Productivity Series: Managing Expectations

Productivity Series: Managing Expectations

When I sent off the April newsletter announcing the productivity series, I also turned to you to ask for your biggest productivity challenges. Many of you wrote back and I wasn’t surprised when the majority of responses were about external distractions: How can I avoid getting derailed by unexpected calls, fire drills, or family emergencies? […]

Branding Rockstar: Kathryn Marr

Branding Rockstar: Kathryn Marr

It’s the first Friday of the month, and that means I’m highlighting a Branding Rockstar! Today, I spoke with Kathryn Marr, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Blue Ivory Creative, about her brand, tips for good video content, and what it’s like to work with her spouse! By way of introduction, what is your tagline […]

Productivity Series: Managing Your Inbox

Productivity Series: Managing Your Inbox

As you can tell from some of my previous posts, I’m very interested in productivity. With the growing demands of our jobs, our side hustles, and our families, it’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by all that we need to get done. Our workloads aren’t getting any lighter, so the only way we can avoid […]

The Argument Against (and a Case for) Multi-Tasking

The Argument Against (and a Case for) Multi-Tasking

There’s no question that technology has changed our working lives completely. Our smart phones allow us to be connected at all times, video conferencing allows us to work remotely and still feel a part of the team, and shared calendars allow for others to book our meetings and know when we’re available. We are constantly […]

The ONE Thing About Networking

The ONE Thing About Networking

All month, we’ve been addressing the importance of networking and making new connections. So today, I’d like to turn the mic (or the blog) over to some of the top networkers and people connectors I know. I asked everyone: What is the ONE thing everyone should understand about networking? Here are their responses: “Be prepared […]

The More You Know

The More You Know

It’s long been said that if you’re not moving forward, then you’re actually moving backwards. I strongly believe the same is true for professional development; if you don’t continue to grow your knowledge base and learn new skills, you will get further and further behind the learning curve. In order to stay competitive in your […]

The Art of Networking

The Art of Networking

Too often, it’s not what you know but who you know. You can have the skills, the experience, and the vision to excel in a job, but without the right referral, advocate, or brand champion, you’ll never get the opportunity demonstrate your ability. Your next promotion, next sale, next client, will most likely be the […]

Branding Rockstar: Lisa Nigro

Branding Rockstar: Lisa Nigro

I’ve known Lisa Nigro for over a decade, and  for as long as I’ve known Lisa, she has always been passionate, compassionate, and dedicated to service. She has gone through several transformations, launched multiple non-profits, and built a speaking career. She is a Branding Rockstar and I’m pleased to welcome her to Branding Outside the […]

The Crucial Email List and How To Build One Today

The Crucial Email List and How To Build One Today

As social media platforms continue to grow and change, we’re all finding it more difficult to stay current, grow our following, and reach more people. Between Facebook groups, Instagram pods, and Twitter chats, we’re all trying to work within the confines of the platforms’ changing algorithms to increase our followers and build an engaged following. […]