Tag Archives for PCMA

Blogging Basics for Beginners

I started blogging for OpenMindWorks a little over a year ago, so I don’t consider myself an expert – a word I shy away from to begin with.  With that said, however, I have learned some tips and tricks along the way.  Earlier this week, I delivered a presentation on personal branding and more specifically […]

You: The Brand

Do you think of yourself as a brand?  You should!  How others perceive you both internally at your organization and externally to the industry-at-large – plays a pivotal role in your career.  And that’s true for any professional, no matter where you are in your career or whether you’re in the market for a new […]

Every Picture Tells a Story About Your Brand

Dawn Penfold of Meetingjobs and I (Lesley Kyle) are delivering a presentation during PCMA’s Convening Leaders 2013 titled, “Me:  The Brand.”  The presentation will address the importance of personal branding along with tactics for establishing and improving one’s professional brand image. Oprah Winfrey, Tim Tebow and Jon Stewart all have their own strong personal brands:  […]

A Year In Review for OpenMindWorks

Sitting on an airplane returning from my latest adventure, I am reminded that my company, OpenMindWorks™, is about to embark on its first anniversary this month.  Where did the time go? The road I’ve travelled has been rich and varied with experiences that have enhanced my professional and personal life.  I’ve worked with associations and […]

Socialnomics, by Erik Qualman: A Social Media Book Review

I was first introduced to the concept of Socialnomics, developed by Erik Qualman, during the autumn of 2009 when I was conducting research for an upcoming presentation.  The presentation, my first to my global meeting and hospitality industry peers on this scale, was scheduled to be delivered at the PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) Annual […]