Branding, Inspiration, Personal Branding, Personal Journey

The Four Pillars of Personal Branding

They say you can't go "home" again; I say that's dead wrong. On March 21, I went back to a place I called home for my college days, Temple University. Walking around the campus, which has changed by leaps and bounds since I was there, brought back lots of great memories and emotions. The reason… Continue reading The Four Pillars of Personal Branding

Inspiration, Marketing, Personal Branding, Public Relations

The Grad School Debate

For years, we've heard the steady drumbeat of those that say it's imperative to get your Master's Degree if you want to move up in the public relations or marketing field. There are also many that disagree, saying it's not at all necessary. I disagree with both schools of thought. It's not imperative, but it's… Continue reading The Grad School Debate

Hustle Series, Inspiration, Marketing, Sports

Hustle Series: Darren Meenan and The 7 Line

You've all heard a story that intimates that a successful business that once started in "the basement of their home." In the case of Darren Meenan, this isn't a stretch. It's fact. What started with Darren, a huge New York Mets fan, wearing a simple t-shirt he made that stated "I Survived" in 2009, ended up becoming… Continue reading Hustle Series: Darren Meenan and The 7 Line

Blog Series, Inspiration, Personal Branding

Develop Your Hustle

"Nobody's hustle is like anyone else's" - Robert Downey, Jr. I've been very open about how much of a fan I am of Robert Downey, Jr. He can act, sing, and he's pretty good with a crowd. He's also someone I derive inspiration from. A few months back, I watched Downey on "Off Camera with… Continue reading Develop Your Hustle

Inspiration, Public Relations, Social Media, The JourneyCast

The JourneyCast Podcast: Michael A. Brown, Sr., Ph.D.

Over a year ago, Michael Brown, Sr. reached out to me and asked if he could use one of my blog posts in his upcoming book. It was flattering to be asked, since I've never been included in a book, and I agreed.  Fast forward to April 2014 and that book is now out. Michael… Continue reading The JourneyCast Podcast: Michael A. Brown, Sr., Ph.D.

Branding, Inspiration, Personal Branding, Public Relations

What I learned from Illinois State PRSSA

A few weeks ago, I was absolutely thrilled to visit the campus of Illinois State University and it's nationally recognized PRSSA chapter. The visit was part of "March Brandness," an extension of my CEO of You talks I've held via Skype and at various conferences. This talk wasn't something that was thrown together by ISU… Continue reading What I learned from Illinois State PRSSA

Inspiration, Public Relations, The JourneyCast

The JourneyCast Podcast with guest Matt LaCasse

Matt LaCasse and I are another example of developing a relationship from social media. I've (unfortunately) never met him in person, but have talked with him in every other way possible (except carrier pigeon and the string cup phone). I've never been disappointed with something I retweet or share from Matt because I know he… Continue reading The JourneyCast Podcast with guest Matt LaCasse

Hot Topic, Inspiration, Personal Branding, Public Relations

Can You Be a Leader, But Not Lead?

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." —Gen. George S. Patton Think of a great leader or someone you believe is a great leader. What are their leadership qualities? What have they done to prove to be a great leader? These questions… Continue reading Can You Be a Leader, But Not Lead?