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What I’m Thinking About: Loyalty

By Mary Jane Copps | September 30, 2018

The word “loyalty” has become strongly associated with marketing activities. There are loyalty cards and programs. There are special offers and prizes. Loyalty is something businesses strive to capture, yet, as illustrated in a recent post, don’t always know how to retain. Perhaps that’s because loyalty thrives beyond … Read more

Three Phone Skills That Improve Your Social Media

By Mary Jane Copps | January 15, 2017

This past week I enjoyed two experiences which exemplify the power of social media. The first was in a workshop I delivered on Monday. Several people in attendance had discovered the workshop through my blog and were already part of my LinkedIn universe. (And this resulted in one … Read more

7 Business Growth Lessons from Dreamforce 2016

By Mary Jane Copps | October 23, 2016

One of the world’s largest conferences takes place every Fall in downtown San Francisco. Salesforce gathers together customers, suppliers, experts and icons for four days of learning, fun and inspiration called Dreamforce. This year, I was one of the 170,000 people who attended the experience,  which delivered valuable insights: … Read more

Perfect Pairing: LinkedIn and A Telephone

By Mary Jane Copps | September 23, 2012

It has been a great week here at The Phone Lady. In fact,  I’ve been a wee bit giddy as I’ve pushed against some perceived boundaries and learned something many of you may already know – when you push against boundaries, you discover new territory.  How exciting is … Read more

Vacation messages – It’s ugly out there!

By Mary Jane Copps | July 30, 2012

Is it the excitement of summer vacation – or any vacation – that causes people to suddenly become, well, thought-less? That’s my guess. I do empathize. There’s nothing like that last day of work before a holiday, the focus we have as we “tie up loose ends” and … Read more

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Phone Phobia Hits the News

Phone phobia, or telephobia, has been getting a lot of attention in the news recently. See what Mary Jane has to say about it...
Margins of Error with Harry Enten
CNN's Harry Enten asks why we’re avoiding phone calls and whether we can be coached through our telephone-related nerves in this Margins of Error podcast featuring Mary Jane.
This Hour Has 22 Minutes
22 Minutes correspondent, Brandon Hackett, figures out which end is up on this thing called a telephone, with help from The Phone Lady. Watch Telephone Lessons for Millennials.