As part of the Organizational and Employee Identity course that I am just about to wrap up (through the MACOMM program at Queens University - which I think you can tell that I love so far), we were challenged to create a "visual representation of your professional identity by creating a personal infographic 'resume' and … Continue reading Representing Me, Visually
Public relations and the communications industry should take a lesson from yoga. We need more balance, more stretching and most of all, don't forget to breathe. Photo credit
“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
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 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
I've been on a journey of self-exploration for several months now. And during that journey I've discovered a few things, and become frustrated, and I've run in circles trying to "figure it out" like some math problem that I can't solve. I realized I've been focusing on the wrong question - What do I want … Continue reading Would you hire yourself?
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
The best antidote for fear is knowledge. - Robin Sharma At last week's FreelanceCLT event, one theme stood out for me - freelancers, not surprisingly, are afraid. Afraid of failure. Afraid of running out of money. And I know it's not just freelancers and solo entrepreneurs, but those fears seem louder when you don't have … Continue reading Fear is so 2009
"Preparation is key" is not a new saying, but I think in communications it's especially important. Like paint on your walls, what you say, write or communicate will have a lasting effect.
“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.” - John Jakes When my May issue of Inc. arrived last week, I turned immediately to Jason Fried's article on business writing. So many of his points reflect my own thoughts … Continue reading Stop the Boring Writing!