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Books are Marathons, Articles are Sprints. Sprint First

My stream of inquiries has picked up lately from business professionals who want me to ghost write their books.  YEAH!

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Don’t Be So Punny

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This Daily Show segment, while aimed at news shows, rings true for business communicators, too.

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Argh! Piracy in the Newsletter

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Perhaps you don't even realize you're a pirate. Most people committing acts of piracy don't realize they're stealing.

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Social Media: Ethics & Best Practices for Attorneys

Like financial professionals, attorneys bear the burden of using good sense and propriety online.  Would that everyone bore a similar burden! (but I digress).

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You’re Only Fooling Yourself

Last week, under the presumption of sending me St. Patrick's Day greetings, I got this from a life insurance agent who likes to pose as a financial advisor...This kind of crappy communications gives the insurance sector a black eye.

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Home Office Design Tips — From a Financial Advisor?

With financial reform and the worldwide economic meltdown on most everyone’s mind, sending a newsletter with fluff like this makes me question whether this advisor is in the loop or out to lunch. C’mon, talk to me about something you’re a credentialed expert in!

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Where’s the News in Your Newsletter?

My inbox is clogged with so-called newsletters from people who must have made a resolution to "communicate more" or "do more marketing" in 2010.

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Six Shortcuts to a Knee Whack

We all love shortcuts, but sometimes they backfire.

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Burned by Boilerplate

As we hurtle towards 2010 some financial advisors and life insurance agents keep communicating like it's 1999.

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Rant on Unsolicited E-newsletters

Little did she know when she sent me her UNSOLICITED NEWSLETTER what she'd be in for!  It came with this little disclaimer:

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