July, 2013

What to do if your job sucks!

PR Job Coach

You are into the 11th month of your new job. There is no psychological lift from your work. The boss is a serious micro manager. You are not having much fun. You are at your wits end and see no relief ahead. What should you do? This scenario likely applies to more people than one might imagine.

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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YouTube Video Details Media Relations Process*

Bad Pitch Blog

When I see a PR for Dummies book, I take pause. I''m a fan of the series, but I doubt anyone likes seeing a good part of their career broken down into easy to follow steps. We all know there''s more to it than that. That disclaimer applies to the following YouTube video.

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.

Harness the Power of Influencers and Advocates

Learn how to find and use influencers and advocates to gain buyer's trust on your behalf.

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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Elevator Pitch or Twitter Pitch?

Waxing UnLyrical

PR professionals are usually seen as the facilitators of news and stories. With changing technology and the advent of social media, the way we communicate with the media has also changed to some extent. Image: Rhinowrites via Google, CC 3.0.

Weekly Roundup: Being Human

Waxing UnLyrical

Hi gang! WUL is on vacation for one more week, but that doesn’t mean our archives are. So today’s roundup contains a selection of posts shared over the years that reinforce the importance of being human. Image: Quinn Dombrowski via Flickr, CC 2.0.

Attenzi – A Social Business Story

Waxing UnLyrical

Guest Post by Philip Sheldrake. We’re at an incredibly exciting point in time. The Internet is in its 40s, the Web is in its 20s, and social media (in its web manifestation) is in its teens.

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Monday Roundup: Content Counts

Waxing UnLyrical

Happy Monday! Did you enjoy the long weekend? Let me back up… if you took a long weekend, did you enjoy it? Image: Sean MacEntee via Flickr, CC 2.0.

Top 15 Free PR Ideas to Grow Your Online Business

You've got a great idea, you've built your killer team, and you've maybe even gone through the first round or two of funding.

Can I Have a Word? Five, Actually

Waxing UnLyrical

Don’t worry, I’m not going to launch into a diatribe or give you something really heavy to read. I just wanted to update you on what has been, and will be, going on on the WUL front (as well as my own).

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How to Network On Social Media Without Being a Stalker [Redux]

Waxing UnLyrical

Ed: WUL is still on vacation, but here’s an oldie-but-goodie from our vault that originally ran on Sept. 28, 2012. It might answer a question you ask or have been asked, so here it is again. Enjoy! I got an interesting question from someone I know (name withheld on request) recently.

Tweet After Death: How to Use Social Media to Live Forever [Redux]

Waxing UnLyrical

Ed: This post originally ran on June 4, 2012. Waxing UnLyrical is on vacation, so we’re re-running it since it’s still relevant… and it’s a great post! I don’t believe in ghosts. I know, that seems rather snappy and off-handed to say, so immediately like that, but I don’t.

Living The Heretically Productive Life [Redux]

Waxing UnLyrical

Ed: WUL will be back next week with brand new posts, but for now enjoy this post that originally ran on July 14, 2010. Upon re-reading it, it still makes sense… so here you go (it has minor edits to keep it updated) … and make sure you get enough R&R after reading it!

How to “Kill It” During Your Next Big Change

When it comes to change communication, employees need your help to understand what’s happening. Use these four steps to help employees navigate change.

When Social Media Freed the Inadvertent Bigot

Waxing UnLyrical

The other day I was catching up on my LinkedIn connection requests, and finally got them down to zero.

Social Media: The Key to Transforming Doctor-Patient Communication [Redux]

Waxing UnLyrical

Ed: WUL is still on vacation, so we’re using some of our older-but-still-great content to keep you satisfied. This originally ran on Nov. 30, 2012. and will be particularly interesting to you if you work at the intersection of health care and social media.

Weekly Roundup: Stay Focused

Waxing UnLyrical

I’m back from vacation, which means WUL is too! Did you have a good last couple of weeks? Did you miss me? During these long, hot days of summer it’s sometimes hard to concentrate and keep your focus.

Weekly Roundup: Timeless Business Strategies

Waxing UnLyrical

Did I tell you the news? WUL is going on vacation for two weeks. I’ll fill you in when I get back, but I am so excited to get some R&R! Here’s the thing, though; we still want to provide you with useful content.