Category Archives: public relations

Saturday Morning Chit Chat, Laugh it up…at work

I like to laugh. I like to laugh a lot, and I have one of those laughs that you can hear down the street.  I’ve been told it is infectious. Actually, my husband was once told by new neighbours that … Continue reading

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8 Tips On What To Do In A Communications Crisis And 9 Tips On What Not To Do

Over the last several weeks I have watched with some amazement as various communications crisis’ have unfolded in the media.  My amazement isn’t over the incidents that triggered the crisis’, though many of them would certainly give you pause, but … Continue reading

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Have We Run Out Of Stories?

Vulture recently posted an article about the demise of the blockbuster. In it, Gilbert Cruz itemizes all that’s wrong with Hollywood’s blockbuster system from a lack of imagination to the high cost of production.  It seems our preoccupation with rehashing … Continue reading

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The Tool For Making The Perfect Elevator Pitch

During my travels through the internet, I came across a rather interesting tool from the Harvard School of Business. The toolhelps you to build the perfect elevator pitch. OK, it may not make the perfect pitch, you actually need a … Continue reading

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Personal Paradigms, The Good, The Bad & The Impact

They say that goldfish have a memory that’s about 10 seconds long, no doubt a gross exaggeration but for argument’s sake, let’s say that’s true. With a memory that short, they would be forever rediscovering the world around them. They … Continue reading

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How To Build Coalitions

You carefully research your topic, spend hours writing an amazing article. Edit and then re-edit, checking for accuracy and flow. You take the time to create original images or you search through hundreds of images until you find the ones … Continue reading

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The Power and Pain of Polling

In North America we poll on almost anything we can imagine. What do we think is the softest toilet paper?  What’s our favourite soft drink? How do we like our spaghetti? Who do we think we’ll vote for in the … Continue reading

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Does Being A Lefty Or A Righty Make You A Better Boss?

Are you a right brain thinker or do you use your left brain? Which do you think makes you a better leader? My book club is currently reading Daniel H. Pink’s book, “A Whole New Mind”.  The book explores the … Continue reading

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Vision, You Can’t See Your Way Without It

How can you ever get to where you want to be if you don’t know where you’re going? How do you find shortcuts if you’re not sure of your destination? Most people spend more time at work than they do … Continue reading

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You Online, The Forever Footprint

When I wrote, “That Awkward Personal Branding”, I referenced the bright side of an online persona.  The way it can work to your advantage if you are honest and polite. Being present online can get you a new job, an … Continue reading

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