes have been out for a while, there are plenty of people who don't understand the new rules of Facebook, including the pesky rules about your cover photo. Not to worry, help is here! (more…)
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Social Media Is Not A Bullhorn, Please Stop Screaming At Me

Social Media Is Not A Bullhorn, Please Stop Screaming At Me

Strategy
I have noticed there are lots of entrepreneurs that use “follow me” or “like my page” as their social media strategy. They’re offering zero in the way of engagement, fostering networking, conversation or interaction. Have you noticed this too? Does it drive you nuts? Or... are you one of the offenders? You don't have to admit it publicly. But if you are a fan of the bullhorn "team follow back" strategy, it's ok, I'm going to help you out right now! First things first, (more…)
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Networking Tip: Never Run Out of Business Cards Again!

Networking Tip: Never Run Out of Business Cards Again!

Networking
Have you ever attended a networking event and run out of business cards? You reach into your pocket, wallet, briefcase, business card holder, or purse - and come up empty? How embarrassing! It doesn't have to be awkward. Here's a quick networking tip for you to use to make sure you never run out of business cards again. Make an e-business card (also known as a .vcf) of your business card in your phone, complete with your full name and picture. Yes, add yourself as a professional contact in your phone. When you run out of business cards, you can simply email and/or text your e-card to the person you're talking to, while you're still in conversation. This way, you make sure they receive your email and they associate you with the email. You…
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SWIBA 2012 – We Laughed, We Learned, We Conquered!

SWIBA 2012 – We Laughed, We Learned, We Conquered!

Events
From the very first time I heard Stiletto Woman Media CEO KL Wallace share her vision for the first live Stiletto Woman In Business Awards (aka SWIBA) event, I knew it was going to be stellar! I'm talking since DAY 1 this event was destined to become a life changing experience for anyone that participated and attended. Why was I so tenacious in promoting SWIBA? I knew every female entrepreneur would want to attend this event, whether she knew it or not! (more…)
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Atlanta’s Growing Police Brutality Problems Now Include Me!

Atlanta’s Growing Police Brutality Problems Now Include Me!

Random Chats
This post is a personal reflection. It's off-topic from what you're accustomed to seeing here, but I felt it important enough to share. I have a platform, and I need to use it. Keep reading and you'll understand. I've been out of sorts for a little while now. Here's why: One morning my hubby fell off his moped in trying to avoid hitting a car in front of him that changed lanes while driving down our small street. (more…)
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Inspiration Is Always Around, If You Don’t Look For It

Inspiration Is Always Around, If You Don’t Look For It

Random Chats
It’s been a month since I posted my word of the year DO. What a month it’s been! I’ve been making a lot of behind-the-scenes changes with my business, and I’ve been so busy that I’ve been neglecting blogging. That stinks! I’ve been busy working as a hybrid entrepreneur, working on strategic plans and building an empire, and wouldn't you know, writer’s block crept in. (more…)
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Your Customers Are Talking, But Are You Listening?

Your Customers Are Talking, But Are You Listening?

Strategy, Tips and Tools
Our past, present, and future customers are talking about our businesses and/or our industries in some way or another. Past customers might be giving you a referral or listing you as a resource, present customers may be keeping track of what you’re doing via social media, and future customers may be performing searches right now for the same products and services you offer. So we can agree, there is a conversation going on about your industry, and hopefully your business, at any given time. With all this talking going on, are you listening? Are you keeping track of what’s being said and searched? Are you joining in the conversation, either directly or indirectly? How to Use Google Alerts to Listen to Your Industry (and your customers) Your customers are talking, but…
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