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Waterfall v.s. Agile – Which One Will Work Best For Your Project

We all have experienced moments when technology has failed us. Most of us respond in one of two ways. We either decide to completely avoid the use of that piece of technology or we get resourceful and hack together some type of complicated system to make it “work” for us. Either way it’s not easy, not without frustration, and often not worth the time. During these technology fails we often blame it on a poorly built product, which it probably is. However, should our blame be limited to just the product? What about the process it was built in? After […]


Waterfall v.s. Agile – Which One Will Work Best For Your Project

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Public Speaking

Public Speaking Tips for the Non-Public Speaker

Let’s face it, public speaking is always a bit nerve-racking. It can be especially challenging if public speaking isn’t something you do often. Nervous energy is good if you channel it the right way,  just don’t let it take over the entire show. This post will provide you with some helpful public speaking tips by reviewing common pitfalls of public speaking. If you made a mistake in the past don’t worry about it, just keep putting yourself out there and practicing. Gaining experience is the best way to improve your public speaking skills.Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Introduce Yourself Make sure you […]


Public Speaking Tips for the Non-Public Speaker

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It’s Your Fault Your Customers Expectations Are Ridiculous 

I finally got around to watching Gravity with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. I had heard great reviews regarding the movie and knew they won seven Oscars. All this buzz increased my excitement for the movie as well as my expectations. Finally, last weekend I took a trip to Red Box and rented Gravity. Much to my disappointment it did not meet my expectations. Sure, the cinematography was beautiful, but everything else was not impressive to me. I even had the expectation of watching a movie with essentially only one character. Nonetheless, I was still expecting much more than what I […]


It’s Your Fault Your Customers Expectations Are Ridiculous 

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How To Find Focus with a Personal Mission Statement

If you ask the average person “What is your mission statement?” they often will respond with either a blank stare or a comment regarding their company’s mission statement. While it’s important to know your company’s mission statement it doesn’t really answer the question, “What is YOUR mission statement.” The truth is, we often focus on a mission statement for our business, but rarely take the time to develop our own personal mission statement. But it’s worth our time. A Personal Mission Statement Brings Focus A good mission statement is your roadmap to success.Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule A mission statement is […]


How To Find Focus with a Personal Mission Statement

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Power of Observation

Creating Change Through the Power of Observation

By now many of you know me. But for those you who don’t, I’m Britni the new Operations Director at Todaymade. Prior to joining Todaymade I spent a considerable amount of time working in operations as a store manager at company you may have heard of: Starbucks. After a week of working at Todaymade it was easy to see that the world of Starbucks and the world of Todaymade are vastly different. At Starbucks upon my arrival at three am sharp I was immediately greeted by a few over-caffeinated baristas that have the same amount of energy as twenty-four year […]


Creating Change Through the Power of Observation

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Why Paying Attention And Being Mindful Matters

Situational awareness is a lost skill in an age where nearly everyone has earbuds or headphones on. We stare at mobile phones while we walk, work, and eat. Situational awareness–knowing what is happening around you right now–is not a natural state for a modern society unaccustomed to the dangers of the wild. We don’t have to worry if a bear is nearby or an enemy is stalking us. We just have to passively cross the road when the traffic lights tell us it is safe.


Why Paying Attention And Being Mindful Matters

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sales

If You Want To Sell, Focus On Value Instead Of Sales

Just a few days ago, we made some big changes to our flagship product CoSchedule. We decreased our prices. In an economy of ever-increasing prices this may sound crazy, but really, it made perfect sense. It’s all about a focus on value.


If You Want To Sell, Focus On Value Instead Of Sales

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Setting Goals Is A Lot Like Human Spaceflight

When I was a kid, I always wanted to be an astronaut. When my family chose Florida as the destination for a family vacation, it wasn’t Disney World or MGM Studios that caught my fascination; it was the Kennedy Space Center. Kids dream big because it doesn’t occur to them to do otherwise. How about you? Do you have any audacious goals?


Setting Goals Is A Lot Like Human Spaceflight

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Three Tips On Building For The Long Haul

Todaymade turned three this week. Not bad, right? More than 40% of businesses fail before they reach three years of age, but not this one; it’s business as usual around here. We’re not taking a lot of time to celebrate, though, because we have lots of work to do. But it has me thinking: what are some of the steps that businesses need to take to make it? It is certainly our goal to turn this startup into a lasting company. What about yours? Here are a few things that I believe we’ve done right, things that can set a […]


Three Tips On Building For The Long Haul

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How To Convince Someone To Buy Without Selling

The launch of CoSchedule has ushered in many changes here at Todaymade, including a newly found focus on sales. After being in business for several years, a focus on sales is not particularly new, but with a new product in the pipeline we have started to think about them differently. How can you convince someone to buy what you are selling? How can we convince someone to buy CoSchedule? With marketing, advertising, and sales we are really trying to accomplish the same thing – sell more stuff. Much of the time, we try to make it sound like magic or science. But here’s […]


How To Convince Someone To Buy Without Selling

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