Hot Topic, Monday Minute

Tuesday Tip: Valuing Yourself as a Pro

Whether you are in public relations, marketing, advertising, or social media management, it is important to understand just how valuable you are. Why? It could be the difference between a potential client understanding your worth and not being valued. In today's Tip, I explain the importance of value as a professional.     What are… Continue reading Tuesday Tip: Valuing Yourself as a Pro

Inspiration, Public Relations, Social Media

Working with Doubt

"What's the long face, what's all the crying for... Didn't you expect it when you opened your door." - Bruce Hornsby I've been a solo PR/social media marketing pro for nearly a year now. I chronicled my feelings as a new solo pro in May for Kellye Crane at It's been such great ride to… Continue reading Working with Doubt


What the Avengers can teach you about PR

I have no problem admitting that I'm passionate about public relations, social media marketing, and teamwork. But, I'm also a huge super hero geek. Seeing how Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America have been placed on the big screen has been awesome. On Friday, May 4, The Avengers opens in theaters around North America. I've done… Continue reading What the Avengers can teach you about PR

Hot Topic, Marketing, Public Relations, Uncategorized

Substance is better than style

More and more, we are a society of flash.  We love Lady Gaga, the Kardashians, and "Celebrity Rehab." We are drawn to the things that are outrageous.  Sure, it may be fun to watch "Jersey Shore" for entertainment, but when you think about it, what is the show really about? Imagine for a moment you are… Continue reading Substance is better than style

Hot Topic, Marketing, Personal Branding, Public Relations

The Home Office Experiment

A little over a week ago, I posted a question in the #u30pro Facebook group regarding what people's ideal job would be. Would it be working from home or do you need the office setting? I've always had an ambition to work from the comforts of my home, but I have no issues with the office.… Continue reading The Home Office Experiment

Inspiration, Marketing, Public Relations

The Disney Way

There's nothing like a vacation to rest your mind and body.  It's also a great time to stimulate your brain and get those productive juices flowing again. Part of our family vacation was spent at Disney's Animal Kingdom Resort. It's a very cool place where wild animals roam the grounds. We could look out our… Continue reading The Disney Way

Branding, Marketing, Personal Branding, Public Relations

It’s still about networking

"Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?" "Um, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious." "Thank you, Simone." Ok, so maybe this isn't the greatest example to show you… Continue reading It’s still about networking

Hot Topic, Inspiration, Public Relations, Social Media, Uncategorized

One Giant Leap…

"That's one small step for (a) man; one giant leap for mankind."- Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969. Over the last few weeks, I've done a bit of soul searching.  I don't mind admitting I've been doubting myself as of late.  You name it, I've felt it: Frustration, anger, and disappointment.  As I was flipping the… Continue reading One Giant Leap…

Hot Topic, Inspiration, Job Search, Personal Branding, Public Relations, Social Media

Value to your community

I feel privileged to follow many great people on Twitter.  I'm also very thankful for those that follow me.  The other day though, someone who I follow started tweeting out pretty strong messages about a company that I will not mention. The tweets started mentioning certain people at the company in rude ways. Ironically, the… Continue reading Value to your community