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Chat recap: Platforms, Podcasts and Job Postings

In case you missed it, the #solopr chat is moving to a twice monthly schedule. This week 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 July 23, we weighed […]

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The #SoloPR Twitter Chat Evolves – New Schedule and Format Updates

The #solopr Twitter chat is one of the longest continuously-running regular chats on Twitter – this September, the #solopr Twitter chat will be five years old! Nearly 250 chats later, participants in this top Twitter chat for independent communications professionals have shared tens of thousands of tweets with valuable insights, tips, advice, and of course […]

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Chat recap: Navigating Tricky Clients and the Role for Texting

Each week, top independent communication professionals share thought leadership and tips as part of the #solopr chat on Twitter (learn how to join us here). This week, we weighed in with opinions and insight on the following topics of interest: When a client is leaving a consultant and hiring you, what Qs should you ask […]

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One No Closer to a Yes – 5 Tips for Overcoming Setbacks

Does any of this sound familiar? You meet with a prospective client, and get to know their business. After spending hours customizing a proposal to fit their needs, they come back and say “no.” You felt confident about your plans for media relations outreach on a client program, but the fish just aren’t biting. For […]

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Chat Recap: Analyzing Success and Keeping Your Chin Up

Each week, top independent communication professionals share thought leadership and tips as part of the #solopr chat on Twitter (learn how to join us here). This week, we weighed in with opinions and insight on the following topics of interest: When you have writer’s block or are in a funk, what do you do to […]

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11 Grammar Mistakes That Make You Sound Like a Pompous Jerk

I’m a firm believer that rules are meant to be broken, and stringent members of the grammar police tend to be an annoying bunch. But truly bad grammar can diminish your reputation, make you appear careless, and cost you money through lost opportunities. While the Internet is awash with blog posts on avoiding basic grammar […]

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Holiday PSA: Don’t Drink and Tweet

It’s summertime in the Northern Hemisphere and the U.S. observes its Independence Day this week. With cookouts and celebrations on the calendar, we thought we’d share some holiday fun with a few reminders to all you hot and thirsty people out there: For those who enjoy indulging in a glass of vino or the occasional […]

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Chat Recap: Big Brands, Bold Steps and the Freedom to be You

This week big brands made bold moves in fighting inaccuracies and managing their reputation, which made for great discussion during the June 25 #Solo PR twitter chart.  An international group of independent communication professionals weighed in with opinions and insight on the following topics of interest: Are you using mobile marketing? Has it worked? Tips? #solopr This […]

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Get It In Writing! Free eBook from Solo PR Pro

Legal contracts can be one of the most daunting aspects of running an indie business. You know you need them, but where do you start? What format should you use? How do you determine what to include? The free ebook, Get It In Writing! The Communications Consultant’s Guide to Contracts, delivers 45 pages of advice […]

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Chat Recap: Wire Services, Counseling Clients and Slow Periods

The June 18 #Solo PR twitter chat could have been titled the Burn Notice edition. Smart independent communication professionals gathered to discuss things that seem to be burning out, clients that burn you with last minute requests and how not to get burned from bad client decisions. The burning issues discussed included the following topics of interest: […]

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