“Circling back…” “Just checking in with a friendly reminder…” “In case this ended up in spam…” Sound familiar? We’ve all had to send these types of replies to messages that have gone unanswered. I’m not talking about mass sales emails with a “spray and pray” strategy, but rather those person-to-person, important messages where a reply … Continue reading How to Get People to Respond to Your Emails
Time. It's the one commodity of which we cannot make more. There are some creative ways we can maximize the use of our time, protect it, and even outsource tasks on our to-do list to conserve our time for where we really want to spend it, but the fact of the matter remains. We cannot … Continue reading How to Be Respectful of Other People’s Time
Spring is the season for new beginnings, and it certainly feels that way in the local, small business community. It’s a beautiful thing to see so many new businesses opening their door for a fresh start and with great hope for what this opportunity can blossom into! In my work as a public relations consultant … Continue reading The Modern Guide to Planning a Business Grand Opening Event
When is the last time you've heard or thought about the term "steady state?" Does this bring you back to high school science? Or maybe it's something you've come to learn as a term that applies to so much more than science, mechanics, and engineering. I hope it's the latter! Being familiar with our individual … Continue reading Living in the Steady State: How to make consistency a lifestyle
How do you measure success? Sit with this thought a moment. Two answers will likely emerge, your honest answer and your desired answer. Your honest answer is how you truly believe success is measured and defined - right now - likely molded by society and what we see others accomplishing. The other, your desired answer, … Continue reading How do you measure success?
The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! Maybe you align with the … Continue reading 7 Signs Your Business is Running You
I wasn’t always an early riser. I could get up early when I absolutely needed to, but it wasn’t part of my regular routine. I'd often make poor choices the night before, stay up later than expected, and convince myself I didn't need to get up early because I had enough time elsewhere in my … Continue reading Want better control over your time? You have to get up early!
When you have a story, announcement, or piece of news to share – you want other people to care about it too! And one powerful way to spread the word is to have your story featured in the media. This can look like a feature story, interview, op-ed, or quote in a larger news story. … Continue reading How to Make the Media Care About Your Story
In case you need to hear this today…confidence comes from doing hard things. No one is born with true confidence. Children are a blank canvas – oblivious to real-world experiences until they’re learned. So, at a young age, we try everything without a care or concern to hold us back, and we get hurt…we fail…we … Continue reading Confidence Comes From Doing Hard Things
The following post comes to us from Jennifer Hahn Masterson, an experienced content strategist with a focus on business communication. Learn from Jennifer how to effectively use localization to grow your business. The pandemic's impact continues to be felt worldwide. Still, after surviving the last two years, businesses of all shapes and sizes, especially small … Continue reading How Can Localization Help You Reimagine Your Business Growth? (Guest Contribution from Jennifer Hahn Masterson)