Our Thoughts - Personal Interest

Time to Recharge and Experience Life!

    I hadn’t taken a “real” vacation for a few years.  I’ve used the same excuses as everyone else … not enough time, not enough money, work concerns, etc. etc.  Sure, I’d taken a day off here and there,…


Oscars

So did you hear about what happened at the Oscars?

Yes, that’s a rhetorical question. If you didn’t see the Best Picture mix-up at the Oscars live, you surely heard about it the next day. From stories on the TV news and entertainment shows to online articles and social media…


Holiday Hostility

Avoiding Holiday Hostility Using Public Relations

Diffusing problems, figuring out the best story to tell, potentially dealing with some hostility, and trying to stay neutral. Did I just describe a public relations pro at work, or you at your family’s holiday dinner?  Public relations can be…


I Wish I Was Back In High School

“I Wish I Was Back In High School” Not something you hear too often or at all. But it was a thought I had after attending Back-to-School night at my daughter’s school. Going to school in the late eighties, we…


Avoiding Facebook Pratfalls

Avoiding Facebook’s Pratfalls

Why haven’t people learned?   Facebook’s been a thing since 2004, and given this lengthy history – particularly by social networking standards – I’d imagine regular Facebook users would long ago have figured out how to avoid the most common…


Effective Communication Skills Are Essential

Effective communication skills are important regardless of your profession. Whether negotiating a purchase, interacting socially, engaging in important conversations, or just getting your kids to listen, being able to state your case succinctly and effectively is a skill that will…