If you’re not going to be social, why are you on social media?

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True fact: I like reading your blogs. Everyone has a story to share, a passion, or a skill to pass on. I gain insight or learn something new. I like to be inspired and a perpetual student. I like your blog even more if I can find a way to subscribe, easily share your content, […]

Unboxing: Twitgift From #RisingUp Crew

Gifts from the Rising Up Crew

For the past few months, I have vicariously followed the Rising Up crew on their quest to travel to 45 cities in 65 days to capture 55 stories about entrepreneurs who saw it in themselves to seek a life outside of the confines of a cubicle. The project is called Rise of the Cubicle Farmer. […]

ConnectOC 2.0: Bigger and Better

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If you missed Thursday’s event, shame on you. I am still in awe at how amazingly successful it was and the attention to detail by the organizers. I am honored to be in their presence and grateful to call them my friends. I arrived early to be part of the OC Bloggers table and was […]

Connect with the Best of OC on Sept. 9th

Connect OC

If you missed the first ConnectOC event back in February, be sure to mark your calendar for this Thursday’s event which will draw 500 people from all over Orange County to one spot – the Hilton Hotel in Costa Mesa at 3050 Bristol St.  Why do you want attend? Where else can you be in […]

A BIG Thank You to Clover Stornetta

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Late in July, I visited northern California for the San Francisco marathon and also took an opportunity to explore the area for a week.  While, I was there I visited the Sonoma County Fair in Santa Rosa and for a few hours, the Clover Stornetta booth was giving away free vanilla ice cream. If you […]

Social Media: A Simple Starter’s Guide

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You’ve heard the term social media floating around and thought “I should probably include that in my marketing plan.” However for some reason it slipped your mind or you considered the technology to be intimidating. What if I told you it was as simple as watching grass grow and could be a major addition to […]

Automated Direct Messages on Twitter: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

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As businesses begin using Twitter as a part of their marketing strategy, every once in a while a follower will get hit with an automated direct message.  To save time and make instant contact, businesses use tools like TweetSpinner to send out a message that often links to a Facebook page, website, or blog.  However, […]

Social Media: Get Started and Stay in the Game

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Impressed with my first meeting of the Social Media Mastermind group of Orange County, I found it within myself to join them again this Saturday morning. Not being an early morning person, this was a huge feat but once there I’m always happy to be amongst the sharp minds of OC. At the tail end […]

Twitter: What Do I Say? Who Cares?

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It’s always exciting when I’m sitting down with a new client, we open up the Twitter web page, and then I hear a brief sigh followed by “OK, so what’s this Twitter stuff all about?” What do I say? Who cares? And do I have to tweet about what I ate for lunch?” It’s a […]