Entries by Pam Duffy

Nine Tips for Staying Focused on Work When the World is on Fire

Current events can be all-consuming and incredibly distracting. No matter what is going on in the world, one thing stays the same: work keeps on going. There are still customers with questions, meetings that need to be prepped for, and emails to respond to. So, whether it’s the latest news cycle or something going in […]

Tips for Prioritizing To-Do Lists

If you are like most adults, to-do lists govern a lot of your daily activities. I myself use a to-do list, and I can empathize with that feeling of overwhelm when looking at a long list of tasks. With no structure or method for prioritizing a to-do list, most people will tackle the “quick wins” […]

How To Write a Great Online Review for a Small Business

Online reviews have added a new dimension to the “word of mouth” referral. A positive online review is extremely powerful. In fact, a 2016 survey from Pew Research shows that over 80% of U.S. adults read reviews before they decide to make a purchase. And the best part of all? It’s free to give. I am a huge proponent […]

How To: Get Your Business Verified on Google (With Photos)

When most people seek information they go to one place: the behemoth of search engines, Google. If you are hoping that your business will be found there, I recommend a two-prong approach. One way is to actively promote all the good things that boost your search ranking. SEO, fantastic content, and an active social media presence. But the other […]

Best Practices for New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Eve has always been one of my favorite holidays. As sappy as it may sound, I love the symbolism of putting one year to rest and the novelty of starting anew. New Year’s Resolutions are part of the fun – a way for me to articulate exactly what I hope to achieve in […]

Fun in Tulsa!

This week I visited the Northeastern Oklahoma ASHRAE chapter in Tulsa, OK. After weeks of emails, it was great to meet the program’s chair Matt Simmons and chapter president Duan Harman in-person! Also, it was great to catch up with other ASHRAE regional leaders Chad Smith and Mike Beda.   We had a full house for their […]

Visiting North Piedmont

In October I had the privilege of visiting the North Piedmont ASHRAE Chapter. I had so much fun and I am very thankful to Miguel and Rob for having me! I was so happy to be able to catch up with some old ASHRAE friends. I lived in Atlanta for quite some time, and met […]

Philadelphia and Allentown

I am back on the road again! In mid-September, I had the pleasure of visiting two ASHRAE chapters in Pennsylvania! Act 1: Philadelphia I arrived on Wednesday evening, where Philadelphia Chapter President Mike Calabrese for a splendid dinner at Del Frisco’s. Anytime I visit Philly, I am so impressed by the history that lives in […]

Arkansas Hospitality

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at two ASHRAE chapters in Arkansas: the Central Arkansas Chapter in Little Rock, and the newly-formed Northwest Arkansas Chapter in Fayetteville. This was my first time in Arkansas, and I’m happy to report I had a wonderful visit. Drew and Steve from Little Rock really laid the […]

I’m a fan of Idaho!

This week, I braved the cold and visited Idaho for the first time – and boy, was I surprised. Idaho has a LOT to offer. This has to be our country’s best-kept secret! After landing in Boise (and a quick selfie!), it was time to head east and visit the Idaho Falls section of ASHRAE. […]