How People Made 2010 What It Was

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali How People Made 2010 What It Was December 31st, 2010 Tweet Just a few more hours before we put our 2010 calendars away and start our New Year, eh?

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Is the Resume Dead?

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I often have commented in blogs and guest posts why it is important today to speak to and about your accomplishments. Fact is companies want to know what you have accomplished not just what jobs you have held. Your past accomplishments are an indicator of how you will perform in the future.

The Appropriate Ask -- The Top Ten Questions to Ask a New Network Connection

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The majority of folks landing new jobs today are doing it through networking and their networks. Tools like job boards, classified ads, job fairs and blind mailings are useful but there is nothing like good old fashioned networking whether it’s in person or not.

HOW TO BE FOUND IN SEARCH ENGINES

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Increasingly search engines like Google and Bing are becoming the first destination of choice for companies and their search firms and human resource professionals when looking for people to recruit or vetting job candidates.

Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Four Steps To Optimize A News Release For Google News November 15th, 2010 Tweet Guest post by Erica Holt Please stop yawning Don’t worry.

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Advice for Newly and Soon-to-be Minted PR Pros - How to Thrive and Survive in PR

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On Saturday, March 18, 2010, I had the honor and pleasure of speaking to about 80 newly and soon-to-be minted public relations professionals at a regional PR student conference at San Jose State University The theme of the conference was "Surviving in the Public Relations Industry."

The Problem With PR

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali The Problem With PR September 14th, 2010 Tweet You know what the problem with PR is? says: September 15, 2010 at 3:39 pm [.]

MeasurePR: The BrandBuilder Edition

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali MeasurePR: The BrandBuilder Edition November 3rd, 2010 Tweet If you work in the PR/marketing world(s) (are they one now?

Using Passion to Help Your Search

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Passion is a term defined as strong emotion. The term is hardly synonymous with job search. But in these days when job seekers outnumber jobs by six to one, passion is precisely the emotion that bears harnessing if you want to distinguish yourself in the job market.

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Sticky PR Measurement: Are We There Yet?

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November 1st, 2010 Tweet The first part of this post is a guest post by Gary McCormick, APR, Fellow PRSA , president & CEO of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Waxing UnLyrical -- Topsy.com says: November 1, 2010 at 7:33 am [.]

Veterans Day: A Granddaughter Remembers

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Veterans Day: A Granddaughter Remembers November 11th, 2010 Tweet The strong, silent type My grandfather never talked about the war.

How Google Instant Might Impact Your Small Non-Profit

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Bing, Nielsen recently reported , received nearly 14 percent of search traffic in August 2010. Erica Holt says: October 19, 2010 at 10:06 am [.]

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Read to Get Read

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In my early years in public relations, I was constantly reminded by reporters, editors and columnists that the cardinal sin of media relations was trying to pitch without knowing, reading or understanding the reporter’s work and beat.

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Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps

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How Reading Fairy Tales Can Improve Public Relations

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali How Reading Fairy Tales Can Improve Public Relations December 28th, 2010 Tweet What’s your favorite fairy tale?

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It’s About the Accomplishments, Stupid! Tell Them Well!

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Resumes today are, or should be, more about what you have achieved not about what you do. The job market is so tight in the current economy that it is easy to hear the squeaks and squeals of people reading the thousands of resumes that are targeted at every available job.

Five Productivity Tools for PR Pros

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Snapping at Synapses: Why Digital Death Sucks

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How To Become A Public Relations Star

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Color Clash: Pink or Purple?

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October 25th, 2010 Tweet A couple of weeks ago, I noticed my friend Kim Wells was sporting a purple ribbon on her Twitter avatar. Waxing UnLyrical -- Topsy.com says: October 25, 2010 at 10:36 am [.]

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Ten Reasons PR Pros Should Blog

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Talking The Social Media Walk

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Fire The Client (Or, The Kiss-Off On My List)

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Online Videos 101: Keep It Simple, Stupid

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Online Videos 101: Keep It Simple, Stupid December 9th, 2010 Tweet Guest post by Erin Greenfield Four months ago I splurged on a $350 Panasonic camcorder.

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Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

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Open Letter to Peter Shankman: HARO was for sale, Christmas is not!

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In a press release the likes of which the two of us have never quite seen before, it turns out that Peter Shankman, “creator of Shankman.com ,” will be hosting an “exclusive holiday party” for the “movers and shakers of the social media world.” No, we did not make that up.

Uh Uh We Won't Vote For You

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Guest post by Geoff Livingston There''s a new bad pitch that''s taken over the interwebs. It''s called " Vote For Me." It''s an epidemic.

Walking the Social Talk

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Judging A Blog Post By Its Cover

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And if you look at my posts pre- and post-June 30, 2010, you’ll see the difference.

Automation in Public Relations Measurement: Yea/Nay?

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November 18th, 2010 Tweet Guest post by Seth Duncan As a researcher in the PR industry, I couldn’t be more excited about some of the advances I’ve seen around automation in media measurement over the past several years. Waxing UnLyrical -- Topsy.com says: November 18, 2010 at 10:02 am [.]

New Year's Resolutions for Job Seekers

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers December 2nd, 2010 Tweet Are you planning to add job seeking to your list of New Year’s resolutions?

When The Media Plays Scrooge

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Making The Most Of A Twitter Chat

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Making The Most Of A Twitter Chat September 2nd, 2010 Tweet Huddle, huddle, roil and muddle I remember the first Twitter chat I attended.

Weekly Roundup: The Magic of Discovery

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Weekly Roundup: The Magic of Discovery November 14th, 2010 Tweet Whither blogroll?

A Decade of Thanksgivings

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali A Decade of Thanksgivings November 25th, 2010 Tweet Love, Remarkable Today is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S.

Weekly Roundup: Unsung Heroes

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Weekly Roundup: Unsung Heroes December 5th, 2010 Tweet I think the whole Digital Death thing has been playing on my mind more than I realized.

12 News Release Alternatives

Bad Pitch Blog

If you keep trying the same thing, expecting different results, you''re nuts. So here are some alternatives to the much loved, abused and murdered news release. 1) Infographic: USA Today was the first to own the infographic because snappy visuals help show the news instead of simply telling it.

Wordsworth - What are yours? Eight Ideas to Enhance Your Voice.

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What you say and how you say it matter significantly. Your words and the choice of the words you employ say much about you, your character, your integrity, your brand and the very essence of who you are and what you represent.

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WOM: What's Really Behind The Buzz

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali WOM: What’s Really Behind The Buzz November 24th, 2010 Tweet Guest post by Bryce Keane What’s the buzz?

Bringing Open Community To Public Relations

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