I wrote a little something on LinkedIn today after an unexpected encounter in my office yesterday. Thought I'd share it here too. It's never too late to change your life. Yesterday, a man in his late 50s/early 60s walked into our office at about 4p.m. and told us he wanted to talk to someone about … Continue reading Never too late to change your life.
behind the scenes
We all know that the "face" we put on each day - in our interactions with coworkers, our conversations with strangers, our social media presence, etc. - does not always reflect how we truly feel. For my Goffman fans out there, of course I'm talking about our "front stage" vs. our "back stage." For those … Continue reading Choosing words
Thinking bigger, thanking bigger
“I dare you to think bigger, to act bigger, and to be bigger. I dare you to think creatively. I dare you to lead and inspire others. I dare you to build character. I dare you to share. And I promise you a richer and more exciting life if you do!” - William Danforth … Continue reading Thinking bigger, thanking bigger
Top Quality Influencers
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. -- Maya Angelou Someone recently asked me about my personal media relations strategy. For me, it's all about quality vs. quantity. This is one of the areas where I see … Continue reading Top Quality Influencers
Power of Social Media
Still struggling with how to communicate the power of social media? Still unsure how these platforms can help your business? Watch this. Let's talk about how you can harness the power of social media. Courtesy of Socialnomics.
The Autonomy of the Communications Strategy
“The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.” - David Riesman (Photo credit here) Ah, the elusive communications strategy. Frequently also called a PR plan, a social media … Continue reading The Autonomy of the Communications Strategy
Defining PR: Simply Multifaceted
All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages. -William Shakespeare One of my Twitter acquaintances and a fellow solo PR pro, Shonali, posted an article today that got me … Continue reading Defining PR: Simply Multifaceted
Need a Moment.
Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are. -Chinese Proverb If you haven't noticed, I'm taking some time away from the blog this month. I'm working on my to-do list before heading out of town for an end-of-summer vacation. I got to thinking about taking time off. Why is it … Continue reading Need a Moment.
Thought for the Day – Customer Appreciation
Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind. -Lionel Hampton Today I passed a sign at a residential complex that said "Customer Appreciation Week," and it got me thinking: why do we have to name specific weeks or days to express our gratitude for our customers, residents, clients or … Continue reading Thought for the Day – Customer Appreciation
All employees are PR people!
Please check out my former college professor's blog, Teaching PR, to read a compelling example of how, if you think about it, any employee can impact their company's brand. Every employee is a "face of the company," not just designated spokespeople. I think it's a good message to remember for business owners - a great … Continue reading All employees are PR people!