Personal Publicity and Guest Blogging Posts
October 3, 2013:
Used as a source for “The lessons I learned from not getting the job” by CareerRookie.com. My story is the second one listed as, “Go out on your own.”
September 23, 2013:
Used as a source for “12 ways to pinpoint your target audience” by Ragan.com. My tip is listed at #7, “Do your homework.”
July 21, 2013:
Used as a source for “How Did You Come Up With Your Business Name” by CEO Blog Nation. My business is listed as #2.
“Started with a board position, but grew into a life saver.”
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June 13, 2013:
Great #money advice from #fathers everywhere, and the best advice from my #dad, Brent Leonard. We teach our children about money from a very young age, and the lessons we teach them are lessons they will carry with them into adulthood. Financial stability is not an inherited trait, but a learned trait that is vital for a healthy future.
May 16, 2013:
Article from TheFlairist.com about “I knew it was love when….”
From the editor: “We received so many heartfelt, insightful, and beautiful responses to our HARO inquiry ‘I knew it was love when…’! Thank you. I wish we could have published them all, but alas we couldn’t. The article has been published (http://www.theflairist.com/2013/05/voices-i-knew-it-was-love-when/)”
I was listed as #4. Read Listing
February 12, 2013:
Used as a source for a Care.com article, “Solve the School Break Care Challenge.”
“When Salt Lake City, Utah mom Amber Dixon talks about finding child care for school vacations, she sums it up quickly: “Sometimes, we just scramble.” When her son reached school age, Dixon and her husband developed an elaborate schedule of depending on relatives, alternating work days and bringing their son to work with them.”
February 7, 2013:
Guest Parenting Post on Crassparenting.com: “Why Do Parents Ignore Horrid Behavior?”
This past weekend I was asked to attend a baptism for one of my favorite neighborhood children. I do not belong to the same church as my neighbors, but I did not want to miss this huge day in her life. Other than the neighbors I did not know anyone, so as I entered their church I took a seat in the back. I did not mind sitting in the back by myself, I did not mind the looks I received from the dozens of other attendees, and it did not bother me (too much) that I was so completely out-of-place. What did bother me, however, was that during the prayer, the several talks, and even a piano solo, many young children were either crying or screaming the entire time.
January 29, 2013:
Guest Parenting Post on Crassparenting.com: “Silence Can Be Your Oasis”
I am a mother of an only child, and I will admit that our house is a rather quite environment. We have laughter, conversations, and excited story-telling that fills our home, but it is quite serene compared to many homes I visit.
January 14, 2013:
Guest Parenting Post on Crassparenting.com: “Only Child Myth Debunked”
We have all come across the people who have an opinion about everything. Two opinions that are largely shared are, “You really need to start having children,” and “You cannot have only one child! They turn out spoiled, they do not know how to share, and they are always lonely.” I ignored these opinions in the past, and I am laughing at them now.
January 8, 2013:
Guest Parenting Post on Crassparenting.com: “How I Used Empathy to Improve a Relationship“
This past year has been hard on my mom because her husband, my step-dad, of 23 years left her and they got a divorce. The holidays have always been a special and favorite time of the year for my mom, and this was the first Christmas she would spend alone. Having grown children with families of their own, she no longer had anyone to take care of, cook for, or talk to at the end of a long day at work. Instead of looking forward to her favorite holiday, Christmas, she dreaded it and became depressed with the silence.
January 4, 2013:
Interviewed by editor with VetStreet about my black lab, April. From being called DD (Devil Dog) to our Princess. “The things we do for love: Everybody spoils our dog.”
“Ever since Amber and Jim Dixon of Herriman, Utah, adopted their 4-year-old black Lab April, she’s stolen everyone’s hearts. From the couple’s 11-year-old son Timothy to the neighborhood kids, everyone who knows April dotes on her.”
December 18, 2012:
Guest Parenting Post for Crassparenting.com: “Ready to Return to the Workforce Post-Baby?”
Joining the workforce after a break for any reason is hard. Regardless if you chose to stay at home after having a child, or were unfortunately laid off, the decision would make anyone apprehensive. With the unemployment rate in the U.S. reaching 7.9% as of October 2012, the candidate pool for employers to choose from is vast. In fact, the number of resumes that a company may receive for any job posting is so large that the days of responding to each applicant about the status of a position is mostly nonexistent. Companies are also taking advantage of the large number of individuals seeking employment by asking for very specific and technical skills. When more than likely, a single person does not possess every skill listed in the description.
December 13, 2012:
Guest parenting post: “Warning! Do Not Give Your Child “Warning Coal” from Santa!” Trust me, it was not as brilliant as I originally anticipated.
December 6, 2012:
My dog, April, was highlighted! We believe that any publicity is good publicity.
