A Fresh Take on Award Ceremonies: How to Engage Attendees Throughout

Recently, I penned a blog on insights from 24 Women in Technology winners. I attended the annual Dallas Business Journal event to support a friend and client, Dr. Patricia Connolly of SMC Squared. (Read about her here…she is a rock star.) In today’s blog, I’ll share my event execution takeaways…

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Relationships, Grit & Joy: 24 Women in Technology Leaders Share Advice to Next Generation

Earlier this month I cheered on the Dallas Business Journal’s 2019 Women in Technology award winners. The annual event celebrates 24 women in the Dallas-Fort Worth who are leaders in technology and a lifetime award for Valerie Freeman. We celebrated their achievements in areas of artificial intelligence, database development, hardware,…

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Does Your Story Come to Life on the Digital Stage? Or, Is Your LinkedIn Profile Past Its Prime?

Executives understand the power of connections and building relationships to win business and grow their company. It’s why successful CEOs, owners and executives invest time to visit customers, attend conferences and get involved in local events. These in-person, face-to-face meetings are the hallmark of successful business leaders since the dawn…

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Stay on Top of Your Game-Keep Your Website Maintained

Maintain Your Website

It is dizzying how quickly technology evolves. Case in point? The way we consume music has changed dramatically over time. Vinyl records ruled as kings until the portable 8-track came along, only to eventually be replaced by cassette tapes. Later, CDs rose to fame (because who has time to be…

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Maintaining Control of Your Social Media Profiles: A Guide for Small Business Owners

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If you’re a small business owner with a company social media presence, chances are you have a designated team member who manages those profiles—handling the posting, shares, follows, etc. Or, if there isn’t a team member with the time or skill set to manage your social media, perhaps you outsource…

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Stories Worth Sharing: The Making of a Video Testimonial

In a recent blog, our video whiz-in-residence Chris Kelley shared some guidelines on harnessing the power of video. Today we’ll take a look at one of the most common and effective ways we help clients leverage video: testimonials. You can talk about your company and its strengths all day, but…

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How to Make Selling Child’s Play – Employing the 5 Ps & the Art of Improv

You’ve seen it—and probably admired it—those business owners, developers and sales folks who make the sales process appear effortless, fun, engaging. They build rapport, connect on an individual level, exude energy and inspire trust—and they don’t have a scripted sales pitch. It’s so smooth that you don’t realize you’re being…

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Filling the Swag Bag: Some Tips and a Few of Our Favorite Things

We support many client events—from tradeshows to customer appreciation parties to air shows. The types of events and guests really run the gamut. One thing we’re often tasked with is coming up with ideas for swag/giveaway items. Since it’s something that comes up multiple times each year, we thought it…

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Harnessing the Power of Professional Video

At MPD Ventures, we help you get your story told. We accomplish this through traditional media outlets—newspapers, magazines, and local news stations, through social media, and through other proven and optimized marketing strategies. And we help you tell your stories through multiple media formats—including highly influential and polished professional video….

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Fundraiser Roundup: Promoting Race Relations & Self-Sufficiency for Women

February was a special month for us at MPD Ventures, as we had the privilege to be involved in two large-scale fundraisers for non-profits that are close to our hearts. Giving back through pro bono work and support of local charities has been a fundamental part of MPD’s mission since…

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