Postmates for Ordering Christmas Trees?

Crystal Washington

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 […]

Three Tech Tools for Engaging Presentations

Crystal Washington

  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

Create A Simple Social Media Strategy in Fifteen Minutes

Crystal Washington

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 […]

Use This Social Network to Receive Better Customer Service

Crystal Washington

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 service…

Three Tips for Crafting Your 2015 Professional Vision Board

Crystal Washington

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 board and images cut from magazines while other use apps or programs to paste images to a single file and use that picture as their desktop wallpaper.

Six Tactics to Increase the ROI of Attending Conferences

Crystal Washington

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 Getting […]

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Personal Branding

Crystal Washington

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 […]

How To Update Your Personal Brand After Changing Careers

Crystal Washington

The average Baby Boomer has held eleven jobs from ages 18 to 46, according the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, but it is estimated that Millenials are expected to have as many as 20 jobs in their lifetimes! In a climate ripe with unemployment, underemployment and a strong desire to “do something that makes a difference,” many […]

Four Tips for Greater Speech Engagement and Excitement

Crystal Washington

In an age where we have the ability to switch between information and entertainment constantly in the palm of our hands, keeping the average adult’s attention for more than five minutes is a serious undertaking. I’m often asked by aspiring professional speakers as well as people who just want to give great talks how they […]

One Simple Tip To Immediately Increase Social Media Engagement

Crystal Washington

Between April 1 and July 31 of this year, social media optimization platform SocialFlow conducted a study collecting data from 1.6 million organic posts from Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. They found that an amazing ninety-nine percent of non-paid posts generated little to no engagement at all. If you’re using social media to build your personal brand, find a […]