Summer Is the Best Time for Networking

It’s hot. It’s muggy. People are all busy taking off work for summer vacations. What do you mean summer is the best time for networking? I get it. But hear me out on this one. Whether summer represents a busy time for you or a slow down in business, it’s still a great time of year to be networking. It might be the best season of all for meeting and greeting your top prospects. Some of the best connections can be over a round of golf, sitting outside for a patio lunch, and handshaking at local ribbon-cutting ceremonies. And all of those scenarios, and a few others, make summer the best time to get connecting. People Are Just Happier with

How To Find Joy In Your Work

Happiness at work goes a long way toward a good life. Things don’t have to be perfect. And some things are out of your control. But often you can find ways to see the best of it all.

Need To Change Your Routine? 4 Small Shifts That Make a Big Difference

A routine is there to serve you. When we forget this, bad things happen, because we end up serving our routine without any sense of why we’re doing it. Change is critical to your well-being and even to your productivity. Here we’ll look at a few small, practical shifts you can make that will make a big difference. 1. Take More Breaks The busier you get, the more projects you add to your queue, the longer your to-do list, the greater the temptation there will be to stretch out your workday to accommodate pressing deadlines. But study after study shows this could be more detrimental to your productivity than you even realize. Taking breaks at regular intervals can boost your

10 Ways to Improve Your Communication in Every Engagement

With so many of our interactions going digital these days, it’s easy to see both sides of the communication fence. Some say all the mobile technology makes it easier to connect, thus improving communication efforts overall. Others suggest that digital engagement is actually making our communication worse. And they’re both right. Envision parenthood just a few decades ago, for example. You couldn’t track your kids’ whereabouts. You had no idea what they were doing and no way of reaching them in case of an emergency. Fast forward to today, parents can ping their kids’ precise locations, send texts, and reach them in an instant. In these scenarios, communication is far more advantageous because of technology. On the other hand, sending

An Indicator To Look For When Hiring

Hiring is more of an art than science. There isn’t a way of knowing with 100% certainty that someone will be a great fit. But there are a few things that can help with the decision.

How To Relieve Work Stress

When work is stressful it’s usually not great for our lives overall. Here are a few thoughts on how to ease the stress.

What Everyone Really Thinks About Online Marketing

This is one of those conversations that needs to happen. No one’s saying what they’re really thinking when it comes to online marketing. Until now, that is. It’s information overload and a downright jungle out there when it comes to digital marketing. And if you remotely keyword search for anything related to online advertising or marketing best practices, you’ll feel the world pointing at you with every search engine results page (SERP.) Do SEO this way. Don’t keyword stuff. Make sure you’re leveraging social media. Don’t pay for Facebook Ads. Blah, blah, blah. How can you know what advice to really follow? Everyone’s an expert. And yet, no one’s helping you figure it out for your business. Not to state