Grandma Mary Says Don’t Let the Turkeys Get You Down

There are naysayers and dream-stealers out there who might say some negative things about what you are doing. Don’t let those turkeys get you down. The thing is, most of the time, those turkeys have some ulterior motives. Whether it’s the turkeys in your head or the turkeys you are related to, they are sometimes [...]

How to Use Twitter to Grow Your Brand, Leads and Sales

I’m finally getting around to watching the recordings from Social Media Marketing World 2014 and these notes came from the presentation by Kim Garst.   Kim started her session by sharing a bit about how Twitter really drives her business.  She now has over 260,000 followers and is mentioned or retweeted every 45 seconds!  She has [...]

Grandma Mary Says Consistency is Key

Everyone likes a little regularity. Make sure you are committing to a consistent blog schedule and sticking to it. People ask how often should I blog but you need to commit to a schedule you can keep.  I like at least blogging once a week but if you can only commit to once a month, [...]

Grandma Mary Gives You 3 Things to Stop Doing Right Now

Are you busy all the time but you aren’t getting anything done? I know how it is – I’ve been there myself – I can’t figure out why I have to stay up until 1 a.m. to get something done when I had a big chunk of the day free. Time to stop doing the [...]

How to Become a Social Media ROI Rock Star

I’m finally getting around to watching the recordings from Social Media Marketing World 2014 #SMMW14 and these notes came from the presentation by Nichole Kelly.  Nicole starts out by saying social media used to be all about the “relationship” but CEOs aren’t buying that anymore.  “Whether we like it or not, what CEOs are telling us [...]

Grandma Mary Says Do Your Own Work

Are you comparing your business to someone else’s? This can be a recipe for disaster. You have to put your energy into doing YOUR best work.   I’m not saying don’t watch what others are doing, because you can get some good ideas, I’m saying don’t WORRY about what others are doing! Watch my quick pep [...]