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Margie Clayman is the Vice President of Client Services at Clayman Marketing Communications in Akron Ohio. She blogs at and at her own personal blog,

Articles by: Margie Clayman

It’s Not Online Versus Offline, It’s Personal Versus Professional

The other day, I was rolling through my Twitter stream when I saw a post about the ROI of a certain conference. Finding posts of substance about marketing these days is becoming increasingly difficult so I jumped right in. I was expecting to at the very […]
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Are “Online Friendships” Real?

I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine recently. This friend, for what it’s worth, is someone whom I met first on Twitter, probably about three years ago now. We were talking about how in the past, when we’ve had a junky day, we […]
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World Suicide Prevention Day – Make A Difference

November 14, 2007 was a fairly typical dreary Northeast Ohio November day. Or at least it seemed that way.  I went out to lunch with my mom and we talked about a person we knew who really seemed to be struggling. We weren’t sure what to […]
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Everybody Has a Story

When I was in college, I found myself involved in a lot of long and rambling conversations. These were pivotal conversations because they marked most assuredly that the other person and I were now friends. They were those kinds of conversations where you decide you are […]
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Is Social Media Really Homogeneous White Milk?

On a regular basis, someone in the world of social media publishes a list of “power users” or “influencers.” Sometimes it is a list meant to represent a certain niche in the online world. For example, you might see a list of the “50 top marketers […]
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Four Ways To Determine If You Have A Job Or A Mission

One theme in Carol’s book, The Entrepreneur Equation, is that people can become easily confused as they begin their entrepreneurial endeavors. They think they have found their “calling,” or maybe they think they would do much better working for themselves than their previous boss. Maybe they […]
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Passion, Fun, Or Money – Why Do You Do What You Do?

Generally, I believe there are three reasons why people are working in the places they are working. These reasons are passion, fun, or money. Now, there are most certainly cases where a person can experience all three of these things at their job. However, this is […]
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Questioning Your Way to Contentment

I don’t believe it’s realistic to try to be “OMG Happy” all of the time. Not every moment can be like the holidays with your family. Not every moment can be like when you snuggle under blankets with a cup of cocoa on a cold and […]
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Are You Too “Plugged In”?

From eighth grade until about a year ago, I had an alarm clock, the same alarm clock, sitting by my bed. It was white with big friendly green numbers and a very painful alarm sound. Tragically, that alarm clock fell off my nightstand one day when […]
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5 Reasons Why Business Owners Need to Exercise

Last year, I read an amazing book called How Remarkable Women Lead. There are a lot of tidbits in that book that are extremely valuable (for men AND women, by the way), but there was one striking common denominator that many of the highlighted women spoke […]
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