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Advice from a former “Scaredy Cat”

When I was a teenager I was afraid of a lot of things; busy roads, public speaking, raising my hand in class, horses, looking silly in front of a group of people, and most of all change. There came a moment for me after I had walked across the stage at my college...

The Art of Storytelling

I’ve always been extremely jealous of a person who can tell a good story. You know, those people who use every inch of their body and tell a story like it’s a passionate, secret love affair? Yeah, them. A person who can take me to a far-off memory, a place I have...

The Propelling Power of ‘NO’

"No Stephanie. No! You're doing it wrong. You'll never make it to point." I could feel my lower lip starting to tremble. I'm pretty sure that was my face's first-ever experience with the infamous pre-cry quiver. I was six. My mom used to love telling this story. "As...

A Quiz Almost as Accurate as the Hogwarts Sorting Hat

  Is anyone else addicted to quizzes on Buzzfeed? Does it make a difference that I know what Disney Princess would be my best friend or what house colors I'd be wearing at Hogwarts? The answer is no, not at all (although I'm tempted to say yes to the last one). I...

3 Indoor Spots To Try This Summer

No one in the history of mankind has ever called me “outdoorsy”. I am in no way a hiking boots, knee-deep in dirt, grab the fish by your bare hands kind of girl. I don’t even know if that’s how you actually catch a fish. If it’s more than 90 degrees outside you can...

BEST MOVIES TO WATCH AFTER WORK

A quick bit of context for what you’re about to read: There’s no such thing as a typical work day in the PR field. With such a fast-paced and exciting job, finding the best way to wind down after work is very important. For me, watching a good movie is the best way to...

Nearly Five Years Later…

When I look back to when I was a child – let’s rewind to 10 years old – and was asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I never uttered the words “public relations professional.” If I remember correctly, I said a veterinarian or a horse doctor. I loved animals and...

5 Resources for Non-designers to Create Beautiful Graphics

One of the best parts of working in public relations is you quickly become an expert in a little bit of everything. In my first six months at Kirvin Doak Communications I’ve had to learn about retail, NASCAR, construction, homelessness, hospitality, adult beverages...

How to Successfully #Adult as a Twenty-Something

Wouldn’t it be great if someone wrote a personalized how-to guide to surviving your twenties? Until that happens, here are a couple of helpful tips for transitioning from a twenty-something college student into a twenty-something adult. [gallery columns="4"...

The Beginner’s Guide to Getting What You Want

I should probably put a disclaimer here; I may not be a complete beginner at getting what I want. I am an only child, after all. This is, however, the first year of my life that I feel even remotely qualified to be giving advice on achieving things in a professional...

Pumpkin Picasso and the Shame of Adulting

Fall. The time of year when leaves turn shades of orange and red, brisk breezes ruffle scarves, boots are required and the smell of pumpkin wafts through the air…if you live somewhere else. Here in Vegas, fall means 80 degree weather, there are no trees to look at and...

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