Most professionals I know (including myself) have a running To Do list. It always feels so good to check off each item one by one, just to add one more. However, what about creating a Don’t Do list and checking off items regularly? As much as we find pleasure in our To Do lists, it’s the Don’t Do list that keeps us focused on what works and what is positive, as well as what propels us forward.
I mentioned in an earlier post this year, how I enjoy reading different types of books from business books to fiction and memoirs. For me, reading is a great way to get through my own writer’s block (yes, it happens to everyone), while you also learn about interesting topics along the way. So drawing from the category of memoirs, which is a new favorite of mine, here is my review of one book that tops my summer reading list: Becoming Ginger Rogers, How Ballroom Dancing Made Me a Happier Woman, Better Partner and a Smarter CEO, by Patrice Tanaka.
#PRStudChat August Anniversary Discussion: Celebrating Six Years of PR Learning & Career Readiness 0
It may be August, but at #PRStudChat, we are feeling like its New Year’s Eve. So we’re ready to celebrate and look forward to some really exciting things that are happening in the collegiate PR world. Three reasons are cause for celebration. First, it’s time to raise the digital roof as #PRStudChat celebrates our 6th anniversary! Our community continues to grow and we want to celebrate the dedicated students, professionals and educators who have supported PR learning these past six years.
ver the past year or so, I’ve gotten into something I never thought I would get into when I was younger – running. This past weekend, after about 3-4 months of training, I completed my first marathon and while I didn’t quite get the time I wanted, I not only feel accomplished, but even more driven. I know I can do better and I am already trying to lay out races throughout the year to prepare for another marathon.
A recent article in the Boston Globe Magazine caught my attention for a combination of right and wrong reasons. Sporting the title “The Revolt of the Unpaid Intern,” the piece struck me as a somewhat “breathless” condemnation of internship programs in general. The front-page photo of a hapless “intern” schlepping coffee and an armful of papers for filing didn’t help.
Have you thought about the potential of mobilizing your entire workforce through social media rather than one or two individual voices? What are the steps to harness the power of social media within the organization? I’ve been doing a lot of work in the area of social media policy development, training and governance over the past few years. A friend and colleague, Eric Schwartzman (@ericschwartzman), CEO of social media training provider Comply Socially, shares my passion for educating companies on how they can leverage social media effectively.
Last week I had the honor and the pleasure Skyping into the 10th Annual Iran PR Conference. If you were to ask me 10 years ago about my international PR work, my answer would have been much different than my response today. Social media plays a large role in opening doors to an international network, but it’s PR that makes the relationships blossom and grow.
For students and recent grads with an entrepreneurial spirit, startups provide an ideal training ground to expand your skills, witness the ins and outs of growing a business from the ground up, and gain a wide-range of valuable, hands-on experiences.
I selected the Age of Context by Robert Scoble and Shel Israel as the book I would read and review to close out the year. The perfect selection, as the information presented is a great way to begin the New Year with new ideas and a fresh perspective on life changing technology . The authors neatly package the chapters in the book to present the future of mobile, social media, data, sensors, and location, which are five driving forces.
Nowadays, having a stacked resume and good credentials isn’t enough. I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “it’s all about who you know,” and thought it was just a saying; however, it is much more than that – it’s the truth. Why you ask? While you might have the best resume and be the best candidate for the job, there are dozens and sometimes hundreds of applications vying for the same job. You will need someone helping your application stand out and get noticed.
I recently received an email from a reader who was arranging an interview for a client.
He wondered whether it was possible to put a written agreement in place with the producer prior to the interview that would prohibit the crew from using any ‘gotcha’ moments in which an unexpected document or video clip might be produced during the interview.
It’s almost the end of the year. I usually write a “Trends in PR” or a “New Year’s Resolution” post. However, this year, I’ve decided to do something different. My post focuses on driving your own change / expansion by trying something new in 2014. I’m going to challenge you to step out of your […]
I’ve finally come down from the “high” that I always experience after attending the PRSA International Conference. In a nutshell, the conference was four days of learning, learning, and learning along with nonstop networking opportunities.
I’ve always believed you learn more from your experiences or what your teacher says rather than from a textbook. I know you remember a phrase, a quote or a speech one of your professors gave that still resonates with you to this day. During my junior year in college, my professor told the entire class to, “always be the smartest person in the room.” Seems simple enough, right? And then it sets in …
Two weeks ago, I walked into my NYU classroom. Sitting on the desk was a package, wrapped in a FedEx envelope with a rubber band around it. There was a small note with my name and classroom number. When I first looked at the package, I thought to myself, “Suspicious.” You may be asking, “Why?” but I won’t get into the details of the notes, packages and information people have left for me in the past.