Weekend Reading: My fav’s from this week: 4/16/10

Posted by Heather Villa, CMA, MBA, MSM on April 16, 2010 in: Weekend Reading

Can Your Choice of Photography Be Hurting Your Brand? – There are countless stock images floating around online, and while as beautiful as they are – how powerful is that same photo if my readers have seen it used numerous times? Don’t get me wrong, stock photos are still great to use, but when you are trying to create a brand for yourself, or make a bold statement to separate yourself from the others, do you really want to use a stock photo?

All The World’s A Stage In Marketing – With so many people writing blogs and articles online how is it possible to write about a topic you know at least another thousand people have already wrote about? It’s all in the delivery baby! You need to make sure that the information you are communicating to your readers, followers, and net promoters is catchy and memorable! Lisa Barone discusses the importance of keeping your readers entertained and engaged in the words you write while not being obnoxious. This article also has a ton of really great links and references.

How to Select the Right Domain Name – Every Tuesday Karyn will be answering questions on how to grow your business and will be posting the answers and suggestions via video. Last Tuesday’s video discusses the importance of a web domain and how to make sure you are selecting the proper name to use to brand yourself or your business.

[Video Biscuit] Chloe Meets the iPad – Too Cute!!! We all do it. We buy a new electronic toy and find some way to annoy or torment our pets! Watch and see Chloe the Corgi explore Daddy’s new iPad!

Being the Follower – As a Virtual Assistant how can you stand out and be a cut above the rest? In some cases it is good to be the follower, take the advice or instruction from the client and follow through. In other cases you may come across something that is not really the best fit for the situation even though it is what the client instructed you to do. In this instance you should shift from being the trusted follower and take a lead to help make things more efficient.

7 Ways To Hone Attention, Insight And Creativity – This article is powerful enough to change your life. Jonathan devoted this blog entry to providing us with some awesome reference materials in order to help us focus and relax. And when life gets a little intense, to let it roll off of us “like water off a duck’s tail!” Jonathan never fails to deliver inspirational and motivational reads!

Of course there are more. Check them out on HeatherVilla StumbleUpon.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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