Amber Dixon of Utah gives her Black Lab, April, a bath every 3 months and uses baby shampoo – I love the simplicity. Okay, I’m so jealous. But Amber did do her time, because she used to have to bathe April up to four times a day, because she insisted upon rolling into everything that was on the “Don’t Roll In That” list. This frequent bathing dried out April’s skin, but she’s a little older now and has learned to be careful where she rolls and Amber rarely smells the “dog smell” with her pup.
December 4, 2012:
December 4, 2012:
The Future of Marketing in CEO Blog Nation. Amber Dixon is highlighted response #21 regarding blending traditional with social media as key to the present and future of marketing.
November 29, 2012:
Guest parenting post: What do you do when your kids repeat your family secrets in public? Embarrassing stories shared and the realization that sometimes you just need to run! Of course, later you need to explain the situation to your children, but you should run first and explain later.
November 24, 2012:
One of my guest parenting posts has been released! “Oops! Moments” You know we all have them. Several funny stories have been shared. Thank you to everyone who sent me their memories! I’m glad I’m not the only one with an “Oops!” parenting moment! http://ow.ly/fxSxJ
“As parents we all do or say something that we look back on and think, “Oops! Maybe that will come back to bite me.” For some of us the next thought is, “Oh well! It worked! I suppose I should start saving up for future therapy costs just in case.”
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November 15, 2012:
New Board Announcement for Local Women’s Group in Salt Lake Tribune.
“Rene Johnson has been elected president of the Utah chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners. In addition, five new members have been named to the organization’s board to fill leadership positions. Janice Boes, the owner of Premier Corporate Events and Pierpont Place, is the chapter’s president-elect. Amber Dixon, marketing director for Intermountain Financial Group and owner of Amber Gold Marketing, is vice president of trustees. Shannon Parisi, co-owner of Salt Lake Chiropractic, is vice president of membership. Annette Pieper, owner of Vision 2 Reality Training, is vice president of programs. Sabina Zunguze, owner of Beautiful Options USA and DBA A Gift to Africa, is vice president of communications. MaryPat Kavanagh, the chapter’s past president, will continue to serve on the board as chairwoman.”
November 11, 2012:
I had the opportunity to be a quoted source for an article Careerbuilder.com published regarding the overeducated and overqualified employee candidate. The article, “What do employers think about overeducated job seekers?” discusses the pros and cons of a candidate who is overqualified or overeducated for a position they have applied for, but why it can be a positive or negative consideration.
November 2, 2012:
I have the exciting opportunity to be a permanent guest blogger for a parenting website! It is a startup blog with a growing audience on a wide range of topics surrounding parenting. I am looking forward to this opportunity and already know what my first post will be about. When my son was about four-years-old he was acting very spoiled so close to Christmas. I had the brilliant idea to teach my son a lesson about his negative behavior by using the threat of Santa. So, I had my husband put a piece of charcoal (all we had…I mean what 4-year-old knows the difference between coal and charcoal?) in a gift bag, put it on the front step, ring the doorbell, and run. I found out that the plan was the complete opposite of brilliant. To this day he remembers that painful event and shares it with anyone who will listen.
It is comical parenting faux pas like this that I will be sharing, along with how to cope when your child is hospitalized (mine has been hospitalized numerous times for weeks), and other topics that I hope to share in a funny and serious way.
I’ll be posting my guest blogs here so stay tuned!
October 24, 2012:
I was a guest blogger regarding, “Social media – from past to present – and the need for it,” for a Utah organization for women business owners. I will be speaking at NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) on November 7th regarding LinkedIn, and this guest blog post discusses how I talked with my boss 10 years ago about how blogging and social media was going to change the way we do business. I was ignored and here wer are, in the mecca of social media.
October 19, 2012:
Contributing Source for “True Stories From Employees Who Made A Horrible First Impression At Work” for The Grindstone.
“Amber Dixon’s story begins differently. She was on maternity leave, and just eight days after her son was born, her company laid her off due to the economy. She was devastated, but decided that she and her family could make due with unemployment checks. To qualify for unemployment, of course, you have to make a good-faith effort to look for work. Here’s the rest of the story:
October 17, 2012:
My April (black lab terror…..I mean angel) will be in print! I pitched a story about her and her sensitive skin a couple of weeks ago to an editor, and I just received an email that my information will be posted December 6th in “Keep the Tail Wagging.”
Even the little things can get our names out in the consumer community.
Board Announcement in the Utah Business Magazine, “The Utah Chapter of Women in Insurance & Financial Services (Utah WIFS) welcomed four new board members.”
October 12, 2012
Guest blogger for FamilyFriendlyWork.org blog. The topic was about making yourself more employable. I listed tips for career searchers to become a strong competitor for any position.
October 8, 2012:
The national office of the Women in Insurance & Financial Services organization asked its more than 1,000 members to nominate one of their peers for its highest level of recognition, the Woman of the Year award. Amber Dixon is one of only three nominees.
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