Spring Cleaning Adds Sparkle to Your Business

Posted on March 20, 2012 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under Blog.

The flowers are blooming, the birds are serenading, and your office still feels like it has the winter blues. Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes and prepares us for the hectic seasons of spring and summer. What about your professional home- your business? Do you need help applying …

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Featured Client of the month: Ricciuti’s Resturant

Posted on February 14, 2012 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under News.

Ricciuti’s highlights locally grown and seasonally-inspired dishes in its casual, historic Montgomery County, Maryland setting.  Located in Olney, their award-winning menu features sustainable seafood and locally-farmed ingredients.  An Open Table Diner’s Choice Winner in 2012, Ricciuti’s is celebrated by locals and “foodies” alike for its savory fare and eco-friendly philosophy. Here are some upcoming events …

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Word Play the Platinum Way

Posted on February 14, 2012 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under News.

By: Meghan McQuade Boyle As a writer, playing with words is my favorite pastime.  Word play, a manipulation of words and sounds, is a witty way to engage your audience in ads, speeches and social media.  Contrary to its name, word play is trickier than it sounds, as it is equal parts art and science.  …

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Media Coverage Quick Tips

Posted on February 14, 2012 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under News.

By: Krista Brick Want to get local or regional media coverage for your business or event? 1-  Find something unique to pitch about it. What is new this year? Pitch a cool unique story about one of the people involved. Got numbers and data- reporters love those! 2-  Tie your business to a national current …

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Simple Workplace Etiquette

Posted on February 14, 2012 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under News.

By: Hanna Weaver There are several instances when people forget to mind their “p’s and q’s” and in the work place is no exception. Sure, everyone is guilty of sending a quick email and not checking for grammar and spelling mistakes, unless you have automatic spell-check, which can be a Godsend. People are also guilty …

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Speaking Tips

Posted on February 14, 2012 by Sandy Sponaugle and filed under News.

By: Adrienne Lawrence Getting up in front of a crowd, even a small one, can be nerve wracking. But not to worry. With a few key tips, you’ll have the audience laughing with your jokes and paying attention to every word. 1. Know your topic. Be it a history of your family, Sunday school lesson, …

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