Success in the City Insider Tips for Cyber Monday 2013!

Social Media (Cyber Monday) Tip of The Week

From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, these deal finding shopping days are now a part of our Holiday culture! Like millions of Americans we will be checking out super deals for online shopping. We know that there are thousands sites and resources for searching out deals on Cyber Monday, but we thought it would be cool to share just a few of our own tips and sites we will be checking out for Cyber Monday 2013!

Let us know if you find any sweet deals or tips we should be adding to our list!


Did you know there is actually a website called Cyber Monday? Well we know and are sharing it with you today! highlights the best deals from over 800 online retailers.
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RetailMeNot: is the top coupon site in the US with 450 million visits a year to its 500,000 offers! Available on the Web, iPhone and Android RetailMeNot has been around for a really long time. It has a proven track record for saving people money and on #CyberMonday this year it will really shine. RetailMeNot works behind the scenes to give you the best deals online and tell you where to go to make that purchase. When you see a deal you like, you can click the link and Retailmenot will take you directly to the site.

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 Slice: If you shop online, Slice has your back!If you plan to use Cyber Monday to hit your holiday shopping out of the park and get everything off your shopping list checked off in one day, you need a plan to track just what you snagged. Slice works seamlessly with your email inbox to find and store the e-receipts from the stuff you buy. Slice will track your package from shipment to delivery… and then go further. Are you eligible for a price adjustment on that shirt? Did the toy you bought last year just get recalled for safety issues? Slice keeps an eye out for important information that you need to know about the things you buy and then make it incredibly easy to do something about it.

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Google Shopping: You can find some awesome deals on Google Shopping and even verify that you purchases you have made online are at the lowest available price.

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Our final great tip is to use the hashtag #CyberMonday on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ to discover other great deals you may not find any other way.
Be sure to check out Success in the City’s  
Google+ Success in the City Community Page page and follow us there and on Cynthia de Lorenzis page
We will follow you back!  

Cups Full of Hope – It’s Time to Pick Your Palette


Join Reston Hospital Center and Success in the City for Cups Full of Hope, a fundraiser to benefit the Tigerlily Foundation.

Cups Full of Hope is an art exhibition and auction
featuring Bra Art lovingly decorated by local artisans, celebrities, survivors and supporters.

Tuesday, Nov. 5
6 – 8:30 PM
Cooley in Reston Town Center

How You Can Get Involved:

  1. Decorate A Bra – Show off your creative side or just support the cause by decorating a bra for the exhibition and auction.
  2. Attend the Event – Buy a ticket to the exhibition and auction to enjoy parusing all of the interesting works of Bra Art.
  3. Purchase Bra Art – Bid on your favorite piece of Bra Art to take home a unique piece of art.
  4. Become A Sponsor – Show your support by helping us host this wonderful event with your generous sponsorship.

Don’t delay, early bird pricing ends September 27th!
Get complete details at


Make Some Noise, Raise The Roof & Run Around The White House to Fight Cancer’s Below The Belt!

We have news of 2 BIG and exciting events coming up later this year designed to raise LOTS OF AWARENESS about GYN cancers.   Read on to find out what’s going on and how YOU can take part in simple ways that can make a huge difference.

*On September 29th, over 60 countries will take part in the first annual Globeathon to End Women’s Cancers.   People from around the world will walk to raise awareness about below the belt cancers that kill tens of thousands of women each year.  Washington, DC will be the host for a 24 hour Relay Around the White House to End Women’s Cancers.  Check out Globethaon for all the latest information.  Please spread the word and tell your friends to “like” the Globeathon site on Facebook

*After more than 3 years and 500 hours of footage, the documentary film No Evidence of Disease is ready for a theater near you!  Actually, YOU can make that happen in your community.  Spark Media has partnered with, an online film distribution company.  Our goal is 100 screenings nation-wide, starting in September, GYN Cancer Awareness Month.  We need your help to make this happen.  

Below you will see an information page so you can see how easy it is to arrange a screening at a local theater.  Other than the price of a movie ticket, there is no cost to you.  And in fact, your organization will receive 5% of the proceeds!   All that is required is reaching out to friends, family, networks, anyone you can think of and invite them to the film.  Once a threshold number of reservations has been reached, the screening is a go.  In fact, you can customize the event so that it becomes a fundraiser and/or a panel discussion, Q and A, whatever you want! 


Please read the attached information and visit our web site: for additional ideas and suggestions. We would LOVE to have you as part of the team that makes some noise to save women’s lives!


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Success in the City Announces New Luncheon Series; Conversations with Prominent Women

Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV (1888PressRelease) September 12, 2012Success in the City, Northern Virginia’s preeminent women’s executive networking organization will be hosting a special new luncheon series, Conversations with Prominent Women! The first in the luncheon series will be hosted at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse on Thursday, September 27th in McLean, Virginia.

“Conversation, especially for women, is the foundation for learning, discovering and appreciating the unique choices every accomplished woman makes to achieve success on her own terms” says Cynthia de Lorenzi, Success in the City’s CEO. “Today we see women operating at the highest levels of leadership and recognize that their perspective in achieving their professional goals and maintaining a workable life balance is an important lesson for women who are aspiring for the same. Women care deeply about many issues related to business and growth and we thrive sharing our experiences and learning from women who have been there and done that.”

