From The Rock

Death By Meetings

By | June 24, 2015

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Yes. It’s a real thing. Meetings can kill… your productivity, that is. Meetings can be absolutely necessary. I’m willing to be optimistic and say that almost all meetings are scheduled with the best intentions. BUT, somewhere between the beginning of a meeting and adjourning one, an abyss can form where... Read More »

Marathons are not for meetings

By | January 29, 2015

Recently, I traveled to Memphis to meet up with our Obsidian team and to see a few clients. But I made a huge mistake. Between traveling and scheduled meetings, I literally only had nine and a half hours of time in my week to actually get things done. Let’s just... Read More »

A Love-Hate Relationship with Conference Calls

By | July 17, 2014

If you have been on the Internet in the past few months, odds are you’ve seen this video called “A Conference Call in Real Life.” The video is funny if you’ve ever been on a conference call. It’s a facepalm moment for people like me who are on conference calls... Read More »

Why sitting pretty isn’t always pretty

By | January 02, 2014

We are in a deadline-driven industry, and sometimes, that accounts for a 12-hour sitting binge. Most recently, I was working on an extensive media list for one of my clients and didn’t realize I hadn’t left my desk in five hours. Typically I wouldn’t think about it as a problem,... Read More »

Coming Together – The Benefit and Importance of Professional Organizations

By | January 10, 2013

I graduated college in May of 2009. I worried, of course, about finding a job in the recession. I thought I had a pretty good shot at getting hired from a previous internship, but by the time I graduated and the market had sufficiently tanked, most of my previous supervisors... Read More »

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