Dawn Smith

maisol media, LLC - Copywriter
Atlanta, GA

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More on the Social Media Hamster Wheel in Hell - Stop Spinning!

Here are a few more tips on how to manage your time while making the most of what social media can do for you: This may run counter to advice you find elsewhere, but consider unfollowing those on Twitter who don't add value to your intake of info...

By Ann Baker - Added to favorites on September 30, 2009

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How giving birth to a baby is like launching a new business

  I've been thinking a lot about giving birth lately (since I'm now two weeks away from due date), and I'm hoping that the lessons I've learned from launching a new business will guide me as I wade my way through the joyful aftermath of givi...

By Savor the Success Founders - Added to favorites on September 30, 2009

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Why You Should Act Like a Kid When Running Your Business

As we grow older, we grow wiser. But being wise also can mean growing a cynical mentality. You know, statements like:"I'm not trying that, I'll get hurt.""I'm not going to that event, no one will talk to me.""I'm not exploring that opportunity, it...

By Melissa Cassera - Added to favorites on September 28, 2009

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“Be Good to People”. Are You Up for this EASY Challenge to Grow YOUR Biz?

"Be Good to People". Are You Up for this EASY Challenge to Grow YOUR Business?   Have you heard about Savor the Success member Kris Wittenberg's new business, Be Good to People?   Three Reasons Why You Should Be in the Know. 1...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on September 4, 2009

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When to STOP Working and Give It a Rest

This week marked my one year anniversary. One year of getting disgustingly sick, that is. I may get the occasional stuffy nose or headache, but for the most part I remain a pretty healthy gal. But every year, I come down with something. And that ...

By Melissa Cassera - Added to favorites on August 31, 2009

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2 Ways to Deal with Stress

I know that stress blocks us from our potential as entrepreneurs, people, parents, spouses, and friends. When we feel stressed out, it can sometimes be paralyzing especially for people who do it all. I consulted with Dr. Sharon Melnick ...

By Savor the Success Founders - Added to favorites on August 26, 2009

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4 Tips on how to get featured on TV

I just had my very first live TV segment as a Green Lifestyle Expert. I've always been the one who pitched the press for Om Aroma so it was an eye-opening experience to be on the other side of the fence of being pitched.  I trie...

By Savor the Success Founders - Added to favorites on August 5, 2009

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Rats! Learn from the passion of a river rat! Business ideas from the children's book - Sam Who Was Swallowed by a Shark by Phyllis Root and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

How do you know you are following your passion? Do you think about the red dress you want to design when you are eating your macaroni and cheese dinner? Do you talk about the way you will mix financial data and dreams while resting your head on...

By Gwendolyn Gardner - Added to favorites on June 24, 2009

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Sometimes Saying "Good-Bye" Opens Up New Doors

I gave my last concert last week in the Minneapolis area.  End of chapter in my life.  Sometimes good things have to come to an end in order for you to really move on and fly into the next chapter.  You know how sometimes we kno...

By Savor the Success Founders - Added to favorites on June 24, 2009

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Real You: Empowering Cultures Attract Positive People

Businesses often go through growing pains. Sometimes good; sometimes bad. And right now, many companies are facing the pressures of having to downsize. However, there are some companies that are prospering and need to hire more employees.  ...

By Kaira Rouda - Added to favorites on June 24, 2009

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Wishes really do come true

The last time I blogged here, I was caught up in a siege of superstition. I was breaking wishbones, blowing on dandelions and generally doing everything in my power to make a wish come true. I was doing this mostly because I no longer had control....

By Alisa Bowman - Added to favorites on June 15, 2009

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Don't Be Afraid to Suck

If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly - G.K. Chesterton I have a confession to make. I really hate not being able to do something. And I hate it more when I'm not able to do it right. This week I took my boot camp instructor up on h...

By Melissa Cassera - Added to favorites on June 8, 2009

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Rule your world with a single purple crayon! -- Business solutions from the children's book -- Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson.

Even if your idea of coloring is changing your plum passion toenail polish to beachin' peach, you too can "crayola " your way to business success. If little Harold from Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson can reac...

By Gwendolyn Gardner - Added to favorites on June 8, 2009

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How do you deal with your competitors?

This week, I talk about how your competitors can actually propel you forward.  Turn something seemingly negative into something healthy and positive.  Also, I feature Andreea Ayer's TeesForChange.com!

By Savor the Success Founders - Added to favorites on June 2, 2009

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"I vant to be alone." -- A business lesson from the children's book -- The Story of Ferdinand by Munroe Leaf and illustrated by Robert Lawson.

