I am honored to be featured in Episode 4 of “GRIOT – Power in Narratives,” a great new web series and podcast from Tamara Gibbs, a very talented journalist and communications professional. In this 14-minute video, Tamara and I discuss a plethora of topics from a historical moment that has had relevance throughout my life to dealing with being “th eonly” in Corporate America. I … Continue reading You get none of the things you don’t ask for
I decided to postpone my second annual Women Inspiring Women Conference to 2021. It was scheduled for next month. This was no easy decision, but I do not believe the magic can happen virtually and choose not to go that route. This is an in-person, shared experience and I don’t want to lose that. The first year, I promised a unique-intimate experience where attendees and … Continue reading I won’t take my conference virtual and that’s my prerogative
Chris Brogan interviewed a sexologist on LinkedIn Live this morning and I am all the way here for it. I’m always talking about zigging when others zag, and that’s exactly what he and his co-host, Kerry Gorgone did today in my opinion. Sex toys, orgasms, bedroom boredom, tips on getting more of what you want from a partner and even the benefit of a sexual … Continue reading I just watched a live conversation with a sexologist on LinkedIn
I bet you don’t post content on LinkedIn on Sundays, do you. But chances are, you sometimes if not often, peruse LinkedIn and consume content on Sundays. Am I right? The common and popular advice about LinkedIn Updates is to post them on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and definitely avoid weekends. But why do you want to be like everyone else? And what makes the … Continue reading Forget about business hours and post on Sundays
I had the pleasure of speaking on a virtual panel yesterday put on by the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce as part of their KNOW event series. One question we were all asked toward the end was to provide a single piece of advice to help the audience find their balance going forward. In this video, I capture the essence of what I shared, and hope … Continue reading Balance is Unique to You
I learned something new last week. For all of my years working in social media, I was unaware of the existence and prevalence of LinkedIn Engagement Pods, and now that I am aware of them, I almost wish I wasn’t. Of course people game the system. Any system. That part isn’t new. And there’s nothing wrong with trying to figure out an algorithm to some … Continue reading LinkedIn Pods Equal Manufactured Engagement
Beware the mind-controlling algorithm. When it comes to professional growth and development, allow me to urge you not to depend solely on algorithms developed by your favorite social media platforms of choice. Even if these algorithms are rooted in your previous behavior and seemingly provide you with an acceptable amount of content that piques your interest, and keeps you adequately informed, I find it dangerous. … Continue reading Beware the mind-controlling algorithm
I saw a post on LinkedIn yesterday stating that cover letters are a waste of time. I absolutely disagree. Given that we are living in an era of companies regularly “ghosting” applicants and even some who have already gone through the interview process, things are beyond frustrating for job seekers. But shortchanging yourself is not the answer. Taking shortcuts doesn’t work, and as I’ve said … Continue reading Keep writing cover letters
I’ve made it a point not to take issue with anyone trying to sell me something, even if I don’t want or need it right now, or ever.I recognize that people need to sell to live, survive and take care of themselves and their families. Heck, so do I. I am encouraging people to stop blasting others for trying to make a living. Use the … Continue reading Stop being so critical and let people make a living
Wait. Now you want me to come join and participate in your new Facebook group? I already listen to your podcast or read your newsletter. Isn’t that enough? Don’t you know how pressed I am for time? It’s hard enough to be committed to you and all the others on a single channel even though I value what you’re creating, so I don’t think I … Continue reading Starting a New Community? Think Hard About What You’re Asking
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