Five ways to harvest trade show success

Posted by Jennifer Hatt on 27 September 2016 | 1 Comments

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It was a glorious autumn day, perfect for harvesting or anything else that didn't involve being behind a table inside a conference room. Yet, that's where I was, at a conference, waiting and hoping to promote my story, my services and ... yikes ... myself as author, publisher, expert worth hiring... The creative side of me was screaming to go for a walk on the beach or hide at home with - you got it - a good book. The business part of me, however, knew this was the perfect place for me. I was at a conference of library personnel, folks who have dedicated their careers to the love and promotion of books, reading, writing, and all those things I, too, am passionate about. But how to connect with them, with only a display table and a few moments of their time to work with?

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Five summertime ways to combine work and play

Posted by Jennifer Hatt on 7 July 2016 | 0 Comments

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When the thermometer soars, my mind drifts on the sun-kissed breeze and my productivity takes a belly flop. My solution: multitasking. I don't mean laptop-on-the-beach kind of multitasking ... too much glare and sand in expensive parts for me. I mean the get-out-there-and-experience-summer-while-making-some-business-connections kind of multitasking. As a writer, screen time is a must, but so is networking: as a writer and publisher, I'm a small business owner, too, and while social media has opened the world to business of all shapes and sizes, face-to-face interactions, especially those in your home town, province or state, remain a key ingredient in building your business one relationship at a time. 

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Resolutions we can Keep

Posted by Jennifer Hatt on 5 January 2016 | 0 Comments

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It's fresh start time, but I have the attention span of a flea and am by necessity, cheap. Can I commit to anything workable? Here are my thoughts.

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handling rejection: the gem in the Mire

Posted by Jennifer Hatt on 29 October 2013 | 3 Comments

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             I just finished a call that a month ago would have had me wringing my hands and fighting back tears. My quote was too high. My services will not be required. His exact works: "I'm going to pass." This after being highly recommended by a dear friend who did this job in the past. 

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