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Put Down Your Phone

ShareTweet We’ve been hearing people saying others should put down their phones for a couple years now and may or may not agree with the reasons. Whether it’s the Pokemon Go craze or just out for a drink with friend, there seems to be no shortage of people telling others what to do. Now it’s […]

Only One Chance to Make a Good Impression

ShareTweet Last week, a colleague and I gave a presentation at Whitman College to help students transition to alumni and especially to take advantage of Whitman’s alumni network. As part of the presentation we talked about reputation and what it means for the job search. “What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear […]

To Blog or Not to Blog, That is the Question

ShareTweet This morning’s Solo PR chat started with a robust discussion about blogging; whether or not to make your blog your home page. This quickly changed to a much broader discussion about blogging in general. The typical answer to questions like this is…it depends. As with all aspects of public relations or strategic communication, a […]

Do You Act Like a Duck?

ShareTweet Always behave like a duck – keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath. ~ Jacob Braude Public relations professionals are often known for their calm demeanor in stressful situations. However, most I know subscribe to this quotation as we often feel as though we’re moving as fast as […]

The big experiment…a paperless conference

ShareTweet I’ve just arrived in Orlando for PRSA’s annual conference,  it’s a great mix of professional development, networking and inspirational talks.  For those of us from Alaska, it’s also a fresh dose of vitamin D. The sunshine is wonderful. For the first time, I’m trying to be virtually paperless, and laptop-less. My briefcase is considerably […]

Six Tips for Making the Most of PRSA’s International Conference

ShareTweet This week, like many of my colleagues, I’m scrunching my work week into about 4 days before heading to Orlando for the Public Relations Society of America’s International Conference. Coming from Alaska, I’m also looking forward to some warm sunshine. This conference is my largest professional development expense each year but it pays dividends well […]