She’s a two-time WBO Featherweight Champion, so throwing a punch is what she does.  But beyond the ring and those boxing gloves is a fierce woman who is thoroughly clear on who she is and what she’s worth.  Find out how to punch at your own weight and well beyond, this is episode 47 of Think Tank of Three podcast.

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“I’m not asking much, just a token really, a trifle! What I want from you is – your voice.-Ursula the Sea Witch

Ursula The Little Mermaid

Do you remember watching the classic Disney movie The Little Mermaid and seeing Princess Ariel give up her voice to become human? While it may have seemed like a good trade at the time, she quickly realized she gave up a precious part of not just communication, but her soul. Watching her flounder to express herself, go on a first date, and let the man she loves know he’s been brainwashed by a monster was frustrating for the viewers. 

While we may not be squaring off for a battle with a sea witch (unless your mother-in-law is coming to town), 2020 has absolutely been dramatic and difficult. So in a year that feels like the fight between good and evil, how can you win at the most important thing: your voice?
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Do you know the difference between happiness and joy?

Would you say you have a joy-filled life personally and professionally?

Today we’re digging into building a life that sparks joy.

We’ll discuss how to cultivate it, how to recognize it, and how to empower others to find the things that spark joy for them.
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I was just helping a few people rewrite and beef up their LinkedIn pages this week… and thought… maybe yours may need a little reworking. When was the last time you updated your profile? Or posted an article to attract more eyeballs? Added a link to recent work of yours?

With so much information out there… we’re on overload.

Newsfeeds. Overposting. White noise. Buzz words. It can be difficult to stand out. As you grow your personal brand and market yourself, one key part (and often a forgotten step) is developing a bio that reflects your worth.


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What if women only needed to master the art of persuasion to be able to compete equally with men professionally?

Radical idea, I know. I’m not suggesting that this is the case but I love this as a thought experiment.

I wonder how much farther we could go if we embraced this idea of persuasion and set it as a top skill to hone.

If more women were able to wield this tool in the professional setting, how much farther could we go?  
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Walking in to meet with a new client this week, I was greeted with a one-liner worth blogging about:

“Hi, great to meet you in person! You look just like your photo!”

We laughed — but he brings up an important point. In a world that’s dominated by filtered Instagram influencers, endless stock photos, and Photoshopped tabloids, what you see is rarely what you get. This makes authenticity the key to mastering the marketing fundamentals of know, like, and trust.

And let me tell you, it’s a lot harder than it sounds when it comes to design!

I grappled when it came to choosing a photo for this blog because, well, authenticity. So I’m going to just call myself out right off the bat.

“Hello, Pot here, nice to meet ya kettle!”

Some argue that there is a time and place for stock images when the image isn’t the focus of our message. Others argue there is never a place for generic, disingenuous design. Wherever you land in the debate, here’s a look at why authenticity is key, and how to achieve it.


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If you’re a newcomer to the world of business blogging, you may have found yourself wandering the cyber-sphere, looking for tips and tricks that will make your blog shine and attract the right kind of audience. And there are a lot of tips out there. Depending on the article, you could find yourself scrolling through 10, 20, or 50 amazing MUST READ TIPS for your blog!

To cut through the noise, mConnexions has distilled those hundreds of tips into the top three things you need to know to jump-start your business blog and set your business up for success.


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Some people are naturals at networking. Others struggle to leave their comfort zone to make new connections. But all of us need other people to succeed.

Whether you’re a meet and greet pro or need to reignite your networking flame, we’ve got you covered in this new podcast from Think Tank of Three!

Our guest in this episode has made a career out of making connections, and not just for herself. Kristin Beltzer is the Director of Appointments for the Governor’s Office in Michigan. So who better to talk about building your network — than someone who continues to put her own advice into action.

Listen to this podcast for some real tactics you can use, starting today!


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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn…

Sometimes the number of social media platforms that we need to post on — and keep straight — seem endless. But, if you’re running a marketing campaign for a business and your target audience is on social media, then you must have the right presence on the platforms where you can best reach that audience.

The question is… are you posting enough on social media? And, how much is too much?
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