I'm beyond thrilled to kick off the month of August with a rebranded JRM Comm. Watch the video below to learn more and browse JRMComms.com to see how we can work together to bring you success through smart strategies!
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
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
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
"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
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.
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
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
"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?
Every once in a while, we need to fall flat on our butts to wake us up. Here's how I was given a wake-up call and why I'm better for it. How have you been humbled? Let me know in the comments!