When COVID-19 hit, it caused a major shift in just about every aspect of our lives. One critical area was our expectations of technology and how it should meet our every desire quickly, easily, flexibly, and consistently. Ha! Weren't we in for a reality check? Don't get me wrong, the technology that exists to serve … Continue reading The (Often) Thankless Job of Technology
A few weeks ago, I surveyed a group of Central Pennsylvania business owners and professionals, representing a wide variety of industries and business models, as to what their biggest COVID-related businesses challenges are right now. I did this to help prepare for a virtual presentation I was creating for my business networking group that I've … Continue reading Virtual Communication Strategies to Overcome Various COVID Business Challenges
For anyone who has the goal of blogging regularly, you know it can be a real challenge to keep up with the demand for new content. Whether your blog is for professional or personal use, so many other obligations in life can pull you away from spending time with your thoughts. For me at least, … Continue reading Struggling to Keep Up With Your Blog?
Conference calls sound like a great idea. For a lot of reasons, in-person meetings just don’t work. People’s schedules and locations can make it virtually impossible to get together face-to-face. However, conference calls are far from a perfect solution. Having participated in countless conference calls, I can confirm that just about everything that happens in … Continue reading 7 Tips for Productive Conference Calls
As a PR consultant, I am most often the one helping businesses outsource their PR and communication strategies to lessen their workload. For a lot of reasons, I love the concept of outsourcing and believe that in specific scenarios it works beautifully! Business owners have more time to devote on business development and operations, while … Continue reading When Should You Outsource a Task?
It’s funny how procrastination works. It feeds upon insecurities, negativity and frustration. Procrastination quite literally makes mountains of molehills. Would you believe I found myself procrastinating writing this very article? Sometimes writing comes easy to me, other times I am distracted by something as small as dust floating by. I don’t think there is one … Continue reading 7 Tips to Stop Procrastination
The dreaded business meeting. So often it starts with chitchat about the weather and then spins off into random discussions where no resolutions or courses of action are identified. Inevitably the meeting runs over its allotted time and all attendees leave wondering what was accomplished. There’s no follow-up and trying to find a date for […]
Both in life and in business, we experience individual struggles that cause us stress, frustration, anger, embarrassment and overall contribute to one of those “really bad days.” What’s worse is that because these struggles are uniquely our own, we often feel like we are completely alone when it comes to overcoming them. Feeling the need […]
Have you experienced this scenario? You write an article on a topic that should be exiting and relevant to your readers, but it doesn’t get the interactions you thought it would. The number of views are disappointing, there are little to no shares on social media and not a single person felt compelled enough to … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Your Content is Turning Away Readers
Anyone can purchase a DSLR camera and photograph a basic picture using the auto button (or “the little green box” as some photographers call it). This doesn’t, however, ensure you’ll capture the best possible picture. Experienced photographers most always agree that you need to think outside that little green box and venture into manual settings … Continue reading Why the Best Photographers Use Manual Settings