Are you losing out on deaf customers and their revenues?

Growing up, my father would ask me to interpret for him when he met with our local insurance agent. My father was profoundly deaf, and while fluent in English and fully capable of communicating in writing, American Sign Language (ASL), not English, was his native language, and his preferred language for discussing business. Unfortunately, even today, deaf parents being forced to use their own children as interpreters when professionals don’t…

Breaking Down Barriers of Success

I trust you will evaluate the thoughts I share and recognize the value in them. I’ve sat on these thoughts for a very long time, and for the first time, publicly shared some of these thoughts during my ‘Online Advertising And Marketing: A Powerful Tool’ workshop at the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Conference this recent July in Louisville, Kentucky. During my workshop, I mentioned the deaf community needed…

Exclusive Interview with Deaf Social Media

I had the privilege of being interviewed by Deaf Social Media about my experiences with Synergetic Business Solutions. Below is the transcript of the interview (can also be found here): DSM: Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at Synergetic Business Solutions. Corey: I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. After graduating from John Hersey High School, I attended the Rochester Institute of Technology and…

LinkedIn Lady Show Guest Appearance: Streamline Small Business with Social Media

Last Wednesday I had the privilege of being on the LinkedIn Lady radio show. While regular host Carol McManus (@linkedinlady) was away at a conference, a friend and former colleague, Ken Herron (@KenHerron), was the guest host. I couldn’t turn down Ken’s request that I be his special guest on the show. Ken and I talked in lengths about how small businesses need to incorporate social media as part of their…

GM Pulling Ads from Facebook: Implications

Yesterday made for an an interesting day for Facebook. First, technical glitches delayed the start of Facebook’s trading by half an hour and then the company didn’t perform as well as expected in the stock market as it closed at $38.23, a 23 cent uptick and an increase of six-tenths of one percent. I believe the reason the stock did not perform up to expectations is deeply entwined within investors’…