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 Felicia K. Knight President, Knight Vision International, LLC
Whether or not you’re a fan of the designated hitter rule has more to do with how old you are than whether or not you’re an American or National Leaguer. Those old enough to remember when all pitchers had to take their turn at bat tend to resent the American League pitchers who sit through their “ups” with their arms swaddled. Yet the DH rule has extended the careers of many a hitter who may otherwise have had to head to the locker room – and many a pitcher who can now concentrate on what he does best: Pitch.
By Felicia K. Knight, President, Knight Vision International, LLC
In business, particularly in PR, media consulting, and crisis communications, that generational viewpoint doesn’t hold up. Most clients want the pitcher not only on the mound but also in the batter’s box. They want the star player taking all the meetings, designing all the strategies, being on every call, answering every email, and ma ... ⇢ read more