I marvel at the deep yellow tulips performing in my neighbor's garden. The smell of lilacs wafts by my porch window enticing me to step outside. Flowers are intoxicating! In The Story of Ferdinand  written by Munro Leaf and illustr...

By Gwendolyn Gardner - Added to favorites on June 2, 2009

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Being a Body in Motion

I need to ‘fess up.  I have a gigantic case of galloping inertia.  I don't feel like doing anything.  Except sleeping.  I spent weeks running at 100 miles a minute getting ready for the play that I was in.  So, I n...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on June 2, 2009

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Sarahcentric request 6/1/09

Last message: stumbled!  Payson Cooper info@paysonjewelry.com www.paysonjewelry.com www.transformationaljewelry.com As seen on Tim Gunn's Guide to Style Contributing Author, Amazon Best Seller "Expect Miracles" by Joe Vitale Find us...

Started by Sarah Jackson - Added to favorites on June 1, 2009

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Business lesson gold mined from kid's books-A little about me and why I'll write this new blog!

I live by the motto: If you are not living on the edge of the world, you are taking up too much room— So here’s some stuff I know: the best restaurant in Lima, Peru (Astrid y Gaston), where to see the most beautiful butterscotch sun...

By Gwendolyn Gardner - Added to favorites on May 22, 2009

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Ann Taylor -Removing Size 16 from Stores - Try Branding Not Exclusion

Hello Savorettes! I recently read in several fashion business publications that Ann Taylor has decided to completely get rid of the size 16 from their stores. Their reasoning that its because the size is a "slow mover" in their st...

By Donnella Tilery - Added to favorites on May 11, 2009

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When Was the Last Time You Gave Someone a Compliment?

My husband and I were out to dinner a few weeks ago and we had an excellent experience. The food was amazing, the service impeccable and the ambiance delightful. As my husband handed our waitress his credit card he asked "May I see the manager?" T...

By Melissa Cassera - Added to favorites on May 11, 2009

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Do Wishes Come True?

About a week ago, just before my literary agent started contacting publishers about my memoir, I played wishbone tug of war with my daughter. I'd had the wishbone on my desk for months, ever since STS member Deena Burgess gave it to me attached to...

By Alisa Bowman - Added to favorites on May 8, 2009

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Three Quick Steps to Reducing Email Clutter - Less is More

Too many emails. Too much clutter. Three quick steps I recently took to de-clutter my in-box.   Daily Digest: If you are part of a yahoo group, online forum, etc., get the daily digest version (vs individual emails spread throughout the ...

By Romy Taormina - Added to favorites on May 6, 2009

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Need votes on Intuit Biz Grant Story

Last message: Thank you so much Amber!  Payson Cooper info@paysonjewelry.com www.paysonjewelry.com www.transformationaljewelry.com As seen on Tim Gunn's Guide to Style Contributing Author, Amazon Best Seller "Expect Miracles" by Joe...

Started by Payson Cooper - Added to favorites on May 3, 2009

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Five Ways to Feel Happy Now

I'm having one of those days. I first felt like I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. Then I felt I didn't push hard enough in my morning workout. Then a slew of 'really no big deal' work catastrophe's have led me to feel...well...pretty crappy....

By Melissa Cassera - Added to favorites on May 3, 2009

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Eenie Meanie Miney Mo...

I hate pictures of me.  No, really.  I do.  So, I don't have any.  All of the pictures that you see of me in my profiles here, on other boards, on Facebook, Twitter, etc. are all pictures where I've cropped someone out of t...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on May 2, 2009

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You’re not alone!

You know those times when you are feeling alone and don't know where to turn?  Turn to your Savor members.  There's a wealth of support, advice, and friendship that these women can offer to you... as I learned this week!

By Savor the Success Founders - Added to favorites on May 2, 2009

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Understanding Money

Every person has a different relationship with money. Some of us were raised around a lot of tension or anger with our family discussions leading to battles when the topic of money was brought up. Financial literacy is often thought of learning ab...

By Michelle Dench - Added to favorites on April 27, 2009

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Real You: Opportunity, valuing yourself and knowing when to say no!

Successful women entrepreneurs are inspiring. That's why I wrote my book, and that's why I love networking with all of you here at Savor the Success. And, as a blogger, I think it's especially important to share our ups - and downs!...

By Kaira Rouda - Added to favorites on April 24, 2009

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Learning to Fly

I just found this beautiful poem from Rumi, and it reminds me of all the qualities I have, and the fact that it is up to me to learn and use the tools given to me and take flight... You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and t...

