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Body Language

I just read this article in Regan’s PR Daily called “6 things you need to know about body language.”

It’s amazing how much our bodies “talk” and how little we know about what are bodies are saying.

One thing I found very interesting was that defensive body language actually affects the way we remember things.

 

4. When you’re defensive, you remember less. 

Allan and Barbara Pease, authors of “The Definitive Book of Body Language,” report a fascinating finding from one of their studies.

When a group of volunteers attended a lecture and sat with unfolded arms and legs, they remembered 38 percent more than a group that attended the same lecture and sat with folded arms and legs.

If you see your audience exhibiting defensive body language, change tactics—and don’t try to persuade them to your point-of-view until their body language opens up.

Tips for Public Speaking

Like to listen to 80’s music? Here are some great tips for public speaking that have a video to go with each one. I thoroughly enjoyed watching. Hope you enjoy them as well!

Tips for public speakers — from 1980’s pop music By: Brad Phillips

I can’t believe it’s not a word…yet

An article from Ragan’s PR Daily “15 Words You Won’t Believe They Added to the Dictionary” By:
Read more: 15 Words You Won’t Believe They Added to the Dictionary | Cracked.com

Here’s a few of my favorites…

Blamestorming — n. A method of collectively finding one to blame for a mistake no one is willing to confess to.  Often occurs inthe form of a meeting of collegeagues at work, gathered to decide who is to blame for a screw up.

Gaydar — n. A homosexual person’s ability to identify another person as homosexual by interpreting subtle signals conveyed by their appearance, interest, etc.

Grrrl — n. A young woman regarded as independent and strong or aggressive, especially in her attitude to men or in her sexuality.

Threequel — n. The third film, book, event, etc. in a series; a second sequel.

Screenager — n. A person in their teens or twenties who has an aptitude for computers and the Internet.

Cyberslacking — v. Spending one’s employer’s Internet and email facilities for personal activities during working hours.

This cracked me up. I can’t believe these words made it in the dictionary. Way to go generation Y…Now I’m convinced that I can literally make up my own words and if people catch on to it, there’s a good chance it may become a real word.  I think it will be hard for now on to figure out what is really a word and what is not. LOL…

LOL

Spelled [el-oh-el or, often, lol]

laughing out loud; laugh out loud: used as a response to something funny or as a follow-up to something said only as a joke.

PRetty Funny!

Just thought it would be fun to read PR jokes. EnJOY!

Social Media Jokes (Lyndit)

Social Media Jokes (Lyndit)

A newly established public relations consultant, wanting to impress the first client coming into his office, picked up the telephone and said, “I’m sorry, but I have a tremendous workload at the moment and I won’t be able to look after your campaign for at least a month.”

He then hung up, turned to the young man in his office and asked, “What can I do for you, sir?”

“Nothing,” replied the young man. “I’m just here to hook up your phone.”

Terms used when writing up performance appraisals for public relations employees and the real meanings of the words:

  • Good Communication Skills – Spends a lot of time chatting on the telephone
  • Average Employee – Is not too bright
  • Exceptionally Well Qualified – Has made no major blunders yet
  • Work is her First Priority – Is too ugly to get a date
  • Active Socially – Drinks a lot
  • Family is Active Socially – Spouse drinks, too
  • Independent Worker – Nobody knows what he is doing
  • Quick Thinking – Offers plausible excuses
  • Careful Thinker – Won’t make a decision
  • Uses Logic on Difficult Assignments – Gets someone else to do them
  • Expresses herself well – Speaks English
  • Meticulous Attention to Detail – Is a nit picker
  • Has Leadership Qualities – Is tall
  • Exceptionally Good Judgement – Is very lucky
  • Keen Sense of Humor – Knows a lot of dirty jokes
  • Career Minded – Is always stabbing colleagues in the back
  • Very Loyal – Can’t get a job anywhere else

Click here for more PR jokes!  http://nickrenton.com/920.htm

You know you’re in PR when…

Hilarious!  53 Signs you work in public relaitons.  11 of them are from Lauren Fernandez, the rest are from readers of Regan’s PR Daily.

Here are some good ones….

You’re afraid to go more than 15 minutes (max) without checking Twitter/Facebook/news feeds to make sure you’re not missing anything.
EVERYTHING in your life—from doing the laundry to playing a round of golf—is recorded in your mind in 15-minute billable increments.

You’ve heard all the lines about sleep: “Sleep is overrated.” “You can sleep all you want when you die.” “Do you ever sleep?”

You start your day by digging out of client and competitor alerts and checking email, all before you’re out of bed.

Every Friday around 5:00 p.m. you think, “This could be crisis time!” (And sometimes even look forward to a good one.)

You know what time it is anywhere in the world and every country’s phone code, all without having to look at a reference guide.

Click here to read the entire article!

99 Ways to be Awesome at PR

I think by now you can tell that I love lists….  more so than a bunch of words all jumbled together without obvious organization.

So, here is another list for all you lists lovers like me…

I found this article in the Ragan’s PR Daily site. —  99 ways to improve your business communication by Susan Young.

This list is great if you just want to brush up on your skills in networking, interviewing, managing, etc.

Take some time and read through, you might find some timely advice for your next PR encounter!

PR TIPS GALORE!

I read on Ragan’s PR Daily an article by Susan Young, 20 things every PR pro should know how to do.

This is a great compiliation of tips for success in the PR field.  The article includes multiple links to articles on over 40 different topics.  Here’s a list of ones I found quite interesting that you may want to read.  

Newspaper Sports Reporter

For a complete list and to read Susan’s article or to find many other great articles relating to Public Relations, click here.

Steve Jobs — Inspirational Quotes

Steve Jobs was an enthusiastic leader who changed the way we do technology.  Every time we use our iPod,  iPhone, iPad,  iMac or MacBook we can thank this man.  Steve Jobs left behind not only a legacy but also his vision.  Here’s a compilation of quotes from Ragan’s PR Daily that The Wall Street Journal did at the time of his resignation as CEO of Apple.

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Late Night Rant for an Innocent Intern

I just  read an article in Ragan’s PR Daily, by Christina Starr, a senior journalism major with a PR concentration at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In the article she describes some of the challenges she faced during her internship.

One that caught my attention was #3Maintaining a professional relationship with the opposite sex.”  The experience she had reminds me of typical media scrutiny of women.  It’s okay for a man to be 50 lbs overweight, but if a woman is slightly overweight, people tell her she’s fat.  If a man flirts with a woman, it’s obviously her fault…she brought it on herself.  At what point is it not the woman’s fault that she is being noticed by the male?  Is it a crime to be friendly or beautiful?  Okay, ladies! Now stop being friendly you don’t want the guys to get the wrong idea! can’t smile and be professional at the same time. While you’re at it quit wearing make up, what do you want…attention??