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Awkward introductions are no fun!  And sniffing is out of the question... I agree with Deb and I also support Michael Port's mission to kill the elevator speech.  Our moms had the right idea when it comes to introductions:  Listen. Be polite. Be sincere. Make sure your fly is zipped up. (Okay, maybe that one was just my mom's advice!)

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/video/228267

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@treptalks I agree.  Failure comes with the territory.  Fail fast and move on...


10 months ago on Advice for Wannabes – 5 Ways to Break the Wantrepreneur Trap

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 @PaulaChaffeeScardamalia Yes!  Content is king!  Thanks, Paula...

1 year, 4 months ago on Dumbing Down Video: Why Content Matters More Than Quality

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 @KellyEckert Thanks, Kelly!  Glad to hear you got started.  The first few videos are always the hardest...

1 year, 4 months ago on Dumbing Down Video: Why Content Matters More Than Quality

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 @RichGallagher Thanks, Rich.  Happy Shopping!

 

1 year, 8 months ago on Your Holiday Video Shopping List

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 @JenKaneCo Yes!  The thing that helped me get over my camera-shyness was realizing that people are tuning in to get an answer or solve their problem.  They want content, so they don't care "who you're wearing!"  Thanks for the insights...

1 year, 9 months ago on 5 Lame Excuses Why You’re Not Doing Videos (And How to Start!)

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 @ycmendez Great point!  I look at it like learning to ride a bike.  Someone can teach you while you've got your "training wheels," then eventually you take off the training wheels and ride off into the sunset!

1 year, 9 months ago on 5 Lame Excuses Why You’re Not Doing Videos (And How to Start!)

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 @wilbhart Thanks, Wil!  Great seeing you last week and I look forward to seeing more video from you!

1 year, 9 months ago on 5 Lame Excuses Why You’re Not Doing Videos (And How to Start!)

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 @JohnAguiar That's the secret, John!  Just go do it!

1 year, 9 months ago on 5 Lame Excuses Why You’re Not Doing Videos (And How to Start!)

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Thanks, Catherine!  Another way to look at it is, "what happens on the web, stays on the web!"

2 years ago on Branding: Stamp Out AOBD for Good!

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Hi Gini:

I love this post! Aint words great?

However, I have to disagree with number three. As a Boston native, I am ethically and contractually required to use Irregardless. Maybe it's a local dialect thing - I'll have to check with Ben Affleck. Irregardless, I agree with everything else in your list...

3 years, 5 months ago on Grammar Pet Peeves

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Hi Katherine - I get what you're saying and I'm not sure it's a matter of being too sensitive. For me, the point is, if you are going to go to the trouble of engaging your customers or guests, why not go the extra step of making it personal? I think a little extra effort goes a long way. Just my two cents!

3 years, 8 months ago on How to Piss-Off Your Customers without Really Trying

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Ugh! Those "valued guest" letters are almost as bad as the "on-hold" messages that say "Your call is important to us." If it was that important, you wouldn't keep me on hold for 10 minutes and force me to listen to more commercials for your company!

3 years, 8 months ago on How to Piss-Off Your Customers without Really Trying

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