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March, 2018

Some Random Tips on Public Speaking

By on March 16, 2018

I think most of you will agree with me that we all get nervous when we have to speak in front of a crowd. Public speaking should be something that I’m comfortable doing, being a Communications student and all, but I’m honestly just horrible at it. I try to avoid giving presentations any chance I […]

“Claire Patterson”

By on March 13, 2018

Who: Claire Patterson URL:¬† Claire articulates her professional self through her love for writing and publication. Her site is dedicated to her own “personal expression through media”. At first glance, Claire’s blog looks neat and organized with posts aligned on three columns on the home page. The posts are sorted chronologically, making it easy for […]

Visual Marketing

By on March 12, 2018

Images and videos tend to get people focused more than plain texts, which is why businesses spend tons of money to come up with visual content that will get customers hooked. When a visual representation is well-created, it gets more likes and shares. On social media platforms like Facebook, posts that get shared a lot […]

New Business and Enterprises Opportunities

By on March 12, 2018

When a guest speaker came to my class and talked about the opportunities and resources that Vancouver has to offer entrepreneurs with startups, I thought we were so lucky to receive this chance to explore new potential influences. Blogging has developed as a career so fast that it is a day job for a lot […]

Conversations with Customers

By on March 11, 2018

Having Tod Maffin as guest speaker in my class was amazing. His humor and experience working in customer engagement shed so much light on me and I learned a lot. Ultimately, what I learned was to be polite with your customers, as well as try to actually help them when they reach out to you. […]


By on March 11, 2018

I made this video to promote my blog, but it’s also a way of telling my story. Storytelling is most attractive when it’s done in the form of moving images. Don’t get me wrong though, telling stories through dialogue and conversation is just as attractive, I just don’t think that I can make my story […]

Audience, Metrics and Analytics

By on March 11, 2018

How do you know if your mission statement matches your audience’s need? In the sea of lifestyle blogs, it’s crucial to stand out, and to offer what your audience needs, of course. My target audience is young women from 16 to 30 years old who are interested in fashion, or work in the industry that […]


By on March 11, 2018

Now that I have a blog, does that mean I’m a brand? To me, being a brand or having a brand is associated with entrepreneurship, and I’m nowhere good with business enough to consider myself an entrepreneur. An entrepreneur must be someone who knows how to manage a business and has the right connections. I’m […]

Visual Professional Self

By on March 9, 2018

A logo is important for a brand. Mostly everyone can agree on this. A logo can make or break a brand. Along with the product/ service, the logo is almost the first thing everyone thinks of when a brand is mentioned. The Apple logo is one that I’m really impressed with since it’s simple yet […]

Tribe – Customer – Audience

By on March 9, 2018

When building a brand, an important first step is always to determine the target audience. With a fashion/lifestyle blog like mine, I mainly target young women from 16 to 30 years old who are interested in fashion or work in the creative industry that can be related to fashion. My target audience should be those […]