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allison.graham

Good-bye Boring Socks, Hello Socks that Start Businesses

As I put on my socks this morning, I couldn’t help but think “how boring”. They were just a simple pair of lady’s trouser socks. Sure I wore a nice pair of black dress pants and a very hot pair of Stuart Weiztman heels, but the socks themselves, well, they were a just ho-hum. One […]

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How to Avoid Event Overload.

Today’s column talks about the potential overload for events in London and gives some advice on how to choose (copied below). I’m curious, which events will you attend? How do you choose? Do you have specific criteria you use to target your efforts? GETTING CONNECTED: Professionals run the risk of overwhelming their schedules and their […]

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Adventures in Wardrobing

Navigating the ins and outs of a professional wardrobe during any season, especially summer, can be a real challenge for women. Over the last few months I’ve been learning about this very topic from Jo-Ann Fisher and the team at the women’s clothing boutique Fisher & Company and Accents by Fisher & Company.  The team […]

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Timing Online

Today’s column below …. What is your identified best time to reach your customers? Do you adjust your online networking to reflect this reality? Thanks to the new digital landscape, one of the most significant changes that businesses have to contend with is the expectation of 24-hour access. We’ve become a “now” society. Questions posed […]

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Converting Twitter to Sales

Companies are constantly questioning the ROI of social media, specifically when it comes to Twitter and how to turn 140 character micro-blogs into tangible sales.  There are examples of sales conversions every day, but as a company are you recognizing these opportunities and capitalizing on them? Social media offers you brand exposure and the opportunity […]

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8746 Choices Each Day

8746 choices in a day – give or take a couple thousand. That’s what the average person has to contemplate each day according to investigations done by the Chick-fil-A Leadercast organizers.  What’s influencing your decisions? Are your decisions aligned with your core values and leading you in the direction to success? These are the sorts […]

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Book Subtitle is official

Thanks for the awesome input as to the best book subtitle choice. Between comments on Facebook, Linked In, this Blog, Twitter, Email and old fashioned conversations, the result was overwhelmingly in favor of choice #3…so the title for my new book is…drum roll please: Business Cards to Business Relationships: Personal Branding & Profitable Networking Made […]

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Calling All Creative People: Cast Your Vote. Help Me Name My Next Book.

What’s the hardest part about writing a book? Naming it of course! Sure, there is the whole challenge of bringing 75,000 words together into a manuscript, but that’s already done. Then there is the editing. I’m sure the page mark-ups will be returned from my publisher soon. Granted, after 8 years of writing for the […]

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Navigating Holiday Parties

It’s a little late in the season to talk about holiday parties! Heck, most of them are done already, but wanted to share with you an interview I had with Darrin & Colleen from Vinyl 95.3. In the short segment, we cover some ideas for introverts at parties, connecting with the big boss and standing […]

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Canadians in Scottsdale, Arizona

Sure, Florida may be the traditional Ontario mid-winter get away, but for those who are willing to put in a couple extra hours of flight time, there is a desert waiting to welcome snowbirds and you won’t be disappointed. Granted, I’m not even close to being a snowbird, but even so, Arizona is my favourite […]

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