The Value of Breakfast Networking Events: An Intern Perspective

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

In today’s blog we’re pleased to introduce MPD’s newest intern, Katherine Wilkes. A recent Texas A&M graduate (yes, we’re up to two Aggies for those counting), you’ll get to know her this fall as she works on supporting our client projects. While she has only joined us last week, she…

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An Evening with Bo Burlingham: How to Be a Small Giant

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

So, Monday evening I had an ultimate fan-girl moment: I attended the Grow With Purpose event that featured Bo Burlingham. Yes, that Bo Burlingham – the rock star small business writer of Inc. and Forbes fame as well as five books. I’ve been a voracious reader of his articles for…

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Together We Dine: A Candid Conversation on Race Relations

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Recently, I joined with Dallas-area leaders to embark on a candid discussion on race relations as part of the Year of Unity project event, “Together We Dine.” The brainchild of Reverend Richie Butler, Year of Unity is a collaborative movement among Dallas-area religious, business, civic, philanthropic, grassroots, and government organizations,…

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Focused, Fast & Fun: Our Q1 Recap

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

The old saying that time flies–and goes faster the older you are–certainly held true for Q1. My thanks to our fabulous team for your skills, dedication, creativity, and care and to our awe-inspiring clients who entrust us with their branding, marketing, and communication needs. Focus is a key success factor…

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Celebrating Attitudes & Attire’s 21st Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show

Friday, February 24th, 2017

A charitable event like no other, Attitudes & Attire hosted their 21st Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show today. Some 700 of us packed the Dallas Market Center to listen to powerful client stories, celebrate award winners, look at fashion, dine on a scrumptious veggie plate, and for a few lucky…

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What’s a gimbal? MPD’s newest way to keep up with fast-paced clients

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The videos and films we produce for you are about to get even better. Here’s why. Before Garrett Brown invented the Steadicam in the 1970s, bulky film equipment had to be mounted on dollies and pushed along tracks if the director wanted a smooth, natural shot. Besides the enormous amount…

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Grammar Errors, Funnel Cakes & Fun: MPD’s 11th Annual State Fair of Texas Outing

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

It’s fall in Dallas and everyone knows what that means (or in this case meant): State Fair of Texas. Our team at MPD Ventures Company scooted over on the last Friday it was open for our annual office fair day. We asked one of our fabulous interns, Hailee Binet, to…

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How to Use the 80/20 Rule for Your Twitter Strategy

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

Recently, I was collaborating with a client to support her Twitter content plans. Her goal was to streamline how to find, create, and curate great content to share with her followers that was the right blend of thought leadership and company promotion. Well that old 80/20 Rule we all know…

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The Art of “Small Talk” at Networking Events (Part 3: Exiting the Event)

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

We’ve made it to the final part of our blog series on networking events. With our first two posts you’ve prepped and chatted with the best of them. Now, let’s make sure you close the conversation and follow-up properly to keep the relationship going. Closing the Conversation Exiting a conversation…

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The Art of “Small Talk” at Networking Events (Part 2: Starting a Conversation)

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Last week’s post shared how to prep and arrive at an event. Today, we focus on the meatiest and most valuable area: what to ask and say during the event. How to Get Started REMEMBER: You already have one thing in common with every person in the room. You are…

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