There is no doubt the world of COVID turned lives upside down. Our family was forced to separate geographically due to dramatic changes in the economy.
I know company owners whose businesses thrived during COVID. They were able to pivot quickly to making PPE early into the lockdown.
But, as time progressed, they lost employees due to the disease and were hit by severe raw product shortages. So, if you weren't negatively impacted in some way, you were fortunate.
A Time for LearningMany used COVID time as growing time. The forced quarantine was a time to learn. I am grateful that more people have read my Brandit posts and engaged with my content on Twitter and LinkedIn than ever before.
Top 11 PostsBelow are the most-read Brandit posts of 2020-2021 for you to enjoy once again. If you enjoy reading them, please comment.
While the numbers are gratifying, I appreciate most the telephone calls, emails, or blog comments from readers like you.
I've also received personal comments during social occasions, which is so cool. The conversation usually gravitates to blogging in general and analytics in particular. Below are the basics.
By the Numbers
- Total readership - 116,925
- This month (July) - 6,802
- Last month (June) - 7,479
Top 5 Countries
- United States
- United Kingdom
Top Ten Posts
Radically Improve Your Video Call Performances
Like it or not, when you are onscreen, you are on stage baby! My tips in this post will help you to be an even better version of yourself when on camera.
Do You Know What Your Body Language is Saying?
Strong body language speaks to credibility and trust. Shifty eyes, slouching, wild gestures and the failure to listen intently signal the direct opposite.
55 Original Quotes to Uplift, Inspire and Chase Away the COVID Blues
If you need to be encouraged, inspired, or amused, this post is for you! Perhaps you are experiencing deep sadness and need to be reminded there is hope. Or, maybe you just need a laugh.
How to Build Resilient Relationships in a World of Toxic Negativity
Seven Easy Steps to Improve Your Voice Quality on Video Calls
Whether you speak to an audience of 1 or 100, your sound quality makes a statement about you. If people can't understand you, they can't engage with your ideas and opinions. Audiences will make allowances for poor visuals but will not tolerate shoddy audio.
15 Reasons Why I am Proud to Be a Canadian
You may have observed that Canadian's aren't usually pushy or loud about being Canadian. However, we feel our patriotism deeply. We love our nation and are proud to be Canadians. We just don't always talk about it.
Increase Social Media Engagement - 20 Tips for Writing and Formatting Blog Content
Writing blog content that effectively tells your story requires thought and discipline. The message must be carefully crafted. Short is always good, but not at the expense of meaning.
Ebineezer Says Businesses are Making a Big Difference in a COVID Christmas
You too can be a Garage Sale Guru! Tips for Garage Sale Success
I must admit it. My wife and I love garage sales. You might even say we are garage sale junkies. Saling has taken us to areas of our city we had never before visited. Tips, trick, strategies.Read more Post includes links to 3 media interviews
21 Content Tips for Social Media Success
All platforms - FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogging - require quality content. What content and why it is the engine that drives social media? Tips to help you identify content that is relevant and provides values.
A Media Release is a Perfect Tool for Promoting Your Company News, New Product or Big Idea to All Media
The purpose of a well-crafted media release is to get the attention of newspaper or magazine editors, TV assignment editors or talk radio producers or program hosts. But wait! What about social media? There is much, much more!
Bonus Posts - Most Read All Time
I hope you've enjoyed reading the top 11 posts from the past year. Below are the two most-read stories I have written on the Brandit blogsite. Please comment and let me know what you think. Share them on your social media channels.
What Drives You - 10 Tips for Staying Motivated in Demotivating Times
Motivation drives us to achieve the unachievable. It stimulates innovation, creativity and imagination. Setting high expectations helps you see beyond the personal or business limitations that others may see.