From The Rock

You, too, are a foreigner – to a foreigner

By | November 04, 2015

Quick question: what is [insert whatever country, city or state you are from] like? That, my dear reader, is the most asked question I’m sure everybody gets if they look, sound or even smell different than the others around them (minus the typical surface question of “how are you doing?”).... Read More »

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 »

8 Tips for Writing the Perfect Professional Email

By | August 05, 2015

Due to the world of technology we live in, a simple email to colleagues and professional connections is sometimes the easiest way to respond. But crafting the perfect professional email isn’t the easiest thing to do. Here are some tips on what to do and not to do when using... Read More »

Tirades and Tantrums

By | May 13, 2015

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Do you remember the last time someone yelled at you at work? Maybe that person became angry, for whatever reason, and communicated displeasure or disagreement with your idea by using cutting or sarcastic language. And while this person didn’t overturn desks or anything (I hope), he or she pretty much... Read More »

Power of the Pen

By | February 11, 2015

Power of the Pen What can you do to distinguish yourself, to set yourself apart? What is your goal, how badly do you want it and what will it take to get there? These are questions that driven individuals ponder on some level all the time but should also have... Read More »

My first year in public relations…

By | December 25, 2014

As I wrap up my first year as a public relations professional, I feel confident (and very lucky) that I found a job I truly enjoy so early in my career. Time seems to move faster every year now. So, I thought it would be useful to share some important... Read More »

Transmissions and Proactivity

By | December 11, 2014

It happened on the way back from dropping my son at daycare. That dreaded dashboard indicator. That miniature messenger of malice. Like the “Bat Signal” fired up by Commissioner Gordon, it beams its bright yellow light at the most inopportune times – alerting everyone in the vehicle that trouble brews... Read More »

Everyone Makes Mistakes

By | December 04, 2014

Mistakes happen to everyone. Would it be amazing if they didn’t? Of course it would, but if everything went smoothly 24/7, then we wouldn’t appreciate the perfect moments when they come along. It’s the same in the workplace, especially when you are in an area where your work is in... Read More »