Life Lesson: 5 Ways to be Your Own Advocate

Throughout my life, I’ve learned a time or two – the hard way – that no one else is going to seize opportunities for you or voice your opinion. You must be your own advocate. My most vivid memory of this life lesson was on the campaign trail in my former career. Our candidate was … Continue reading Life Lesson: 5 Ways to be Your Own Advocate

The Number One Thing You Must Do Before You Begin Writing

There’s a widespread misconception about writing that needs to be cleared up. We read a captivating blog, spot a witty billboard or receive a thought provoking direct mail piece and assume that some very talented writer sat down, opened their mind and let the words flow onto the paper. Done! The perfect content was crafted … Continue reading The Number One Thing You Must Do Before You Begin Writing

The Growing Gap Between Technology and Wisdom

Technology is both a blessing and a burden. It allows us to access people and information all across the globe and has facilitated countless opportunities that would never exist without its advancements. But this doesn’t come without setbacks. Technology is moving at an increasingly rapid pace, a pace that society is struggling to match. A … Continue reading The Growing Gap Between Technology and Wisdom

What is Public Relations?

This is a question I’m asked quite often. Whether it’s directly or indirectly, in most initial conversations I find myself explaining – or defending – what it is I do. The challenge is that Public Relations doesn’t fit in a neat little box like when someone says “I’m a dentist” or “I’m a teacher.” Sure … Continue reading What is Public Relations?

Why You Should Become A Lifelong Learner

The first 22 or so years of our lives are consumed by education. Our full time job is to learn as much as we can about the world around us and narrow our focus on a specific area that we hopefully will turn into a career. But once we’re launched into the real world, this … Continue reading Why You Should Become A Lifelong Learner

The Life Lessons of Parenthood

Until now, my sole focus has been on nurturing my business, growing relationships and enjoying married life. I had more than enough time to pour into hobbies, passions and leisure. Don’t mistake where this is going. I enjoyed this chapter of my life – every day of it, but I also knew I was ready … Continue reading The Life Lessons of Parenthood

The Things I Would Never Know Without Facebook

Facebook – what was life ever like before this social networking phenomenon? Old flames and friendships have been rekindled, businesses have taken off and tanked and jobs have been found and lost all as a result of our publicly displayed interactions on this single web site. With more than 750,000,000 unique visitors estimated each month, … Continue reading The Things I Would Never Know Without Facebook

A Low-Information Diet – The Solution for Overwhelm and Overload?

When I was in college I struggled with the perceived pressure to always be “in the know” with local and national media. As soon as I woke up I would turn my TV to the morning news as I checked emails and got ready for the day. On the way to class I would grab … Continue reading A Low-Information Diet – The Solution for Overwhelm and Overload?

Most Common Grammar Mistakes: Are you sure I learned this before?

No matter how many hours a day I spend writing and editing my work or the work of my clients', I'm not immune to the common (and very embarrassing) grammar mistakes that I know I've learned countless times. I admit that I still turn to Google for a quick grammar recap on effect vs affect … Continue reading Most Common Grammar Mistakes: Are you sure I learned this before?

Examining the Foundation of Effective Teamwork (Guest Blog by Todd Shirley)

This week's post comes from returning guest blogger, Todd Shirley. Todd is a talented writer with a wealth of knowledge to share. I hope you are inspired to leave a comment or engage in conversation after reading this post. To learn more about Todd, please visit his biography at the end. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Examining The Foundation … Continue reading Examining the Foundation of Effective Teamwork (Guest Blog by Todd Shirley)