Sunday, June 23, 2013

Reviews COUNT!

Write A Review
Who is your go-to person for printing? how about office suppies? Do you have a favorite local restaurant? dog groomer... hair stylist... coffee house... plumber... roofer... carpet guy...? When was the last time you wrote a review online for these people that provide such excellent service? Mmm hmmm.... that's what we thought... get out there and write some reviews.... honestly, you could have them done while you wait for your next meal or standing in line at the store... you have a smart phone right? Even if you don't have a smart phone, you could easily add one review a day to your "checking the junk box of my email" routine... couldn't you?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Together Everyone is a Winner!

Team Players always WIN!

       Carrying a portfolio of business cards with you everywhere you go should be a habit. Having a variety of service providers to help out your circle of influence goes a long way. If you have the cards with you, it makes it easier to be the ‘go to’ person when someone needs help. I have also taken the time to add each service provider into my phone, emails included, this way, when someone needs the information, if I have used the cards I have, I still have their contact info at my disposal.
       Another way to promote other businesses is to engage with social media. Have you found and liked everyone’s Facebook page? Have you friended them? Do you follow them on Twitter? Have you written a recommendation for them on Facebook or LinkedIn? When was the last time you repinned something from their Pinterest account? These are all very good ways to shine light on the businesses that you do business with. Making these practices a part of your everyday routine will give you kudos with your clients for be a resource to them and other businesses for promoting them. Not to mention, it gives you something else to post out there so your audience sees you doing more than selling yourself. It really shows a lot of character when you put others before yourself, but don’t get me wrong, there are many personal benefits as well.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fire and Theft and TORNADOS!! OH MY!!

Everyone thinks it will never happen to them until it does. Don't let yourself "get caught with yer britches down". Make sure you have a backup of your backup and then;
1.) Make an excel spreadsheet of every item in your house (and otherwise too) that has  a value of more than $100. Make sure include important info like serial and model number as well as a picture of said item too. If you are the unfortunate soul with one of these horrific events in your future, you will be prepared. If not, you will still be prepared.
2.) Make digital copies of all vital documents. Taxes, Marriage Licenses, Social Security cards, Adoption paperwork, citizenship, birth certificates, a photocopy of each person's ID or DL... you get the picture!! These copies, even thought they are copies will save you a HUGE hassle that you really don't need if you already have "other issues" to deal with.
3.) Take your excel sheet, your digital copies and all your important photos and back them up to two hard drives. put one in a safety deposit box and the other into a fire box at your house.
I know we are all very busy people and this is a very time consuming task, but you can really save yourself some heartache for later if you get it done now while you can.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

HEY! Get your hands off my "STIK"!!!!

I keep seeing this all over my Facebook page, and frankly, it makes me sick. For me, it all goes back to privacy and rights. takes my privacy settings and throws them out the window. Once I give them the go-ahead, they run right over me and every one of my FB friends. STIK takes the personality out of FB and gives anyone that creates a STIK user account and is my FB friend (or a friend of a friend) access to my friendlist. Now, I don't know about you guys, but I definately have "friends" on my account that aren't "really" my  FRIENDS. No, I am not talking about you ;). There is that crazy old lady accross from my house that I just can't say no to even though I am sure she has a split personality. There is creepy Uncle Bob that we all try really hard to avoid at every family function, and there is the real creep that my Aunt Sue friended because she plays Farmville with him. So, please excuse me if I wouldn't refer every "friend" on my list to you, your Aunt Betty, and your "creepy Uncle Bob". I would rather keep my friends well protected from the sleazier side of FB.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Stop being a "tool" and get the right tool for the job!

Session Manager is such an awesome tool! I have actually started using this tool because I like to research different apps and tools for my clients (as well as myself) and this tool allows me to do it in my time without wasting time. What that means is, I can now start researching, and if I get engrossed and then have to leave in the middle and don't want my laptop in standby running my battery dead, I can now save my web browsing session and shut down my machine without loosing all my open tabs and interesting tidbits. WOOO HOOOO!!! Google Chrome is so awesome! By the way... this is only ONE of MANY different extensions for Google Chrome.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Precious in Their Sites

If you have children, or grandchildren, nieces, nephews, younger brothers, sisters, a neighbor kid, you get the picture, you really should heed this  particular tidbit because Lord knows all of them have a Facebook(FB) page. ANYONE who has a Facebook page should take note of this information. What could be so ever important you ask? Well, YOU and all the above are most important. When you have a FB account, it isn't private. The default settings are usually set to allow for optimum socialization. The problem with this rather considerate gesture made by the FB gods, is that it really isn't all that considerate at all. These settings leave you wide open for perusal by "everyone". Who is "everyone" you ask? Well, quite literally, it's everyone. Your mama, your dentist, the guy at the carwash down the street, the weirdo that was gawking at your teenage daughter at the local Starbucks. All these people are included in "everyone". So, to keep the weirdos out, you must change your settings.
Make sure you set all pertinent information to "friends". We don't want Suzy's "crazy Uncle Bob" to have access to all your little girl's pictures, her graduation date, her address, phone number..... kids will put the darndest stuff on their FB profile and in their posts.... you just never know who is reading them. If you aren't sure how to change these settings, I would be glad to help you. Give me a call anytime at 316-312-0419. Don't leave your precious children targets in their sites, the sites of the strangers on the internet.