What’s More Important: Your Story…Or How You Tell It?

It’s the Public Relations version of the chicken and the egg debate. What factor carries more weight when it comes to effectively communicating a story or message? Is it the quality of content or is it how you present it and to whom? I’ve given this quite a bit of thought. As a Public Relations … Continue reading What’s More Important: Your Story…Or How You Tell It?

Twas the Day Before Christmas (The Business Owner’s Version)

(As retold by a mom and entrepreneur) Twas the day before Christmas, when all through the house not a computer was running, not even a mouse. Cords and chargers were stowed with care, in hopes we had strength to leave them there. One sleepy critter was nestled snug in her bed, while visions of toy … Continue reading Twas the Day Before Christmas (The Business Owner’s Version)

T’was the Morning of Christmas (As Retold by a Mom and Entrepreneur)

T'was the Morning of Christmas (As retold by a mom and entrepreneur) T'was the morning of Christmas, when all through the house not one electronic was turned on, not even a mouse. Their cords were wrapped up in the corner with care, in hopes that I had strength to leave them there. My babies were nestled … Continue reading T’was the Morning of Christmas (As Retold by a Mom and Entrepreneur)

Entrepreneur at Age 30: Life’s About to Get Good

Today is my 30th birthday. To the vast majority of people, that milestone doesn’t change any aspect about your career. But for me it does. I started my public relations consulting business, Bennis Public Relations when I was 23 years old. In those first few months of stepping out on my own, I also started … Continue reading Entrepreneur at Age 30: Life’s About to Get Good

Why Didn’t My Press Release Get Picked Up?

Whether we PR professionals want to come to terms with it or not, the media is not our mouthpiece that will print exactly what we want, when we want it. They are the ultimate gatekeepers who determine the extent of media exposure that will be granted to us or our clients. The sheer volume of … Continue reading Why Didn’t My Press Release Get Picked Up?

10 Quotes That Have Helped Shape My Life: Part II

Last week, Bennis Inc's PR Assistant and Photographer, Danielle Gouger shared the 10 quotes that have helped shape her life. These words of wisdom inspired Bennis Inc's Owner, Stephanie Shirley to share her own list this week. Take a read and get inspired to make this your best week yet! 10 Quotes That Have Helped … Continue reading 10 Quotes That Have Helped Shape My Life: Part II

10 Quotes That Have Helped Shape My Life

This week’s blog was written by Bennis Inc's PR Assistant and Photographer, Danielle Gouger. Click here to learn more about Danielle’s passion and expertise! 10 Quotes That Have Helped Shape My Life We have all stumbled upon a quote that seems to speak to our soul. It's an inspiring, emotional and enlightening moment when you … Continue reading 10 Quotes That Have Helped Shape My Life

Parenthood: Adjusting to the Ever-Changing “New Normal”

On August 4, 2012, my definition of family changed. Newly married, my family became me, my husband and one particularly ornery cat. We worked to re-establish our daily routines as we learned each other’s habits and quirks. Our staggered steps turned into a beautiful dance and eventually I couldn’t remember what life was like before … Continue reading Parenthood: Adjusting to the Ever-Changing “New Normal”

The Art of Storytelling: Why This Tactic is so Valuable for Your Business

The influence of storytelling can be found in all aspects of our lives. First, think of how we are entertained. We watch television and movies, read books and surf social media. All of these components include storytelling in one way or another. Now think about how we mentally and emotionally connect with the world around … Continue reading The Art of Storytelling: Why This Tactic is so Valuable for Your Business

Special Post: Re-Living The Wedding Of Our Dreams

It's not often that I delve too deep into my personal life on my blog, but as many of you may recall I've shared several key moments of my engagement and wedding that both took place in 2012. The profound impact these milestones have had on my life was simply too big not to share … Continue reading Special Post: Re-Living The Wedding Of Our Dreams