In 2023 I’m Committed to Choosing Happiness Over Comfort

Portrait of a cheerful woman holding board with text: do more of what makes you happy and winking on gray backgroundOne of the first newsletters of 2023 (or maybe it was one of the last newsletters of 2022) that…

100 Things that Made My Year in 2022

I love all the end of year lists – from NPR’s Books We Love list to the top 100 songs of the year to the best podcasts of the year – they give me plenty of new places to go…

2022: A Year in Books

I was a late bloomer when it came to discovering my love of reading. Sure, I read books when I was a kid, but that was really only because I liked the praise I got from adults when I told…

10 Things Worth Sharing This November

One of the newsletters I look forward to reading every week is Austin Kleon’s weekly roundup. Every Friday he comes up with a list of 10 things worth sharing. And he’s a master curator, so I almost always click on…

The Content Motherload: Deep Information Packaged to be Usable

I did a podcast interview earlier this week. I love doing podcast interviews (and listening to them) because there’s so much magic in the unscripted conversation. As I was doing the interview, though, it occurred to me that a conversation…
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Are You Making Any of These 5 Biggest LinkedIn Mistakes?

Periodically, I like to make note of the biggest mistakes I’m seeing people make on LinkedIn, and because I’ve been looking at a lot of LinkedIn profiles recently, I’ve got some fresh insights to share. So without further ado, let’s…

Yes, You Are a Special Snowflake

Can we please be honest about something? Marketing has its limits. Sometimes, when you can’t squeeze your message into a cookie-cutter marketing formula, you feel like you’re doing something wrong. Then you rack your brain, trying to figure out what…

Can a Robot Write Your Copy?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning has come a long way. It’s time to reflect on and come up with business policies around this new technology. The first time I encountered a business owner viewing AI as an existential threat…
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Are You Leveraging Leadership Messaging to Drive ROI?

If you’re a marketer, you know that messaging is key to your success. You spend a lot of time, energy, and resources working on brand positioning and calibrating your marketing messages for your target audience. You create ads and social…

How to Use LinkedIn to Scale Your Business

Okay, so you’ve been using LinkedIn for awhile and you’ve been successful at starting conversations and growing your audience. But now you’re ready to pour fuel on that fire. How can you use LinkedIn to scale your business?First, remember…
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Done-for-You. Too Good to Be True.

This week, someone running a lead generation agency reached out to me on LinkedIn to offer a “done-for-you” service. Done-for-you sounds so wonderful. Who wouldn’t want to catch leads falling from the sky, right? In the past, I might have…