Christy Ward

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How to Write a Professional Bio For Your Social Media Profiles

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Talking about yourself is hard. Doing it in 160 characters or less is even harder.<p>That’s probably why so many of us end up stressed about crafting the perfect professional bio for Twitter – or LinkedIn, Facebook or other social networks.<p>It has to set …

'He's Not Motivated': How Can We Strengthen a Child's Effort and Motivation to Learn?

In a previous post, I discussed the problem of children's lack of motivation and grit. Today, I would like to offer some additional thoughts and recommendations for helping kids with this common, but often difficult, problem.<p>To understand a child's lack of motivation, we need to return to first …

A Dr. Seuss Kind of Story About Love and Its Glory

Dad gave a light knock<p>and then came through the door<p>and sat next to his boys<p>playing games on the floor.<p>He watched them race cars<p>and build with their blocks,<p>which was how every night<p>the poor daddy took stock<p>of all that was good<p>and all that was pure<p>and all that their laughter<p>could certainly cure.<p>At …

25 People Talk About An Inappropriate Moment They’re Too Embarrassed To Tell Even To Their Friends

I have plenty of embarrassing stories. Some I haven’t told anyone because I just can’t relive it again (but I do in my head anyway). If I told you, …

55 Brilliant Louis C.K. Quotes That Will Make You Laugh And Think

Louis C.K. is often compared to Woody Allen (whose new movie he’s even starring in), but to me, C.K. is this generation’s George Carlin, a savagely …

How to Create a Visible & Engaging LinkedIn Profile

While the LinkedIn Profile change has impacted the design and user experience, it hasn’t necessarily impacted how you’re found on LinkedIn. For those …

Marketing

How To Make Money Without A Job

Before joining the staff of Forbes in July of 2011, I was happily self-employed for 23 years. For much of this time my husband and I ran two mostly unrelated home-based businesses. He worked in his office in the front of the house, while I was in mine across the hall. Our office doors were usually …

6 Things Really Compelling Leaders Do

Many leaders can inspire, but strong leaders move people to action. Here's what makes them special.<p>Every day you encounter leadership: Some are trying to master it; others are simply trying to be good followers. Examples of leadership both good and bad are all around whether you actually recognize …

Team Building

printable valentine coloring pages

I am completely ga-ga over how many utterly adorable Valentine cards there are to download and print on Pinterest. It’s blowing my mind! Mari has …

5 Signs Kids Are Struggling With Entitlement

This past Christmas, I was late getting gifts wrapped and put under the tree. I don't know about your house, but the minute I do this every year, my kids get really interested in what's happening under the tree. Curiosity kills my kids. And the cat.<p>"Mom, when are you taking us shopping to buy gifts …

Rethink Your Branding to Create Crazy Love From Customers

A company can exist to merely sell stuff and make money. And, certainly, many do.<p>But a special breed of brands that have transcended revenue as a …

6 Tips for Creating Amazing Content

Content marketing can be extremely effective, but only if you know how to create compelling content. Here are six tips.<p>The great thing about marketers is that they love to write about themselves. So you can just imagine how happy they are now that content marketing is the hot trend for success. For …

Marketing