Don’t give up on being different

Do you worry that nothing can make your writing stand out from the rest of the pack? Here’s some inspiration for you from Roger Rosenblatt’s Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing: Eventually, we all tell the same stories, yet none of our stories sound like anyone else’s. Think of your […]

Webinar lessons from my annual webinars

Mastering the technology for my first webinar in 2014 was hell, as I have shared in “Tech tips for your educational webinar—learn from my experience.” Things have gotten easier since then, especially because I’ve stuck with GoToWebinar, but things can still go wrong. If you’re an infrequent webinar presenter like me, you can learn from […]

Out-of-office auto-reply: vacation necessity?

It’s summertime. Vacations abound, so you’d think that out-of-office auto-reply emails would be just as numerous. Think again. It seems as if they’re on the decline, just like the length of time that we see the sun now that we’ve passed the summer solstice. That’s frustrating for people like me. We could adjust our plans if […]

Writers, do you know when something’s wrong?

As a writer, can you recognize when something you’ve written doesn’t work? In Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing, Roger Rosenblatt says: Good writers always know when something is wrong with a piece. They may kid themselves for a while, but the mistake eats at them until they have […]

How I named my website—and the lessons for you

I’m reading One Perfect Pitch: How to Sell Your Idea, Your Product, Your Business—or Yourself. Author Marie Perruchet says, “Very often, a startup’s name tells much more about the company’s story.” That made me wonder, what does my naming story say—and what lessons might it offer for naming your financial services firm? Here are my lessons […]