I love being a public relations consultant for the past few decades, and have enjoyed representing New England's largest and longest-running Renaissance Faire for the past five. Running your own PR firm can be fascinating, and we are required to keep all the “balls in the air” at all times. Just like a good juggler at the Faire, I’ve uncovered eight life lessons gleaned from observing master performers, including my favorite: the “grand finale” is a simple compilation of many smaller achievements.
Whether you are striking out pitching a story or creating a clever idea, or just need extra motivation for a personal goal, here are tips to keep our mind and energy focused on steps needed to achieve our goals.
1. Timing is everything. E ... ⇢ read more
By Julie Dennehy, APR, Dennehy Public Relations
Pardon me, but I have a prediction: in five years, we'll be saying 2010 was the darkest before the dawn.
As the dark days of winter close in and winter solstice is upon us, it's good to remember that dark days have passed us by. This is a great time of year to reflect on who we are, what we accomplished in 2010, how we've learned and grown personally and professionally, and what goals we'd like to put in writing to accomplish by this time next year. It's time to put in writing valuable lessons learned and skills acquired, show gratitude for friendships and connections made ... ⇢ read more