Author Archives: Inna Hardison

Boss lady at hamedia group, where we build nifty things for businesses that just work, from direct mail campaign designs to fully functional self managed custom WordPress websites, to real estate marketing

So this is 40 – confessions of a marketer…

Photo credit: Jon Hardison

I’ve always been a gypsy of sorts.  Not through my DNA, although I’ve never been quite certain of the bits that went into my genetic cocktail…  I am just one of those people who simply can’t stay in one place too long.  A vagrant at heart.  Nomad would be a kinder word, but entirely untrue,…

In defense of common decency – and why stealing will cost you more in the end

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One of the reviews for Deborah Griffin, Scottsdale AZ Realtor, starts, “HONEST & LOYAL”. What if we told you that it appears Deborah Griffin is little more than a common thief? Read on and judge for yourself…

Language of sales – the date rape drug of business

Recently, I ran across quite a few conversations about use of language and body movements/positions in order to achieve success in sales, including real estate, or dating, or life. The basic concept behind these coaching methods is reprogramming of one’s brain (and all that goes with it) in order to fulfill some goal, whether getting…

I’d rather be poked with a pitchfork than be told to shut the hell up…

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I spend quite a bit of my time digging through various groups and forums that deal with real estate in my efforts to keep abreast of current goings on, sentiments, et al.  It’s my way of staying on top of my game as a marketer with a lot of real estate agent and brokerage clients. …

An apology to my son for being a parent who rents…

I am sorry, my love, that you just learned that your mom and dad didn’t do right by you.  I am sorry that you are now equipped with some facts which I can’t disprove, all of which paint a rather bleak picture of your life when compared to some of your friends.  That you now…

On brevity in Iambic pentameter…

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By way of brief intro, there has been a lot of jabber around my socials on brevity in writing/blogging/et al.  By way of a Friday joke, I made this status update, not expecting any responses.  But since I got some, it now officially constituted a dare. Click the FB image for the rest of that…

The unbearable price of my morning coffee…

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This morning I got angry at my little one for oversleeping, hence making me drive him to school, instead of just dropping him off at the bus stop.  There were no emergencies to deal with or conference calls that would have needed to be changed, just a hot cup of coffee and my morning 20…

From the archives: in search for a bit of courage…

We Love Jay Pinterest Board

Last night I stumbled upon a postal crate of copies of a magazine Jon and I published locally every month for some four and change years.  As I sat there sifting through the satin pages, there was one story that begged revisiting, the one that statistically affected the least number of people, but one that…

Row Bob Row Revisited…

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 Battling the Waves & Cancer (republished from July 2006 edition of our magazine, Palm Coast Lifestyles) somewhere on the water there will be two white row boats, slicing through the waves, less vulnerable to the elements than one would assume because of their occupants’ adamant wish to beat the odds… Two slender row boats were…

Things I learned at #RETSO

Feeling the Love @Retso

None of these will provide meaningful insight into the so many awesome presentations.  You can hunt for those soundbites on Twitter at #retso.  These are my personal little takeaways, in no particular order: Spotify is a must on long drives.  Nothing better than singing along to some 132 songs with the hubby while navigating a…