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?

Uh Uh We Won't Vote For You

Bad Pitch Blog

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.

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

PR Job Coach

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.

Take a page from political campaigns -- and set it on fire

Bad Pitch Blog

And it''s even easier to do in 2010 thanks to things like social media. In the past, I''ve noted how media relations folks can learn a thing or two from political campaigns. Seven years later there''s still truth to this post.

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Is the Resume Dead?

PR Job Coach

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.

Public Relations Lessons From Jesus, The Apostles And The Bible

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The Press Release (a rant. for immediate release.)

Bad Pitch Blog

Should the press release die? Or should it just become a social media press release? Hey, a press release and social media are like peanut butter and chocolate folks. Are you going to pass on a Reese''s?! Um, who cares?! OK, I understand there''s a sh!t

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 [.]

Using Twitter to Pwn an Event: Four Tips

Bad Pitch Blog

This post builds on some tips from Nate Riggs on making sure your next presentation becomes serious Twitter pr0n. Using Twitter at an event back in 2007 , I realized how handy it is for communicating offsite in real time. Twitter is very versatile at an event.

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

Bad Pitch Blog

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Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps

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Join us for #PR20Chat w/ the Bad Pitch blog on 10/26 from 8-9 pm edt

Bad Pitch Blog

Richard and I will be guests on this week''s PR 2.0 Twitter Chat. It''s a weekly conversation about public relations 2.0 held every Tuesday, from 8-9 pm edt. We''ll be joining moderators Justin Goldsborough and Heather Whalen.

Bad Pitches Go Grassroots

Bad Pitch Blog

We sometimes highlight bad pitches offline -- in real-life presentations. We aim to educate and entertain so this guilty pleasure is always a top request from industry friends that welcome us to the dais. Who are we to disappoint?

Weekly Roundup: The Boxing Day Edition

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Slick’s Twitter Pitch Fit

Bad Pitch Blog

Slick’s Twitter Pitch Fit This is the first pitch wherein I can out the author because they pitched me on Twitter in plain, permalinked view of the world. This bad pitch shows a clear lack of understanding of Twitter.

How To Become A Public Relations Star

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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?

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 [.]

Five Productivity Tools for PR Pros

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

PR Job Coach

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."

Read to Get Read

PR Job Coach

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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Using Passion to Help Your Search

PR Job Coach

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.

Virtual Attraction: Five Rules of the Road for Building your Online Presence

PR Job Coach

As the job market continues its snail’s pace recovery, it bears noting that now more than ever your virtual footprint should well reflect your achievements, professionalism, savvy and hire-ability.

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

PR Job Coach

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.

HOW TO BE FOUND IN SEARCH ENGINES

PR Job Coach

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.

Job Search - While you are wading or waiting!

PR Job Coach

No doubt about it, this economy is the one of the worst for job hunters in many years. What used to take days and weeks is now taking months and years.

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

PR Job Coach

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.

Tactics for Assuring that Your Resume Gets Included and Not Discarded

PR Job Coach

A recent graduate with Masters and Bachelors wrote to ask for a recommendation on handling internships on a resume. This eager job seeker has limited communications experience largely focused on internships.

MeasurePR: Paywalls, Pitches And Prognoses

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali MeasurePR: Paywalls, Pitches And Prognoses December 23rd, 2010 Tweet On Wednesday, we held this year’s last #measurePR Twitterchat.

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?

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 [.]

Ten Reasons PR Pros Should Blog

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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.

Five basics that still count. What's your score?

PR Job Coach

Social media platforms continue to proliferate and evolve at a fast clip. It was only a short six years ago that blogging and podcasting came into their own and only two years ago when Twitter and Facebook became the soup du jour. All of these platforms serve to bring people and communities closer together and allow more people to have a voice in those communities and in society at large. These platforms also have made job search and networking more efficient. It is a good thing!

Colors Of My Life

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Colors Of My Life December 11th, 2010 Tweet I had an early start yesterday. Later that afternoon, the DC area received its first snowfall of 2010. I should say the first snowfall of the 2010 winter season, because who can forget Snowmageddon? (

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 [.]

When Clocks And Calendars Collide

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali When Clocks And Calendars Collide September 25th, 2010 Tweet My body clock jogs me awake.

Simply The Best

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Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Simply The Best November 27th, 2010 Tweet There’s a big difference between being “the best&# and “one of the best.&#

Meandering Through Measurement

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I saw Angela at PRSA’s 2010 International Conference, and suddenly realized I’d seen her presentation before. Comment as Show More Trackbacks Tweets that mention Meandering Through Measurement | Waxing UnLyrical -- Topsy.com says: November 20, 2010 at 10:56 am [.]

10 Reasons to Attend IABC/DC Metro's Silver Inkwell Awards Gala

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have some neat giveaways, including a couple of comps to GrowSmartBiz 2010 on November 5 ( disclosure: I’m speaking, and Network Solutions, one of the hosts, is my client ), and something very special from writing coach extraordinaire, Ann Wylie.