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You are worth every penny: join me at the 2013 AWC National Conference

One of my extracurricular activities outside of speaking and writing is serving on the National Board of Directors for the AWC (Association for Women in Communications.) My Mom has been a member since she was an honors journalism student in … Continue reading

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Looking into a Twitter Wayback Machine

Of all the social media tool and channel options that bombard us daily, the most indispensable, cannot-live-without ones for me are my blogs….and Twitter. My good friend (since 1978!) and tech mentor Dwight Silverman, editor at the Houston Chronicle and … Continue reading

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Does social media make sense for…? How to answer that for any industry

I hear this a lot: “My organization/association/industry doesn’t really use social media, but maybe we should. Can you come speak to our group about it?” When I hear that, it’s akin to waving a red cape in front of a … Continue reading

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How did this happen? I’m a meeting planner

I’m not a professional meeting planner and don’t particularly want to become one, but since joining the National Board of Directors for the AWC (Association for Women in Communications) I’ve found myself on a team that is researching venues and … Continue reading

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OMG – Timeline is changing Facebook Pages!

Yes, Facebook is bringing its new Timeline feature over to business and brand Pages. This was expected to happen sometime after Timeline came to personal Facebook profiles. Yes, the explanatory posts are already hot-n-heavy for how to prepare for Page … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end for Google

People may think I’m nuts, but Google+ is going to be the lever that begins prying Google away from total domination of much of our online lives. What follows is, of course, conjecture, but one thing I’ve learned over the … Continue reading

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You fall behind by not keeping up

How do you keep up (or even better, stay ahead) in a fast-moving environment? You pay attention to the important things, while everyone else gets sucked into a noise vortex and wastes time on the unimportant. BusinessWeek had a cover … Continue reading

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Technology, social media and middle-aged women entrepreneurs at SXSWi

I’m working on a book, and it’s NOT about travel or social media! Seems as though every time I turn around these days, someone I know is cranking out a book. For speakers like me, it’s almost a rite of … Continue reading

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Ow! It hurts when you pick my brain

Getting a bit tired of people offering to buy you coffee and “pick your brain?” I have to tell you, this sort of request was a lot less bothersome when I had a salaried position than it is now, when … Continue reading

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Facebook is a job

At a recentĀ  gathering for some Chamber of Commerce staff, I heard one of them say that his boss is rather dismissive of any time spent on the Chamber’s Facebook Page, yet if the Chamber is not successful on Facebook, … Continue reading

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