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March 25, 2011 at 11:34 am 3 comments

Looking for a job in PR?

If you attended any of the HAPPO events this past weekend, you may want to read a few reasons to consider before settling with an agency at PR Geek Speak.

February 27, 2011 at 10:45 am 1 comment

New to pitching?

Whether you’re just starting to flex your pitching muscles or are looking to make a change in your e-mail pitching style, find tips on writing a “Three Line Pitch” at PR Geek Speak.

November 30, 2010 at 7:54 am Leave a comment

At PR Geek Speak: It’s All in the Approach

Do you have a great new idea that will turn your entire company or client around? Knock the socks off your managers with your approach using these quick tips.

November 11, 2010 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

Shedding the College Cocoon

“Turn and face the strange,” sang the great David Bowie. And he’s right: we all change with time.

And like a butterfly sheds its cocoon, so have I, in both my professional and personal life, grown away from the scope of The PRepguide.

Atlas mothHaving graduated this past May, I moved 800 miles out of my warm, fuzzy comfort zone in Michigan to pursue a career as a PR professional in New York City.

Now I’m living in the hot-spot of the world, working full-time at a top ranked hybrid PR agency and steadily rebuilding my network of friends and acquaintances in my new location. Not to mention keeping an eye out to avoid being attacked by these damn NYC pigeons.

So I’ve started a new blog to reflect these changes: PR Geek Speak.

This new space means worlds of different topic possibilities: case studies, agency life, new and traditional media, social media for both professional and personal use, how to land a job in PR, interviews with industry influencers and more.

I may no longer be a student, but just because I’m employed doesn’t mean that I’ve learned everything to be a successful PR professional. In fact, the real class session has only just begun.

Whether you were a former reader of PRepguide or just happened to stumble across my new blog, I hope you savor every little morsel I have to offer.

Stay tuned for further details on the future of The PRepguide.

September 7, 2010 at 9:12 am 2 comments

Stay Tuned

.. For something new coming from the inner workings of PRepguide.

Father and son with remote control and popcorn

August 25, 2010 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

Little Fish in the Big Apple

It’s been awhile. But here I am and damn, does it feel good to be back.

Over two weeks ago, I left life as I knew it in rural Big Rapids, Michigan and flew out to New York City to begin a new life.

Now I am living my post-grad dream: working in a tall building doing PR for an awesome company with a really cool client list. I still pinch myself every once in a while just to make sure I’m not asleep.

But I confess: I am absolutely intimidated by the vast NY sea (pun intended). I have a slight idea of what I’m doing, but most of the time I’m completely lost and have to ask for directions — both as an intern and as sidewalk traffic.

The best piece of advice my mom gave me before she tearfully said goodbye at the airport was “fake it ’til you make it” (she’s in sales, explains A LOT). Usually, this sentiment would go against my character: I’m take-me-as-I-am candid. But I’ve learned that when you are at your most unconfident/ nervous/ shaking-in-your-shoes terrified is when it is most important to seem confident. Even if you don’t feel a lick of it, you need to pretend you believe it. If you don’t believe in yourself, how can you expect other people to?

In the end, the hope is that “faking it” will become habit and at that point it, isn’t faking it at all: it’s true blue confidence. And as CT Michaels said in his post on PR Breakfast Club, you need to be confident if you are going to make it in this business..and in this city.

It’s Me vs. NYC. And I’m not slowing my pace anytime soon.

May 28, 2010 at 6:55 am 9 comments

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