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Dolce far niente

AFPRG ends this Friday, my dears, and we’re looking back at the archive.  Monday and Tuesday’s posts were about grit and hard work, so here’s the opposite: Dolce far niente is an Italian proverb created to justify spending an entire sunny afternoon at the espresso bar, watching people walk by …

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Dig in for the climb

Darlings – it’s AFPRG’s last week! Don’t know how you feel about it, but I feel bittersweet.  Thrilled to be moving into something new, and already nostalgic for losing the time I spend writing posts for you wonderful PR Girls about this profession that has enthralled and entrapped me for …

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Do you see?

Hi darlings – continuing AFPRG’s trip down memory lane, here’s another favorite post from the archive. Very little, PR Girls, is as it seems at first blush.  Are you really seeing all that you need to see in order to make the best decisions and give the best counsel? You …

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Planning

We all love to plan, don’t we PR Girls? Planning’s an absolutely necessary activity. How else will we bring our strategy to life, decide what resources we need, and explain to other people what we’re doing? On the other hand, if we plan too tightly, we’re making a mistake. Because …

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Words + deeds

It’s a rare crisis, PR Girls, that a PR team can handle alone.  We know that a crisis like an oil spill or a major data breach requires all hands on deck from every function in a corporation. But even if you’re coping with an ill-considered statement by an executive …

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Command and control?

One of my friends and I were talking last weekend about how hard it is to deliver results in a matrixed organization …

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Superpower revealed!

Oh look PR Girls! Another fantabulous guest post – this one from the wonderful Krista Todd! Read and learn! Hey PR girls …

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More on icky clients

Yesterday we looked at determining what’s just irritating and what’s truly awful, client-wise. Today, a few more specific tips for clients who …

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Good judgment, great judgment

Most people, PR Girls, think that good judgment is about properly observing circumstances to make good decisions and take correct actions.  It …

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Guest post: Clever new hat!

Happy Wednesday PR Girls! Today we have a guest host from the fabulous Erika White! Read on! PR Girls – One of the great …