From The Rock

Do you remember?

By | January 13, 2015

Let’s play a quick game. Feel free to grab a pen and paper, open a word doc or just use your head, but take a few minutes and write down or try to recall the biggest news stories of 2013. Yes, 2013, not 2014. Go ahead; I will give you... Read More »

What’s Next?

By | December 18, 2014

So this is my last blog post for 2014. As you read this, you are probably planning what you want to accomplish in 2015 and are wondering what the year will hold in store for you, your family, your business and your profession. And you are not alone. But first,... Read More »

Project Checklist Time

By | October 14, 2014

Ask anyone who knows me, and you’ll hear that I am a very analytical person who asks a lot of questions. I have always believed in the value of questions. It is the only way you can have your thoughts and plans challenged. You should be able to defend your... Read More »

Time Left on the Clock

By | September 02, 2014

It seems as if in this past decade there have been more stories written about time management, clock management, work-life balance and anything else in the business and personal world that pertains to how we are spending our time. Every year, there are stories of new ways and volumes in... Read More »

Saying ‘Strategic’ May be a Cliché, but Thinking Strategically Isn’t.

By | May 08, 2014

During this past holiday season, I received an email from LinkedIn with a headline saying something along the lines of, “Thomas, you have the word ‘strategic’ in your bio. More than 35,000 other people use this word. Stand out now by upgrading your account.” So, this got my attention. Without... Read More »

Back To the Future

By | March 04, 2014

If you were a child of the ‘80s, I have a television show recommendation that has grown on me since it debuted last fall – ABC’s The Goldbergs. It is a show that pays homage to growing up in the 1980s with all the pop culture references that would make... Read More »

No Punctuation Marks Were Harmed In Writing This Blog

By | January 16, 2014

During the holidays, I used some of my spare time to catch up on reading anything I could get my hands on – articles, periodicals, books, etc. Of everything I read, an article in the New Republic was probably the most interesting, telling and, possibly the most, alarming story I... Read More »

White Noises

By | December 05, 2013

When we do media and ambassador training for clients and organizations, there is one area that I discuss with them as more important than all others when trying to communicate a message to a listener – noise.  And, there are two types of noise to be mindful of when speaking... Read More »

Tag, You’re It.

By | November 07, 2013

Hashtags. We get it. To some, they are all the rage. To others, they are just a fad. And to even others, well, they just don’t get their purpose. Even Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake had another video go viral showing just how extreme and ridiculous they can be.  And... Read More »

Extra! Extra! Read All About It

By | September 05, 2013

A while back, I was having a chat with a reporter buddy of mine, and he started a conversation about the public relations industry and PR professionals he works with on a regular basis. He said it is frustrating the number of times he receives pitches about stories he has... Read More »