Scrap It and Start Over!
(what not to do with your creaky website)

So you’ve had your website up for awhile, and let’s face it, it’s showing its age. Maybe you’ve had some major changes in your life and mission…maybe you’ve moved to a new address or joined up with a partner…maybe you’ve added some great new services and completely shifted the direction…

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What’s With These Bizarre Blog Comments?

If you’ve run a blog for any length of time, you’ve probably had at least one of those Twilight Zone experiences:  receiving comments  with little or relation to the topic of your posts or the focus of your blog, seemingly left by ethereal beings who enter their input without showing…

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Answering the Question Your Visitors Will Never Speak
(but they’re always asking)

My trial by fire as a writer came from a high-wired Technical Communications professor…a moonlighting novelist who loved coffee and hated Latinate -ize and -ization suffixes with equal passion. With our latest assignments pinned on the board, he’d read the first sentence of each one aloud, confront the writer, and demand,…

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Weaving the Magical Elements of a Powerful Web Presence

Whether you’re reworking your website or building a new site from scratch, you can be sure of one thing:  your audience is going to come in asking – “So what? Why does this matter? Why should I care? What does this have to do with me?” And if you can’t…

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Do You Get a Headache Just Thinking About Revising Your Website?

I’m really beginning to wonder if it’s in the water. Over the past few weeks, I’ve heard the questions from one business owner after another: I really need a website makeover…my site is an expense that’s not bringing me any business… I need to update my site content…it doesn’t reflect…

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Making Your First Meetings Memorable: Crafting a Powerful Elevator Speech

You know the “Oh, how…er…interesting” moment. It happens when someone at a networking mixer introduces himself saying something like this:  “I’m John Doe, and I’m lead widget wizard with United Widgets International.” What is United Widgets? What do they do? What does he do? How can you connect with him?…

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If You Want People Talking About Your Business – Get Out There And Speak!

So you’re a loyal regular at all the networking mixers and business builder groups…you’ve handed out your cards at more events than you can count..but have you stood at a podium to offer an educational talk about your field of business to the general public, and fielded their questions? If…

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