With all the talk about how awful the year has been and how everyone is awaiting the start of 2021, it is just too easy to ignore all that you DID accomplish in 2020. Sure, it may not have been your best year, but I bet there are moments that were pretty doggone good and worth celebrating. So many people are writing off this year … Continue reading Allow yourself to focus on your 2020 accomplishments – and make a list
I moved out of my office today, almost two years to the day I moved in. It was November 1, 2018, just three short months after I took the entrepreneurial plunge and started my own PR Firm. I even hosted a Welcome VIP Reception celebrating the grand opening two weeks later and it was fantastic. So many people came out to show their support and … Continue reading Necessary endings make room for new beginnings
I had a wonderful time on this panel yesterday with Shafeeqa Watkins Giarratani, Michelle Keaton-Barrow and our moderator extraordinaire, Kiernan Prechtl-Schindler. The Carolina Golf Classic Virtual Executive Women’s Day was spirited, inspiring, and full of tangible takeaways for all who participated. It was the best two hours of my day, hands-down. Thanks for the opportunity, Blue Cross NC and Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). It’s … Continue reading Bet on yourself
Are you building and growing an audience? Before you answer that, let me rephrase the question. Are you building and growing an audience you can reach whenever YOU want? It’s important to build an audience you can connect with on YOUR terms. And the way to do that is through email, which to me is the “original social media.”Communications that depend on an algorithm and … Continue reading Algorithm not included
In interviews, I don’t ask people what their weaknesses are. I always ask: “What do people say about you behind your back?” Every single time, the person has told me they’d never been asked that before. It creates an excellent conversation, and I tell them what people say about me. I think you always know. If not, you should. Self-awareness is a beautiful thing. But … Continue reading What do people say about you behind your back?
When people can’t pay what you’re worth, don’t be so quick to reduce fees or offer a discount. Continue reading Know your worth and stand your ground
As told to WRAL TechWire and outlined in this piece they published sharing my thoughts, I am encouraging courageous acts far beyond lip service. Here are the answers I provided to the questions posed: What is your view on the ground here in the Triangle? My view is the same no matter where I am in America. It does not change. I have friends and … Continue reading Be courageous, be bold and adopt a bias for action
Ideas are not free. Learn how you can effectively communicate with the people asking to “pick your brain,” that will highlight your value and change their expectations. Continue reading Webinar: Ideas Are Not Free