Women in Business Inspire


Successful women in business are inspiring, especially women that overcome all kinds of obstacles and break certain cycles in their history. One good thing about people who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and make a good life for themselves is that they often wind up stronger and wiser because of it. Among the women that have overcome their disadvantages and made a successful career is Portia Kersten, who is CFO of Skout. She describes her upbringing as growing up poor. However, she has always had a vivid imagination. Reading tons of books has helped grow her imagination and creativity. She has used it to her advantage and made a successful career.

Portia Kersten has found a good match for her in Skout, a social media platform. Skout is very unique from other social media platforms in that it encourages people to meet up for various reasons. Among the activities that Skout encourages are dating and traveling. Skout provides services to 100 different countries in the world. Skout has been founded with the purpose of fostering greater connections with people. A lot of people stay on their cell phones and mobile devices. However, Skout encourages people to meet in person so that they can know each other better.

Skout is also interested in bringing about stronger communities where people help each other and do things for each other. There have been surveys conducted by Skout that talked about doing things for others. Skout has also encouraged such activities among the users of the social media platform. People that have signed up for Skout have been very impressed with what the app has to offer for people. A lot of this has been made possible with the leadership of the app. Portia Kersten has gained a lot of insight from her upbringing and hopes to use it to help improve the lives of others.

One thing that Portia Kersten advises women and other people to do is to embrace versatility. She knows the mindset to have when running a business. Having the mindset of a business is most important and it is important to have patience when getting any type of job. Portia Kersten is also very confident, because she knows the recipe for confidence. She advises people to be logical and polite. Skout is also one of those networks that nourish confidence in users.

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Darius Fisher Reveals Secret Strategies To Strengthen Defense Against Doxing

Businesses and executives thrive on keeping a flawless digital reputation. The sad reality is that a crisis can happen any day, ruining several years worth of integrity cultivated with extensive practice and growth. Luckily, digital crisis extraordinaire, Darius Fisher can restore a once-reputable brand. Mr. Fisher has launched a top-notch consulting firm, namely Status Labs, which caters to all customers’ digital reputation needs. A sampling includes services such as public relations, digital marketing, Web reputation management, and more. Mr. Fisher has fueled Status Labs by employing several years worth of political consulting and copywriting experience; to build an empire that puts emphasis on rehearsing tarnished reputation.

It’s been 4+years since this New York native launched Status Labs alongside long-term business partner. Status Labs owns multiple offices serving over 1,500 company profiles worldwide, New York and Sao Paulo, Brazil included.

Status Labs operates from its Austin, Texas-based corporate office providing remarkable Web reputation services. Among Fisher’s extensive client portfolios are company executives, public figures, high-profile celebrities, politicians, etc. Besides cleaning and polishing Web profiles, Fisher’s Status Labs’ handles PR (Public Relations) strategy planning and impactful digital marketing solutions. In fact, Status Labs has expanded its outreach to 35+ countries worldwide.

Fisher has remarked on business executives lack of readiness in protecting their digital integrity. He believes that every business prospects online reputation are instrumental to garnering industry success. His well-designed speech delivered at the recent marketing conference “Impact 15” was an opener. He spoke at length about the value of digital presence and why everyone should exercise protection protocols. As a professional fixer of infallible character, Fisher has dominated the digital presence market, re-branding online profiles and restoring normalcy to troubled lives.

Darius attended Vanderbilt University where he excelled academically and graduated among the institution’s most brilliant honors’ student community. Shortly after he landed roles as a well-rounded copywriter and political advisor. Today, Darius runs one of the world’s most accomplished digital reputation consulting firm. His services are instrumental to helping Fortune-500 companies/brands, athletes, and other professionals keep a polished public profile. Now, president of Status Labs, Darius continues to share his insightful methods of managing public profiles properly.

Darius Fisher’s Advice on Online Reputation Management

Online Management is a new skill-based form of evading crisis situations that not only harm a reputation but create a long-lasting issue for an individual. As of recently, one of the top online reputation management services that is offered is a company called Status Labs. Status Labs, though only four years old, has already served to help over 1,500 clients around the world in over 35 different countries. Status Labs is a company that uses both traditional public relations methods as well as new digital marketing that has the goal of increasing positive SEO feedback through browsers such as Google and Yahoo.

CEO and co-founder of this four year company, Darius Fisher commented on the vital importance of online reputation management. Mr. Fisher notes that much of the public’s opinions of someone in the spotlight comes from online readings or online comments. Darius Fisher states that he and his 30 employees have taken advantage of this and have used Google searches to the company’s advantage.

In addition to this, Darius Fisher gives specific and recent examples of the importance of online reputation management and when it is necessary. His specific example occurred recently in mid-December when the CEO of Hootsuite, Ryan Holmes laid off 65 of his employees in three of his Hootsuite locations. Darius Fisher commented that the actions that proceeded is a prime example as to when online reputation management is needed. The actions that proceeded after the CEO laid off his employees included the fact that Mr. Holmes posted that night a picture on Instagram that depicted him hold a glass. The caption that followed stated “cheers to all my homies”. The caption that was posted in accordance to the photo angered his laid off employees as it was in poor taste after his most recent actions.

Darius Fisher states that if Mr. Holmes used online reputation management, he would have been able to handle the situation in a more effective manner rather than angering his 65 angered employees. Mr. Fisher of Status Labs believes that those who run a company should show the respect through online reputation management to the employees.

When a Break From Stress is Neccessary!

Social media is an excellent way to forget about your issues and to find inspiration outside of your exciting and busy life. My favorite applications to use for social media is Facebook and Tumblr. Facebook allows me to reconnect with my friends and see what they have been up to on a regular basis. My friends also post events and daily inspirations from their life to keep me entertained when ever I stumble onto the app and view their page. Tumblr is an excellent place to find inspiration from people you don’t know. I follow a lot of photographers and find it an amazing opportunity to draw my idea’s from for photo projects or things to experience in my personal life. Its also an easy way for me to post my photography and share it with people I don’t know.

A new social media application I’ve recently downloaded and given a try goes by the name of Flipora. Flipora is a personalized content recommendation service that gained popularity in 2012. It allows the user to select content that they would find interesting and then finds websites and articles related to the initial interest. It originally started as a website that would search your browsing history and match that to your interest if you lost the site and expanded to what it is now. Flipora is growing exponentially and is now home to 6 times more site indexes then Wikipedia. It also grows by 150,000 members each day an holds a record of 8 million users that is constantly growing.

Starting my account was fun and promoted a promising experience with the social network application. There where almost an endless amount of options to choose from when selecting my interest that would further justify what I saw on the application’s home page. Following my selection of interest, I was instantly able to see post from others regarding what I initially thought I’d be interested in. I enjoyed not having to leave the application to view the articles from the home page. On normal social media sites that show you stories and article clips, you have to leave the application to read the remaining of the article. That can get very irritating and hard on your phones server, so it was a breath of fresh air and very appreciated.

Overall my experience with social media is positive. When ever life gets to me and I need a break from it all, you can catch me scrolling on my phone. It also comes in handy when you are waiting at the airport or at a party where no one is entertaining you. I plan on using Flipora as my daily news source for entertainment.