What It Actually Means to Add Value

Used Ford Fusion

My daughter left for Laos where she lived for two years, we sold her car. Then, she moved back to the U.S. and needed a car. My spouse and I researched used cars to find one that fit our budget. How One Car Sales Manager Stood Out I emailed one dealership. He asked my requirements … Read more What It Actually Means to Add Value

The Complete Guide to Captioned Videos

Captioned Videos Complete Guide

Born profoundly deaf, I’ve depended on captioned videos since getting my first big clunky decoder in 1983. It was a box about the size of the older VHS and DVD players. Back then, captioned shows and movies were hard to find. Few things excited me more than seeing the caption symbol on the cover of … Read more The Complete Guide to Captioned Videos

Do This When Your Digital Marketing Projects Aren’t Getting Great Results

Digital marketing not getting results-wallpaper

I like to do the occasional house project. One of my favorites was building the entertainment center for the TV, VCR, and other things. But this time I had gone too far. I went to the home store to buy a wallpaper removal scoring tool. Yes, I can do this. I’m going to remove the … Read more Do This When Your Digital Marketing Projects Aren’t Getting Great Results

These 6 Reasons Will Make You Want to Caption Your Videos

6 reasons to caption video

Do you caption your videos? Why or why not? Let us know in comments. World Health Organization reports that more than 5 percent of the world’s population is deaf or hard of hearing. [Source WHO] And guess what. The deaf and hard of hearing are not the main users of captions or subtitles! So captioning … Read more These 6 Reasons Will Make You Want to Caption Your Videos

How to Create a Useful Content Marketing Plan in 6 Easy Steps

Content marketing plan

Image credit: Karla Mora After being in the workforce for a few years, I decided to pursue a master of business administration degree. I had the grades, the experience, and the essay covered. Four letters stood in the way of my getting accepted at Southern Methodist University: G … M … A … T. The … Read more How to Create a Useful Content Marketing Plan in 6 Easy Steps

What You Need to Know About Types of Video Captions

1980s Caption Decoder

Image credit: Smithsonian Way back in 1983, I got my first caption decoder. It was a box about the size of two stacked DVD players. (As shown in header photo from Smithsonian.) Whenever I recorded TV shows, the captions burned into the video. That means I could take the tape and watch the show on … Read more What You Need to Know About Types of Video Captions

This Will Make You See Deafness as an Advantage

Wonder Woman Super Power

I never wanted to go in business for myself. I had a great career going. I worked for the federal government straight out of college. Then worked for two major telecommunications companies for 10 years. So why would I take the chance to be self-employed? I knew from the get-go that it would be challenging … Read more This Will Make You See Deafness as an Advantage

The Biggest Danger to Content Marketing

I spend too much time trying to curate content to share in social media. I see an interesting link, click it and run into crap content. Excuse my rare cussing, but that’s what it is. In New Data Indicates Twitter Users Don’t Always Click the Links They Retweet, Dan Zarella explains part of the problem. He … Read more The Biggest Danger to Content Marketing

6 Steps to Get Your Content Marketing to Kick *Bleep* and Take Names

“Want to do an activity?” my son asks. Paul and I agree. He hands each of us a pencil and a sheet of paper face down. Zachary tells us to circle numbers in order beginning with one and working up as high as we can. And he’ll be timing us after we turn over our … Read more 6 Steps to Get Your Content Marketing to Kick *Bleep* and Take Names

Is Your Company’s Content Cursed?

Hank Stroll, one of my first clients and a dear friend, would occasionally reply to my email with a chuckle telling me I’m doing what his wife does. He explained that his wife and I sometimes had a tendency to talk about something and he’d have no clue what we’re talking about. Like he entered … Read more Is Your Company’s Content Cursed?