Strategy Sparks Joy and So Much More

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Sometimes I get so laser-focused on the “day-to-day” that I forget the joy in what I do. Outside graphic design, outside web development and maintenance, outside content writing, outside video, outside all of the “tasks,” I love (pronounced “luuuuuuuv”) strategy. As Marie Kondo says, “It sparks Joy.”

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TRUE Branding and Building a Stronger Association

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We had the pleasure of spending an afternoon with the members of the Iowa Society of Association Executives (ISAE) this week, discussing branding and building a stronger association community through our TRUE Branding process. The afternoon breakout session covered the concepts of brand and branding as it

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Shorten The Divide Between New Year’s Resolutions and Reality

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It’s that time of year again.  The Holidays are winding down and the obligatory list of New Year’s Resolutions start showing on Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler and other open forums of much-too much public personal platitudes and promises. The one thing I’ve noticed on these lists, year after

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Don’t Be A Brand Poser

Today, I’m speaking as your brand advocate. If I’m your brand advocate, we, in some significant way, have made a connection. Your unique message has fought through the din of chaos and clutter and found it’s way into my heart, my mind and even my soul. It’s

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OPEN INVITATION: Business Growth Summit Jan 31, 2012!

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This is an OPEN INVITATION to ALL of my friends, colleagues and extended network! (please read all of this post…  kinda long, but VERY important.) I wanted to make sure I invited all of you to this amazing event, the 2012 Business Growth Summit coming up on

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Giving The Smack Down To Defeat

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“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” — Alexander Graham Bell This is for those of you out there that dwell just

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Those Clever Spammers

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I have to give it to the spammers out there. They are starting to get a little more clever.  I receive BUCKETS of spam every day. Everything from “Male Enhancement” solutions to “The BEST BUSINESS INVESTMENT SOLUTION IN THE WORLD.” sure…  don’t we all Lately, though, I’ve

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“Flipping” Your Blog Easy

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**As a disclaimer, I was just informed this morning (by my Intern) that Cisco has discontinued the production of the FLIP video Camera.  So ANYWHERE I say “FLIP…”  Insert the words “Cell Phone.”  While it lacks the same fun and double entendre as “FLIP,” the premise still

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A Plan Is Worth 1,000 Words

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As CreateWOW embarked on decorating our new office space, I sent out a tweet asking if someone new of a product or a solution to make an entire wall an erasable white board.  I did get some answers, but none that I would have been comfortable with. 

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