The rules of business writing

Ya know, it’s a shame that college students aren’t required to take a business writing class as part of their core education. Business writing is useful in all career fields. It teaches you to be a better writer, in addition to a better communicator, in general. I feel as though some of us may need a […]

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Communication 101: How to properly talk to people

Communication

Do you ever feel offended when people talk AT you rather than TO you? Has anyone ever misunderstood what you were trying to say to them? Have you ever smiled while delivering bad news? Believe it or not, these things happen. And it all comes back to the way you communicate with people. What you say, […]

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Proactive or assertive?

Which do you think is more important when it comes to getting the job done? Being proactive or being assertive? The answer? It’s both. OK, let’s back up for a moment. First, we’ll start by defining each term. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Proactive – acting in anticipation of future problems, needs, or changes Assertive – confident in […]

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Do your table manners reveal what type of employee you are?

I had a hard time digesting this topic (no pun intended). And it’s not because this is some outrageous question with an indefinite answer. But because my opinion lies on both sides, and I don’t know which to choose. I recently read an article, Don’t hire anyone until you take them to lunch, by Shannon Brayton. And in this […]

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How to sharpen your PR skills outside of work

The hardest part about public relations is that you have to be good at a bunch of things all at the same time. And our supervisors expect nothing less. Some of us only got our jobs because we had one strong skill and the rest of our skills were just…eh. And hey, don’t be ashamed! That’s […]

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A fun way to keep your workspace organized – PR style

As a public relations professional, it’s common to deal with a million different things at once. Back-to-back meetings, conference calls, press tours, media interviews…sound familiar? If you’re anything like I was, you may have meeting notes scattered across your desk, sticky notes attached to your computer and media notes replaying in your head. Am I […]

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My apologies…

Hey, guys! Just stopping by to express my apologies. I’ve been incredibly preoccupied with other things, including the Spanish version of this site AND….(drum roll)…. a new YouTube vlog that I’ll be starting soon! There are a lot of changes coming up, but I’ll still be posting on here as well. I promise I won’t […]

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