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Blah Blah Blah, Here's the Point

Ever talk to one of those people who go through a rather exhaustive list of things before they get to the point?  And then when they finally do get there, it's sort of, well...moot? see more Friends of Irony Are you a bottom-liner?  Do you usually prefer, "Just the facts, Ma'am?"  Would you rather shoot first and ask questions later?  Sometimes you really do need some background in order to properly interpret the situation or make an informed decision.  Other times, just like this sign, it's best to get to the bottom line before you waste time discussing details that simply don't matter. Know anyone who beats around the bush?  Someone who circles the neighborhood before driving up the driveway?...

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Ten Things NOT to Post During Tough Times

Last week I shared some tips for business blogging and social media.  I shared Ten Things to Post During Tough Times.  This week I want to share Ten Things NOT to Post During Tough Times.  Tough times are hard enough without having to read through stuff like this.  As an added bonus, you'll notice that they all rhyme! Ten Things NOT to Post During Tough Times 1. Spam Nobody wants to be sold, especially during tough times.  Sharing a special offer once in a while with folks you have a relationship with is one thing, but ONLY posting your wares or posting six offers in a row or posting the same offer several times is not something that will win...

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