From The Rock

Teamwork makes the dream work

By | October 23, 2015

In our field, it is so easy to get tunnel vision when you’re enveloped in client work and forget about the incredible resources that are right in front of you – your co-workers! When it comes to maximizing your workflow and pool of ideas, it can be extremely crucial to... Read More »

Eliminating filler words from your vocabulary

By | October 16, 2015

Think back to your all-time favorite speaker – maybe it’s a speaker at a TED Talk or your favorite comedian. Now, think about someone who could really use some speech assistance. What are some of the things that separate the great speakers from the adequate speakers in your mind? One... Read More »

Being politically correct in the workplace

By | September 18, 2015

Merriam-Webster defines ­being politically correct as “agreeing with the idea that people should be careful to not use language or behave in a way that could offend a particular group of people.” But political correctness means more than just watching what you say and do. In an article by Kate... Read More »

Make the most of your sleep

By | August 14, 2015

It’s amazing to think that when we were children, most of us despised nap time because we’d rather be playing. Now, few things sound better than a good nap! Since graduating from college and starting work in the “real world,” I have come to truly appreciate the value of a... Read More »

Google Tips and Tricks

By | May 27, 2015

We’ve all been there – desperately searching for (whatever) on the Internet and unable to find it. Even though most of us browse the web daily, there’s still plenty of room for us to learn something new about the capabilities and quirks of Google. While browsing the Internet looking for... Read More »

The Greatest Public Relations Firm in History

By | April 02, 2015

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Disclaimer: Before we begin, I just wanted to clarify that the views presented in this blog post are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Obsidian Public Relations. When I was in college and finally made the switch from landscape architecture to communication (who knew landscape architecture... Read More »

Technology Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

By | February 25, 2015

Texting, answering emails, online shopping or simply watching endless episodes of “Friends” on Netflix; sure, we’ve heard habits like these can be bad for your eyes and attention span, but one of the most recent ailments attributed to these behaviors might surprise you. So, what is it? Do me a... Read More »

Jam Session, Party of One

By | December 23, 2014

Headphones. With this invention came the ability to get lost in your own little world and the freedom to listen to virtually any kind of music as you shut out the troubles of the world around you. Although early versions of headphones released around the turn of the 20th century... Read More »

Don’t let the coverage go to your head

By | November 06, 2014

This one goes out to the SEC lovers out there. Recently, my alma mater, Mississippi State University, hosted the famous ESPN College GameDay for the first time in school history – a moment I was excited to experience firsthand. After winning the game against the Auburn Tigers, Mississippi State was... Read More »

Sincerity Shows

By | August 14, 2014

I recently caught the end of a show on National Geographic about why humans lie and how easy it is to spot someone who is lying. It got me to thinking about everyday conversations in the workplace and the importance of showing sincerity to our co-workers, clients and audience. Merriam-Webster... Read More »