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Miss Lori says thank you to the top 12 social influencers of her 2012

2012 is almost over and once again I am reflecting on what happened and the people who helped make things happen for me professionally and personally. It goes without saying but bears repeating that my children are the legs that keep my seat off of the ground. They are the reasons I do everything that I do, and the people that make me better than I ever thought I could be. Then I can’t neglect to mention my parents. Together they provide the fourth leg of my stool, stabilizing me, keeping me from tipping over. But no Momma is an island, certainly not this one. I have benefited from the very personal help from some very professional people, to whom I want to publicly offer thanks. Last year I shared my top 11 Follow Fridays friends from 2011. This year I give you my top 12 Social Sunday peeps. [Read more...]

Miss Lori resolves to remain resolute in 2013

A year ago today I laid up in bed and started mapping out my intentions for 2012. I needed some focus and clarity of my energy, so I plotted a course of action for my year. I listed in detail 6 tasks that I felt were the top of my priority list to accomplish in order to spur forward progression in my personal and professional lives. Looking back and grading my outcome, I may have fell short of my literal goals, but overall I fell up, not down. [Read more...]

Dead Children Walking

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This is a MissLori.TV look-back. This post was originally published by Miss Lori on CHICAGOMOMSBLOG October 2009.

I am a big supporter of getting kids activated. Experts across the boards are recommending that kids walk to school more often to increase their level of activity and improve their overall health. For some kids though, walking to school is not a luxury of exercise, it’s a necessity for transportation. More notably, for these children forced by circumstance to walk the streets of Chicago to get to school, the walk is not making them healthier, in fact, it’s killing them. [Read more...]

Miss Lori offers 5 tips for giving birth to an idea in the social media age

Today I am giving a media training presentation and workshop at the inaugural Pitch Refinery Conference (#MissLoriTV). Media training has become increasingly important in this climate of invention and entrepreneurship. Social Media is a great equalizer allowing the individual proprietor to reach a community as easily as a big brand does without being hampered by a small promo and advertising budget. But before you get to the stage of requiring media training to support your brand you first have to birth an idea. I always joke that I have one good idea a day when anyone comments that something I have offered is “inspired”. But the truth is that I have thousands of thoughts and ideas every day, but what allows those thoughts to blossom into good idea is the way in which I nurture and water them, teasing them into growth. As with anything it’s all about the effort you put into your idea that makes the difference between potential success and certain failure. Here are five tips to help you birth your idea. [Read more...]