Can you believe that yesterday was the first day of Autumn yet it still feels like summer here in Arkansas? Where’s the crisp fall air, the need for a sweater at night? I’m ready for a little fire pit action too!
Until then…here’s the good stuff:
☞ If one more person tells me how busy they are…just stop.
☞ Have you updated to iOS 10 yet? Cool features.
☞ “You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep others warm” WORD!
☞ Need to boost your creativity?
☞ Spoiler Alert: Season 2 of Mr. Robot…was interesting.
☞ Why Email Refuses to Die…I’ve started using Slack.
Have a great weekend, friends!
I’m not sure I have looked forward to a Friday as much as I’ve looked forward to this Friday! It has been a whirlwind in my world and finally I can catch my breath.
From moving my son into college, client work, a large client event and organizing a blogger/social media conference with my friend, Stephanie…I’m worn out.
So, I look forward to being an absolute slug this weekend…good food, good friends, football, sleep and very little responsibility…who’s with me?
And now to the good stuff…
☞ Learning How to Say No…it’s a good skill to have.
☞ Stop the Guilt Trip…go on a fun trip!
☞ Self-promotion…you can do this.
☞ I could have never started TTG without a side hustle.
☞ I’m pretty sure I got a degree in college sports…but it wasn’t real.
And finally…this made me laugh and then made me sad because it’s so truthful.
Hello, Friday Friends! I hope you had a good week. This was my first empty nest week and well…I’m not ready to talk about that yet. 😥
I am very excited to start teaching Destination Marketing next week at the University of Arkansas on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Being on campus in the Fall….that is definitely one of my favorite things!
Now, on to the good stuff:
☞ Ways to optimize your computer for productivity…I really need some of these tools!
☞ Need to boost your creativity outside the office? Work from a coffee shop.
☞ Have you ever thought about utilizing a co-working space?
☞ Marketing Pros share their best advice for entrepreneurs.
☞ They had me at Ikea!
And…I’m still not ready to talk about it…but here’s a picture right before we left Spencer at Lyon College. (sigh)
Alas! Summer is coming to an end, which means my time here with The Twiggs Group is as well.
I am truly thankful for this experience and all that it has taught me. I feel that the skills I’ve learned and the work I have done has prepared me not only for my junior year classes but the real world and workplace.
I would not be here writing this if Allyson hadn’t taken me under her wing and showed me all the ins and outs of how she runs her business. Not only was she my “boss,” she was, and still is my mentor. She has helped guide me with tasks for The Twiggs Group, and she took the time to help me create my blog.
From sitting in on client meetings to managing social media accounts I can’t think of anything else I would’ve rather spent my summer doing. I really mean that too, I can’t express enough how prepared this internship made me for school, and more importantly life after school.
I hope you all enjoyed my posts about Snapchat and how to better understand and work through the app. It was so much fun being able to write about an app that I love and use every day.
As I continue my journey, I will keep all the lessons I’ve learned from this experience and use them in the workplace and the real world. The Twiggs Group will always hold a special place in my heart, and I’m sad our time together has to end.
If you want to continue with me on my journey, be sure to follow my blog!
Hello, friends! It’s been a whirlwind in my world this week..how about your week? I’m so excited to tell you about Megaphone Summit…an influencer conference I help organize. If you are a blogger or want to be a blogger, if you work in social media marketing or want to work in social media marketing…this conference is for you! And did I mention…social media expert, Peg Fitzpatrick will be there too? It’s in Fayetteville, AR, Sept 9-11. Would love to hang with you there.
Now here are my favorites this week.
☞ Hotels to put on your bucket list!
☞ I desperately need a new headshot…here’s how to take your own.
☞ I still love Snapchat (👻 allysontwiggs) but Instagram Stories for business.
☞ I read about two books a week and this book was so good!
☞ I love the Olympics…here’s an awesome google listing of all the events.
Back to the whirlwind…have a great weekend!
PS: No Friday Favorites next week…I’ll be (sadly) moving my son into college.
