Conferences, Professional Articles, Professional Development, Professional Speaking, Training

From Promotion to Engagement: My Keynote at the State Library of SC PR Exchange

At the end of April, I had the pleasure of speaking at the State Library of South Carolina's PR Exchange, April 26, 2019 in Columbia. My keynote was about community and customer engagement, a topic that is of interest to many libraries. Too often, when we talk about promoting libraries, the strategy resembles a megaphone.… Continue reading From Promotion to Engagement: My Keynote at the State Library of SC PR Exchange

Media Interviews, Professional Speaking

Podcast Interview: “How your library staff can be experts at social media”

I was recently interviewed for the podcast "Library Figures," in which I spoke about the strategic use of social media as a communications tool for libraries. I discussed the approach I used at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, and how that evolved over time, as well as the benefits of letting many people contribute content while still… Continue reading Podcast Interview: “How your library staff can be experts at social media”

Media Interviews, Professional Speaking

Podcast Interview: “Crisis Communications For Public Libraries”

I was recently interviewed for the podcast "Business Resilience Decoded," in which I spoke about the value of good crisis communications in libraries. I discussed the three major types of crises - immediate, emerging and sustained - and how to plan and respond to each. I also gave specific examples of each type from my… Continue reading Podcast Interview: “Crisis Communications For Public Libraries”

Customer Experience, Innovative Services, Marketing, Professional Speaking

New video on the Marketing Funnel and Sieve

Since I debuted the "marketing funnel or sieve" concept at the Library Marketing and Communications Conference in St. Louis last November, I've been trying to figure out a way to share it with a broader audience. I decided to create a video – and even though it's still a work in progress, I'd like to share… Continue reading New video on the Marketing Funnel and Sieve

Marketing, Professional Articles, Professional Speaking, Training

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Customer Experience, Innovative Services, Leadership, Professional Speaking, Training, Uncategorized

Developing a problem-solving mindset

Instead of starting with all the reasons you can't do something, start with the assertion that you will do it. This thought popped into my mind the other say as I was thinking about the challenges faced by a client of mine. It reminded me of many times in my career when I would come… Continue reading Developing a problem-solving mindset

Advocacy, Professional Development, Professional Speaking, Training

Owning your impact

I have recently been working on a training for one my clients about gathering and telling stories of impact. Stories of impact are such an effective and easy way to tell the story of your organization - whether you are improving people's lives or selling a great product. I think we are often reluctant to… Continue reading Owning your impact