Songs to Solo By

We’ve added many new recruits to the Solo PR Pro army since we first published these playlists in 2011, and with everyone in the U.S. still recovering from eating too much turkey, now seems like the perfect time for a pick-me-up! We’re re-sharing this post …

What people think I do - what I really do

What Solo PR Pros Really Do

As you’ve probably seen, there’s a funny little meme going around depicting the difference between what people think you do, and what you actually do for a living. For some Friday fun, I thought we solo PR pros could use one of our own!   …

Do We Have Collective Power?

This is not your typical “vote for my panel” blog post (well, not exactly), but I do have a session in the South by Southwest (SXSW) Panel Picker this year. The Panel Picker process is often maligned as a popularity contest that requires potential speakers …

Gone Fishing

    Those of you who have followed this blog for a while know that I believe regular breaks are critical for preventing burnout and enjoying a long-term, successful career as a Solo PR Pro.  I’ve been preaching the importance of vacations for years. For …

Dealing with Stress

Lately, there seems to be a recurring trend among many independent PR consultants – stress! For most of us, it comes as no surprise that PR was recently named among the top 10 stressful fields. With so many of us feeling stressed out, and since …

Work from Paris? Oui!

PR Consultants really can work from anywhere, and when it comes to enjoying this career path there’s nothing better than mixing it up a bit. Take Valerie Chereskin, who I met at the PRSA International Conference, and who successfully spent a full month in Paris: …

A Humorous Look at Client Maneuvering

When you’re an independent consultant, eventually you’ll experience one or more of the “negotiating tactics” hilariously illustrated in this video (hat tip to Brad Fitzpatrick, where I first saw it). In this economy, unfortunately such tactics become even more common. The video isn’t just funny, …