I’ve spent the past 4 weeks on the road working with CEOs and teams all around the US and Canada, and I’ve found one thing that everyone is asking: “What can I do to support my team in being great at what they do, and help them see how individually […]
Being Bad at Something Good.
Click HERE to watch video. Being Bad at Something Good. This morning’s run was even tougher than usual. My legs felt like lead weights, I couldn’t seem to suck in nearly enough air, and no matter how hard I tried to keep up, the friends I was running with just […]
Why was Kiss One of the Biggest Rock Bands Ever?
Click HERE to watch video. What do Kiss and Bobby Ingram have in common? During her introduction to the 2023 UBA conference I spoke at in Brussels last month, our emcee told us that Kiss had played on the same stage in the arena. So when it was my turn […]
Why Do You Blog?
Click HERE to watch video. Why Do You Blog? This blog was born in June 2007. Since then, it has come out every single week without fail. Because the posts should be timely and relevant, they’re generally not written too far in advance. Unfortunately, that sometimes means scrambling to finish […]
Click HERE to watch video. Graceful Degradation. The late comedian Mitch Hedberg joked about how an escalator cannot break; it simply becomes stairs. In engineering, this evolution is called graceful degradation. Web developers constantly strive to create better, faster, and more accessible websites. Graceful degradation is essential here because it […]
Click HERE to watch video. Innovation. Are you curious about innovation? Go to Amazon and count the number of books with “Think outside the box” in the title. If you have more patience than me, perhaps you’ll make it past the first three pages and at least 26 titles. But […]
What AI Can’t Do
Everyone is talking about AI. Some people are incredibly excited about it while others have dread. I was kind of mixed about it until I realized all of the things that AI can’t do. *AI cannot replace any of the things that make us unique, human or valuable to other […]
Elevating us all on International Women’s Day
Tomorrow is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate and empower women all around the world. It’s a day to reflect on how we can take care of ourselves, the people who depend on us, and other women in our communities. Here’s a shocking stat… it’s 2023 and still only […]
How to Choose the Best Keynote Speaker that Fits Your Needs
Are you looking for the best keynote speaker to give your event the edge? Finding a great keynote speaker can be overwhelming, with so many options available. We’ve got you covered! In this blog post, we’ll walk you through how to choose the best keynote speaker that fits your needs. […]
What to Expect from a Personal Branding Coach
As a business owner or CEO, you likely wear many hats and have a lot on your plate. Personal branding can help you hone in on what makes you unique and stand out from the competition. But what exactly is personal branding, and what can you expect from working with […]
Is your team set up to win this Super weekend and beyond?
With the big game on Sunday, fans and observers are focused on what the Quarterbacks will do, what the Kelce brothers dynamic may be (this to me is so exciting), how the teams will play, and who wins. With that in mind, how is your team faring this season? In […]
4 Strategies for Choosing the Right Personal Branding Coach for Your Success
Personal branding is becoming an essential part of career success in today’s competitive job market. A personal branding coach can help you develop the right strategies to build and promote your brand, establish yourself as an expert in your field, and gain recognition from potential employers or clients. But with […]
Peopling skills is the key to getting more done with less
When working with one of my clients this week, it is becoming more and more clear that peopling is the skill that is most crucial in getting more done with less. Knowing what each person contributes to the team and letting them bring thier working genius to each project, keeps momentum […]
The Difference Between a Keynote and Guest Speaker
When you’re booking speakers for your event, they must be made aware of their exact role. There are two types of speakers you should consider hiring for an event: your keynote speaker and guest speaker. Both speakers add value to the event, but what’s the difference between the two? What’s […]
Just do it already!!
Click HERE to watch video. Let’s just do it already. “What are we waiting for? Let’s just do it already.” I said. We were sitting in an agency creative meeting exactly 21 years ago and one of our art directors had just come up with a brilliant solution for our […]
7 ways to boost your personal brand with social media
Nowadays, everyone has at least one social media account. While your social media platforms can be an avenue to express yourself and connect with your peers, you can also use them to your advantage to build a personal brand. What is personal branding? Fundamentally, your personal branding refers to the […]
Buffet’s First Job, Dancing With The Stars, and Practical Advice for Shoring up a Personal Brand
In today’s world of social media, it’s easy to get intimidated by other people’s online profiles and their professional bios, especially on LinkedIn. Often online profiles show a series of similar jobs leading to a top position. We can feel like our own past lives and experiences don’t translate well […]
Right Foot. Left Foot. Breathe. Celebrate the Effort
Challenge yourself by celebrating the effort! @simasays #cocktailnapkinquote #personalbrands #swayfactor Click To Tweet On July 25th of this year I set a goal: By my birthday, I will launch an online training course teaching job seekers about personal branding and social networking. And on Tuesday I did it. Time to […]
Simma Down Now! The Art of Being Memorable. Be Memorable.
If you want to be remembered, be memorable @simasays #cocktailnapkinquote #personalbrands #swayfactor Click To Tweet Coming home from a program I did for the Minnesota chapter of MPI this past week, I found myself thinking about how people can become more memorable, be memorable. Clients are always asking for training […]
Sorry? Say It in Writing
Put it in writing! @simasays #personalbranding #swayfactor Click To Tweet Sorry? My feelings were hurt. Although it was unintentional, that didn’t ease the sting. She was quick to apologize and I was even quicker to accept. It was not how she treated people normally, I knew that and I told […]
Show Up Step Up & See It Through
See It Through @simasays #personalbrands #swayfactor Click To Tweet Open your calendar and take a good hard look at it – if it’s anything like most people’s, it’s crazy jam-packed-busy. You can’t possibly add even one tiny To Do to your list, there’s just no time! You’ve all but given […]