Fear is not an inherently bad thing. We are biologically hardwired to be hesitant in situations where we might be put in danger, so fear keeps us safe in a fight-or-flight situation or prevents us from eating something foreign in the forest. Feeling fear could also mean that we are trying something new. This is … Continue reading Self-Doubt = Self-Sabotage
A couple weeks ago I brought in some cookies to my class for Valentine's Day. Even though it was the middle of the week and I had a ton to do, I set aside time to bake and frost these buttery, heart-shaped cookies. I walked through the class passing them out, and when I paused … Continue reading Five Work Habits So You Can Stay Organized and Get Sh*t Done
Do you remember the excitement of waking up on Christmas morning as a kid? Scrambling down the stairs as fast as your feet could take you, eyes aglow with the twinkling lights of the tree, running your hands over the shiny paper covering boxes in a variety of sizes, marveling in the mystery of how … Continue reading Belleville Christmas Toy Drive
Versatility is at the heart of every PR professional's skill set. Whether managing a crisis, altering event plans, seizing a newsjacking opportunity, creating content for a variety of platforms, writing a fundraising plan or brainstorming a media pitch, we are equipped to do so many different tasks and it's crucial to be able to move … Continue reading The Art of Versatility
As a commuter, I get up before 7 am every day to get to my morning classes at Loyalist. But on a Thursday morning not too long ago, my alarm was set for 4:30 am (yes, you read that correctly) as our class was off to Toronto for a day of networking with more industry … Continue reading #PRinthe6: Loyalist PR Networking in Toronto
Last Monday, we participated in micro-networking sessions with local industry professionals for our Out of Classroom Experience assignment. Despite being from different sectors these professionals faced a lot of the same challenges, with solutions tailored to their specific areas of expertise, including: the arts, destination development, education, hospitality, and non-profit. It was interesting to see … Continue reading Learning Outside the Classroom: a Micro-Networking Session
Strong writing skills are crucial for any career that falls under the umbrella of Public Relations. The ability to concisely communicate your message and alter it based on the audience and medium is an essential tool in any PR professional's toolkit. When creating content for an audience, remember these three tips and you will be … Continue reading Writing Skills: Essential to Career Development
Hello! Thanks for visiting my new blog. Over the next few months, I will be making regular posts to the site about topics relating to the field of public relations. This is an assignment for my post-graduate program in Loyalist PR, and I hope it will be a good exercise in practicing my writing and … Continue reading Welcome to the blog!