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How to Market Yourself Like Elle Woods

MGM Last month, I returned to my alma mater, the University of Central Florida to talk about marketing and personal branding with a group of students. Of course, I had to teach them what I know the best way I know how — with pop culture…

What Bloggers Can Learn from Carrie Bradshaw

Before there were bloggers, there was Carrie Bradshaw and her column in the fictitious publication, The New York Star. I like to think that Carrie’s character on Sex and the City paved the way for women to be unapologetically themselves…

Dancing With The Stars and Building Your Personal Brand

Now that The Bachelorette is over, we need to talk about Dancing With The Stars (DWTS).  I’m sure it’s no surprise that I first started watching DWTS because Nick Carter was a contestant back in 2015. Leave it to anything…
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Modern Networking: How to Slide into DMs the Right Way

It was May of 2013. I was 23, single, and visiting Las Vegas for an annual girls trip. My friends and I threw on our glitziest dresses and most uncomfortable heels before heading to a nightclub at Caesar’s Palace, which had free drinks for…

Podcast for a Cause

My heart is so full today. For those of you who don't know, I teach a course for the University of Florida called Branding Using Social Media. I help my students define their passions and niches and encourage them to build a brand around…

Forget Self-Doubt. Just Begin.

I want to thank Mel Robbins for sharing this quote in her book, The 5 Second Rule. “To begin, begin.” Only three words, but it is a huge message that I needed to hear. Several months ago, I quit my steady corporate job. It…