Out of Office – Part I

For over 11 years I have never missed a Monday. That's right - 582 blogs have been published even though major life transitions like getting married, adding two beautiful boys to our family, extreme busy seasons, seasons where writing inspiration waned, and from locations all over the world. I prioritized consistency, and in doing so, … Continue reading Out of Office – Part I

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

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

7 Signs Your Business is Running You

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

Mixing Work with Pleasure – Tips for “making fun” of work trips

Last week I enjoyed a 5-day trip to Houston, Texas where I mixed equal parts of work and play. A client afforded me the opportunity to fly from a hot and humid Pennsylvania to a VERY hot and VERY humid Houston. (Houstonians, you have us beat hands-down!) Humidity Index aside, this trip was unique for … Continue reading Mixing Work with Pleasure – Tips for “making fun” of work trips

The Secret to Great Email Subject Lines

I have written quite a few marketing emails for clients and one of the most critical questions I must consider is what type of subject line will yield the highest engagement (i.e. open rate). There are many schools of thought here. In all my research, I've found exhaustive breakdowns, trends, data, and recommendations from various … Continue reading The Secret to Great Email Subject Lines

8 Online Marketing Tips of Expert Marketers

We are continually witnessing the exponentially growing possibilities internet is offering to marketers. Therefore, it wouldn’t be wrong to state that online marketing has earned the rightfully deserved spotlight. With all the endless online pathways that business owners are now opting for, organizations have skyrocketed their revenues to extended limits. Leveraging on the latest online … Continue reading 8 Online Marketing Tips of Expert Marketers