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How to Become an Industry Influencer

I was recently asked by a prospective client and local entrepreneur for advice on building her credentials as a professional speaker. After sharing my advice with her on a call, I realized it might be helpful for others to share my thoughts on how to build yourself up as an influencer and speaker. In this […]

Expert Tips on How to Become a Professional Speaker

For those of you interested in generating awareness for your company or your personal brand, consider ramping up speaking engagements. In this article, Anvil Media and pdxMindShare founder Kent Lewis outlines best practices for becoming a professional speaker or presenter. Before submitting to speaking opportunities, there are a few interim steps you can and should […]

Essential Habits of Successful Marketing Professionals and Entrepreneurs

In this article, Anvil Media president & pdxMindShare founder Kent Lewis outlines six essential habits that foster career success. Based on his career as a digital marketer, agency owner and entrepreneur, Lewis distills activities that have led to his success, including responsiveness, generating awareness, becoming a thought leader, helping others, setting goals and being productive. […]

Outsmart The Hustle

Michael Knouse is an entrepreneur, community builder and business coach + strategist. He hosts The Startup Sessions podcast and is the creator of The Council of Visionary Business Builders. He works with visionary service entrepreneurs (consultants, coaches, creative professionals, speakers and influencers) to help them align their personal preferences with their business vision. Michael’s specialty […]

Build Your Brand via Podcasting

pdxMindShare founder and Anvil Media president Kent Lewis shares his experience as a podcaster and marketer in this article. Podcasting has seen a dramatic resurgence and has become a focal-point for a variety of brands looking to differentiate. This article outlines compelling reasons why your brand should consider podcasting, how to get started and how […]

The Future of Work

Michael Perman creates a balanced recipe of facts, insights and imagination to convey what may be coming in our future and how to leverage these foresights for positive change. He is the head of C’EST WHAT, LLC, the Mindful Innovation firm based in Portland, OR, where he provides innovation strategy consultation to large and emerging […]

SEMpdx 10th Annual Summer Networking Party

pdxMindShare is proudly co-hosting the SEMpdx 10th Annual Summer Networking Party, instead of hosting a webinar in July or August. We are very pleased with how the webinars are going but we understand and value the importance of in-person networking for business professionals.   The SEMpdx 10th Annual Summer Networking Party will be help Thursday, August 16, […]

Best Practices for Increasing Your Salary

In this article, MindShare founder and Anvil Media president shares his experiences and lessons when asking for a raise. Lewis shares his experiences dating back to his first internship and lessons he’s learned from his own experience as an employee and an employer. He outlines common compensation review factors, conventional and unconventional, as well as […]

Generate Sales with These Five Essential Strategies

If you’re looking to ramp up your sales and revenue, look no further than this article, authored by Anvil Media president and pdxMindShare founder Kent Lewis. He outlines five key strategies and tactics you can use on a daily or weekly basis to increase your sales pipeline and revenue. Highlights include leveraging existing and past […]

Meet June’s Speaker: Kerstin McInnis

Burnout to Balance: 3 Tools to Get You Back on Track Kerstin McInnis is an intuitive career & transition coach, writer and teacher. She has worked as a corporate marketing professional in the areas of marketing, events, promotions, and communications for over 20 years.  She spent the majority of her corporate career at Microsoft where she […]