The Travel Bug: Do You Have It?

Travel

The Travel Bug: Do You Have It?

0 Comments 08 May 2014

What do you love about travel?  Back in the day, visiting other states or countries was all about shopping for me. These days, I travel for the fulfillment of the heart, the vistas and the cuisine! One of my favorite days of travel was a train ride from Leipzig to the south of Germany where [...]

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When to use #Ad in your tweets

Blogging, Social Media

When to use #Ad in your tweets

0 Comments 10 April 2014

How do you stay transparent while bringing marketing value to the brand?  There is an art to it, so you aren’t spamming your stream.  It’s a fine balance.  Be selective.   As Mark Schaefer recently wrote about “The Slippery Slope of Influence Marketing,” “emerging Citizen Influencers have to be very judicious in their relationships with [...]

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Spread the Green Word and Celebrate Earth Day!

Social Media, Tech

Spread the Green Word and Celebrate Earth Day!

0 Comments 04 April 2014

Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22nd, and across the world, countries, cities, groups and individuals come out to show their support for environmental protection.  So as I was thinking about Earth Day and the importance of reducing your carbon footprint as much as possible, I love the Verizon Hopeline program which accepts [...]

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Could a Hashtag Get You Into Bed?

Social Media, Travel

Could a Hashtag Get You Into Bed?

0 Comments 18 March 2014

Is this the most luxurious Twitter Chat Yet?  Traveling is my passion, but being on the road can be wearing.  Having just returned from a trip, I was looking forward to relaxing and decompressing.  I had settled down with some tea and a week’s worth of unanswered emails when I received an invitation from Liliana [...]

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Women in Business: Conquering Fear and Gaining Power

Social Media

Women in Business: Conquering Fear and Gaining Power

0 Comments 01 March 2014

Ann Handley’s video about following fear gave me the strength to just “go for it” the next time I feel that hesitation. I recently met her at the @MarketingProfs Happy Hour event in my hometown of Washington, D.C., and found her to be such a delight and a fount of pure inspiration and leadership.  I [...]

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Have You Evolved Along With Social Media?

Social Media

Have You Evolved Along With Social Media?

0 Comments 19 February 2014

Social networking has matured—you could even say it’s evolved since its humble beginnings. The big question is now—have YOU evolved along with it? The social media scene has changed in so many ways since I’ve gotten involved. With this in mind, I wanted to hear other savvy social media users’ perspectives on how they see [...]

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Beauty Starts from the Inside Out

Inspiration

Beauty Starts from the Inside Out

2 Comments 10 February 2014

Last summer, I visited Maui with Joyce Cherrier. What I learned by observing her eating and workout habits really impressed me the importance of consistency.  I tend to focus on staying positive by meditating and getting out with nature.  The missing piece for me was keeping a consistent exercise routine:  it has been hard to [...]

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So Happy Together: Snap Your Friendship for a Chance to Win

Social Media

So Happy Together: Snap Your Friendship for a Chance to Win

0 Comments 04 February 2014

What does friendship mean to you? Tell us in a visual way with a Tweet or Instagram and you can win a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Camera! With Valentine’s Day around the corner, we want to dedicate the entire month of February to expressions of friendship and showing what it means to each of us. The [...]

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The Power of “No” for Entrepreneurs: Tips for Reclaiming Your Time

Social Media

The Power of “No” for Entrepreneurs: Tips for Reclaiming Your Time

0 Comments 28 January 2014

Requests come in almost daily:  Can we meet one-on-one for coffee?  Can you give me your thoughts on our new product line?  Or, my personal favorite, “hey, can I ‘pick your brain’?” People ask so casually for my time, but, social media consulting is my profession, and I only make money if I spend time [...]

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The ROI of Social Media: Relationships

Social Media

The ROI of Social Media: Relationships

0 Comments 21 January 2014

Once again, we consider the ever thorny question of ROI in social media.  I wrote about The Power of Give And Take In Social Media in this article.   Since writing that post, I have seen a great many articles on ROI—something that can prove incredibly difficult to measure. Based on my own personal journey [...]

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