Quotable Quotes: Communication

“Typing is done in black and white. Communication is not.” -Mike Driehorst Of late and often enough, I’ve been involved in and have seen situations where misunderstanding has come from email communication. Assumptions are made. Motives are read into what is typed. Much of it can be avoided with a simple telephone call — either…


Plenty to be thankful for at Thanksgiving

For most people, this is a short week, but also a bit hectic. Have to finish up projects, meet early deadlines and possibly sneak out early Wednesday or even just take Wednesday off and enjoy five days away from the office — wherever and whatever your office is. While I still am pursuing freelance opportunities…


Media relations is media relations … right?

I’m fascinated by human nature, how and why people interact, and the processes of how successful results come to be. If you’ve done any social media outreach — and been successful — then I assume you’ve also been involved in traditional, offline media relations — and been successful. While there are many similarities, I’ve found…


In case you missed it….

Like I’m sure most, if not all PR and other professional communicators, I read a lot. I receive a lot of email newsletters, and when gainfully employed, get a lot of client and industry print magazines and newspapers. Maybe it’s just the info-geek in me or something that all journalists — past and current —…


Using social media: B2B manufacturer

One of the most enjoyably-challenging parts of our jobs is brainstorming. Getting those creative juices flowing. Trying to solve a challenge for your employer or a client. No idea is too stupid (more or less). So, as a way to develop ideas for my blog, keep my creative juices flowing and a few other benefits,…


In everything, give thanks*

Since being laid off in August, I’ve been repeatedly humbled and grateful for the range of support and assistance I have received. From the simple, yet thoughtful words of support and job search leads, to those who have opened doors with introductions to people and firms. While this experience is not anything I would ever…