The Power of Professional Branding

Branding at a High Level My initial thoughts of branding are of companies large and small. Popular brands, like Coca-Cola and Nike, can linger in the minds of customers for a lifetime. Logos, websites, social media profiles, and company email domains all have the task…

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TALENTMEDIA – Which Witch is Which?

At the end of a recent episode of Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak mentioned that the gameshow’s online shop sold stationery. He went on to say that a lot of people don’t know how to spell the term, because it is pronounced the same way…

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LIFE AFTER THE CAP AND GOWN: THOUGHTS FROM A WORKING MILLENNIAL

The Sky is the Limit! This is part two in a series. Senior year of college is a bittersweet time. No more spring or summer breaks, professors constantly reminding us to complete a project, or seeing our friends daily. College isn’t real life; it’s a…

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TalentMEDIA – Stay on Top of the Digital Game

Most people say they can’t tell by looking at me (I’ll take that as a compliment), but I’ve been in the publishing business for 28 years now. I’ve done everything from marketing to copyright permissions to proofreading and editing and now I’m doing graphic design…

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Life after the Cap and Gown: Thoughts from a Working Millennial

Hire me! This is part one in a series. From the time high school students walk off the graduation stage, they are bombarded with the question, “What do you plan on studying and doing with your life?” We come up with a different answer every…

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TALENTMEDIA – Exercise Your Brain!

Happy New Year! As is typical at the beginning of each new year, just about every other commercial on TV, in magazines, on billboards, and online will be about getting fit for the new year. Phrases like “Get Fit,” “Get Active,” “Join Now,” and “New…

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TalentMEDIA – 20 More Days Until Christmas

Are you one of those people who waits until the last minute to go holiday shopping? Do you have creative family and friends who are hard to shop for? If you’re like me, you hate to give gift cards to everyone. You want to give…

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Part 3: Passion Is a Side Effect of Mastery

This is part 3 in a 4-part series from “Do What You Love” Is Horrible Advice.   “The myth of the virtuoso is also a problem,” says Cal Newport, Georgetown University professor and author of So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion…

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TalentFIT – Say Goodbye to Your Thanksgiving Sweatpants

Recipe for the perfect Thanksgiving: family gathered, the Macy’s parade on TV, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and … sweatpants. The celebration has easily become one of the most gluttonous holidays of the year. According to research from the Calorie Control Council,…

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Part 2: Passion Takes Time

This is part 2 in a 4-part series from “Do What You Love” Is Horrible Advice.   The “hobby” passion is much different from the kind of passion you hope to find in your business career. “Producing something important, gaining respect for it, feeling a…

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