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Chat Recap: Prospecting For New Business

On the fourth Wednesday in February, we held one of our traditional Q&A chats, where top independent communication professionals shared thought leadership, tips and advice in response to questions submitted by the community (learn how to join us here). On February 25, 2015, we weighed in with opinions and insight on the following topics of […]

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#SoloPR Topic Chat: Prospecting for New Business

For any contractor, regular attention to the new business pipeline is critical to success. For many communications consultants, networking for new clients is the only method they ever use or need. But what if your network has dried up or you want to go beyond traditional networking to target a particular company? Tomorrow (Wednesday, 2/25/15) […]

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Prepare Your Solo Business for Emergencies – Six Secrets of a Sickie

This is a newly updated version of a previously posted article. I’m still a sickie I’m afraid, and – just as we advise our clients -  the time to make contingency plans is before you need them. I must confess one of my least favorite traits about myself: I’m sickly. In fact, I come from […]

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Chat Recap: Ethics, Databases and More

On the second Wednesday in February, we held one of our traditional Q&A chats, where top independent communication professionals shared thought leadership, tips and advice in response to questions submitted by the community (learn how to join us here). On February 11, 2015, we weighed in with opinions and insight on the following topics of […]

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My Year of Living Humorously

You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely. -Ogden Nash I had a birthday over the weekend, and though it didn’t end in a zero I sort of dreaded this one – perhaps because I’ve been feeling a bit boring lately. As Solo PR Pros, many of us work alone, so the […]

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29 Ways to Stay Creative [Infographic]

  I don’t know about you, but I always have a harder time getting going in the winter. Gray skies and heavy clothes can make me feel lethargic and uninspired. Fortunately, I found many of the ideas in the following infographic, produced by the no longer active Creattica, fun and motivating: “Read a page of […]

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Chat Recap: Love More, Sell More with Jack Vincent

On the fourth Wednesday in January, we joined forces with special guest Jack Vincent, sales coach and author of A Sale Is a Love Affair.  Participants weighed in with opinions and insight on the following topics of interest: Jack says self-love is the first step in sales, before you can build trusting relationships. Why is this and […]

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How is a Sale like a Love Affair? – Join This Week’s #Solopr Topic Chat

Many communications consultants are confident in their abilities, except when it comes to business development –but it doesn’t have to be that way! Tomorrow (Wednesday, 1/28/15) 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). Our special guest will be […]

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Tools Rule - Except When They Don't

Tools Rule – Except When They Don’t

A version of this post ran on the Cision blog. I’ve never met a communications professional who wasn’t a tool fiend. Sometimes it seems our appetite for tools and services that can help us do our jobs better is never-ending. And why wouldn’t we be in love with tools? For those of us who’ve been […]

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Chat Recap: Is Social Media Marketing Its Own Discipline?

On the second Wednesday in January, we joined forces with #SMchat for one of our popular combo Twitter chats with that group. The questions centered on the topic Is Social Media Marketing Its Own Discipline? Participants weighed in with opinions and insight on the following topics of interest: Should social media marketing be in its […]

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