Entrepreneur - Business Development Specialist, 25+ years assisting start-up and emerging market companies increase revenues and build market value.
Hey Jayme - love the new digs.. much cleaner and clear. Jon did an awesome job on your site ; )
5 months, 2 weeks ago on What’s Happening With @Soulati?
@Soulati | Hybrid PR @Howie Goldfarb @Mark_Harai You've gotta love peeps who live in the numbers - Cheers Howie! : )
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Digital Marketing Kicks My Ass
Jayme, those who are kicking digital marketing butt today started at the bottom and fought their way to the top... Yes, it's a bit more challenging to accomplish in the online space today; nonetheless, the only people who are going to make a dent in this space are the folks who overcome the obstacles and fight their way the top.
Hi Jayme : )
The first website that comes to mind who has used .ME for years is DannyBrown.me... Triberr and .ME seem like a match made in heaven - there are some powerful personal brands, bloggers in the community - good company to keep : )
6 months, 4 weeks ago on A Domain Extension About Brand And People
Hi, Jayme - most startups flounder because of [a lack of, no strategy/plan/ or zero budget] PR!
7 months ago on When Startups Flounder, Is PR To Blame?
Oh, man Jayme - this message is packed with golden nuggets that can change lives... You work will impact the world - you are a world class person, business mind, mother, et al! Thanks for sharing your heart here, miss : )
7 months, 1 week ago on Transform To Be A Leader
These are all helpful and insightful tips here, Jayme... The only way to really make a solid impression on social channels is to let your personality shine through... The social web is great for business if you're genuinely connecting with people and potential clients; otherwise you're just spinning your wheels :o
7 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Steps Using Social Media For Business Development
@KDillabough @Mark_Harai Agreed. It's the small percentage of "be of service" minded leaders who are building businesses worth talking about.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Want Business? Every Person Is One Of These
Successful business is about attitude, how you see the world, how you treat people - and what you have to offer it... Like attracts like in this world, and if you're not getting the results you would like to see in your business, there's only one source of every problem & barrier that's holding you back... It's staring back you everytime you look in the mirror.
I just love the way you think, Kaarina - CHEERS TO YOU!
You always have a diverse line up of content here, Jayme... It keeps me coming back for more; I learn something new everytime I visit... Cheers to your work, miss!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Authenticity On The Path To Professional Blogging
@KDillabough @Mark_Harai I'm always available to support your work - just make sure you ping me when you publish : )
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Are You “Social” In Real Life?
Hi, Kaarina - you always share life-enriching tips that inspire good in people. Being aware of those around you requires that you step out of you own 'little-world' and see the big one that's all around you. It puts in a position of leadership and service. You always inspire me - thank you for that. Cheers to you and your work, miss : )
@Faryna Hey, I feel you bro - hope all is well in Stans World - best to you and yours in 2014, sir!
7 months, 3 weeks ago on I Married My Blog
Digital is a way to 'expand our world' and connect 'who we are' with much more of the universe.
Like attracts like. Everyone in our life is merely a mirror of 'who we are' at the core.
When we begin to focus on the people instead of the tools, technology, schedules and doing all of those things the gurus tell us needs to be done in order to be successful - that's when you will resonate with those you can help the most...
We get past barriers in life by recognizing our oneness with people in our lives and purposefully joining hands with them to help each other accomplish the vision within.
We are one... After all, that's what marriage is, right?
Congratulations, Jayme - you haven't even scratched the surface... Yet! : )
8 months, 1 week ago on The Happy Friday Series: Celebrating One Year!
Great insights in this post, Jayme... The media landscape is changing rapidly, and therefore its more important than ever for business owners to recognize the shift and adjust their strategies accordingly... BOOM!
8 months, 1 week ago on National Business Media, PR And Newtonian Theory
Hi Jayme - blogging, like business, is a process and process of self-discovery, learning by doing, and getting experience and know-how to actually do it successfully. That's the difference between those who stick with things, commit to making them happen, and those who find it too hard, too difficult and quit.
