It’s not hard to understand why we remember so few names. So few people make an effort to tell you their name in a way you can understand! For example, I have attended a number of BNI meetings recently. If you haven’t been to one of these, then you need to know they have a […]
In the last two weeks I have attended several business networking events. At each of these events time is given for the attendees to stand up, introduce themselves, say their company name, and give their 10-second, 30-second, 0r 1-minute commercial or elevator pitch. In most cases, after giving their commercial, I still didn’t know the […]
This post may seem slightly contradictory to my last one, but I’m OK with that. Life is a complex thing! Last night my sweetie and I spent about an hour watching movie trailers on iTunes. Everything from “Bringing Up Baby” to “Car Wash Girls” to “Troll Hunter” played on the screen and we talked about […]
When people first visit my site, they ask me why Comments are turned off. Do I really think I know it all and don’t need any feedback? Do I really not care what other people think? Do I just yak my head off without listening? The quick answer to those questions is NO.
Most entrepreneurs don’t look for marketing help when things are going well. The phone is ringing, the schedule is full of appointments, and they just don’t have the time right now. Maybe next quarter. So by the time they are open to me and my services, they are usually in a pretty desperate space.
A venture capitalist complains in this post about not being able to get back to every email message he receives. But I think the problem is not the quantity of email that he receives… the problem is the expectation of a response.
I’ve been thinking about the news recently that people are not joining (or leaving) Facebook for fear of their employers seeing something they shouldn’t… … and with all the crazy stuff people DO post to Facebook … … isn’t it safer for your employer to see what you are doing, rather them guessing you are […]
Every day as I go to and from my office in Seattle, Washington, I get to walk through Pike Place Market, the longest running public market in the United States. Vast well-lit arcades are filled with food vendors, craftspeople hawking their wares, and numerous flower stalls. I love flowers. I love the look of them, […]
I have been spending a lot of time recently thinking about the implications that Dunbar’s Number has on social media (and our ever-more-connected ways of living), and trying to divine some patterns that we might see emerging in the future. If the human mind is only capable of maintaining somewhere in the rage of 150 […]
The term “social media” has been a bit of a problem for my business. I help people devise and implement effective plans for how to participate in this new world of “social media”. However, the people who most need my help and who I most want to work with, are not generally familiar with the […]