Four Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Conferences

Is your annual trade conference approaching? Annual conventions require a sacrifice of both time and money. Why not ensure you receive a healthy return on investment? Whether you are a career professional or a business owner, a supplier or regular member, applying strategy to attending events can pay off in business and career opportunities! Set … [Read more...]

Nextdoor: Leverage Your Community in 2017

Nextdoor: Leverage Your Community in 2017

One of the most challenging aspects of this new technology age is the fact that, while we are supposedly more connected than ever, we seem to be less connected to our real families, friends, and communities. If you need proof, look no further than restaurants where you can spot large parties where nearly everyone is playing with a smartphone rather … [Read more...]

Remove Apps for a Successful New Year

Remove Apps for a Successful New Year

Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again where we make resolutions, select theme words or just commit to actively working to have our best year yet. Typically I create a blog post or send an email to my subscribers with the top apps for goal achievement or for productivity. In fact, I already started to outline a similar post for 2017. Then … [Read more...]

Postmates for Ordering Christmas Trees?

Postmates for Ordering Christmas Trees?

I am 100% dedicated to using technology to become more efficient, effective and connected! After returning from my last business trip for the year, I was exhausted but still had the Christmas spirit. What do you do when you want a tree, but your husband is busy working and, from a logistical standpoint, you cannot strap a tree to your car? You … [Read more...]

Three Tech Tools for Engaging Presentations

Three Tech Tools for Engaging Presentations

  For more information on the tech tools I shared: I use Prezi, rather than Keynote or Power Point to create my presentations Pixlr is a quick-and-easy Photoshop-like free online tool iStock is the site I use for quality stock-images Follow my personal Facebook profile for additional tips- facebook.com/crystalwashington … [Read more...]

Create A Simple Social Media Strategy in Fifteen Minutes

Create A Simple Social Media Strategy in Fifteen Minutes

It's a New Year and a new you! Or, at least, that's what most of us are in the habit of saying. We create resolutions and set goals and are determined to follow through. However, somewhere around February 1, the new shine of the year wears off and, for most people, the commitment to achieving those goals. If one of your goals is to use social … [Read more...]

Use This Social Network to Receive Better Customer Service

Use This Social Network to Receive Better Customer Service

Have you ever had a horrible customer service experience that just kept getting worse? We've all been in the situation where a company makes a mistake. However, with call centers located in foreign countries and automated phone systems, a poor customer service experience can quickly turn into a horror. There's a trick to getting better customers … [Read more...]

Three Tips for Crafting Your 2015 Professional Vision Board

Three Tips for Crafting Your 2015 Professional Vision Board

Are you refreshing your personal brand in 2015 or looking to reinvent yourself and go into a new profession? A vision board may help you crystallize your 2015 goals. Vision boards are simply visual representations of your goals. They can be digital or physical collages of images representing your targets. Some  create vision boards using poster … [Read more...]

Six Tactics to Increase the ROI of Attending Conferences

Whether you’re a business professional or entrepreneur, there’s a good chance you’ll benefit from attending a conference. Trade shows, annual conventions and industry meetings are a great way to attract clients and network for future job opportunities. Do you want to get the very best ROI possible when attending industry events? Six Tips for … [Read more...]

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Personal Branding

Creating a strong personal brand can pose a challenge for anyone. Women, however, may have a few extra hurdles. Karen McCullough, branding and generations expert and author of the book, The Seven Women Project, offers advice for women seeking to build a new brand. Q. As a professional speaker who speaks to Fortune 100 companies on the topics of … [Read more...]

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