The Moments That Made Social Slam 2013 Momentous

Waxing UnLyrical

Social Slam 2013. Social Slam 2013. Blog posts previewing or reviewing Social Slam 2013. Social Slam 2013 Recap: From the Eyes of an Organizer. Jonathan Barrick) Social Slam 2013 has concluded, and that makes me sad. 10 things I learned at Social Slam 2013.

Last Bad Pitch of 2013?

Bad Pitch Blog

WHY are we publishing a post on New Year''s Eve? Well, because we''re still getting pitched.badly. This one''s from a sales person and it makes us look forward to 2014. >>> >>> SUBJECT: Reaching out for new year story request Hello there, This is NAME from COMPANY.

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Getting an Edge; Why Your Elevator Speech is Crucial to Job Search

PR Job Coach

Landing an interview, let alone a job has never been tougher as we enter 2013. Job seekers still outnumber jobs available by four to one, not very good odds. And one of the biggest obstacles job hunters face is how to present and describe themselves in simple yet compelling language.

PR Search 2013 vs. 2014

AirPR

Can you imagine a world without Search? Take a deep breath. Now think about all the things you search for in a day. Go on, do it. Now that you’ve thought about it, without Search… How would you know where … Continued.

New Year Networking: How to be Dr. Jekyll and not Hyde

PR Job Coach

Networking is the oxygen of the connected economy. It is the currency of consumer collaboration. Unless you are a monk, getting through life in the 21 st century is a challenge at best if you have no network. Virtually every job today is gained through the network.

5 PR Tips From 2013?s 17 Year Cicadas

Waxing UnLyrical

Are you looking forward to the 2013 visitation? 5 PR Tips From 2013′s 17 Year Cicadas is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn 5 PR Tips From 2013′s 17 Year Cicadas. The first time I experienced “cicada mania” was in 2004.

A Look at PR and Communications Changes in Recent Years (Infographic)

Melissa Agnes

I recently came across the below infographic that highlights all the changes we’ve seen in PR and communications within the last couple years. I know you’ll enjoy this one! Take a look: PR: Then and Now. I originally viewed this infographic here.

Three Random Thoughts on April 19, 2013

Waxing UnLyrical

Boston_Police) April 20, 2013. Three Random Thoughts on April 19, 2013 is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn Three Random Thoughts on April 19, 2013. Friday, April 19, was an interesting day.

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Gearing Up For Social Slam 2013

Waxing UnLyrical

And this is what I’m pretty sure I will get at SMC Knoxville’s Social Slam 2013 , which will kick off in exactly three weeks and three days from today (April 5). I’m excited to be gearing up for Social Slam 2013.

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How to Electrify Your Resume

PR Job Coach

Even while channels proliferate to communicate your passions, position and career preferences, the resume remains firm as your calling card and one of the essential documents that helps you define who you are, what you do and the value you bring to the table.

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The Ugly Side of Social Media Sharing

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Jenelle Conner. I am a social media advocate. It’s where I work. I love the collaborative energy, thoughts and community. But I hate the ugly side of social media sharing; especially when kids are involved.

Burnish Your Brand by Sculpting with Social

PR Job Coach

Never look a gift horse in the mouth. There has been no time in history where it has been easier or more efficient to sculpt your personal brand to highlight your passion, spotlight your skills and expose, to the world, your accomplishments.

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Successful Libya Build 2013 Highlights Potential For a Bright Future

Waxing UnLyrical

The recent Libya Build 2013 saw hundreds of foreign companies participating. So with Libya Build 2013 wrapped up, I decided to head off on a little desert safari. Successful Libya Build 2013 Highlights Potential For a Bright Future is a post from: Waxing UnLyrical.

10 Ways Jay Baer’s New Book, Youtility, Will Change Your Life

Waxing UnLyrical

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I rarely do book reviews. This is because there are a lot of books out there, way more than I have the time to read.

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How To Use Twitter For PR

Waxing UnLyrical

When I first started writing this post, I was going to call it “How I Use Twitter.” ” Then I thought again, because a) I’m not as frenetically active on Twitter these days as I used to be, and b) who the heck cares how I use Twitter?

Streak: Possibly the Best CRM System for Small Business

Waxing UnLyrical

Remember when someone would say “CRM” and (y)our eyes would glaze over? CRM, public relations and small business.

Behind the Brands: Oxfam Holds Big F&B Accountable

Waxing UnLyrical

Marketing Philanthropy Public Relations Shonali Burke accountability in business behind the brands international women's day 2013 IWD 2013 oxfam americaDo you know how your favorite brands measure up on the issues that matter to you?

The Power of Listening

Waxing UnLyrical

It occurred to me recently as I was settling in for my fourth meeting of the week with a former student (not the same one four times, I hasten to add!) that somehow I’ve gotten pretty good at one of the key skills of a public relations professional…listening.

Just Write

Waxing UnLyrical

Yesterday Mark Schaefer published a terrific post on how to pluck up the courage to blog with confidence. As I commented on the post, I recalled how I felt every one of the emotions he described (I’m too scared!, how much time will it take?, who will read it?,

Finding Keywords: The First Step to Blogging Success

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest post by Sean McGinnis. I’ve been a web marketer for a long, long time. Having built my first web site ( DVD Verdict ) in April 1999 and managed one of the larger SEO teams in the country from 2006 to 2009, it’s safe to say I’ve seen many changes in web marketing over time.

