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Today, we’re more likely to connect with people digitally than face-to-face. If you’re engaged in any type of business online or off, you need to be able to convey your ideas and interact effectively with your audience. That’s where professional writing skills comes in. Professional writing is any type of writing you do in the course of your career or business ­– it includes everything from emails to blog posts to sales pages. Even if...

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It has been proven over and over again that networking and building relationships will help you navigate your career. From landing your first PR job, taking a better position or simply connecting with established professionals in PR (or any other field for that matter), networking is a must for your career. While attending networking events in your area and touching base with PR pros is great, digital networking can also open up possibilities at another level....

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We all procrastinate for one reason or another. It may be mundane tasks like filing or something that requires more time and therefore seems like too much effort. However, these tasks can build up and create more stress than you felt in the first place. To help you stop procrastinating and tackle your fears face on, we’ve rounded up some great tips to get you through it all. If prioritization is a struggle for you, check...

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Owners of PR firms learn quickly that if they want to get paid fairly for their professional work, they must establish and account for hourly rates per staff at all levels. To get to the right place, they must manage salaries, overhead, benefits, out-of-pocket expenses, utilization rates and – most important – profitability. Related: Want to be fully booked with new clients? Create your signature system to really grow your business this year. In many ways, this...

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In PR, we often write the speeches. However, how often do we use public speaking as our own PR tool? Public speaking is an underrated, yet fantastic way to increase the awareness of your own brand. It gives you the ability to communicate your message directly to key audiences. When used as part of the marketing mix to promote your brand and your message, it can provide a powerful boost to your own campaign. Public...

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Social media casts the net wide, but it can be somewhat unfocused. Think about it this way – you’re posting, interacting, observing, and getting feedback, and all of this is helping to raise awareness. However, publicity is a much more focused approach and it can bring more significant results. Although social media is a great way to get the word out about your business offerings, public relations is an even better approach that takes a...

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Businesses have been using newsletters for years. The tool is nothing new. However, many people do not realize the true power of a monthly newsletter as a PR tool. When used effectively, newsletters can provide cost-effective medium for building relationships and maintaining regular contact with your current and prospective clients. This leaves you more room in your marketing budget for other promotional activities.

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Public speaking is an underrated, yet fantastic way to increase the awareness of a brand. It gives you the ability to communicate your message directly to key audiences. When used as part of the marketing mix to promote your brand and your message, it can provide a powerful boost to your campaign. However, what sets apart a regular speech from a memorable one? What makes you the perfect presenter for your client, business, or for...