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12 12, 2016

FOCUS: Get That One Thing Right!

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:16-07:00 December 12th, 2016|Decision-making, Entrepreneur, Facebook, Focus, Google, Marketing, Problem-solving, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy|

One Thing You’ve got that ONE THING to do, and you’re convinced that getting that right will make all the pieces fall into place, right? I’ve had more than one business owner approach me and ask for help with a Facebook Ad or a Google Ad. My first question is usually to [...]

28 11, 2016

Best of November: TOP POSTS – No Turkeys Here!

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:16-07:00 November 28th, 2016|Content, Conversation, Customer Experience, Decision-making, Marketing, Measurement, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy|

Can you believe it? Thanksgiving is past and we are all on the short countdown to Christmas!? Well, while you were trying to finish off the Halloween candy AND putting together the grocery list for Thanksgiving, there have been a LOT of article published that deserve your attention…..I’ve gone through them and cherry-picked the most [...]

21 11, 2016

What’s the Best Social Media Channel for my Business?

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:17-07:00 November 21st, 2016|Customer Experience, Facebook, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy, VACC|

Which Social Media Channels? A small business owner asked me this question recently: Does it matter which social media channels my business focuses on? This is a great question! It does matter from a couple of angles: You need to be where your customers are. Focus is crucial, since each [...]

7 11, 2016

OPEN UP: Do You Short Circuit A Valuable Conversation?

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:17-07:00 November 7th, 2016|Conversation, Good Business, Marketing, Strategy, VACC|

Wrong Kind of Meme Like many Americans, I have begun paying a lot closer attention to “the news” online in the run-up to the election this week. I have chosen to visit The Guardian (US. Edition) as a primary news site, since they are globally known as a credible news [...]

31 10, 2016

TOP POSTS for October – Crammed with Proven Treats!

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:17-07:00 October 31st, 2016|Authenticity, Credibility, Customer Experience, Facebook, Google, Marketing, Social Media, Strategy, Tips, VACC, Video|

With October comes the oncoming onslaught of the Holidays! This brings into focus how to get the most out of your social media and digital marketing so your business can go seriously into the BLACK for the season. The top articles for the month cover everything from SEO to Facebook [...]

24 10, 2016

How Do You Get to Valuable Options?

By | 2017-10-20T15:23:17-07:00 October 24th, 2016|Change, Collaboration, Creativity, Decision-making, Entrepreneur, Innovation, Leadership, Problem-solving, Strategy, Uncategorized|

Options not Answers How many squirrels can you follow at once? This is the thought that occurred to me while reading a recent article by Valeria Maltoni entitled Inventing Options for Mutual Gain. While describing an excellent process for arriving at options, and not necessarily “the final solution”, I am reminded [...]

17 10, 2016

How Do You Focus To Listen?

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:17-07:00 October 17th, 2016|Awareness, Communication, Conversation, Credibility, Customer Experience, H2H, Leadership, Trust|

Listen-To-Understand There is a budding resurgence taking place concerning the importance of Conversation in life and business. Not that a lot of the words aren’t just hanging out there, dissipating in the wind. A lot of businesses grab the “shiny thing” when it comes to the latest discussions and thinking around whatever [...]

10 10, 2016

FOCUS: Does It Really Matter If You Care?

By | 2017-11-08T15:13:49-07:00 October 10th, 2016|Authenticity, Collaboration, Communication, Credibility, Focus, Marketing, Trust|

Caring Caring is “we” not “I.” In life and business, caring is the assessment that you have the other persons’ interests in mind as well as your own when you make decisions and take actions. Of the four aspects of trust I’ve written about, this is in many ways the [...]

3 10, 2016

FOCUS: Is Your Competence “Fake It ’til You Make It”!?

By | 2018-05-10T13:38:12-07:00 October 3rd, 2016|Authenticity, Credibility, Entrepreneur, Focus, Leadership, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy, Trust|

Competence What kind of reality do you live in? This is more than a philosophical or existential question, reaching past any famous figures “Reality Distortion Field” or the stories we tell ourselves, good or bad. As regards our true competence, the role we fill in our business lives, it is more about [...]

26 09, 2016

END OF THE SUMMER! The Best I’ve Found for You…

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:18-07:00 September 26th, 2016|Communication, Credibility, Facebook, LinkedIn, Marketing, Measurement, People, Small Business, Social Media, Strategy, Trust, VACC, Video|

The beginning of Fall is upon us and we’re all planning for what our holiday business is going to look like, right? In a final look-back on our collective Summer, here are 5 articles I found to be particularly compelling……plus an extra post about trust that resonated with many who [...]

12 09, 2016

FOCUS: Of Course You’re Reliable! RIGHT??

By | 2017-06-12T14:16:18-07:00 September 12th, 2016|Authenticity, Communication, Credibility, Customer Experience, Focus, Good Business, Leadership, Meaning, People, Trust, Uncategorized|

Are you Reliable? The far end of reliability is taking things for granted, right? You hop in your car, perform some kind of ignition action, and you just EXPECT the car to start up so you can go do what you need to do. You head into the barbershop or salon you've been [...]

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