It happens with all things in life... The gold is always at the end of the tunnel for those who commit to 'who they are' and letting nothing in life prevent their light (gifts, talents, purpose) from shining through.
It's anything but easy, or everybody would be doing it... I'm excited for you, and the lives your going to impact through your work.
Cheers to you, miss!
8 months, 1 week ago on Your Blog, You and 2014
@dbvickery Hi, Brian - thanks a bunch for your generous support... Let's elevate things in 2014, shall we? : )
Merry Christmas to you and yours, sir!
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Social Marketing Man Of The Year @Mark_Harai
@AlaskaChickBlog I love my friends on the social web : ) Man, you're an inspiration, Amber, your words always move me... And love the Campfire Chats as well!
Cheers to another great year of growth and successes in 2014 - let's take the next level!
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Social Marketing Man Of The Year @Mark_Harai
That Sharon gal gets around... Nothing but a solid business mind and heart as big as her country. Thanks so much, Sharon!
Life is about learning, improving, growing, and becoming - - - Aware of the awesome life, unique gifts and super power talents we've all been given to make a difference... In whatever we are moved to make a difference in.
Big love for you, Jayme - and our whole team/ family - it's going to be life changing, challenging, and it's going to stretch you (us) so much so, that you'll have nothing but space to fill with happiness and fulfilment.
I don't know, but just writing and envisioning that makes me very happy!
Cheers to you and the work you do - it's inspires me! : )
8 months, 4 weeks ago on The Happy Friday Series: How Is Happiness?
@timbo19731 I'm in, Tim - and I don't miss a post from you, I've just really had my head down building the foundation of my business :o
Let's take 2014 to the next level!
Happy Holidays - cheers to you and yours! : )
9 months ago on Social Marketing Man Of The Year @Mark_Harai
Oh, funny thing on the Triberr reblog feature - I was speaking with Dino about the plan I had for BloggerBeat before I started to build it, and he actually suggested the reblog feature, so I went down that road, and it worked beautifully... Now it's time to start injecting our personality and fingerprints into the content we publish... What do you think?
Jayme, I really don't know what to say... I'm at a loss for words. This is so very kind of you.
If I've learned one thing over the years, it's that business is people and personalities. Every business has a personality established by the owners/ founders that runs thick through the business.
Building business is all about building people - and what I'm learning a great deal about at this late stage of my life is that aligning with right fit employees, suppliers, customers, et al is key to sustainable growth and profits.
I used to look hard at bottom line revenues and profits to base my decisions... The individuals who could get my to where I needed/ desired to go the fastest got my attention. This is where the disconnects, bad partnerships, and just wrong fit people can have a huge negative effect on your business.
To realize and live your vision, you have to align yourself from the bottom up! The foundation of "who you are" and "why you do what you do" drives everything else...
When you skip this part from the beginning, you're basically doomed! Soooo many businesses neglect to establish a strong foundation to build on, which only leads to disappointment and failure. Successful business is more than just making money.
Once you have your foundation identified and established, then, and only then can you build long term success.
Your employees, suppliers and customers become more like partners of your business. And this will ultimately enable you to provide services and products that serve the interests of the whole.
It's energy, aspirations, and life-long vision/ goals of people aligned to good in the world through business.
There are many pressing issues in the world we all face today, and I want to be involved with the folks who are progressively doing something about it.
Thank you so much for your generosity, support and friendship, Jayme - you're an inspiration, miss! :)
As I read this, is occurred to me that we are creatures of habit.
If you're angry and pissed off at the world, it took practice to get there. Now you're just automatically an ass.
To create new habits and tap into joy and happiness, you have to do it purposefully.
You have to create new habits and thought processes that transform you from a self-centered jerk into a thoughtful aware being who see's the opportunity, love, adventure, and happiness that rights in front of them.
More than anything else, happiness is a decision.
Happy Holidays to you and yours, Lori...
I have big love for you - thank you for being a part of my life, it's much appreciated, miss!
9 months, 1 week ago on Is There a Short Cut to Happiness?
