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Increase Engagement With Website Visitors with a Simple Image Map

By Rhonda Negard | February 26, 2021

Interactive content, like image maps, can literally show visitors that your service eases their pain. Relief and a smile can help with conversions!

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Marketing Your Brand With a Family of Colors

By Rhonda Negard | January 27, 2021

I started 2021 as a guest on the Smart Marketing Show podcast. I always enjoy talking with them and their enthusiasm. Show Summary You have a business and a logo. Awesome. You may even have memorized your color’s hex code. But what about different moods? What color shouldn’t be used in your logo? On this…

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Affinity Diagrams Can Ease Your Overwhelm & Transition Into Management

By Rhonda Negard | May 26, 2020

Allowing for errors builds a collaborative spirit and fosters innovation.

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11 Books Designers Should Read

By Rhonda Negard | March 3, 2020

Whether you’re a design student or have been in design but looking for more, you can benefit from the content in the books listed below. If you want to be a better designer, want to succeed, and want to be a leader, this short-list is a great reading list.

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Embracing the Too

By Rhonda Negard | February 12, 2020

Just last Monday, I was listening to The Women at Work show on Wharton School of Business Radio. The show guest talked about one of her clients who was very different. Rather than getting coached to fit in, look and act like a woman is expected to be in business, this woman embraced her “different”…

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Case Study: Orphans of War Website Redesign

By Rhonda Negard | December 17, 2019

TSO Media was already working on plans for a website redesign for Orphans of War when their website was hacked. Plus, they didn’t have backup systems in place. It was all lost. The good news is that because they were already working on new content with TSO Media, they took advantage of the otherwise bad…

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Making a Statement With Intention

By Rhonda Negard | December 6, 2019

Do your website, materials and presentation project the expertise you have and the message you intend? Professional Speakers and Digital Course Creators Your website is your hub and reliable connection to your market. A website for speakers and Course Creators must:  Build credibility  Provide value  Cultivate new opportunities/students Professional Speakers You need to a site that demonstrates your expertise…

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Accessible Websites: Making your site readable and useable for impaired visitors

By Rhonda Negard | October 8, 2019

Colors: How to use your color palette to enhance your brand while being accessible During the 2019 redesign of this site, accessibility has been a growing concern and focus…as it should be! I create sites for clients, who may or may not know about all the ADA compliance guidelines. It’s now my responsibility to ensure…

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No Need for New Content

By Rhonda Negard | May 1, 2019

This is exciting news. You do not need to worry about creating new content! Would you prefer to listen instead of reading this blog post? Or, see it streaming in the Facebook post: How many blogs do you think there are in the world, in the U.S., in your state, or in your region? How…

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Mirrors Don’t Show What’s Inside

By Rhonda Negard | September 19, 2020

In spite of the insanity that is 2020, the introspection that’s resulted from such significant changes, division, alone time, loneliness, disconnections, virtual life, etc. has shown me what I value most and how my actions haven’t always demonstrated that. The greatest revelation was about my health. I made changes to demonstrate how much I value…

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Flavor of Success

By Rhonda Negard | August 17, 2020

How many times have I failed? What do I count as a failure? If I learn from an experience, is it still a failure? One of the most memorable messages I heard from Pastor Earle at Shoreline Christian was,: “It’s not that you fall that defines you. It’s not that you get up. It’s how…

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Wrinkles, Victories, & Wisdom

By Rhonda Negard | August 17, 2020

My husband has had these adorable smile lines and wrinkles by his eyes. He’s had them since before I met him more than ten years ago. I know he’s prefer they not be there. As we age together, we’ve added more wrinkles and scars. 10-20 years ago, I’d have hated the idea of more. But,…

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Graduating and Killing Dreams

By Rhonda Negard | August 9, 2020

Congrats, Grads! My nephew just graduated from college. It’s 2020, so it doesn’t feel real. 🤷‍♀️ It might be underwhelming for him; I’m pretty sure it is for his parents, who would have loved to have the in-person event. Of course, they are still quite proud of him and his achievement. Congratulations to all 2020…

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