The panel conversation set to start at 12 p.m. will feature Anita Brikman, Anchor of 9 News Now at 5 and 11 p.m., Alison Starling, Anchor of ABC7/WJLA-TV at 5 and 11 p.m. and Allison Seymour, Fox5 Morning News Anchor. The panel conversation will be moderated by Cynthia de Lorenzi.

“We are excited to host an event that will further facilitate conversations amongst influential women, especially those we invite into our homes every day as they report the news” says de Lorenzi. “We recognize that living in and outside the Beltway creates a unique microcosm and view of the world, with business, politics, government and local news all intersecting with a national and international perspective.”

Success in the City is a women’s professional organization that serves to inspire, connect, educate and uplift women who serve in leadership roles!

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2012
Location:  Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 1960 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: $49 prior to September 20th and $54 after September 20th

To register for this event, please visit Success in the City online at:


Getting Started on Twitter

Getting Started on Twitter


There are five main steps:

  • Set up an account
  • Enter your profile information & photo
  • Find your friends
  • How to follow someone
  • How to post messages

Step 1: Set up an account

Go to and click the big green “Get Started – Join!” button.

On the resulting screen, enter the username you want, your desired password, your email address and complete the spam checker

About your username:

Use your whole name, nickname, name of your business or a description of your service, examples @successnthecity @AkiaGarnett @lenawest @comcastcares @jenny55 @bizsavvymom @smallbizlady

Step 2: Enter your profile information

Your profile information is important. If you want people to want to connect to you, you’ll need to tell them a little bit about you. Try not to write anything scary or silly; or too personal. You need just to explain your expertise and/or interests. Your location can be exactly where you live, or a larger city nearby.

Log into Twitter, and click on the ‘Settings’ link at the top of your Twitter homepage.

The ‘Account’ tab of the ‘Settings’ section includes a text box that lets you input a 160-character blurb about yourself, along with a link to your website.

The ‘Picture’ tab lets you upload a picture to your profile.  It is best to post a smiling picture of yourself

Step 3: Find your friends

There are a few simple ways to find people to follow on Twitter:

Search for people you know who are already using Twitter. Start by  clicking the ‘Find People’ link at the top of the screen. You’ll see three tabs:

Invite from other networks will search your email address books (aol, hotmail, gmail etc.) to see if anyone has associated any of those addresses with a Twitter account.

Invite by email is a way to invite your friends to join Twitter through email.

Search tab allows you to search for new people to follow. You can mimic this function by using

You can search for the city where you live to find other users in your area. Enter your industry to find business peers. Enter your hobbies to find people with shared interests. The potential list is endless.

Step 4: How to follow someone

You can log in twitter from anywhere, you can use mobile or desktop applications, or you can use SMS to connect from your phone.

To follow someone

Hover over their @username, click link, read their bio & recent tweets. If they seem interesting, hit follow

Step 5:  How to post messages

To post a regular message

Just type it into the box that says “What are you doing?” and hit the ‘update’ button below

To send an open message

When sending an open message to someone publicly, type “@” followed by their username, then the message. Here’s an example:

encouragement4u @smallbizlady How did you overcome your biggest business challenges? Check out these stories!

Send a Direct-message

To send a private direct message to someone, type “d” then a space and then their username. So, to send me a direct message you would type “d @smallbizlady That was a great #smallbichat on Twitter last night!”

Note: you can only send direct messages to people who you follow, and who follow you back.

How to Retweet or RT someone else’s message

If you like what someone says, and want to show your followers that message.

Copy the tweet (not username), then hit grey arrow to reply, add ‘RT’ before the @username Put one space after @username & paste original tweet. If it is too long, You can edit, but only for space.  Here’s an example of a Retweet:

Holly_Hanna RT @smallbizlady 32 Tips to make online customers love you – (this is really well done)

Quick Twitter Tips

Remember to click your @username tab to the right to see messages/tweets folks are sending to you openly.

Remember to Follow your Followers
Under your username & photo click followers to see who followed you and decide to follow back or not.  When you have time its nice to send a thanks for the follow note.

Now you are ready to get started.

Welcome to Twitterville!

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Melinda Emerson is a Veteran Entrepreneur, Small Business Expert and Social Media Coach who hosts #smallbizchat on Twitter.  #Smallbizchat is the trusted Twitter resource to discuss everything entrepreneurs need to know about launching and running a profitable small business.  Melinda’s first book, Be Your Own Boss! How to Quit Your Job and Start Your Own Business 12 Months or Less! is scheduled to be released by Adams Media in early 2010.

If you’re ready to start or grow your small business visit and subscribe to Melinda Emerson’s blog.

Seeking a Motivated Career Woman (DC Region) for Feature Story on Middle East Broadcasting Washington Bureau

The MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Company) Washington Bureau is working on a feature story on working mothers in America and would like to interview a working mother in Success in the City.

In general they are looking for a motivated career woman who has 2 or more children below age 10.

Because more and more women are joining the workforce in the Middle East, especially following the Arab revolutions MBC would like to give their viewers a glimpse into the daily joys and struggles of being a mother and having a career in the US.

MBC (Middle East Broadcasting Center) is the largest Arab news satellite station with an audience of about 50 million viewers spanning the Middle East.Please let us know as soon as possible as they are working on a short deadline.

Below is the office number and my cell phone. Many thanks.

Please let us know if you are available to be interviewed in person on Monday or at the latest Tuesday morning.

Feel free to call Success in the City at 202-747-1782 x100 if you are interested of drop us a line at Be sure to include all of your contact information, including cell phone so MBC can reach out to you directly.