The Best Three Little Words for Branding Your Business

Waxing UnLyrical

“I don’t know.” ” These might be the best three little words you can use as you build your business. And here’s what got me thinking about this: Ken Mueller’s post a couple days ago was terrific.

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4 Free Tools to Measure Your Instagram Success

Waxing UnLyrical

For the past few months, my friend Ryan has been managing a boutique in a nearby shopping center called Apricot Lane. I know 80-90% of the stores in this area are out of my price range and, because they are so expensive, their typical customers are more likely to be women in my mom’s age group.

An Unkindness of Ravens: Thoughts on Twitter Communication

Waxing UnLyrical

Four thoughts came together recently that gave me one of those “bolt of lightning” insights it’s useful to get from time to time. Not only that, it helped me change my approach to communication. Images: Woop Studio ‘s Alphabet Flashcards, used with permission.

What Compels People to Share Your Content?

Waxing UnLyrical

Have you ever wondered what compels people to share content on their social networks? Two social accounts cross in the night , and a re-tweet or Like is born – why is that? Facebook insists it has the answer: write better content.

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Time for PR to Take Its Medicine - GUEST POST

Bad Pitch Blog

photo credit: liquidnight via photopin cc When Greg Brooks posted this on Facebook today, I was equal parts thankful and jealous. Greg''s one of the smartest people I know. And the following is good medicine for our industry.

How To Create (smarter) Editorial Calendars

Bad Pitch Blog

At the recent Solo PR Summit , I connected with Sarah Evans. You probably know her as PRSarahEvans , owner of Sevans Strategy and Tracky''s "Chief Evangelist. " She''s also the author of [RE]FRAME: Little Inspirations For A Larger Purpose. Sarah taught attendees a lot about Tracky during this event.

Need Gifts for PR Pros? Here’s 12 of ‘Em

Waxing UnLyrical

I wasn’t able to attend in 2013, but I heard rave reviews. Traackr’s The Engagers: 2013 Edition.

How Indian Politicians are Using Google+ Hangouts

Waxing UnLyrical

“Would you like to hang out with me this evening?” ” Indeed, all of you may have been asked this question by your friends and family. But Google has completely changed the way we “hang out” with our near and dear ones.

That Moment When Your Social Media and Real Worlds Collide

Waxing UnLyrical

I always wondered when it would happen and, last week, it finally did. I’m talking about that moment when your social media and real worlds collide. Leaving on a jet plane. I left last Thursday morning for Social Slam , via a direct flight from Dulles to Knoxville.

Shedding Light on Black PR

Waxing UnLyrical

Terri Johnson tipped me off to a fascinating story yesterday. It’s an exposé of China’s “black PR industry.”

Business Lessons Learned From a Speaking Gig Gone Bad

Waxing UnLyrical

Nine days from today, I won’t be getting dropped off at Dulles Airport, waiting in line to get through security, or boarding an airplane to fly to Egypt. Walk like an Egyptian… not. It’s not of my own volition that I won’t be doing any of these things.

Public Relations: The Two Sides of Information Access

Waxing UnLyrical

Boston and the world recently got an unfortunate and disturbing lesson on and reminder of the power…and the perils…of information access.

15 Quotes from Shakespeare for Public Relations Pros

Waxing UnLyrical

When you realized today’s date, did you think of “the Ides of March ” and secretly decide to watch your back? If you did, then like me, you’re a fan of Bill the Bard. Except you probably know him by another name: William Shakespeare.

Breaking Out of The Box Only To Be Put in Another

Waxing UnLyrical

Do you ever feel that you’ve worked really hard to break out of one box, only to be put in another, in a way you didn’t anticipate?

Five Questions to Ask BEFORE You Hijack the News

Bad Pitch Blog

Thanks to Lori Russo for inspiring this post. You want to make news. We get it. You''re smart and, for several reasons, following current events when you spot a trending news story. More importantly, you see it''s an opportunity to " hijack " the story in some fashion. Take a deep breath.

20 Tools to Grow Your Business, Efficiency and Productivity

Waxing UnLyrical

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post on the five productivity tools I found myself using frequently. Since times change, and apps/platforms come and go, I thought I’d take a fresh look at how my daily toolkit has changed, and share that with you. Image: gothick_matt via Flickr, CC 2.0.

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Start-Up Marketing and Yourself: Don’t be a Swiss Army Knife

Waxing UnLyrical

Imagine you’re at a party. And imagine you’re a people person (if you aren’t already). Image: UOregon Conference Services via Flickr, CC 2.o. Now imagine someone asks you the classic party get-to-know-you question: “What do you do?”.

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When You Send a Bad Pitch

Bad Pitch Blog

To remind everyone that.gifs are fun.and that we''re not evil, I created this wildly assumptive timeline of what happens when someone sends a bad pitch. Spray & Pray The interns get around to mass emailing the client''s news release, without a pitch, to 100 different people.at

Winning a Fake Award

Maine PR Maven

This is the email I received: Nancy On behalf of the Small Business Institute for Excellence in Commerce, I wanted to let you know that Nancy Marshall Communications has been recognized as a 2013 Maine Excellence Award recipient. Yesterday I received an email announcing that Nancy Marshall Communications had won an award.

Five Business Lessons Learned From Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Waxing UnLyrical

When I decided to hire a virtual assistant, I had no idea how much I’d learn from the process. Here’s the story: As you know, I’ve relaunched my business (new website coming soon, I’m so excited to share it with you!) and have very specific areas I want to grow it in.

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