Man, I went through the EXACT same scenario in another life in my very first business. Hairball. It really caused me problems for a few years until the IRS released me from liability. Turns out the accountant had done this to several businesses and went to prison as a result.
In respect to the other situation. I would have done the same thing. People around me whom I trust and respect will ALWAYS get the benefit of the doubt. I'm scrappin'!
Sometimes people let us down. They let themselves down.
I also admire how you dealt with it publicly. Come clean, admit error, and apologize.
That's what great leaders do. They except full responsibility. The buck always stops with them. That's a leader I would follow.
Hopefully the individual in question will learn and grow from this mistake, and live up to the trust you extended them in the first place... Nobody is perfect.
Any business owner or professional worth their weight has gotten there by learning from their mistakes and improving as a result.
Happy Holidays to you and yours, Gini! : )
9 months, 1 week ago on When a Leader Learns of Unethical Behavior
@AlaskaChickBlog @Mark_Harai The feelings are mutual, Amber... You are one cool chick! Thanks for sharing your heart through your work online... It's cool to 'feel' your work - awesomeness, miss! : )
9 months, 3 weeks ago on The Happy Friday Series: Alaska Chick
Amber always inspires, and if you're chilly, she always has a roaring fire to reflect about the journey to date and dream about the awesome things to come.
Thank you for being you, Amber - it's really a pleasure to be connected, and on this journey with you.
A big CHEERS to Alaska and her beautiful people : )
9 months, 4 weeks ago on The Happy Friday Series: Alaska Chick
Happy Anniversary, Barbara! And cheers to many more years of growth and friendship : )
9 months, 4 weeks ago on Three Years Of Blogging
@Soulati | Hybrid PR @Mark_Harai Geesh, I just realized I didn't even say, "hey Jayme!" Need to slow my roll, haha!
10 months ago on $2.8 Billion; Ponder That Starbucks
Greed and drive for profits often get in the way of solid core values, meaningful purpose, and enriching the lives and communities business desired to serve in the first place... As Sharon points out, the old way of doing business is no longer, and a new standard of doing business will set the tone and course for doing business in the new global economy...
Happy anniversary, Lori! : )
10 months, 2 weeks ago on It’s the Third Anniversary of Life, for instance!
Most of what they speak is gobbly goop! :o
But, point well taken : )
Happy Monday, Jayme!
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Janet Yellen Messaging Delivery To Be Tested By Senate
Jayme, I love the work you do, and having had the opportunity to work through a client campaign with you, it's very clear that you sharp as a tack, and this info can help business owners tremendously with their perception in the marketplace.
Congrats to your work - your one of the hardest working professionals on the social web, and your payoff is right around the corner.
Solid hard work pays dividends!
11 months, 1 week ago on How To Message Map E-Book Debut
@ginidietrich @Mark_Harai The regrets you pointed out here (experience) provides the necessary ingredients that ultimately form the concrete in every business foundation.
It's a foundation that can be applied to run ANY business profitably.
If you waited 8 more years to get started, you be just as ignorant as when you started the first time.
It's unavoidable, and necessary experiential learning and training.
11 months, 1 week ago on Experience: The One Business Regret I Have
@ginidietrich @Mark_Harai Most people are so scared by that, they never even imagine, think or attempt such things... But here's the thing, I just see humans all connected in some way, and no matter how small or big of an impact your business is having, your in many ways touching the whole. Innovative business are contributing to shaping the future... Your words and vision are impacting hundreds, thousands of people, many who run very powerful companies on the planet... Your skill-set in business is communicating and influencing people (humanity). I think it's safe to say that if most people were on the roller coster you've been on in business the last several years, it would scare the hell out them! :o
The greatest business leaders in the history of the world ALL LEARNED FROM EXPERIENCE - - JUST LIKE YOU.
Until you do it yourself, you don't know squat, spit, nada.
It takes extraordinary determination, commitment, drive, and sheer will to build successful businesses... Without this, you would never survive the hairball near-death situations encountered along the journey.
