She’s Baaack! What I Learned From Stepping Away From My Company

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If, as business owners, we don’t hold a vision for our companies, no one else is going to do it either. Who cares more about KWSM’s success than I do? And more importantly, if I stop caring (or just give it up for lack of time), who will pay the price? Not just me, but every member of our team. I have a responsibility to take time to focus on the business. I need to be calm and clear-headed enough to make smart decisions. And yes, sometimes that means stepping away from the laptop. I’ve realized that having a balance between doing the work and thinking about how we do the work is essential for success – and ensuring success is my primary responsibility.

Anti-Social: Why I’m Not Returning Your Phone Calls

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As business owners, we all play so many roles in our companies. Answer the phone, meet with perspective clients, send proposals, follow up on proposals, check in with existing clients, send invoices, track down invoices, answer emails, return phone calls, do some marketing, keep the books, make appointments…. oh yeah, and somewhere in there, DO the work! And now, because we are all using social media so dutifully to grow our businesses, add to that: update Facebook, update Twitter, connect on Linked In, write the blog, check in on FourSquare, solicit reviews on Yelp, upload videos on YouTube, participate in Linked In Groups, respond to Facebook comments, retweet someone on Twitter, shoot new videos on YouTube… the list is never-ending. Sometimes I dream in a Facebook newsfeed. I swear I do.

New Program in the Fight Against Child Sexual Abuse

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Katie Wagner Social Media is proud to announce that our friends over at TAALK (Talk about Abuse to Liberate Kids) have launched their first-ever, proprietary program to help combat child sexual abuse.  TAALK, a worldwide organization fighting against child sexual abuse … Read More

iOS 5 is finally here!

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After an excruciatingly long wait, iOS 5 was finally released last week and this gal waited patiently by her phone for 3 hours while it installed (luckily with no connection errors or timeouts – whew!). The latest version of the iPhone software … Read More

Thank You, Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs passing away leaves me with an inexplicably poignant and empty feeling, the same kind of feeling I get whenever I finish reading a long novel, like I’m saying goodbye to the characters that I had grown to know … Read More

Confessing My Angry Birds Addiction

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They say the first step in getting over an addiction is admitting you have a problem. I have a problem. That’s right.  I am 100% through and through addicted to Angry Birds.  Yes, it’s cute, yes, it’s fun, but it … Read More

Tweet and Pay it Forward

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This weekend, several people mourned the loss of a famous social media celebrity, Trey Pennington. Unknown to most, Trey suffered from depression and was trying to reach out one last time before he took his life in a church parking … Read More

The Day I Met Gary Vaynerchuk

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Putting out the content is like wiping the crap out of your eye in the morning. It’s just the beginning. The best person that talks about changing diapers on the Internet is going to make a lot of money. That’s … Read More

E-readers vs. Tablets: Which Side Are You On?

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People are passionate about their smartphone.  If they have an iPhone they’ll tell you how great it is and folks who have a Droid go on about how cool and under rated theirs is. You folks with BlackBerrys are cool … Read More

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