Integrity: The Single Most Important Quality in Business & Life

When asked, "What is the most important quality you want to find in another person?" You may first consider the context. Is this someone you're doing business with, working for, married to, or following under their leadership? It would appear that depending upon your relationship with a person, your view of their most important quality … Continue reading Integrity: The Single Most Important Quality in Business & Life

How to Properly Market Your Brand on Instagram (Guest Contribution from Jennifer Hahn Masterson)

The following post comes to us from Jennifer Hahn Masterson, an experienced content strategist with a focus on business communication. Learn from Jennifer's best advice on how to properly market your brand on Instagram. Thanks to the modern era that we’re living in, and the technology that’s evolving day by day, we have an opportunity … Continue reading How to Properly Market Your Brand on Instagram (Guest Contribution from Jennifer Hahn Masterson)

The Professional Way to Deliver Hard News

The hard truth is that at some point in your professional career you will need to deliver news that is negative, critical, or disappointing to someone else. We are humans, after all. This means we're going to make mistakes and continually adjust from the steep learning curve that is life. Being perfect in an effort … Continue reading The Professional Way to Deliver Hard News

Appealing to Culture: How to Effectively Reach Small and Diverse Markets

Over the last decade spent at the helm of Bennis Public Relations, I've had the distinct pleasure of working with a vast and varied network of vendors, businesses, organizations, and fellow consultants whose goal is to reach unique markets with highly customized messaging. It's been rewarding to team up with these individuals to craft the … Continue reading Appealing to Culture: How to Effectively Reach Small and Diverse Markets

Writing Social Media Business Messages: 5 Essential Tips (Guest Contribution from Jessica Fender)

The following post comes to us from Jessica Fender, an experienced marketer and blogger who has been writing professionally for 3+ years and enjoys sharing her expertise with others. When you decide to become an entrepreneur or manage your own business, you know that you need to be visible on social media to have success. While the … Continue reading Writing Social Media Business Messages: 5 Essential Tips (Guest Contribution from Jessica Fender)

How to Plan a Virtual Press Event

If there's some good to come out of a global pandemic and the world embracing virtual events, it's that this has simplified the planning process for many events that would typically take place in person. While some events do not transition well to an online format, others have proven that this was an excellent model … Continue reading How to Plan a Virtual Press Event

How COVID Impacted My Business in 2020

2020 proved to be quite a disruptive year! During the onset of the pandemic, there were many unknowns. And many things still remain this way. The only real known was that big changes would take place as a result of COVID-19. As change tends to do, this caused a far-reaching ripple effect. I knew that … Continue reading How COVID Impacted My Business in 2020

How Some of the Worst Jobs Have Made My Career Better

The first Monday of each month, I dust off a favorite post from the Bennis Inc Blog archives and give you another chance to enjoy the wit and wisdom that’s been shared. Enjoy this month’s treasure – and if it inspires you – be sure to share it with family and friends! For anyone who has worked … Continue reading How Some of the Worst Jobs Have Made My Career Better

What My Family Thinks I Do for a Living – Part II

If you've been following along, you may have caught my most recent blog where I asked my husband to answer a series of questions to help describe to the world what he thinks I do for a living. The public relations field can be a bit abstract, particularly as technology and now virtual communications have … Continue reading What My Family Thinks I Do for a Living – Part II

What My Family Thinks I Do for a Living – Part I

I met my now-husband in May 2011 just before I took my entrepreneurial leap the following July. For almost 10 years, he has been with me as my business has evolved, he’s shared in my successes, and has provided a sounding board for advice. I’ve written other blogs on how we function together as dual … Continue reading What My Family Thinks I Do for a Living – Part I