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Relationships Central at PR Conferences

ShareTweet For the past week I’ve been on the road. The first stop was the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) conference in Philadelphia. Second stop was the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC) in Portland. Both of these are important for different reasons, yet also based on a common core. I’ve been attending the PRSA conference […]

Relationships Remain Key to Success

ShareTweet After more than 30 years in public relations and communications, I have seen lots of changes. What hasn’t changed, thankfully, is the value of relationships. With professional stints in several US cities working with clients throughout the US I’ve met some people and maintained friendships throughout the country. I regularly have people ask why […]

Six Ways I Bump Into Colleagues Regularly

ShareTweet I was taking a break from client work earlier to catch up on items in my newsfeed. A post from Jeff Esposito caught my eye. It’s called “Are you bumping into your coworkers enough?” If you have coworkers you should read it. But I don’t, so why did I? The same principles apply to […]

If You Don’t Vote/Participate…You’ve No Right To Complain

ShareTweet It’s no secret to many in the public relations field that I’m a supporter of the Public Relations Society of America. I’ve served the organization for many years as both a local chapter leader and a national Board member and officer. This year I’m serving as chair of PRSA’s College of Fellows. Because of […]

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 […]

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive!

ShareTweet This phrase from Sir Walter Scott (Scottish author & novelist, 1771 – 1832) has been coming to mind a lot lately as we learn of communicators practicing in deceiving manners. It’s very frustrating for the thousands of professionals who practice with ethical standards and commitment. It doesn’t seem that hard to me to observe the […]