Increase the size of your audience

As a speaker (for context, I speak at about 25 events per year), I’ve had to do a few presentations in my time. Some of those audiences were small and others were quite large. I’ve walked away thinking, “I wish I could share this content with more folks.” With really cool tools today, you can…

Who ya gonna call?

I was recently in Alpharetta, Georgia with a group of wonderful advisors and inevitably when you’re in social media you will be asked the following question, “How do I find new clients on social media?” It’s a hard question, yet not so hard question all at the same time. First, what is target marketing? Gosh…

Is your calendar helping or hindering?

My granddaughter, Roya, is 18-months old and a bit of a turd right now. She’s into everything, running around, etc. Her mother (my daughter) is doing a fabulous job rearing this little bundle of energy with the exception of one thing…the two-foot troll is ruling the roost and I put my foot down this weekend…

It’s meeting time somewhere

I went to Google and searched for an image labeled for reuse for this blog post. I typed in the words “people attending a meeting”. This was the image which came back. Have you ever attended one meeting in your life where everyone looked like the group of people in this photo? Happy, clapping, rested,…

What makes you uncomfortable?

I have a pair of Anne Klein Sport dress shoes I’ve worn for three years. I swear they are the best airport running shoes ever (yes – there is a story there). They are black and go well with every outfit I wear. They are super comfortable. The idea behind them is they feel like…

A new year, a new focus

A new year is here. I don’t know about you, but my 2017 started off with a big ol’ flat tire, however, I didn’t let it get me down! (Pun intended!) As the Lexus was towed away to the shop to have the tire patched, I had time to reflect and share what the new year…

Another LinkedIn feature bites the dust

When people say I’m a social media guru, expert, ninja, whatever, I have to laugh. I’m subject to the same rules and regulations – and frustrations – as anyone else in the #FinServ market. So last week when LinkedIn announced it was doing away with the Notes and Tags features, I simply sighed very loudly. Well,…

What is reputation perception?

Every morning when I open LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, I’m always amazed at what I see people “liking” or commenting on which shows up in my newsfeed as something I might be interested in. The only thing that truly interests me is how many people continue to participate in activities online which tarnish their reputation….

Small Business Saturday is coming!

Maybe some of you have heard of or even make sure to participate in Small Business Saturday? November 26 is the Saturday after Black Friday shopping and we want to be sure those small businesses are also supported during the massive amount of gift buying for the holiday season. The idea is to get customers…