7 Reasons Why You Should Do Business With Me

Contemporary public relations requires a level of understanding across ALL the medias these days but there are levels of understanding within every profession, and there are levels of understanding. My own stance has been to say, “Look at how long they have been doing it, what their level of engagement is like across ALL social medias (not just Facebook, and certainly not just Twitter), and if they are living and breathing like me, then you have found yourself a good one.” There are some goodies out there, you just have to look for the right things. Continue reading 7 Reasons Why You Should Do Business With Me

Social Media is an Ongoing Conversation; 7 Ways to Manage Your Reputation

Go on, join the conversation; share, care, learn, and engage for personal and business benefit.

Great. OK. No problems. But how?

One of the constants for me during my time online has been the question “how do I effectively engage to produce a certain outcome, one where I will keep my professional credibility without looking like a loser to my friends”.

My lesson has been to stay true to myself while respecting my multifaceted personalities. No, that’s not meant to suggest that I have a personality dis-order. However, it does suggest that I, and you do too, have a business personality, and a personal one. Think about it. You won’t act the same with me in person as you would your sister, best friend, school mate, client, work colleague, or boss. And with our work/life lines blurring thanks to the introduction of the social medias, it’s a trend that many people struggle with and it’s definitely where a lot go wrong.

To manage your own reputation, in this space, it’s best to have conversations in moderation and to use social media in moderation. In business, online postings should not disclose any information that is confidential or proprietary to you or a company or to any third party that has disclosed information to you.

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7 Reasons to Have that Photo Taken Anyway

So, you’re a business person, professional or simply too old for this stuff, but there she goes, a camera comes out at a business networking function, work drinks or a friends BBQ and you roll your eyes and cringe. And actually, you don’t even need to be one of those characters, you could just be having a bad hair day.

Here are seven reasons how you can manage your reaction and why you should simply let the photo be taken. Continue reading 7 Reasons to Have that Photo Taken Anyway