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Driving a van full of tiny dogs

Posted by Deidre Rienzo on

I had the opportunity to drive a rescue van full of adorable, tiny dogs from South Jersey to Pets Alive in New York State because I stepped away from the computer. It was part of a rescue for an amazing organization, Animal Aid USA, and I could not have been happier or more emotionally-moved during the experience. Why am I telling you this? Because I did this instead of working. Know why I love Ilise’s recommendation for avoiding overwhelm so much? Because it gives me permission to peace-out when I’ve completed my Rule of 3. My chiropractor has already told me,...

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The Round Up: Content Marketing + Networking Strategy in One

Posted by Ilise Benun on

Ryan Robinson’s Latest Round Up I love Round Ups — when someone asks the same question of a bunch of experts and compiles all the answers in one post. It’s a great content marketing strategy and an even better networking strategy — you’re giving exposure to others which garners good will, and connecting with them at the same time. You never know what can come out of that. That’s why I very rarely say no to this type of request. And as a result, I’ve been featured in 2 Round Ups in the past couple weeks — and am waiting for a link...

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Revolve Podcast #3: The “4 Ps” for Choosing Clients w/ Robert Prioleau

Posted by Ilise Benun on

Robert Prioleau of Blue Ion on how to sell if you hate selling For this 3rd episode in my special Revolve Conference series on the MarketingMentorPodcast.com, I welcome Robert Prioleau, Founding Partner and Strategy Director for Blue Ion, a brand experience agency based in Charleston, SC. Robert’s topic at Revolve is one that’s close to my heart, Selling For Those Who Hate Selling, but we actually talked about much more than that, from the importance of communication and how to figure out the right thing to say, to principles and criteria he uses to choose clients and projects for the firm. Plus he shared a few...

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6 Excellent Examples of LinkedIn Profiles of Designers

Posted by Ilise Benun on

Creating your own marketing materials shouldn’t be so hard. It’s what you do for your clients, so why can’t you do it for yourself? Maybe all you need is a few excellent examples to inspire you. They’re actually not all that easy to find, while bad examples are everywhere you click. That’s why I’m working on a new product to be launched for my annual Black Friday Sale (sign up for my Quick Tips to make sure you hear about it first). So here’s a sneak peek at one of the first videos: Excellent Examples of LinkedIn Profiles of Designers. The post 6...

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How I Prevent Overwhelm (QTMM 9/8/16)

Posted by Ilise Benun on

I live by the Rule of 3. I’ll tell you why (and I’ll follow the rule): 3 is manageable to digest — it’s orderly and never overwhelms. 3 efforts give you a stronger start than a measly 1. 3 gives you enough information to decide whether to proceed.  Three is the key to self discipline – limit yourself to no more than: 3 good tries – you know what happens when you try to do more 3 strong ideas – you know what happens when you try to implement more 3 small bites – you know what happens when you...

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