As many people who are connecting to me online, I am making an effort to get to know them each, even just a little bit. What does that look like? It means that each time someone follows me on Twitter; … [Read more...] about SOCIAL NETWORK SUCCESS TIP: Get To Know Them!
Archives for November 2008
First rule in business, get the prospect's contact information, and if they turn into a client, get a whole lot more! I am continually amazed at how many design professionals I speak with who don't … [Read more...] about BUSINESS BUILDING BLOCKS: How Not to Lose Clients!
Hollywood Hooray! It was fascinating to see Mom on the BIG SCREEN for the first time (I've only seen her on TV screen), and in her Oscar winning role. I also had the privilege of meeting Tyrone … [Read more...] about Melissa Just in from the West Coast!
This week I'm writing from Greenwood, MS and the home of Viking appliances and St. Charles Cabinetry. Did you know that Viking is only 20 years old? I know it amazed me as the name alone gives it … [Read more...] about Melissa in Viking Country!
I’ve been frustrated lately by the number of individuals I meet, whether colleagues in design, or fellow small business owners, who say they want to succeed yet they are unwilling to invest in their … [Read more...] about BUSINESS BUILDING BLOCKS: Are You too Poor to Invest in You?
I’ve noticed that there are a lot of folks on the networks that get quite bent out of shape if they are not followed back or friended in short order. Perhaps what they forget is that many of us are … [Read more...] about SOCIAL NETWORK SUCCESS TIP: Be Patient or Go Home!
Have you found yourself stuck lately? Has your business plateaued? Are your revenues at a standstill? I speak with a lot of design professionals and small business owners who are experiencing this, I … [Read more...] about BUSINESS BUILDING BLOCKS: Get Over Your Story, Get On With Your Success
It has been really interesting on the so-called social networks lately. Personally I prefer to call them business strategic networks because most people are sharing more than “I walked the dog and … [Read more...] about SOCIAL NETWORK SUCCESS TIP: When to Keep It to Yourself!
My housewarming was a hit! I rallied a wonderful collection of friends to come up from Atlanta and sprinkled with a few locals and we all had a grand time. I actually did the menu myself with the help … [Read more...] about Melissa is on the Move!