Monthly Archives: July 2011

Letters from Camp

Hello Mother, Hello Father, Here I am at Camp…Letters from Camp!

“Dear Mom, I do not miss you” Those are wonderful words written by my little girl at camp. Recently I have been hanging on every word my kids have written- So far two letters from my oldest and one from my youngest. They have been short and sweet but have spoken volumes. All is well with the world because they are loving camp very far, far away from home.

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Branding Your Business Boldly

Branding Your Business Boldly

How strong is your branding?

This is a critical question for every business owner to ask—early and often throughout the business planning cycle. For it is branding that your customers will remember when you are not around and if you want to have that customer use your products or services again, you must have a lasting impact.

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LinkedIn Optimization Basics

LinkedIn Optimization Basics

Kudos to you if you’re already using LinkedIn for career management or as component of your integrated job search campaign.

Surveys show that employers are looking for talent on LinkedIn before they go to Facebook, Twitter, job boards, or search engines. And, LinkedIn is now the #1 tool that recruiters use to publish jobs, get referrals, research candidates, and direct-source candidates (according to JobVite Inc., 2010).

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The Business Value of a Thank You Note

The Business Value of a Thank You Note

When was the last time you received a thoughtful, well crafted, personalized thank you note or letter from a client, vendor, job candidate or networking contact? When was the last time that you sent one yourself?

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Create Your Own Bible

Create Your Own Bible

It was with great interest that I recently read a press release announcing the Smithsonian’s restoration of the Jefferson Bible. Now, I am not what you would call a history buff, and can’t even say I’ve spent much time reading scripture. In fact, I didn’t even know that there was a Jefferson version of the bible.

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