#140Conf Small Town

Just as I finished backing the fully-packed, 14-foot moving truck into my parents’ rural Missouri driveway on Sunday afternoon, I received an email on the iPhone in my lap from Becky McCray, the subject line of which read, “Your speaker proposal is approved”. Practically bouncing out of the moving truck in … Continue reading

MilliGFunk on Tiny Business, Mighty Profits Radio

Thanks to Russ Henneberry for interviewing me for this week’s Tiny Business, Mighty Profits Radio show. (You might remember Russ from this post about the great people at the Show Me the Blog conference in October.) During our interview, Russ asked me some great questions about marketing, business branding, personal … Continue reading

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Riverfront Times Point & Clique Awards

Dear Readers, I feel like I’m running for high school student council all over again, but let’s face it: I rocked those high school student council elections. I used all the best glitter, all the catchiest and least predictable slogans (a favorite was “Broccoli is good for you. So is … Continue reading

A Blogger Without Internet

I’m a blogger. I’m a social media advocate. I’m a freelance writer for online and print publications. I’m a full time director of marketing for a large organization by day, and yet I don’t have access to the internet when I’m at home at night. When I tell you that I … Continue reading

Learning a Thing or Two from the Boomers

I had the opportunity this week to participate in a very traditional business seminar focused on growth strategies and marketing. What a contrast this seminar was to the other two marketing conferences I’ve attended this fall; Market St. Louis and Show Me the Blog. It’s no secret that I’m a … Continue reading

Show Me the Blog St. Louis – It’s the People!

Prior to speaking at Show Me the Blog St. Louis I saw a few tweets and blog posts from other attendees offering advice on what to do, what to bring, and what to expect out of a first blogging or social media conference. In the last year, I’ve found myself … Continue reading

Show Me the Blog St. Louis Pre-Conference Mixer

On Friday night, October 22nd, Show Me the Blog St. Louis offered conference speakers, panelists and attendees a pre-conference mixer at a new space in downtown St. Louis: St. Louis Coworking. Let me first say how much I love the space that St. Louis Coworking is in. I’m a huge … Continue reading

LinkedIn Customer Service Kudos

Many of you probably saw my September 24th post about the aggressive cold calls I received from a sales person who found my contact information on LinkedIn, called my office twice and sent an email to my personal email account. I contacted LinkedIn Customer Support on Thursday, September 23rd – … Continue reading

Market St. Louis

On Thursday, October 7th, I’ll be one of several speakers presenting at Market St. Louis, an internet marketing conference designed specifically for small business owners. If you’re a business owner who’s interested in maximizing your business’s online presence, using social media to promote your business, or improving your business’s search engine rankings, … Continue reading

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