Do Work That Excites You

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When I get asked what I’m about professionally I say I’m passionate about events and marketing, and particularly how communication manifests itself between the two. I’ve worked in sales and marketing since 1998 (prior to that I was a technical writer), and through the work I did from 2006-2012 I grew the most personally and … Read More

Has Social Media Made us Less Connected?

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This notion is not new. Ever since social media emerged, we’ve heard that “we’ve never been so well connected, and yet so out of touch with each other.” Communication studies focus on all different aspects of this. More studies are trying to prove it’s improved our lives, but I’ve had some really interesting conversations recently, … Read More

The Word Blab has Taken on New Meaning! (w/Updates)

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(Updated 9/18/15) Being a blabber-mouth has never really had a positive connotation. I believe many of my elementary school teachers might have considered me a blabber, which wasn’t something to be proud of! Now I’m happy to be a blabber. New things in technology are shiny for many of us. Those of us who are … Read More

The Art of Keeping Ones Trap Shut

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Do you ever wish you could tell your younger self something really valuable? And know that it would be heeded? Ya, me too. I would if I could! More and more I’m realizing the value of simply keeping things in my head. When tempted to ask someone a question, which would potentially reveal too much … Read More

Small Biz is Big Biz

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Growing up the youngest of nine children, the value of a dollar was very strongly impressed upon me over the years. Any item of clothing I wanted my Mom would ask “What else do you have that goes with it?” I wore a uniform five days per week for seven years, so as far as … Read More