By Claudia Thorn - Added to favorites on April 24, 2009

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Can You Make Your Office "Greener"?

I know, I know.  You're probably thinking... Why is a lawyer talking about green office policies? Well, other than the fact that today is Earth Day and I like to try to be relevant, I think that this might be a topic where lots of business...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on April 22, 2009

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An Important List to Keep

I know, I know, I usually give legal advice.  Today's post is going to be advice of a more practical nature... (Ok, well it's kinda legal, but I can't help myself.  Sad, really.  It's a curse.)  I have a story to tell, with a...

By Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on April 21, 2009

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How-to Wipe that Scowl Off Your Face

About 8 years ago I was in acting class performing a yogurt commercial on camera. I remember feeling so proud that I memorized the whole thing in about 10 minutes. My diction was perfect. I kept my head still and stopped my funny eyebrow twitch. I...

By Melissa Cassera - Added to favorites on April 21, 2009

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Strange lessons from our encounters with NPR and assorted other media

We've done quite a bit of media over the last few months, most recently last week and today. One thing we've discovered is that no shoot or show is EVER the same. It's kind of like having kids. The first one is born and she's a screamer. You (that...

By Lynn Colwell - Added to favorites on April 21, 2009

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Please drive some traffic for me...

Last message: twittered, facebooked, stumbled. Don't worry too much about the numbers yet, Deena. Takes time. Build it and they will come eventually, after a lot of hard work :) Get great tips from our blog    Check out...

Started by Deena Fischer - Added to favorites on April 20, 2009

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Real You: Don't let interruptions consume your day

Did you know interruptions consume 28 percent of an average workday? It's true. And interruptions can be even more time-stealing if you're working from home and not setting limits. Case in point: Today. I'm working from home. That's typically a gr...

By Kaira Rouda - Added to favorites on April 20, 2009

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How Physical Challenge Can Make You Stronger Mentally

In my quest to be nice to myself (and to my body) I decided to take on a new physical challenge. My original plan was to take up pilates at a local studio or take a spinning class. One day I was combing through my township recreation brochure and ...

By Melissa Cassera - Added to favorites on April 20, 2009

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How to attract 1000+ blog readers---instantly!

So you've been blogging for a while. You've been checking Google Analytics for a while. You've been submitting your stuff to social bookmarking sites like Stumble Upon and Reddit for a while.And, for a while, your traffic has completely stagnated....

By Alisa Bowman - Added to favorites on April 17, 2009

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I believe this video will change you

This video is not directly associated with business although I will make the connection. Since the day I let my hair go white, I noticed a not-at-all-subtle change in the way strangers treat me. Mostly, I'm ignored. Honestly. when Corey and I ent...

By Lynn Colwell - Added to favorites on April 17, 2009

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Learn How to Embrace Your Inner Creative

Many people shutter at the thought of thinking themselves creative. I’ve decided to dispel the myth by breaking down the allusive components of creativity. Creativity is just as intrinsic as eating, breathing, and procreating. I can hear you...

By Lisa Stewart - Added to favorites on April 11, 2009

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Your past experiences - good & bad - can help you to succeed

In today's vlog, I talk about how your past experiences can propel you to success.  I also throw in a little personal announcement... :)

By Savor the Success Founders - Added to favorites on April 8, 2009

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How to silence your inner critic

I don't know about you, but my inner critic is ruthless, and she starts tearing me down the moment I get out of bed and step on the scale. Just this morning, for instance, she sneered, "See? I told you! If you hadn't have eaten that chocolate mous...

By Alisa Bowman - Added to favorites on April 4, 2009

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Kick Ass PR Resources You May (or May Not) Know About

Media Bistro For only $55 a year, you can join this amazing website and get access to editorial calendars, forums, media contact info and my favorite part - the 'How to Pitch' section. The media bistro folks interview a new media outlet each week...

By Melissa Cassera - Added to favorites on April 4, 2009

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PROMO 4/3: Getting me to do housework

Last message: Stumbled and tweeted!  Nice!------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Dr. Carolyn  Psychologist-Consultant-Coach "Advice Your Can Trust!" h...

Started by Alisa Bowman - Added to favorites on April 3, 2009

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Need votes on Intuit Biz Grant Story

Last message: Thank you so much Amber!  Payson Cooper info@paysonjewelry.com www.paysonjewelry.com www.transformationaljewelry.com As seen on Tim Gunn's Guide to Style Contributing Author, Amazon Best Seller "Expect Miracles" by Joe...

Started by Payson Cooper - Added to favorites on April 2, 2009

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