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SoloPR Chat is 5 Years Old

#SoloPR Chat Turns 5 – Join Us to Celebrate!

In 2009, the U.S. welcomed its first black president, we mourned the loss of the “King of Pop,” and people were talking about a crazy new TV show called the Jersey Shore.  And on Twitter, we gathered a group of forward-looking early adopters for an hour of “smarts and sass,” Solo PR-style. The time has […]

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Ethical Public Relations – Why It’s Important and Tips for Conduct

Anyone in public relations for any length of time will certainly encounter his or her share of ethical dilemmas. While the best way to deal with these challenges can be debated, there is no doubt having ethical standards for your PR work is important for your long-term career (and reflects on the industry as a […]

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Join Us for This Week’s #SoloPR Topic Chat: Ethics

Tomorrow (Wednesday, 9/24/14) at 1-2 p.m. Eastern time, we’re looking forward to our monthly #SoloPR Topic Chat on Twitter (never participated in a Twitter chat? Here’s how!). We’ll be discussing an interesting and challenging topic for all public relations professionals: ethics. September is Ethics Awareness Month at PRSA, and we’ll be joined by fellow indie […]

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5 Tips to Build Client Partnerships

This is a guest post by Heather Whaling, president of Geben Communication. The people who hire you – are they clients or customers? Do they see you as a partner or a vendor? A consultant or a freelancer? Just semantics or is there an actual difference? I see the new business process as an opportunity […]

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Q&A Chat Re-cap: Weekend Work and more

On the second Wednesday of each month, we hold our traditional Q&A chat, where top independent communication professionals share thought leadership, tips and advice in response to questions submitted by the community (learn how to join us here). Our September 2014 chat focused on the following topics of interest: Q1: Do you typically work on […]

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Not Your Typical Ice Bucket Challenge Post– For Me, It’s Personal

Are you tired of hearing about the Ice Bucket Challenge? I am too, but as the backlash started (and is continuing longer than it should), I couldn’t sit silent any longer. Because for me, it’s personal. I’ve mentioned before that I recently had a family emergency, but without the details I’m sharing now: my sister […]

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10 Tips to Keep Your Mood and Confidence High

One of the many benefits of the solo lifestyle is having the ability to create and control your own work environment. There’s no Debbie Downer or Toxic Tom at the water cooler to derail your happiness! However, that benefit also means that we’re responsible for our own moods. If you work independently and you’re having […]

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Self-Employed Health Insurance – Your Questions Answered

One of the most vexing challenges facing many self-employed solo and small businesses is health insurance – and this challenge has only become more complicated in recent years. This week, during our #SoloPR Topic Chat on Twitter, we were joined by Angus McRae, a 25-year veteran insurance broker who is extremely knowledgeable on the Affordable […]

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How to Smartly – and Cheaply – Automate Routine Social Media Posts

Isn’t it annoying that we’ve typically had to create a social media calendar in one format to plan our updates, and then copy/paste that information into another system for scheduling? What if you could have a single social media automation system that boils this process down to just one step – not for hundreds or […]

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#SoloPR Topic Chat Preview: Health Insurance

Next Wednesday, August 27, at 1-2 p.m. Eastern time (10-11 a.m. Pacific), we’re looking forward to our first #SoloPR Topic Chat on Twitter (Never participated in a Twitter chat? Here’s how!). We’ll be addressing one of the most vexing challenges facing many solo and small businesses: health insurance. Our guest will be Angus McRae, a […]

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