Michael Fertik, Forbes

Michael Fertik


Silicon Valley, CA, United States

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Past articles by Michael:

How to Get Millenials to Trust and Respond to Your Advertising

One in six millennials have $100,000 in savings. And if you want to attract the attention of this rather affluent, very large group of young consumers, you need to get smart about advertising your business on the social channels and search platforms where they spend their time. → Read More

The 7 Social Media Types To Watch for This Halloween

Are you more of a Taylor Swift or a Smaug on social? → Read More

What Journey (Yes, Journey) Can Teach You About a Great Reputation

Great lessons come from unexpected places. → Read More

Are You Really Doing All You Can To Stand Out?

Get attention - the right way - for your professional accomplishments → Read More

Why You Can (And Should) Flip the Script

Turn the conversation to your professional advantage → Read More

What Your Friends Are Saying About You

You're judged by the company you keep. That's an old truism, but accurate nonetheless. In high school, teachers might have regarded you as smarter because you hung with the nerds (while the cool kids no doubt dinged you for it). Maybe you walked into your first job interview and the hiring manager happened to belong to your same fraternity. He probably thought he had a good sense of who you were… → Read More

4 Tips to End Your Week with Swagger

Finish up your Friday like a complete boss. → Read More

Your Data's For Sale

Whether germane or inane, your data are valuable to someone. → Read More

4 Ways Your Small Business Can Crush It in Your Local Community

People truly support small businesses. Are you maximizing the power of this collective goodwill in your surrounding neighborhood? → Read More

Gut Check: Are You Using Social Media for Customer Insights?

How many times have you walked into the same coffee shop to order the same drink on your way to work? If you frequent Starbucks every morning to start your day with a caramel macchiato, the odds are fairly slim you’ll decide one day to drink a tall decaf coffee, black [...] → Read More

Entrepreneurs, Identify the Little-i Influencers in Your Company Now

Do you know which people are leaders in your business - at all levels? → Read More

Why a Bad Reputation is Even Worse Than You Think

As data on each of us become easier to analyze, reputation scoring will give us opportunities - and take them away. → Read More

Please Don’t Be Ashamed to Sell

Leaders need to be sellers-in-chief too. Here's why. → Read More

6 Quotes to Power You Through a Professional Slump

In the professional pit of despair? Don't stress - this too shall pass (and these quotes will help). → Read More

Are You Accelerating Your Professional Reputation?

From helping someone else out to following through, strengthen your professional reputation with these simple strategies. → Read More

5 Tips to Totally Dominate Your Monday

Who kills it on Mondays? You do - starting now. Beat back the blahs with these easy steps. → Read More

7 Classic 80s Movie Quotes to Jumpstart Your Wednesday

Make Wednesday your rev-it-up day--and not the wind-down to your week. → Read More

4 Pieces of Business Wisdom From the 2014 World Cup Final

From captains to timing, the intense showdown has something to teach every leader. → Read More

Sporting Inspiration: Five Business Lessons from the World Cup

The sports world is always a rich source of general inspiration for business leaders. But it’s only once every four years that we get the chance to draw specific lessons from the world’s biggest sporting event: the FIFA World Cup. The past few weeks have played host to exciting matches, [...] → Read More

The 6 Most Effective Emails You Should Write Today

When written well, these are the kinds of notes that get things done. → Read More