Speaking at a conference has many benefits – it helps you build your brand, establish yourself as a subject-matter expert, increase your professional network and open doors that can lead to new connections, jobs, referrals and much more.

I know a few things about speaking at conferences from my own personal experience but I also

Happy first day of fall! Here are 10 things you should do this fall to build your business and brand – all of which can be done by any business professional at any level.

  1. Google yourself and set up Google Alerts for your top clients and prospects
  2. Reevaluate your business’ goals for the year and

This is me public speaking.

I used to be the WORST public speaker. I would get so nervous and rely on my PowerPoint too much and had zero confidence.

I even once dropped all of my cue cards on the floor and had a really hard time going on because I lost my train of

Do you want to learn the secrets of effectively branding and marketing yourself?

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This end of summer/going into fall is the PERFECT time to

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Don’t sit back now take a break from marketing yourself. This is the PERFECT time to focus on your business development and branding efforts especially since many of your peers competitors may not be

You’re never going to feel 100% ready for anything – the job, the relationship, the big public speaking gig, the next challenge in your personal or professional life – but you should still DO it.

There are always reasons to say no but what if you said YES instead? What if you found a way

Join me for a free webinar on August 18 at 12:30pm on what you should do this summer to build your business and brand.

Don’t sit back this summer and take a break from marketing yourself! The summer is the PERFECT time to focus on your business development and branding efforts especially since many of

Here’s a guest post from business coach at Law Practice Queen Business Coaching LLC  Katie Lipp on three public speaking mistakes people make that you should obviously avoid. (Listen to her – she knows what she’s talking about!)

  • Not Focusing on Your Audience. Focus your content on what the audience came for – they

When I speak at conferences or conduct client trainings, I usually end my presentations with “homework” for attendees. While not actually required, I always suggest that attendees take the time to do these to-do items, because I always want to leave attendees with actionable takeaways they can implement right away to enhance their business and brand.

I know so many of you feel out of sorts right now (that includes me). Our daily routines have been thrown a huge curveball and staying home is our job right now to keep ourselves and others safe against the spread of the coronavirus.

That being said, this is not the time to stop marketing yourself or your firm. In fact, you want to be top of mind, and you can easily do that through the many online channels available to us – with LinkedIn being the most powerful social platform to build professional relationships. The key is to be helpful, non-boastful and to provide value-added content and information.

I am seeing the lines between our personal and professional lives become blurrier by the day as many of us want to be more connected to people in general. This may result in you receiving friend requests on Facebook and follow requests on Instagram from colleagues and clients – it’s up to you how you want to handle these but please always exercise caution with what you post on any social media platform, and stay away from discussing politics and religion.

In case you are looking for some “homework” in the marketing and business development area, here are a few ideas to keep you busy. Reach out to me with any questions.
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