The Importance of Mentoring

This week we’d like to welcome Samantha Beach, our guest blogger and recent attendee at the most recent New York Women in Communications event. This week I had the privilege of attending a New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) Coffee & Conversations Panel on “The Fastest Way to the Top.” Erica Hill, co-anchor of TODAY’s Weekend Editions moderated the conversation between an impressive group of women including Ellen Archer, President at Hyperion Books/Head of East Coast Development, … [Read more...]

Networking at Massachusetts Innovation Nights

In Boston, most PR people go to PRSA, IABC or Publicity Club of New England events.  Marketing folks go to the Ad Club or MITX. Investor Relations practitioners go to NIRI meetings. That makes sense, but there are networking opportunities in unexpected places that can be fun, interesting and useful. In 2009, I heard of an event via social media that sounded interesting. It was being held in Waltham, MA at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation. The founder, PR pro Bobbie Carlton … [Read more...]

Making the World a Better Place…

What does social good mean to you? The Social Good Summit is taking place at the 92nd Street Y in NYC this week.  The speakers, who range from Sir Richard Branson to Al Gore to Malala Yousafzai, are discussing the intersection of innovation, new media and technology and then translating that into action plans to make the world a better place. What can you do? The famous speakers and experts at the summit shared big ideas and real-time, world changing developments.   But plenty of people … [Read more...]

Do You Innovate?

Last week I was honored to be the guest speaker at a PRSA luncheon in Rochester, NY, my hometown. The topic was Job Strategies for the Mid-level Communicator. Retained search firms like Chaloner handle many mid- and senior-level searches for clients seeking top talent and we can use that experience to help candidates plan their job searches. During the hiring process we learn why incumbents have not succeeded, and what hiring managers at leading companies are expecting from new employees.  … [Read more...]