Coronavirus Day Seven ๐Ÿ˜ท

How do you keep your head clear & thoughts organized during social distancing? Exercise is essential to good health, even in face of this Pandemic. My friend Ryan & I logged 5 miles ๐Ÿƒ last evening all while maintaining our 6-10 ๐Ÿ“ foot distance. The fresh air ๐Ÿž๏ธ was great and keeps mental ๐Ÿค” &…

Coronavirus Day Six ๐Ÿ˜ท

How are you handling uncertainty and adversity in these challenging times โณ? As a leader you have to maintain a cohesive & unifying message. This is difficult on everyone, however panic does little good. My approach under these circumstances, whether it is business or combat, is to offer reassurance. Use good judgement, and don’t be…

Coronavirus Day Five ๐Ÿ˜ท

How is remote ๐ŸŽฎ work working for you? We have instituted a 15 minute morning huddle๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป via Zoom Video Communications each morning for our teams working from home. In terms of meetings I purposely keep them short. Anything that cannot be covered in 15 minutes likely can wait until the next day. Eliminates small talk…

Coronavirus Day Four ๐Ÿ˜ท

How do you handle or overcome challenges? Homeschooling has begun. I ensure you my children are not the only ones learning today ,๐Ÿคฃ. I think the possibility for new learning mediums, programs, & opportunities for the future are HUGE! We have moved Barten Media to ๐Ÿ’ฏ% remote work platforms utilizing GSuite, Zoom, Slack, & Trello…

Coronavirus Day Three ๐Ÿ˜ท

Let’s talk Coronavirus Innovation ๐Ÿ’ก. This period of unknown ๐Ÿ‘ฝ is a great chance to rethink how and why we do things the way we do. What opportunities do you see coming out of this pandemic? Here on our end we are preparing to close the offices ๐Ÿข & facilities ๐Ÿค where applicable. Setting up…

Coronavirus Day Two ๐Ÿ˜ท

Teaching ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿซ my children the value of work ethic is, I think, arguably one of my most important jobs as a Dad ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ. My eldest and I spent an hour cleaning up the remaining leafs and scrubbing down the patio yesterday in preparation of nicer weather. She did a great job ๐Ÿ’ฏ. As she approaches…

Coronavirus Day One ๐Ÿ˜ท

What are your tactics to market your way through the Coronavirus ๐Ÿ˜ท? While you’re stuck at home let’s focus on building on your marketing campaign and helping you get back to serving customers as soon as possible โœ”๏ธ. Today my children’s school ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽ’ announced a closing for 2 weeks. I’ll be working from home, and…

Social Media Strategy for Small Business

Social Media use and Social Media Marketing (SMM) for businesses can be difficult to manage and produce effectively.  This situation is easily compounded for small businesses. It is our opinion, here at BartenMEDIA, that there are three (3) main categories of social media participants: individuals/personal brands, small businesses, and large businesses/corporations. Small business social media…

Health, Wellness, and the Collection of Clutter

Itโ€™s a bad joke. You know what they say about the garbage business?  Itโ€™s always picking up! For most people the accumulation of โ€œstuffโ€ that clutters a home or living space is a byproduct of a busy lifestyle and a barrage of commitments for family, friends and colleagues.  Typically this accumulation results in items being…

Thought Leadership

Leadership is complicated. It can be rewarding or it can be thankless.  It can be the job everybody wants or the job nobody wants. It can lead to fame and fortune, to ruin and despair. Leadership can do all of these, but most often it falls somewhere in the middle. Leadership is often performed in…