Obviously ,I have a soft spot in my heart for blogs. The concept of FREE cutting edge material delivered to my tablet daily continues to blow my mind every day! The problem I am running into though, is that there is just SO MUCH out there to read, and while the law of averages means that 80% of it is garbage, that still leaves us with THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS of high quality blogs!
I’d like to share three blogs that I am really digging right now…blogs that are updated regularly with high quality and useful material, and blogs that deliver the kinds of practical information that you can actually work with “out of the box”.
Today’s post comes hot off the press from the COSE 2011 Small Business Conference here in beautiful Cleveland Ohio. Are you excited? I’m excited (easily)!
This is my 6th year attending the conference, though the first time I have been here not only as “The Ohio Displays Guy”, but also as your friendly neighborhood undercover blogger-slash-budding entrepreneur. Not gonna lie, it certainly puts a new spin things!
I’m sitting in Phil Stella’s break-out session on “Taking the Pain Out of Sales Pitches” as I type this. Phil is a friend and fellow blogger that writes guests posts for some of the same publications that I do and someone that everyone in the sales and communications world should check out ( www.communicate-confidently.com ).
But why- you ask- am I blogging while Phil is talking? Well, two reasons and one big opportunity are behind my clicking away in this crowded classroom:
I really do envy people who have the ability to just smile and walk away when they see/hear someone doing something that you KNOW is going to jump up and bite them in the arse.
“Oh, they aren’t hurting anyone…”
GAH! I know they aren’t hurting anyone, but for the love of Pete, it’s like watching the bouncy home coming queen slowly walk into the dark basement armed only with a kitchen knife in an 80′s schlock horror film. You know it doesn’t really matter, you know you can’t stop them from their ill-advised march towards oblivion, but deep down you are nearly crawling out of your skin trying not to yell “Hey stupid! Where have you been the last 50 years? Don’t you know better?”