This is a human "what-you're-made-out-of thing" - not so much a how much you know thing...
To be extraordinarily successful in businesses, you have to be tempered by fire to withstand the heat brought on by accepting responsibility to lead.
Most human beings cannot endure the uncertainty and risks associated with building the future for the rest of humanity.
Nor do they have the confidence and belief it takes to actually pull it off.
I would never do business with people who have not navigated the rough and treacherous waters called business and successfully conquered her at least a few times.
Building businesses takes real courage - and I believe is among the most rewarding things a human-being can do with their life - because through it, you can improve lives, and contribute to making a better future for those you serve.
I can't think of a better reason to be in business, can you?
Cheers to you, Gini!
P.S. - Your sharing buttons are not working, Jayme...
11 months, 1 week ago on How To Get Capital Against Online Advertising Futures
I love this write up Jayme, and Hanna - love your business model - cheers!
BAM! Great insights on automation, Ken - thanks for sharing them! I am going to keep these tips in mind as I spread my wings and dabble with automation.
It beats hitting a tree! :o
11 months, 2 weeks ago on 10 Truths about the Proper Use of Social Media Automation
I tried tweeting this twice... it's the same share button Jayme uses on her blog and it rarely works - just FYI :o
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Are You in Pain?
I'm not familiar with the techniques described in your blog post, but it sounds really exciting, Lori - heading over to take a look - cheers! : )
Hey, all of your share button worked the first time! :o
11 months, 2 weeks ago on E-Commerce For The First Time
Man, when are you going to get serious with your work?
You da man, Scott! I know who'll I'll call when I'm ready to do that stuff!
It's great to watch you work, Jayme... Fat chance we'll ever see you sleeping anytime soon :o
These are great tools, tips and insights, Jayme! I really need to take a closer look at Cision's tool box : )
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Blogging Is No Longer Enough
Thanks for the update, Phil - I was having some issues with some kind of pharmacy spam/hacking - my tech assures me he has removed the problem... Shared around the horn! ; )
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Black Hat SEO And Your WordPress RSS Feed
I've tried sharing this article, but there seems to be something wrong with your share buttons :o
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Who’s Monetizing Online?
Me, me, me... I want in :P
Everything I've accomplished in business has been the result of building and leading teams... It's not the only way, but it's the way I've always rolled, and the right team can change the world!
Cheers, miss! : )
@AdrienneSmith Hey, it's not easy being an "engagement superstar." I don't care what anybody says, it's so much hard work to passionately invest yourself into the lives of others... Like you do!
I'm sorry, there just aren't many built for that, and most don't have the desire nor substance to enrich their own lives, let alone others.
You have a wonderful gift, Adrienne - and it's awesome to watch you work!
At the end of the day, you get out what you put in... There have certainly been seasons that I was a lot more active on comments. I invested everything I am in the process, and it led to many friendships I value, including you, Adrienne... I understand just having you in my stream makes it better. Along with the other like-minded beautiful people we call friends.
Now that the social web has become a primary focus for my business aspirations, I work a lot more and have to deliver results for everyone I'm responsible to and for. My business model is a bit different than yours (jealous:).
It has lead to less time spent in the comment section of blogs, including my own... I am hoping to get more active - - and have been investing time there again lately.
It's funny, I still read all of the same blogs I have in the past, and I would love to dive in to some comments - but I will tell you, it takes work.. your best work to add value to any conversation.... It's not "hey, nice blog post,' dippy stuff... I've spent an hour writing a dang comment before :o
If commenting is a strategy for you, do your best work there! That's where life-changing connections and relationships are happening, but only if you invest your best.
Cheers, Adrienne! : )
1 year ago on No Comments On The Blog!
@belllindsay @Mark_Harai BOOM! Start to a great week - thanks for setting the tone, miss! : )
1 year ago on Step Outside Your Comfort Zones…Online and Off
There's something about keeping it simple and delivering the goods at the end of the day!
Cheers, Ken! : )
1 year ago on Customers Don’t Think Like Marketers