What’s a Solopreneur? Me

Last Saturday, I attended my first “Solopreneur” conference in downtown Minneapolis at CoCo. (CoCo stands for collaborating and coworking). Besides being an energizing and engaging half day session in the old Grain Exchange building, I walked away with a new sense of who I am. I met other solopreneurs, just like me, which was a…

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Having Fun? If Not, You Should Be

I had an interview last week with a sports team in Minneapolis. I realized half-way through the interview how much I was laughing or giggling through the questions and answers. It wasn’t a nervous laughter – this was just a phone screener, but I wanted to have fun on the interview and to see if…

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Swearing in Outdoor TV: Yes, No, or It Happens?

Swearing does happen – especially when that shot doesn’t go right or something just spooked your 10-pointer. A quick under-the-breath word is said – or maybe its more of a shout in anger. Either way, for a G-Rated cable network, all swear words must be bleeped out. Unfortunately, most intelligent people can still figure out…

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“On the Edge of Greatness”

About 6-7 years ago, I lunched with a collegue who was familiar with the outdoor industry, but really knew communications – especially media training and crisis comm. He intrigued me with his depth of knowledge and I certainly saw him as somewhat of a mentor. So he stunned me when, during this lunch, he said…

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10 Q’s with Cam Edwards, Host of NRANEWS Cam & Co

I am fortunate enough to ask cool people, like Cam Edwards, host of NRANEWS Cam & Co, if he would answer a few softball, quirky questions from me. I’m sure he said “yes” because A. I’m no Soladad and B. Cool people recognize other cool people pretty quick. (Really, I wanted to sit in his…

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I Don’t Like Slow Music

Call me crazy, but I don’t like slow music. I was disappointed that Beyonce ended her performance at halftime with “Halo” – a slow song – right after her rockin’ moves previously. I remember as a kid creating music lists for school dances and I skipped all slow songs. I scrunched up my nose and…

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That’s Your Definition – Not Mine

On my journey to SHOT Show last week, I had some time to think about how I “fit” into this industry. People want to peg you – put you in a slot. Perhaps its easier for our brains to file that away when we meet someone again.  Sometimes, well most of the time, I feel like I don’t fit into…

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Give Freely and Give Often

At a social media/marketing conference a few years back, I listened to a guy tell us to “Give Freely and Give Often.” He continued that there are no trade secrets. He wanted us to throw all secrets out the window and to instead, be engaging. And how are you engaging? By connecting and sharing. So…

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Should We Respond to Non-Viewers?

With some of the anti-hunting groups finding a new place to post unfounded “stats” and vulgar comments about hunting on Facebook, we’ve seen a rise in viewer comments. I should put quotes around the word “viewer” because with Facebook reaching the far depths of our world, these posts are going places our network, and even…

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After the Kill Shot: How “Should” We Respond?

This is something that’s concerned me for some time. And I never thought about it until the network started receiving negative comments about the hunters having “too much fun” on TV. Mainly, they are showing excitement/passion/joy after making a kill shot. I shrugged off the comments as an anti-hunter and how they were going to hate…

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