The Webpreneur Nerd

Dream Big – Tweeting Celebrities!

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This is just a reminder to myself and all of you out there to always dream big. More than that, reach big! What do I mean by that? Of course, I’m doing all the daily actions required to grow iGirlTechNews.com. I’m attending lots of events, talking to anyone that will listen, learning everything I can,…

Internal Compass

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I recently watched a TED Talk by Steve Jobs on How to Live Before You Die. I watched the video as part of an assignment for a Business Technology class I’m taking. Here is what I wrote in response . . Internal Compass We are all born with an internal compass. It’s this compass that guides…

The Key Trends Facing Customer Service Organizations

Salesforce.com and Desk.com commissioned a study, conducted by Forrester Consulting, to find out how fast-growing companies are delivering customer service today and better understand how they will use it in the future. Learn the top customer service trends that your business should pay attention to in order to deliver world-class customer service. – See more…

How to Get FREE Marketing Advice

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Getting the word out about what you’re doing can be one of the biggest challenges for any Entrepreneur. The thousands of marketing companies that tell us they can do it for us make it obvious that it’s something we all struggle with at some point. There are also hundreds of articles that attempt to teach…

New Media Gets It – Digital Entertainment World

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Maybe you just need to be born to new media to “get it”. The Social Media panel at DEW today was a far cry from the big media panel I talked about in an earlier article. With panelists ranging from Kirsten Stubbs of Roc Nation to Sean Plott of Day9.tv, these people were speaking my…

A View from the Top – Digital Entertainment World

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I’m at DEW (Digital Entertainment World) in Los Angeles over the next few days, a joint venture between IDG World Expo and Digital Media Wire. It touts to be the first-ever global event for digital executives, focused on the entire ecosystem of digital content creation and monetization. As I look around the room it appears…

3 Steps to Being Different

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The hardest question you’ll ask as a new entrepreneur just might be; what makes me different? I’ve often struggled with this question and through practice and research have come up with a few simple ways to see the light. As you read through this, keep in mind that it’s the three answers combined that bring…

New Site Setup in 7 minutes!

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I received a message on twitter from one of my followers wondering how to setup a new website. I decided to accept the challenge and walk you through the entire process. You can watch the video for the full walk-through or use the text (with images) guide below. The whole setup process took me a…

An offering of Kindness

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If there are those who are willing – let them. How many times in life has someone offered to do something kind for you and you’ve said no? Perhaps you felt that you would be taking advantage of them or that the task was too much to ask of another. Two things occur when you…

The New Responsible

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I can’t tell the future – or can I? I can’t tell you exactly what’s going to take place in the coming days. However, I can tell you whether those things will result in good or bad. How is this possible? It’s simple; I’m responsible. For so many years that word has held a negative…

Self Confidence

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It is possible that there are those with innate self-confidence. There are those whose parents were able to instill a strong enough sense of this thing – that it took hold through adulthood. Then, there are those of us – maybe through the harshness of life – who have struggled with gaining a confidence in ourselves.…

I Made a Mistake

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How long has it been since you made a mistake? If you had to think about it for too long; it’s my guess that it’s been too long since your last mistake. If you’re stepping outside of your comfort zone and really showing up every day – then you’re making mistakes every day. The trick…

The New Tech Feminist

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Susan Hinton and I covered the gambit of growing up and playing in the tech field as a female. I’m discovering that it takes a great deal of bravery and self-care to get involved in an industry that’s not always that welcoming. This interview really is a must-watch. Not just for women; but for anyone…

It’s Not Supposed to be Easy

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In just about everything I read the same thought is portrayed, “if it were easy everyone would do it”. There are times that I find this a great comfort and continue to move forward with what is likely the most difficult time in my career. However, there are those times that the negative voices ring…

The Power to Destroy

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Knowledge is power. Of course, an asset without action is nothing – the same goes for knowledge. Knowledge coupled with action, has the power to destroy the life of a single person; it has the power to demolish an entire city; it has the power to decimate our world. Love changes everything. Knowledge driven by…

It’s a Perception Issue

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The more I learn about the issue of women in tech; the more it comes to light that it’s really a perception issue. This – to me – translates to a media issue. How many TV shows can you name with women being portrayed as the cool tech girl? There are a few – a…

Lesson Learned

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Did you learn something? Well, then you didn’t fail. I know what it feels like to see something come unraveled or to work toward a goal and not achieve it. However, I have no idea what it feels like to fail. I might have a different definition of failure than you do. I consider failure,…

Women in Tech – My chat with Cooper Harris

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Maybe it’s good luck; I’m not sure. I’ve only been in the content creation game for a short time and the people I’m meeting are pretty amazing. Cooper Harris is no exception and was exceptionally fun to talk to. She was kind enough to sit down with me between events at the AT&T Developer Summit.…

Cool, Fun, and Funny Apps Created at the AT&T Developer Summit/Hackathon

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AT&T hosts hackathons all over the United States throughout the year. Then, come January – they host a big blow-out hackathon in Vegas. This year, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the Vegas event; and watch, as a large room full of developers came up with really cool mobile and wearable apps. I captured…

A world of passion

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How often do you say “I love…” or “I like…” when talking about what you do? What would our world be if we found passion in the things we did? I absolutely love this video.     The Work of Zina Nicole Lahr from Stormy Pyeatte on Vimeo.