Hello, friends. What’s new?
You may have noticed we’ve been a little, um, absent lately. It’s been about six weeks since we last blogged here, but we haven’t been slacking, no ma’am. Here’s what’s up:
We’re blogging weekly for BC Business magazine, for one thing – recent topics include getting over your fear of firing, the elusive quest for balance from an entrepreneur’s perspective, government grants for B.C. businesses, and improving client communication by getting curious. Emira even wrote a three part series on business partnerships. We’d love for you to come join us there, though I am hoping to get better at cross-posting stuff here when it’s relevant.
I’ve also been doing some public speaking lately, which has been a lot of fun. In late may, I gave a talk at Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver called “The Power of And,” where I had 20 slides + 20 seconds per slide to talk about why I love the internet, and what I believe is at the heart of the work I do for a living. (I’ve posted video of my talk below.) And at WordCamp Vancouver, I gave a talk to a room of WordPress designers, developers and bloggers called “Being Curious for a Living: How asking questions creates loyal clients (and better websites)”. Even if you’re not a web designer, I think anyone in the creative services industry could get something out of it. (That talk is below as well.)
Finally, we’re gearing up for an appearance at the Conference of Creative Entrepreneurs in Seattle in mid-August. It’s looking like a stellar congregation of people, so we hope to see some of you there!
Thanks for hanging in there through a busy time for us. We haven’t forgotten about you!