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The essence of the FEEL method is prioritizing communication and recognizing your feelings. Since our human nature is to be social beings, it is extremely useful to discuss the best communication method with your colleagues at work. Here is a six-step plan to help you and your co-workers implement the FEEL model into your workplace.
Each semester, I visit different university and college classrooms (virtually) to share the research behind the FEEL model and the FEEL First online test. Before the students dive into the model and the study findings, I’m quick to point out that the road to FEEL (facing Fears, engaging with Empathy, living with Ethics and unleashing Love) starts early and long before you begin your professional career.
Organizations don’t have a conscience. However, the people who work at a company do. So, who’s responsible to communicate and demonstrate ethics and values at your company? Do ethics and values go beyond the HR policymakers and the communicators in your Marketing and PR Departments?
Interviewing with the media has changed over the years. I remember training executives on how to show up with their messages and talking points. However, today the media is different. It’s a very noisy landscape, tensions run high on different topics and taking an interview means being present and ready to navigate questions beyond the messages you want to share.
When you decide to advise, partner, collaborate, or join forces with another organization, their brand automatically becomes an extension of your own. You make connections all of the time. When deciding to align, sometimes there are important questions that are often overlooked, especially when passion runs high, the potential of the outcome looks promising, and there’s a lot of excitement between parties.
CEO, FRONT-LINE ANTI-BRIBERY LLC
“I have had the opportunity to work with Deirdre Breakenridge through her firm, Pure Performance Communications, over the past four years. My initial exposure to Deirdre’s perspective was reading her book Putting the Public Back in Public Relations, which I found so inspiring, that I engaged her through Pure Performance. The leadership that Deidre provided me in terms of reputation rebuilding and rebranding remains foundational to my current practice and continues to be a pillar of my success. Deirdre is a pleasure to work with, well organized, and extremely sensitive and mindful of deadlines, as well as breaking down long term versus short term goals.”
FOUNDER, POWER2IMPROVE, COACH, TRAINER & SPEAKER
“Deirdre is so much more than that the world-famous modern PR lady who writes books you just have to read. I keep finding myself standing on her shoulders when I talk on the subjects of PR, Marketing Communications and customer dialogue. She shares her knowledge and experience so as to better the world. And, to top it all of, she is a wonderful sparkling woman that is a role model for any modern times girl or woman.”
CMO, B2B Marketing expert
“I have had the pleasure of working with Deirdre Breakenridge through her firm, Pure Performance Communications, twice over the past seven years. The first time, she worked on Siegel+Gale’s social media program when I served as its Global CMO. Currently, Deirdre is spearheading efforts to raise the profile of key executives at one of my clients, a global digital advertising firm. She’s always a joy to work with – a smart, connected, kind, and energetic communicator who tells it like it is and focuses on getting results.”