what's your story?

We've preached the importance of good storytelling (and honestly, we can't emphasize that enough. After all, it's an area all three of us...

your voice, your network

Podcasting is how new voice studios started. Our little Bardown Beauties venture that started at my kitchen table has grown into an...

finding your creative space

You’ve heard of writer’s block, right? Well let me tell you, it is very real. In fact, in an even broader scope, the entire idea of a...

Interviewing 101

Who, what, why, where, when and how: those are the basic questions journalists are taught to ask subjects when reporting. While those are...

What kind of video do I need?

There are very few things in the world that can clearly and effectively evoke an emotion like video can. That's why I love it. It's why I...

4 ways to have social media success

Social media gets a bad rap--for good reason sometimes, too. Between the negativity, the constant changing of platforms, and the general...

networking vs. relationship building

"Networking is a dirty word to me. It is a frame of mind that I absolutely despise and feel like it accomplishes very little. It usually...

the importance of good visuals

Impact. That is the very essence of leading a message with good visuals. A single photo, or even the very first shot in a video can hook...

it begins

When Jessi Pierce and I sat down in a booth at Highland Grill in St. Paul, Minn., we were both excited to start our journey toward...

BTS: Wild Amplified

Jessi and Alexis had the opportunity to join the Minnesota Wild YouTube series "Wild Amplified" to discuss careers, Bardown Beauties and,...