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What the hell else are you doing?

It’s a question I ask myself quite often.  Especially when I get to procrastinating about doing some task or project. “What the hell else are you doing?” It’s a good question.  My youngest son got it recently when he called to discuss a project he was considering taking on.  Well, I almost got to ask …

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What I Learned from Listening to the First Half of the Top 40

Every Sunday morning I turn the FM radio onto my local country station for background while I get ready for my walks and workouts that take up my weekend mornings.  I learned something from those first two hours of the Country Top 40. Some real hard working artists make up the hits between 40 and …

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#friendsofharry (AKA, “Friends of Harry”)

What started out as a follow up to visits for the dog walking service I was working for, this hash-tagged series of Twitter posts has become almost an obsession. Really, wherever we go and whomever we meet, Harry and I usually snap a photo and add them to his website.  It was when I wanted …

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My Encounters with an Internet TV Star

I grew up watching a lot of television.  Variety shows, sitcoms, game shows and talk shows.  The talk shows from Phil Donahue to Merv Griffin to Mike Douglas to David Frost all captured my imagination and viewing time. Little did I realize that one day I would be able to say I helped promote an …

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Performing CPR on Common Courtesy

Some say it’s dead. Kaput. Gone. A thing of the past, an anachronism. You know, saying please and thank you. Putting your phone away in the grocery line. Making eye contact and acknowledging someone with a smile when they speak to you. Wait! What? Am I writing an obituary for common courtesy? Sort of. The …

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A Social Media Primer for Manufacturing Companies

Building a following and enhancing your brand are important things to do in order to close sales.  But what do you do when your industry is a tight circle and face-to-face selling is the way of life in this arena–and your target demographics are changing? You learn to use social media selectively. Recently I presented …

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Offering Up Daily Networking Tips via Twitter

It started as a promotion for a speaking gig in Las Vegas for Parker University.  It has grown into a daily ritual for me and a number of followers. The daily “Networking Tip” tweet is the first thing I post each day.  It’s my way of reaching out to my audiences with something we both …

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