Miss Lori wants to be the first Mamavation Success story for 2011

When I was young all I ever truly wanted to be was a mother. Not a famous actress, not a multi-million dollar business woman, a MOM. I thought, and still think, it’s the most important and rewarding role I could ever play. I am proud to be a mother three times over. I thank the universe every day that I have the chance to help my kids chart their course in this World. I try to do everything I can for them, and I do. Well almost everything.

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Miss Lori has a list of 75 twitter thank you’s on the last FollowFriday of 2010

2010 has been quite a year for me, with serious highs and lows. But through it all I have had some fantastic, inspiring, hard working company. On this very special, final Follow Friday of 2010 I want to acknowledge some people who I think you should take notice of. [Read more…]

Miss Lori owes a year of dryness to Dove Ultimate deodorant

Last year I attended several holiday parties sponsored by some great brands. But one party in particular has stuck with me all year long…literally. Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth deodorant. Not what you were expecting me to say, huh? I’m sure, but it’s true nonetheless, and very relevant. However, truth be told, the only time I really noticed this deodorant was when I ran out of it. As they say, “you’ll miss me when I’m gone.” I didn’t notice my Dove Ultimate Visibly Smooth deodorant for the whole last year that I was using it because it silently and smoothly did its’ job. And it did it so well that I didn’t give it a second thought, (or a first thought for that matter). [Read more…]

Miss Lori has a list of 4 reminders for PR folks working with social media influencers

Listen Up! Okay, after the PR pitches I’ve been receiving these last few weeks it seems to me that we are in need of a reminder post about PR and Social Media. Now I am not an expert, I am just a working stiff in this Social medium. However, I do know a thing or two about a thing or two. (Hopefully some of my even more knowledgeable friends will chime in with their two cents as well. Hint, Hint). But here is the list of my four top pet peeves, I mean suggestions, to PR folks out there to improve their social media interactions. [Read more…]

Miss Lori says building a brand starts with knowing yourself

You know why being a social media influencer/marketer/business person is so spiritual for some people? Because of the work that’s necessary you to do in order to define your niche. When you work in a job, no matter the hours, (9 to 5, 10-2, 7-11), that job defines itself. You don’t have to dig deep to give it an identity. But when you build a brand online through a blog, (micro or full), you have to do a level of self exploration not usually required in corporate America. You have to identify who you are from the inside out so you can cultivate your voice. [Read more…]