Relationships Matter – An Open Thank You Letter

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I’m not alone in calling Jessika Phillips a soul sister, but my (core) reason might be a bit different from others. It’s a little unorthodox to write a thank you letter openly as a blog post, but the more I thought about it, the more I thought there are some killer lessons to be learned … 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

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

Ten Tips for Using Instagram for Business

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I had a young college student ask me for some tips on Instagram because her employer has asked her to take over their Instagram account, and she had only used it on a personal level. How we use Instagram absolutely depends on the product, service, audience, etc., but I really think these tips should help … Read More