PUBLIC SPEAKERS, TAKE NOTE…I DID!

Nancy Myrland All Posts 13 Comments

Do you give presentations as a part of your business?
Do you want to give presentations as a part of your business?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, one of these thoughts has probably come to mind:

I love to speak.
I hate to speak.
I want to love to speak.
I want to learn how to speak better.
I’m scared to death audiences …

GOOGLE PLUS: A LESSON FOR ALL OF US, INCLUDING GOOGLE

Nancy Myrland All Posts, Google Plus, Social Media 25 Comments

Over on Facebook, my friend and colleague, Tim Corcoran, a senior executive with Hubbard One, posted a link to an MSNBC Technolog story about Google+, which stated there was a 60% drop in use after a 1200% surge in users after opening up to the public in mid-September.
Tim said:
“I joined G+ the first week, but haven’t spent more than 10 minutes there since.  90% of …

DEAR CEO: LETTERS TO THE C-SUITE

Nancy Myrland All Posts, Staffing and Recruiting 6 Comments

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A few months ago, my friend Gini Dietrich invited several of her friends to contribute to an ebook called Dear CEO: Letters to the C-Suite from Experts on Vision, Culture, Community, and Integration.
First, thanks Gini!  What an honor to be invited.  I thought my Mom was the only one who thought I was an “expert!”  Now there are two of …

A LESSON FROM MY NEPHEW ABOUT 1ST IMPRESSIONS

Nancy Myrland All Posts, Client Service and Retention 9 Comments

I had the joy of spending a day with my 9-year old nephew, Isaiah, this week. My brother, Frank, who is a talented public speaker and wealth manager, was on a swing through Florida to see a few of his clients.  This was Isaiah’s week to go on a business trip with his Daddy.  I love that.
Isaiah and Frank …

BRANDING IN THE AGE OF SOCIAL MEDIA

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To discuss branding in the age of Social Media, one must first understand what branding is:
Let’s start with a brand.  What is it?
A brand is the set of characteristics, the personality, the way of doing business with you that is evident to anyone who does business with you, or who observes you.

It tells people who you are.
It tells people what …

DON’T FORGET THE SPECIAL TOUCHES

Nancy Myrland All Posts, Client Service and Retention, Social Media 6 Comments

Today I ran across a post I sent to the LMA, or Legal Marketing Association, listserve on December 5, 2008 in response to a post my friend and colleague Ross Fishman posted.
Ross was talking about how special it made him feel, in the midst of what was then an overflowing inbox, when a Partner at his former firm sent him …