My journey down the social media road began years
ago, and many people have praised me for my foresight
and brilliance. They are very kind, but the
truth is, what really took me down this road was desperation.
A few years ago—perhaps you remember—the economy
took a heck of a dip. On its way down, it punched me in the
gut. All of a sudden, the things I had done well for my entire
career, the areas in which I had been a shining executive, no
longer applied. Like any professional who had a substantial
amount of experience and success under her belt, I began to
fight. I did all the things that had always worked in the past—
but this time, nothing worked. Prospects were not calling
back. No one was returning e-mails. I couldn’t get a deal done
to save my life.
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