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

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

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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What I’ve Learned After My First Weeks at an Agency

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

As I sit drinking coffee, I reflect on my first few weeks as Marketing Coordinator for MPD Ventures Company. Compared to my internship, my responsibilities have increased in number, in intensity, and in interest level. Not that my role as an intern wasn’t interesting, that is inherent in the work;…

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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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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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The Art of “Small Talk” at Networking Events (Part 1: Before You Arrive)

Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Over the years I’ve planned and attended hundreds of events as well as helped our clients do the same for hundreds more. For most folks it takes lots of practice (and a few awkward conversations or moments of silence along the way) to feel comfortable entering and chatting with a…

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