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Courtney Wachob

Courtney writes and edits content for Leading Results and their clients. She has been described as a Grammar Nazi and enjoys crafting writing with excellent spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
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Emojis at Work: 👍🏼 or 👎🏼?

Posted by Courtney Wachob | September 19, 2017

  
  
  

First, there’s a debate about whether the plural for the word “emoji” is “emoji” or “emojis” … This author prefers “emojis,” so that’s what this blog will use.

Moving on.

Emojis are visual representations of emotions, objects, or symbols. They used to be called emoticons (emotional icons) and were often created with punctuation marks and viewed sideways. :)

Now they’re called emojis and are pictures. 😊

They’ve long been used casually in instant messaging, social media, and texting, but now it seems that emojis are making their way into the workplace, sparking a debate as to their appropriateness in business.

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Topics: business evolution



I'm a Millennial – Here's How to Talk to Me

Posted by Courtney Wachob | August 15, 2017

  
  
  

Move over, baby boomers – the millennials are taking over.

Which makes them the demographic every marketer wants to charm. But how? They’re not a traditional audience, having grown up never knowing the pain of not having the internet, and are less “susceptible” to traditional marketing than previous generations.

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Topics: Millennials



Why People Aren’t Watching Your Videos

Posted by Courtney Wachob | July 25, 2017

  
  
  

Congratulations – you made a marketing video! It was a ton of work, but now you can sit back, relax, and watch the view count climb … right?

Maybe not. See, just posting a video isn’t enough. Like other content you post, many elements go into choosing topics, filming, editing, optimizing, publishing, and getting prospective customers to watch it.

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Need Better Editing? Right This Way, Please.

Posted by Courtney Wachob | May 23, 2017

  
  
  
First things first: No automatic editing tool can ever take the place of a human – nothing is better than a professional editor who understands the natural flow of language and has a strong grasp of grammar and punctuation.

That being said, if you’re the human who does the editing and you want to take a last pass over your work, or if the human who does the editing is unavailable and you absolutely need to send something out, there are several helpful options available online. 

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Topics: content marketing



Run – Don’t Walk! – to Get an Editor

Posted by Courtney Wachob | April 19, 2017

  
  
  

If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.

(Or, as Blaise Pascal would have said: Je n’ai fait celle-ci plus longue que parce que je n’ai pas eu le loisir de la faire plus courte.)

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Marketing for … Oh look! A Squirrel!

Posted by Courtney Wachob | March 21, 2017

  
  
  

Supposedly – because really, how do they figure this stuff out? – our collective attention spans have shrunk to a discouragingly low 8.25 seconds.

Also supposedly, goldfish have an attention span of nine seconds.

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Ready, Fire, Aim!

Posted by Courtney Wachob | February 9, 2017

  
  
  

Michael Masterson is an entrepreneur whose first business opened when he was 11 years old. Forty-five years later, he has started or co-started dozens of successful businesses – with a strategy that is vastly different than anything you’ve heard of yet: Ready, Fire, AIM. (Which is, incidentally, a book; follow the link to find it on Amazon.) 

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New Year, New You, New ... MSPOT?

Posted by Courtney Wachob | January 13, 2017

  
  
  

If you’re like us, you planned too much for 2016, and there were customers you didn’t get, money you didn’t make, and goals you never accomplished. Instead of sighing and pushing those goals straight off the 2016 page and onto the 2017 page, however, we decided to try something different this year.

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Topics: GOALS



The 8 Content Superstars You Need on Your Team

Posted by Courtney Wachob | November 29, 2016

  
  
  

Content: love it or hate it, you gotta have it – blogs, whitepapers, checklists, press releases, website content, slideshows for webinars, landing pages, and more. The amount of content you need to create, in fact, can be daunting.

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Topics: good content marketing



No, You're Not Plagiarizing Yourself

Posted by Courtney Wachob | October 25, 2016

  
  
  

Content, content, content: the (unofficial) inbound marketing mantra. Quality content is what brings people to your site and helps them get to know, like, and trust you – but the constant need to create engaging, share-worthy content can be time-consuming and, frankly, exhausting.

The good news is that you can squeeze more out of the content you’ve already created by repurposing it into different forms. As long as your content is high quality, converting it into something new to post and promote can cause more people to engage with it and attract more website visitors, increasing your chances of conversion.

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