What’s the Recipe for Funny? This past week I spoke to a group of health insurance underwriters in Louisiana; a situation that– on the face of it– doesn’t seem like a knee slapper. I’m happy… Read More
“Can You Read that Back to Me?”: A Cheat Sheet for a Positive Interview Experience As you know, beauty insiders are frequently called upon to comment on a company/trend/product or (gasp!) a beauty industry scandal. Here is a quick, down-and-dirty cheat sheet to ensure your… Read More
“When in Doubt, Throw it Out” As I mentioned in my last post we are about to undergo a renovation on our house, which has necessitated a wholesale purging of musty corners and funky closets. In… Read More
Try Softer, Not Harder Hello and welcome to autumn! Here at Cole Media Management, I have been “celebrating” the season by having an emergency root canal, scheduling surgery for my dog, packing up my… Read More
From Watergate to What’s Next?: Carl Bernstein Speaks This past Friday I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Carl Bernstein, the journalist who broke the Watergate story and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “All the President’s Men”, speak at… Read More
Don’t Discount the Message Because You Don’t Like the Messenger A few weeks ago a client and I were discussing strategies for growing her business. One idea in particular seemed like a terrific fit but it had been offered by… Read More
Before You Blow Your Stack—Drink Water This past week I made the—apparently unwelcome—decision to ask someone a question about a process I found confusing. My intention was not to stir up trouble but to gain clarity… Read More
What a Bad Date Can Teach You about Telling a Compelling Brand Story * By this time most of us know it’s not enough to have a terrific brand: we need a compelling brand story. But what do you do if—as you’re telling your… Read More
How Can You Get Investors to Do More than Nibble—How Can You Get them to Bite? As you can see, my husband is an avid fisherman. As a vegetarian, I’m more focused on having him throw back what he catches, but I do understand the thrill… Read More
It’s Not Fair!!! How to Go from Whining to Winning I was recently presented with 3 different work scenarios, each requiring a playbook to get from whining to winning. The people who received them found them effective so I thought… Read More