I know getting older isn’t everyone’s favorite past-time…but I do love a birthday! At this point in my life, I am grateful for another healthy year to spend time with my family and friends…and besides, 44 is the new 30 right? Thank you to everyone who made my birthday special on Wednesday!
And now, on to the favs:
☞ I have a few of these weird personality traits…thankfully!
☞ I love to work from home but once in awhile, I need to work around people.
☞ 5 Things No One Tells You About Being a Girl Boss…#2 especially.
☞ 15 Ways to package chocolate…yum, yum.
☞ More ways to be effective working from home.
☞ Facebook really does make birthdays more fun!
I haven’t been home on my birthday in about 4 years, thanks to a basketball tournament in Las Vegas…so tonight, I look forward to (being home) celebrating with friends!
Have a great weekend.
Hello, Friday Friends! What’s the best thing that happened to you this week? Well, I have news…I have accepted an Executive in Residence (fancy) position at the University of Arkansas…meaning I’ll be teaching Destination Marketing to juniors and seniors this Fall at the U!
I’m super excited for the opportunity and along with growing TTG…I’ll be too busy to think about my empty nest. (sad face emoji)
Now let’s get to the favorites:
☞ When you get big like Lebron, You need to give big like Lebron.
☞ I need to journal more….maybe I can find 10 minutes to micro-journal.
☞ You know I love carpool karaoke…FLOTUS loves to rock out in the car.
☞ Being mindful about the words we use…good stuff!
☞ I love Bitmoji and I love Snapchat and now they are together. (join me on Snapchat: 👻 allysontwiggs)
☞ You will want to follow these ladies on Facebook, like yesterday. (insert belly laughs)
Enjoy your weekend!
Fri-Yay! Who’s ready for the weekend? This girl! I hope you had a week filled with joy and laughter. I had a really great week…lunch with cool people, fun client work and I’m getting my hair done today….A+ week.
The Emmy nominations came out yesterday and they confirmed for me that I watch really great tv…Game of Thrones, Unbreakable Kimmy, Bloodline, Blackish…so proud of all my shows.
Without further ado…here’s what made the list this week.
☞ Puzzling that we need a way to get women in the boardroom but there is this database.
☞ Stress costs a lot of money…we gotta take better care of ourselves, stat!
☞ I am obsessed with anything quinoa…and these look amazing.
☞ My very first job was at an IGA…Twiggs IGA in my hometown of Gentry.
☞ Rejection sucks but sometimes it leads to something better.
☞ I do love to de-clutter my home and life…here’s 2o things to throw out today.
I’m not participating in Pokemon Go (see my tv obsession above) but I’m glad my son and his friends are because they are having the best time walking around our city, having fun.
I know the game is not perfect and there are disruptions to business or shady people taking advantage…but in this time of such global sadness…I’m grateful for something silly to bring people together.
Have a beautiful weekend, friends!
Hey guys, it’s Jasmine again.
A few weeks ago I had the privilege to sit in on NWA’s monthly PRSA meeting. Jackie Wolven was the speaker, and she talked about my favorite topic…social media!
Wolven manages the social media accounts for Eureka Springs, a very diverse and eclectic town in Northern Arkansas.
Although I do not have my own personal business yet, or fully manage someone else’s, I was able to learn a lot that I will be able to use when those moments arise.
One of the most interesting topics she talked about was how Instagram “takeovers” can enhance the exposure of the account and increase interaction with followers.
I’ve heard of these types of takeovers before, but they are usually done by celebrities trying to promote their new movie or something along those lines. The idea that regular people like you and I could “takeover” the account of our city/town or even just a local business for a day is awesome!
Of course, Ms. Wolven sets parameters for the takeovers so that they don’t post something that is out of line with the brand. For the most part though, she allows them to post pictures, or videos of what they find interesting about their town (Eureka Springs).
Overall my experience at the NWA PRSA meeting went very well, I felt like I learned a lot, and I was able to meet many different PR pros that work in a variety of PR fields.