Millennial confessions & mundane tasks you should master

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

How to address an envelope to a business/professional.

This should not be this hard. Wow. I know nothing. How am I going to survive as an adult? These were essentially the thoughts I had at work when tasked with figuring out the correct postage for a package. I looked it up online, reviewed a website, looked it up…

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What’s in a Word – One Word for 2018

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

MPD One Words for 2018: Peace, Profitability, Productivity, Positivity

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” – William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Words are funny that way. The associations we make between them and what they represent, whether or not there is any logical connection, makes them driving…

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“These are a Few of our Favorite Things”

Monday, December 18th, 2017

MPD Ventures happy holiday graphic 2017

Ahh…the holiday season. You know what they say (or sing, rather): “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Here at MPD, we’ve been reminiscing about some of our holiday memories and traditions and want to share our favorites with you. Paige Dawson Rodriguez What is your favorite holiday memory?…

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Mind Reading for Managers: It’s possible to create a culture that promotes engagement and productivity

Monday, November 27th, 2017

In today’s blog, MPD Ventures Intern Katherine Wilkes shares key takeaways from Pearson Partners International’s HR Roundtable event featuring Ignite Global. Mind Reading for Managers I recently attended a DFW HR Roundtable event hosted by our client Pearson Partners International. Our clients constantly create learning events for their respective industries –…

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Helpful, Free Resources for Small Business and Nonprofit Marketing

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

For small businesses and nonprofit organizations, free online tools and programs can be lifesavers for producing efficient and quality marketing. Most small enterprises have limited funds for paid software solutions, yet still have marketing needs to be met to woo customers, donors, volunteers, partners, and the like. Happily, this blog…

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Uncover & Share Your Story: The value of a key message workshop

Monday, October 16th, 2017

I met with Paige recently to discuss our social media marketing approach. I asked questions like how do we want to portray our brand? How often should we post? What kind of content should we post? And so on. The answer to many of these questions boiled down to who…

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Big Shoes to Fill: Lessons from Our Fathers

Friday, June 16th, 2017

Oh…dads. How can one person have so much knowledge and so many bad jokes at the same time? And yet, many of us have few sources of wisdom more valuable than our fathers. In honor of Father’s Day and all the men who have made a difference in our lives,…

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Meet the Team: Jamie Boelens

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Because our MPD team is blogging regularly, we wanted to give you an opportunity to know our bloggers better with a brief Q&A series that we will publish periodically. This week, we’re starting with our newest team member, Jamie Boelens. Tell us about yourself. Though an Oklahoma native, I was…

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Kindness in the Workplace: 4 simple ways to be kind (Part II of II)

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

This is the second entry of a two-part blog series on kindness in the workplace. In my first entry, we discussed social and business benefits reaped from genuinely caring for others. Like most things worthwhile, kindness can be an elusive concept. We all move so quickly these days that sometimes…

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Kindness in the Workplace: The Karma of Kindness (Part I of II)

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

This is the first entry of a two-part blog series on kindness in the workplace. The need for kindness in the workplace is a bit of a childish conversation to have, right? If you’re in the workforce, you must have some sort of redeeming qualities that got you past an…

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