Instagram Enriches Online to IRL Experiences

Instagram Enriches Online to IRL Experiences

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Social Media | No Comments

IRL. In real life we’re busy. It’s messy. It’s far from perfection. It’s important to remember that what we see online in our social media feeds – shiny, happy people – is not the full story. In my fourth in the series of Insta Exploration posts, I’m exploring the relationship of real life and online engagement. I’m […]

Under the Influence of Instagram

Under the Influence of Instagram

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Social Media | No Comments

In my earlier Insta Exploration posts, I highlighted how to create an Instagram account and manage its content (see: An Appetite for Insta) and dove into the why of its relevancy (see: Instagram Serves Up A Shared Experience). Now it’s time to talk about the who of Instagram — the influencers or the #InstaInfluencers. I’m […]

Six Shifts in Social Innovation

Six Shifts in Social Innovation

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Event Recap | No Comments

Coming off of two intensive days at the Social Innovation Summit with 650 changemakers from across the country, I’m equally excited and overwhelmed. I’m excited because I feel I like I found my tribe. I’m overwhelmed because I don’t yet know where to start to address the change I want to see in the world. […]

Choose to MATTER

Choose to MATTER

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Learning | No Comments

We’ve evolved. From June 2015 to May 2016, our Women Connected (or RMCMSP – an acronym for Real Mom’s Club MSP) group focused on personal and professional growth. We deconstructed then reimagined ourselves with an infusion of our childhood dreams and reinvention at the forefront. Our group of eight then took an eight month break […]

Pre-PR: Create Your Assets, Craft Your Story

Pre-PR: Create Your Assets, Craft Your Story

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Content Creation | No Comments

Whether you’re at the onset, midway or close to completing your online fundraising for your new business venture, it’s never too early to embrace the basics of public relations to understand how you can set yourself up for initial and ongoing success. As you may suspect, modern day public relations is so much more than […]

How to Respond to a Home-based Business Invite

How to Respond to a Home-based Business Invite

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Learning | No Comments

Get your pants from CAbi, your jewelry from Stella & Dot, your stylish bags from 31, your skincare from Rodan + Fields and your nutritional products from The Wellness Company. The rise of these type of businesses find us invited into conversations and requests of our time, attention and dollars more frequently than ever before. […]

How to Build a Strong and Intentional Email List

How to Build a Strong and Intentional Email List

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Resources | No Comments

In the flurry of start-up mode, you’re consumed with building relationships and cultivating your network. Being intentional about adding those contacts and brand ambassadors to your email list is one of the best ways to ensure those relationships continue to grow and thrive. Your email list is a tremendous asset. It will serve as your […]

Instagram Serves Up A Shared Experience

Instagram Serves Up A Shared Experience

Posted by on Jan 14, 2017 in Blog, Social Media | No Comments

I’ve been dishing with friends about Instagram attributes since a recent Social Media Breakfast (#SMBMSP). The breakfast event focused on bacon (a must!) and Instagram, a platform that hosts 600M users, and prompted my first post in a series of Insta Exploration, An Appetite for Instagram. In that post I covered the how to’s of an Instagram account: brand […]

The Elements of OTA

The Elements of OTA

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Event Recap | No Comments

What binds the tri-state area of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota together? The obvious answer on the surface is OTA — all of these states end in O T A. When we dig deeper and consider the elements of OTA,  a seven-year venture supported by The Bush Foundation and focused on creatives and community changemakers, […]

IgniteMpls: More than Millennial Flannel

IgniteMpls: More than Millennial Flannel

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in Event Recap | No Comments

I brought a newbie to IgniteMpls. And from the show of hands from the crowd poll of 900, many others did too. Experiencing the event with someone coming in fresh reignited my fondness of this format — 18 presenters, 5 minutes each with 20 slides that advance on auto pilot every 15 seconds, whether the […]