How to Get People to Respond to Your Emails

“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

How to Be Respectful of Other People’s Time

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

The Modern Guide to Planning a Business Grand Opening Event

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

The Keys to Effective Communication in a Global Team (Guest Contribution from Jennifer Hahn Masterson)

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 communicate with your team, even when they seem "worlds" apart. The global pandemic might have forever altered the way we live and work. But it also woke many business … Continue reading The Keys to Effective Communication in a Global Team (Guest Contribution from Jennifer Hahn Masterson)

Should You Outsource Your Content Creation? (Guest Contribution from Jamie McBrien)

The following post comes to us from Jamie McBrien who has over 25 years of experience in organizational transformation, shared services, and outsourcing. Keep reading to learn from Jamie the pros and cons of taking the leap to outsource your brand's content. The marketing world is fast transitioning into the digital sphere and content creation. … Continue reading Should You Outsource Your Content Creation? (Guest Contribution from Jamie McBrien)

Ground Rules for Working from Home with a Spouse

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! If this subject matter doesn’t … Continue reading Ground Rules for Working from Home with a Spouse

Living in the Steady State: How to make consistency a lifestyle

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?

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?

5 Tips for Effectively Launching a New Business or Brand

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! So you’ve put in the … Continue reading 5 Tips for Effectively Launching a New Business or Brand

34 Lessons from a 30-Something Entrepreneur

This past Saturday I turned 34. When I first entered my 30s, I wrote about how I anticipated this new chapter to shift my entrepreneurial outlook and possibly my business model. As a pause of celebration on my birthday this year, I spent some time reflecting upon whether these predictions have proven true or false. … Continue reading 34 Lessons from a 30-Something Entrepreneur