You’re Doing It Wrong

For those of you not familiar with Wordpress, there are these things called Plugins. Plugins are little programs that do specific tasks, like creating a contact form or preventing spam comments. I once used a Plugin that "helped" me write blogs. There were all sorts of rules: at least 300 words, the text of the [...]

By |2018-08-14T06:26:42+00:00August 14th, 2018|Blog, Creativity, Stories|Comments Off on You’re Doing It Wrong

Hum a Few Bars and I Will Fake It

If you are not familiar with the phrase, Hum a Few Bars and I Will Fake It, you are probably under 40 years old. I am not sure of its origins, but it was uttered by a deeply experienced musician who, with just a hint as to the melody of a song, could play the song [...]

By |2018-07-31T06:28:01+00:00July 31st, 2018|Brand, Business, Creativity, Music, Professional Development, Skills, Small Business, Stories, Success|Comments Off on Hum a Few Bars and I Will Fake It

Gimmicks

Marketing is simply a way to get attention for your business, charity or organization. A way to stand out from the crowd, to create a story that attracts customers to your door (or website). Some gimmicks are personal in nature: Slash's top hat, Angus Young's schoolboy outfit, Richard Simmons' striped short-shorts, Steven Tyler's scarves. Some [...]

By |2017-08-29T10:32:18+00:00August 29th, 2017|Art, Brand, Communication, Creativity, Customers, Humor, Marketing, Small Business, Social Media, Sport, Stories, Tactics|Comments Off on Gimmicks

Adventures

Okay, adventures don't always turn out great. There can be problems. You can be inconvenienced, frustrated, frightened or even hurt (not badly, I hope). But all that shrinks into the background And the adventure becomes unforgettable. When you can tell the story.

By |2017-08-11T10:43:28+00:00August 11th, 2017|Stories|Comments Off on Adventures

It Is the Story That Matters

Miss Karen and I went on an impromptu pub crawl last evening, exploring parts of the Jersey Shore that we have not visited in some time. The fact that it was early on a Monday night speaks volumes about our thrilling social life. A lot happened in a couple of hours, which I will share with [...]

By |2017-07-11T09:43:22+00:00July 11th, 2017|Art, Fiction, Humor, Social Networking, Stories, Travel|Comments Off on It Is the Story That Matters
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