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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

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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How to Develop Modern Key Messages

Roughly six years ago, I wrote a guest post for Kami Huyse’s blog about the role of messaging in public relations – at the time, the term “key message” had developed a bad reputation. Folks were hopping aboard the Cluetrain Manifesto’s proclamation that “there’s no market for messages,” and robotic-sounding politicians and executives, saying the […]

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Start 2015 Off Right with These Top Posts

Happy new year! The turning of the calendar page has special significance for Solo PR Pros. Many newly independent communications professionals hang out their shingle on January 1, while others already in business choose to redouble their efforts to achieve new goals in the new year. Whether you’re brand new to consulting (congrats!) or you’re […]

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Chat Recap: End of Year Plans, New Year Goals and More

On the second Wednesday in December, 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 December 10, 2014, we weighed in with opinions and insight on the following topics of […]

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Ultimate Year-End Checklist for Self-Employed Consultants

The end of the year is fast approaching, but there’s still time to close out the year with a bang! Here are 12 items that should be on any independent consultant’s year-end checklist: Financial 1. Make business purchases now – One of the top tips any accountant will give you is to “accelerate expenses.” Translated, […]

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Rewarding Our Supporters – Become a Solo PR Affiliate

Solo PR PRO Premium members are our biggest fans, and we’d like to reward you for what you’re doing already – recommending Solo PR PRO Premium membership to your friends and colleagues. Today we’re unveiling our new affiliate program, which pays $25 for every new member you refer, with no limits on how much you […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

In the U.S., this week is a time to slow down and spend time with loved ones (yes, even driven Solo PR Pros!), and to take a moment to feel thankful for our blessings. I’m thankful for the Solo PR Pro community, which allows me to learn from amazingly smart, interesting, generous and hilarious people […]

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