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“Treat Yo’ Self” With Respect

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

As women are embracing the “treat yo’ self” mentality more than ever before, the question emerges, what does one truly deserve? Beyond the bottles of wine and cartons of ice cream that we encourage our confidants to clinch when they’re in need of a “pick me up,” what do women actually believe they deserve in this day and age?

As Oprah “brought down the house” at the recent 75th Golden Globes, the world was captivated by the award show that boasted less than subtle support of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements. While this year in media and entertainment the topic of sexual harassment has become a hot button issue due to the outing of several famous members of society, it’s no secret that these issues are seen in all industries.

These movements have engaged the world because people, women especially, can relate. Having been affected deeply by these historical cycles of abuse and disrespect, many people are pressing into the outlook of change.

So here’s to 2018, the year that women will accept what they deserve and no less, moving beyond having to make up the difference by “treating themselves” when life gets hard. When it comes to what is deserved, women can be quick to embrace frivolous things that make them feel worthier, while disregarding their inherent worth and right to respect in all forms.

But in 2018, maybe that’s beginning to change.

Event Expectations

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

When planning the party of a child, every minute is accounted for. An agenda is of the highest importance, knowing that without one­– mayhem ensues…  But at some point in every child’s life, the overly planned party becomes “unpopular” and celebrations develop into open-ended mingling with food and drinks. While most casual events don’t need a blow-by-blow schedule, a skilled host should consider that:

  1. Guests Expect a Plan

Don’t be underprepared. Have you ever visited a friend and upon arrival realized they had nothing planned? Because you were the guest, you had a level of expectation that the host would make the calls when it came to planning.

The same is true at an event. As the host of an event, it’s important to create an atmosphere that allows guests to enjoy themselves because they know the host has taken the reigns. Even if an agenda is subtle it has the ability to improve the experience of every guest.

  1. Your Guests May Not Know Each Other

It’s likely that some of your guests may be coming to an event without knowing other guests. If you know that’s the case, create a casual opportunity for guests to be placed in new conversations. Whether it’s a playful activity or something networking based, it will create opportunities for guests to talk to one another comfortably.

  1. The Unexpected Will Occur

All events will undeniably have something unexpected arise. As an event host, it’s important to confidently make decisions and move on. You can’t prepare for every “what if”, but by boldly leading the event, you will show your guests that everything is in control even in light of unforeseen occurrences.

So “Millennial” – You want to start a business? So does everyone else.

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Well maybe not everyone, but in 2017 Forbes reported that over 62% of millennials contemplated entrepreneurship. While they concluded that for the time being, that number isn’t representative of how many businesses are actually being started, it still indicates a strong interest in self-employment.

Entrepreneurship may be for you, but before your quit your job and buy that Passion Planner, only to realize the harsh reality of starting from scratch, consider ways you can work with an “entrepreneurial spirit” that doesn’t involve starting a business.

Looking for Voids to Fill:

Anyone interested in starting a business has heard many times that one of the quickest routes to success is to find a need in the market, and look for ways to fill that need. But contrary to popular belief, this concept doesn’t only apply to entrepreneurship. In any work environment or organization, you can look for voids where you can add value. The best way to find a void, is to get to know the space so well that you can’t help but fall into the hole, and then be forced to create a (potentially better) way out.

Learning to Delegate:

One of the common draws of entrepreneurship for many is the notion of being your own boss. But in reality, entrepreneurs must be pros at working with others and delegating tasks. An entrepreneur without the ability to trust and delegate only limits their own success.

 Making the Commitment:

Millennials have been coined as the ones who keep a job for a month and then quit because they’re “so entitled.” But to those who see entrepreneurship as the perfect way out of a day job, think again. If you’re unable to commit to a regular job, then what makes you think you can handle having your own business? Part of working with an entrepreneurial spirit is being able to make a solid commitment, put in the time (and a lot of it) and do things that you really don’t want to do.

So whether you take the entrepreneur plunge or not, it’s important to know that there are other ways to get a “visionary fix” without starting a business of your own. Working with an entrepreneurial mindset may be just as fulfilling as the title itself.

PR by Taylor Swift

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

In the wake of the explosive pop-culture response to Taylor Swift’s new album Reputation, the main point of discussion seems to be how different the genre of her new music is in comparison to her past endeavors. But, what about the actual content of her songs?

Although Taylor may not be the unassuming 15-year-old we once knew and loved, the themes of her songs are extremely familiar. Her references may have changed from high school classes to private islands, but the shear essence of what she sings about is closely matched to her younger years.

Many artists have tried to evolve their sound, but she is undeniably one of the most successful in the plight to change her musical style while maintaining and growing her fan base.

One of the foundations of successful public relations is to understand various stakeholders individually and communicate the same message to all of them in a way that is most meaningful and clear to each party. The messaging is unchanged, but the medium, language, and timing can drastically affect how the message is received.

Taylor has proven herself extremely capable of relaying the same themes, but in a way that draws in a new and different demographic of listeners.  Maybe we could all learn something from Taylor Swift, other than the execution of a perfect break-up.

#WeddingHashtags

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Wedding hashtags in a nutshell:  they’re cliché, rarely as clever as you think, and honestly your guests are probably embarrassed to use them. And yet somehow this trend continues to trend to the point that the majority of couples getting married these days have one.

Most people have seen their fair share of cringe-worthy wedding hashtags, either being overused, only making sense to the bride and groom, or not quite hitting the mark of a successful pun.

This whole situation is inciting real concern in young adults as Grace Randles tweeted this summer: “what if my future husband’s last name doesn’t make a cute pun for our wedding hashtag……like this is the stuff that keeps me up at night.”

Steven Kleinschmidt responded by tweeting “I want to apologize now to my future wife”.

BuzzFeed featured this Twitter debacle and showed a few of the many outpouring of responses that Kleinschmidt received. The Twitter-sphere came together to help poor Steven find a wedding hashtag that wouldn’t leave him lonely. A few of the suggestions were:

Love is patient, #LoveIsKleinschmidt – Noah Cook

#HolyKleinschmidtWereGettingMarried – Landon Wade

#GetLitWithKleinschmidt – Emily Schrecengost

No need to worry if you’ve had similar issues coming up with the right wedding hashtag, as there are countless wedding hashtag generators that you can utilize.

As ridiculous and borderline sarcastic as wedding hashtags seem, there is one valuable trait that may just be enough to salvage their existence altogether. Wedding hashtags really are a huge gift to the happy couple, allowing them to follow the hashtag and share in all of the memories that were made during their special day.

So, next time you’re considering not including a wedding hashtag in your post, consider it a gift to the happy couple and swallow your pride.