Recent Articles by Janie Coffey

10 last-minute gifts for the agents on your nice list

10 last-minute gifts for the agents on your nice list

It's that time of year again. That moment when you are trying to wrap up business for a few days, but your shopping is not yet complete. What to do? If agents are on your list, we've got you covered. Here are some gift ideas that will show so much th...
By Janie Coffey | Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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Using Instagram and Postagram to Make a Powerful Statement

Instagram is the much-discussed picture taking/editing and sharing app available for the iPhone and Android markets (Instagram was just bought by Facebook for a whopping $1 billion!). Postagram (also available on both markets) allows you to share you...
By Janie Coffey | Friday, April 20, 2012
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The Metaphysics of Social Media

If you use social media in either your professional or personal life (or both, as many of us do), you may have experienced a moment where you became so engrossed in your activity within a social media platform that you ......
By Janie Coffey | Friday, February 24, 2012
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Masterminding your way to higher efficiency and profitability

Since the early 1900s, when Napoleon Hill introduced the concept of Mastermind groups to the public, business professionals have found that creating small, focused Mastermind groups can lead to higher efficiency and profitability, new ideas and persp...
By Janie Coffey | Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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The Power of PremiumPlus!

If you have been wondering if the difference between the standard Associate and Premium Package to Inman Connect is worth the additional cost, let me offer the insights from someone who just returned from Connect. “A resounding, YES!” Bef...
By Janie Coffey | Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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Information Overload from ICNY? Paralyzed? You don’t have to be!

The amount of information shared at ICNY was, even for a trained tech-conferenceite, nearly overwhelming.  It felt like drinking from a fire hydrant, to say the least.  With so many outstanding sessions, speakers and vendors in Start-Up Alley, you ...
By Janie Coffey | Thursday, January 19, 2012
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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Followers

In a world where “social influence” is measured by followers, retweets and likes, a platform where the typical person might have say, a few hundred followers at best, Instagram doesn’t fit the mold of a powerful engagement tool. But it...
By Janie Coffey | Tuesday, December 6, 2011