Leaps of Learning

I'm a guest blogger over at the DC Parenting Coalition Blog! They asked to reblog "A Mother's Embrace," which I wrote after coming home from the NICU with Little Elf. Yay for seeing my writing somewhere else!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...more

Book Review @ Askdavid

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Be The Person Decision Makers Love to Hire and Promote!

Have you ever noticed that some professional women seem to get the best projects, clients, contracts and assignments, and their work is always in demand? Business women looking to move up must be constantly reinventing themselves, determining what skills they possess, acquiring those they need, and broadening their professional goals. Human resource professionals agree that executives consider the following skills and attitudes among the most important in promoting professional growth:...more

Book Promo: What NOT to Do

Google “writing forums” and set up profiles at as many of these as you can. Don’t worry if the focus is on different genres from yours –you’re giving them a chance to broaden their tastes,  the way you do when you send your collection of stories, say, to publishers who do not publish story collections.See where they ask for “occupation” in your profile?  They WANT you to promote yourself, so lie a little....more

Turning Oops into Opportunity

Everyone has sent out an email with either a mistake or omitted important information. We’re only human and that’s part of our nature. So what happens next? A second email is immediately sent out following the first blast that corrects the previous mistakes....more

Creative Ideas for Advertising During the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing and shoppers are hurrying to get what they need for family dinners, office parties, and other holiday events. How can you capture more of their business? Here are a few creative ideas for advertising during the holidays. • Take advantage of community newspapers to advertise special holiday events your store or organization is having. These publications are free to consumers and advertising is low cost....more

Twitter and the Mardi Gras Effect

Givin It Up: Twitter and the Mardi Gras EffectWhen I blogged on Mardi Gras that I was contemplating giving up sex for Lent (for the second year in a row), I had no idea the prospect would be met with such keen interest....more

Finding My Way In An Economic Downturn

By Guest Blogger, Tamara Arbeiter I was recently laid off from my job. The Record of Employment I just received in the mail stated “Economic reasons” for my departure.  As company policy goes, I was asked to leave immediately.  Comforted only by the fact that a handful of very senior executives were also laid off that day, I packed up my desk, grabbed my kids’ photos and artwork and left, without time for goodbyes....more

Tamara, one of the best things about being a woman who has had a successful career and who ...more

Why Marketing to Women is Smart Marketing

In the past, big ticket items like cars were deemed male and smaller ticket items like groceries were female. Therefore, marketing efforts were usually directed toward one sex or the other. All that has changed in the modern consumer world, however. Women now do most of the purchasing in just about every sector. For almost every business, there are several reasons to direct all kinds of marketing, be it TV commercials, brochures, or internet ads, towards women. ...more