Tag Archives: Crystal Washington
This blog is coming to you love form the National Speaker’s Association national convention,Influence11, in Anaheim, California. One of the speaker’s, that not only inspired me, but also set me straight on personal branding, back in 2000 (when I first started my journey as a paid professional speaker) was Larry Winget Continue reading
I have been a member of National Speakers Association for over 13 years and only missed one National Conference. Every year I beg my Houston NSA friends to join me…it happened once 2008 in San Diego. My reoccurring dream over the years is to come to a National NSA convention with a group…have fun, learn a ton and then spend the rest of the year discussing a few of the concepts and ideas learned at the conference. Continue reading
A few weeks ago, Crystal Washington invited me to join her in a 30 day blog-fest. I accepted the challenge thinking it would be hard but doable. Well, I may have been wrong on the doable part! It is day 11, and I am so done! 19 more long days to go and I am not sure I have it in me! Continue reading
Today starts the 30 Day Blog Challenge that Crystal Washington recently proposed to our mastermind group – plus one. I am pretty excited because I want to be a more consistent blogger and seriously build up my subscriber base. And now I have been challenged to do just that! From time to time I will reference the blogs and ideas from the other members of this team. So let me introduce you to my 30-Day Blog Challenging Mastermind Group Plus One! Continue reading
Here are just a few things I have learned in the past few months from a Gen Y:
1. There’s a new world of communications out there- learn it, embrace it, and connect.
2. Stop talking and start listening. There are newer, quicker, better ways to do things.
3. Think green and stop printing out everything.
4. Spend money and invest in digital products like Go-to-Webinar, Camtasia, Prezi ,Screenr, and other cool tools…oh and you have to learn how to use them
5. Please don’t call and don’t waste your time leaving a message- text or connect through Facebook or Twitter
6. Give some ideas away but remember to value your time and charge accordingly. You will attract the people who value you and your message and let the others go.
7. Forget about pushing your ideas out there. Pushing is offensive and old-school. Today we are using social media to pull the audience to you. Start posting consistently.
8. This generation is not cynical- they love feedback, motivation, encouragement, and exciting projects AND they will put in the extra time if they are into it!
9. People want their information when they want it and where they want it…Make digital products (and we are.)
10. Respect your elders… Continue reading