Book Review: “To Sell Is Human” by Daniel H. Pink

Book Review: “To Sell Is Human” by Daniel H. Pink

Raise your hand if, when you read a business book, you immediately do the exercise at the end of the chapter. If your hand is still on the mouse because you don’t immediately do the exercises in a business book, I’m with you. Marketing shouldn’t be an act of force;...
If You Think You’re Networking on LinkedIn, You’re Wrong

If You Think You’re Networking on LinkedIn, You’re Wrong

In one of my first ‘online jobs’, I worked for a Virtual Assistant agency within a team of subcontractors. Our group addressed each client’s needs based on our individual strengths and skill sets. One of my previous co-workers connected with me on LinkedIn. I was...
Book review: ‘The Weekend Effect’ by Katrina Onstad

Book review: ‘The Weekend Effect’ by Katrina Onstad

I am guilty of many corporate office crimes like keeping the best pens for myself, hoarding sticky notes and creeping out early on Friday afternoons, escaping for the weekend. Even when I was in the office part-time, the siren call of the weekend sang sweetly. Working...
‘The Pumpkin Plan’ by Mike Michalowicz

‘The Pumpkin Plan’ by Mike Michalowicz

I’ve let my business get in a rut before, where I’m so busy pressing my nose to the grindstone, that when I look up, all I see is forest. I look right past those trees and finer details, take a deep breath and get back to work. And to be clear, it happens...
Optimizing Your Blog for Pinterest

Optimizing Your Blog for Pinterest

I often lump ‘Pinterest’ in with my social media management tasks. I post to the platform, just like I do my Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, after all. And I use a scheduler – Tailwind. In reality, though, Pinterest is a search engine like Google or Bing....
2017 – A Helluva Year for the Prairie Telegraph

2017 – A Helluva Year for the Prairie Telegraph

I remember the year my elementary school put on an operetta, Alice in Wonderland. I desperately wanted to play a part. Like every little hopeful in the room, I was determined to be centre stage. I read for Alice amidst a crowd of eager young actresses. There were a...
5 Productivity Hacks When You’re Working From Home

5 Productivity Hacks When You’re Working From Home

The Prairie Telegraph is pleased to have Patti Haus, digital communicator and locavore blogger, join us today to share her favourite tips on getting IT done!   Working from home can be liberating. You are your own boss. You take breaks when you want to. And you (and...
How to Create a Quiz for Your Audience

How to Create a Quiz for Your Audience

I am an affiliate with Interact Quiz Builder and I may receive compensation if you choose to purchase one of their plans. All opinions are my own.   I revert back to my middle school days whenever I’m presented with an opportunity to complete a quiz. Judge if you...