Getting Involved on a Nonprofit Board: 4 Experts Share their Knowledge

The inspiration for today’s post came from an observation about LinkedIn profiles. I noticed that ‘join a not-for-profit board‘ seems prevalent.

Hmm, interesting…

So, I reached out to my LinkedIn network for past and present board members – to invite them to contribute their knowledge and point of view, based on these questions:

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Disrupting PR for Startups and Small Business: Meet Lyndon Johnson of COMMS.BAR

On Feb 1, Lyndon launched COMMS.BAR and appears to be turning traditional PR on its ear, by providing an alternative business model for startups and small business.

In our recent conversation, Lyndon shared his views about the PR industry and reasons for opening COMMS.BAR in Toronto. Here’s what he had to say:

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3 Questions with PC Service On Site Owners Meredith & Pete Skinner

Just think of us as your handyman for all of your IT requirements. – PC Service On Site

1. Great tagline! Briefly describe the kinds of IT problems you solve and share a couple of examples.

Tag line – in all honesty the tag line is in flux. Currently it is your technology solutions partner and now I am playing around with “when and where you need IT”. That being said what we are trying to convey to our potential clients that it’s all about them. Continue reading “3 Questions with PC Service On Site Owners Meredith & Pete Skinner”

3 Questions with Marketing Expert for Speakers Lauren Pibworth

1. The Speaker market is highly competitive. How do you help your Speaker clients stand out and be successful? a) What type of clients do you prefer to work with? b) When should a Speaker hire you?

Lauren Pibworth: The first thing to understand is that there are many ‘kinds’ of Speakers. Continue reading “3 Questions with Marketing Expert for Speakers Lauren Pibworth”

3 Questions with Communication Expert Ric Phillips

Be clear, confident and successful! Don’t let a lack of high-level communication skills hold you back.

Advises Ric Phillips, a Communication Coach since 2006. His clients include professionals and politicians.

A few years ago, I met Ric Phillips at a local networking group and found him friendly and easy to talk to.

Recently, I asked him 3 Business Communication 101 questions. Here’s what he had to say:

1) In this digital age, what are the essential business communication skills?

Ric Phillips:  There are several essential communication skills needed for a successful business relationship, but specifically considering the digital age, I would say:

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