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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 […]

Tips to Building a Solid Business Network

ShareTweet Are you a PR pro who can connect your clients, friends, and colleagues with the people they need to know? Or, do you wish you were? Today it’s more and more important you can connect people and places. Over the past nearly 40 years I’ve been involved in the business world I have built […]

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 […]

You only Keep the Relationships You Manage

ShareTweet Tuesday I talked about the importance of building and maintaining relationships…and saying thank you. Today I discuss how you can do that. As something of a disclaimer, I started my career before we had computers, cell phones and programs that automated your contact lists. We had paper address books or address cards in a […]

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 […]

What Exactly IS Public Relations?

ShareTweet Last week, SoloPR joined the Social Media chat group for our weekly discussion on all things public relations. It was an incredible hour with lots of very thoughtful comments all around. Most of us are hoping this group chat becomes a regular occurrence. But the realization hit me – again – that many don’t […]