Maritza Diaz

Want Improved Employee Morale? Treat Them Like Clients

By: Maritza Diaz | September 9, 2013 | 
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By Maritza Diaz A recent trip to the fitness center caught me by surprise. My favorite instructor was no longer there. I was stunned. She was an amazing teacher who was well admired. Her best attribute? She treated everyone the same and with grace. She had an amazing ability to connect and quality customer service came easy to her. It made me wonder if her employer [&hellip
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Gini Dietrich

The Branding Marathon: How to Use the Web to Grow Your Business

By: Gini Dietrich | September 9, 2013 | 
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By Gini Dietrich When I began my speaking career nearly five years ago, the thing I heard over and over again was, “This whole doing business on the Internet thing is a fad.” I even once had someone pull me aside after a three hour workshop and tell me he was rooting for me as I traveled down a dark path not everyone wanted to follow. [&hellip
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Lindsay Bell

The Three Things, Edition 47

By: Lindsay Bell | September 8, 2013 | 
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By Lindsay Bell-Wheeler Welcome to the 47th edition of The Three Things, the weekly update of three links, podcasts, videos, or books you can’t miss from  Michael Schechter (A Better Mess), Howie Goldfarb (Blue Star Strategic Marketing), and yours truly, Lindsay Bell. For those of you new to this series, The Three Things arrives in your inbox on Sunday mornings (unless you don’t subscribe, but that can [&hellip
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Lindsay Bell

Gin and Topics: Hip Hop, Bench Presses, and Funny Old People

By: Lindsay Bell | September 6, 2013 | 
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By Lindsay Bell Yes, yes, it’s me again, serving up some delicious Gin and Topics for your viewing pleasure. It’s been a short week – but, as per usual – short weeks always seem longer and harder than the regular ones do. What’s up with that? Also, what’s up with the weather? It’s like the kids all officially go back to school and BOOM – someone [&hellip
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Jon Mikel Bailey

Business Success: The Secret Sauce is YOU!

By: Jon Mikel Bailey | September 5, 2013 | 
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By Jon-Mikel Bailey I remember when we started Wood Street. We were networking fools back then. It was 2002 so it was before social media and smartphones (although my flip-phone was still pretty sweet!). We drove – a lot. I was at one of those networking events waiting for the meeting to start. A man sat down across from me, introduced himself and then asked me [&hellip
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Gini Dietrich

Create In-Depth Articles to Increase Your Google Authority

By: Gini Dietrich | September 5, 2013 | 
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By Gini Dietrich In July, I decided to stop wasting my bike rides by listening to music and joined Audible. The goal? To listen to business books while I grind through a minimum of 30 miles every day. I began by “reading” Ctrl Alt Delete and then decided I would alternate between non-fiction and fiction. After all, all work and no play makes a very boring [&hellip
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Tom Elgar

The Unremarked Death of Another Business Blog

By: Tom Elgar | September 4, 2013 | 
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By Tom Elgar The Content Marketing Institute produces an extensive report each year, which includes a list of the biggest issues faced by content marketers. In 2013 the biggest issue was producing content. The second biggest issue was producing engaging content. The third, variety of content. The biggest issue with content marketing is, clearly, THE CONTENT. There are many great tools to solve the issue of [&hellip
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Yvette Pistorio

Facebook Makes it Easier to Run Contests and Promotions

By: Yvette Pistorio | September 4, 2013 | 
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By Yvette Pistorio Remember back in January when we told you to embrace changes on Facebook? We weren’t kidding! Facebook has made a number of changes during the past couple of months, including introduction of the hashtag, new Facebook Insights, calls-to-actions in cover photos, Instagram video, verified pages, ending sponsored stories, the ability to embed animated GIFs in a status update, embed your posts on a [&hellip
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Susan Cellura

Communications: Pain, Scars, and Glory!

By: Susan Cellura | September 3, 2013 | 
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By Susan Cellura As we have established in a previous post, I am a (cough) HUGE college football fan. So when Lindsay Bell asked me if I’d like to be a guest blogger, well, my mind went directly to football and communications. I’m hoping many of you have seen the comedy/football movie, “The Replacements,” but if not, it’s about professional football players going on strike, and how [&hellip
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