Jan 16, 2019

Become More Organized to be More Productive this Year

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A recent blog admonished readers not to make New Year’s resolutions; that does not mean that a new year is not a good time to make some positive changes in one’s life. One helpful task is to become more organized with the end result being an improvement in workplace productivity. According to Lisa Zaslow, a

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Jan 9, 2019

Don’t Make Any New Year’s Resolutions

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Happy New Year! For 2018, 70 percent of Americans did not heed the advice in this blog’s title and made resolutions. Moreover, according to a follow-up survey by YouGov Omnibus in June 2018, only six percent of people said they had stuck fully to their resolution. While personally loving the idea of a new year,

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Dec 19, 2018

Why Have a Company Holiday Party?

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The office Christmas party—as it was once known—has a long and storied past. According to Jake Rossen in a Mental Floss article, the holiday party dates back to the Great Depression and was intended to lift the spirits of workers who did not have the funds for their own parties. Office parties were once raucous

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Dec 12, 2018

NutsPR Spotlight: Nicole Rodrigues

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In case you missed it, Nicole Rodrigues was interviewed by NutsPR back in August 2016. Great to take a look back. Welcome to NutsPR Spotlight August edition. This month’s guest is someone I admire for her drive, work ethic and dedication to the PR industry. I love that she teaches her team everything that she

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Dec 5, 2018

Are You Ready for the Holiday Party?

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Some stats to start us off. In a 2017 study from Randstad USA, 90 percent of employees said they would prefer a bonus or extra vacation days as opposed to a holiday party. Moreover, 62 percent of respondents said they felt obligated to attend their employer’s holiday party. According to OfficeTeam, 36% of professionals feel

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Nov 14, 2018

How to Build Engagement on Social Media

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We’ve all heard the expression, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?,” the same can be asked for social media posts. When it comes to social media posts, an organization can post constantly, but if no one reads or reacts to the

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Nov 7, 2018

This Veterans Day, Thank a Veteran

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On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany to end the Great War, also known as World War I. In 1938, November 11 became the federal holiday of Armistice Day though it had been

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Oct 31, 2018

Halloween Lesson: Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Many of us like to stay within our comfort zone and we convince ourselves that we have everything we need within the zone and do not need to stray from there. Once we take the chance and move beyond our fears of failure, being the center of attention and other issues, and venture outside the

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Sep 18, 2018

The Power of the Follow Up & Tips for Harnessing It By Delia Mendoza

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Before I came to NRPR, I didn’t understand the concept or power of following up with a journalist after you pitch them. I was very shy and I felt like I was bothering them, or felt that if I followed up that they would get annoyed with me. While too many follow ups can pester

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Sep 12, 2018

How To Tap Into The True Potential Of A Millennial Workforce by Nicole Rodrigues

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It’s hard to deny that the millennial generation has cultivated a bad reputation in the business world. I, like many of you, have encountered those select few twenty-somethings who have entered the workforce with a sense of entitlement that is not necessarily predicated on experience, education, work ethic or ingenuity. Yes, those select few can

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