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...
Book Review: ‘The Pumpkin Plan’ by Mike Michalowicz

Book Review: ‘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....
Book Review: The Nature Fix by Florence Williams

Book Review: The Nature Fix by Florence Williams

Going outside makes me feel good. It’s something I know in my bones. And it’s true no matter the weather. Actually getting dressed and walking out the door is often another matter altogether, especially on work days. ‘The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier,...
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...
How to Make Your Bookmarks Bar Work For You

How to Make Your Bookmarks Bar Work For You

I lost a whole afternoon to a flyer design. I wanted the colour of the little bubbles to match the brand and even used a clipping mask to use brand images within the bubbles. When it was finished, it was a work of art. Productivity is rarely in the details. All those...