best practices

How to Give and Receive High-Quality Referrals

How to Give and Receive High-Quality Referrals

Referrals are perhaps the most efficient way to get new business and establish yourself as a problem solver. In this post, I show you how I interact with people when I give and receive a referral and what I do to stay connected and valuable after the fact.

The #1 Networking Mistake Amateur LinkedIn Users Are Making

The #1 Networking Mistake Amateur LinkedIn Users Are Making

LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool for serious business people, but many users are making the big mistake I talk about in this post and in doing so limiting their professional standing and income.

The 4 Phases of a Book Project

The 4 Phases of a Book Project

Too often authors approach me about developmental editing after they've had their manuscripts copy and line edited. This is disheartening because they've wasted time and money.

In this post, I walk you through the four phases of a book project, focusing on the types and order of editing. I also talk about exceptions to the rule and how you can improve your chance of capturing the attention of a literary agent.

Establishing Boundaries on Social Media

Establishing Boundaries on Social Media

Establishing social media boundaries is critical to the success of your brand.

Do you have a social media strategy, and does it articulate who (or the types of accounts) you will connect with on various social media platforms?

I designed this post to help you identify and correct areas where your social media practices are working against you if you are trying to enhance your credibility as a professional*.