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The Fortune is in the Follow-Up

This is a guest blog post by Marian LaSalle of Agency 258. 
Help your prospect until they ask you to stop…
What do we mean? Well, in many businesses it’s rare to have someone meet you and purchase your product immediately. So many people are running around distracted and not interested in what you’re selling. They like to research, […]

By |October 10th, 2017|Advice, Social Media Best Practices|0 Comments

Stop Selling!

Stop Selling

In one of my recent Continuing Education classes I had a Realtor tell me that they had never been in a class where the instructor actually told them NOT to sell. It was such a completely unheard of concept that she just had to remark on […]

Single? Dating? Communicate your intentions clearly, from the start!

Why are so many successful, professional and entrepreneurial women single? If you’re reading this and you consciously and on-purpose choose to take yourself out of the dating pool then please, stop reading here.

But if you’re tired of dating, spending months if not several years with a man who doesn’t want the same thing that you […]

By |June 9th, 2016|Advice, Personal Growth, Social Media Best Practices|0 Comments

Excellence as the new perfection; 3 questions to get you there

By Kathi Cooper Laughman

Excellence has long been my objective. I was captivated by Tom Peters and Nancy Austin’s work in A Passion for Excellence. Having standards and expectations of quality are important and productive values.  There is no question in my mind that good can be the enemy of great. I have seen far too many people settle at […]

IKSH Hosts Successful Mentor Match Up

Ashley Small believes in mentors and in mentoring. At a recent IKSH event, Small advised the attendees in the art of mentoring and being mentored. Small began with the suggestion to find a mentor that sees the potential in you, and reminding everyone, “Don’t be afraid to ask for help.”

Ask for help
Asking for help is usually […]

5 tips to finding your ideal client

If you walked into a room filled with 100 people, from all walks of life or all industries, would you be able to pick out the one who you wanted to work with? Who in that room would inspire you to create your best work? Can you find the people who would value you and […]

Take time to think!

There’s the bell (alarm) and you’re off! The minute your feet hit the ground, you are running!! Potty, coffee pot, coffee cup, cereal bowl, kids, shower, clothes, grab your bags and you’re out the door to another day of what you did yesterday! What did you forget? No time to stop…like the rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, […]

Marketing, with IKSH and Sharon Lee Zapata

Marketing is defined as “the means of communicating between the company and the consumer.” A very broad statement. To the small, startup or solo-preneur business it is the lifeblood of its existence, its means of staying alive.

But how? How does one market their products or services? The avenues are endless and confusing and require education. […]

Do you judge a blog by it’s grammar?

Authored by Katherine Swarts

Do you judge a book by its cover? How about a business by its knowledge of grammar? Do you believe that “anything you hold out to the public in writing should be proofread…. Or else the reader won’t have much confidence in your business”?

Consider that a Facebook group called I Judge You […]

Your mission; to connect!

 

“Brands must become architects of community.” – Simon Mainwaring

 

A few weeks ago I attended an event centered around bloggers and how the community interacts with them. If you aren’t familiar with the term “bloggers”, check out http://lipstickandbrunch.com/ – a blog by local Houstonite and lifestyle expert Nicole Kestenbaum. She takes the experiences of the Houston […]