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Positive Attitude Brings Positive Results in the Workplace

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

People tend to think that the most important traits to possess in order to be successful are for a person to be very intelligent and know exactly what they are doing. While these attributes certainly play a role in one’s success, I personally don't believe these to be the most important traits.  In my opinion, having an optimistic attitude is the foundation of success.  How can you fail when you wholeheartedly believe that you will succeed? 

Anyone can be qualified for a position if they so desire. They can go to school, get the degree, get the experience and training and get the job done, but what about the journey and the process along the way? While someone is working towards a...

Innovative Startups

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

It's wonderful when tried and true traditional companies like Thomas and Hutton Engineering get innovative and turn folks on their heads....enjoy this recent article about their newest startup!

http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2017-05-17/ellis-old-firm-creates-newest-startup

Perfecting the Art of TV Interviews

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Here are six tips for your next interview that will help keep you from stumbling and making a poor impression:

1)      Make a plan for your interview. What would you like to see in the resulting media coverage? What two or three key messages do you want to relay?

2)     Monitor your body language. Before you begin to speak, smile at the interviewer to establish a rapport. Maintain eye...

Learning Economic Pointers Early

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

At Abshire Public Relations, one of the community organizations we take a lot of pride in supporting is Junior Achievement of Georgia (JA). Just this past academic year alone, JA served more than 14,000 students in our area.

JA is taking a generation of students and helping equip them for our evolving economy. From the quotes of these area students, JA is truly making an impact:

“JA opened my eyes to what adulthood is really about. Money takes time to build up and save, but can be lost so easily.”

“My perception of money has changed because when you get your paycheck, it doesn’t...

The Time to Serve is Now. Just Do It.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

 

I’m honored to be named a candidate for this year’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man & Woman of the Year campaign. Each year, LLS selects a dozen or so candidates to raise donations over the course of 10 weeks -- and honors the top two fundraisers (one woman/one man) at the end.

 

I’ve got to be honest. When Jennie Brewster, area director for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Georgia Chapter, first approached me in 2016 to take this campaign on, I immediately thought of a...

Social Media and Businesses

Thursday, April 13, 2017

I recently spoke to a university social media class for public relations majors and thought I would share some of the pointers we discussed. First off, it is important to note that their social media knowledge is strong simply due to the fact they have been using it since they were kids! In fact, the number one social media platform for the 18-24 age group is Snapchat with 81% usage -- which means they could have easily been snapping while I was talking!

Résumés That Get the Job Done!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Recently, a young public relations major at The University of Southern Mississippi reached out to us about job opportunities in Savannah. Madison Clark, who is also a marketing minor, forwarded along her résumé and we were blown away! (Check out her issuu site and her samples at issuu.com/kyleymadison and hire her!)

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Don’t Forget To Use Those Magic Words

Friday, March 10, 2017

Growing up, we all heard repeatedly to use those magic words....”Please” and “Thank You.”  It was all about having good manners and using them on a daily basis.  In a recent Savannah Morning News column, Luke Bierman, a dean and law professor at Elon University, challenged us as a nation to “Make America Mannered Again.”

He feels we seem to have forsaken the objective reasonableness of thinking of those around us and more about our own internal needs.  Bierman challenged...

The Selfie Generation

Friday, March 03, 2017

Today's guest blogger is Erica Cooke, a soon-to-be public relations graduate of University of Alabama. Thanks, Erica!

 

“Wait … first let me take a selfie.”

This is a phrase that a majority of Generation X or baby boomers associate with the millennial generation. The common stigma against millennials is, “They’re lazy. They don’t work for anything. They are the ‘participation trophy’ winners.”

These simple phrases eventually turn into barriers for millennials trying to enter the workforce. But is this really the case? Are millennials really the...

Jump Starting Your Social Media Plan

Friday, February 24, 2017

Social media -- it’s safe to say -- is here to stay. Based on Harris Poll on behalf of Hootsuite in the U.S. and the U.K., 83 percent of Americans have a social media account. Nearly 1.65 billion people actively use Facebook monthly, making it the most used social media site. Twitter sees 310 million monthly users with 6,...

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    City Manager for City of Richmond Hill
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