A few weeks after I started working with Charlotte Center City Partners, our CEO Michael stopped me on the street and gave me this piece of advice: “I want you to develop your own voice. Don’t just expand on what we’ve done before or try to assimilate to what exists here. Your perspective is unique … Continue reading A new path
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
It happened again. I overheard a seasoned communications professional say, "she's young, so she gets all that social media stuff." Seriously? I feel like a broken record - just because we have new communications tools (digital media, new media, social media...) doesn't mean that basic communications strategy has changed. And it's about much more than … Continue reading Frustration Overturned
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
A New Path
During this season of thanks and celebration, I am thrilled to announce that today I am joining an extremely talented team at Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont as their newest Public Relations and Promotions Manager. I look forward to helping tell the story of Goodwill's commitment to changing lives through the power of work. … Continue reading A New Path
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.