Phish Fan Makes Case for Vaccine and Masks

By Ryan Puckett This is a picture of me from this past weekend. Yes, I’m wearing a mask at an outdoor amphitheater to see my favorite band, Phish. I am gonna be generous and say I was joined by about 3% of the crowd in masking up. (1% would also be a fair estimate.) Let’s…… Continue reading Phish Fan Makes Case for Vaccine and Masks

How Can PR Pros Promote COVID Vaccinations?

Over the weekend, I got a Facebook message from long-ago college friend Susan Zanandrea. We reminisced about the “good old days” and I commented that I’m eager to see things return to a pre-pandemic “normal.” Susan’s response: “Amen to that. I am so frustrated with the non-vaccinated and conspiracy theorists. Remember when we all got…… Continue reading How Can PR Pros Promote COVID Vaccinations?

Relearning In-Person Eye Contact

By John Millen As we begin returning to in-person meetings in business and our personal lives, we are making a lot of social and personal adjustments. Having stared at people’s eyes as pixels on video screens for the past 18 months, in-person eye contact may take some getting used to. And in-person meetings and presentations will…… Continue reading Relearning In-Person Eye Contact

Career and Life Advice: You Are Enough

By Keala Bilbao Herbert Swope, the first recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Reporting in 1917, once said “I cannot give you the formula for success but I can give you the formula for failure. Which is try to please everybody.” Another Pulitzer Prize winning writer, Mary Oliver, a poet who won the National Book…… Continue reading Career and Life Advice: You Are Enough

Full Lives Need Bucket Lists

  Until this week, I never thought much about the importance of bucket lists. I’m now working on my own bucket list after attending the funeral yesterday of my amazing sister-in-law, Judy Ann Culp. My older brother Earl wisely married her 56 years ago. Throughout her life, Judy was interested in everyone and everything, and…… Continue reading Full Lives Need Bucket Lists

Business Acumen Is Imperative for Our Profession

By Ron Culp During a recent Economic Club of Chicago member group discussion that I led, civic leaders vividly described the dire need to improve business literacy among high school students. Despite their personal business accomplishments, more than a couple of the leaders mentioned how they wished their own children better understood business basics. I…… Continue reading Business Acumen Is Imperative for Our Profession

How to Be Successful with Your New Boss

By John Millen We all know the importance of first impressions. They can make or break a relationship. This is particularly true if you have a new boss, are in a new company or even a new assignment in the same company. I have a lot of clients and friends who have gone through big…… Continue reading How to Be Successful with Your New Boss

Why PR Pros Should Foster Cultural Intelligence Today

By Luke Smith Becoming a successful public relations professional takes a very special type of person. One who is not only able to communicate and understand people at a very high level but a person who can use these skills to build strong and lasting relationships. They also need the ability to think quickly on…… Continue reading Why PR Pros Should Foster Cultural Intelligence Today

Tips For Feeling Less Stressed In A New PR Position

The world of public relations can be an exciting, yet sometimes overwhelming environment considering its fast-paced nature. Just as anyone would be nervous starting a new position, given the climate of today’s workforce it’s understandable that you may feel extra stressed starting a new job. In fact, a survey by CareerCast found that a Public…… Continue reading Tips For Feeling Less Stressed In A New PR Position

How You Know Its High Time to Quit Your Job

By Erika Rykun All employees sometimes have bad days at work, no matter if it is remote working or office. Usually, such bad days result in considerable emotional tension, a great deal of stress, and loud promises to quit. Consider yourself a lucky person if you cannot remember the last bad day you had at…… Continue reading How You Know Its High Time to Quit Your Job