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Three Takeaways from the PRSA 2016 International Conference

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the PRSA 2016 International Conference in Indianapolis. The theme, “Accelerating the Speed of Innovation & Connectivity,” provided speeches and presentations from some of the top thought leaders and influencers in our industry. The event was a whirlwind of networking and learning sessions, surrounded by some of our industry’s…

Lost in Translation: Design Terms Defined

Like most specialized professions, design comes with its own language. Visual communications specialists like myself speak this language so much that we tend to forget that design jargon is often lost on colleagues, clients and friends. I have no doubt that this is unhelpful for a non-designer. However, if the designer and non-designer can tighten…

Public Relations Tactics: Interview on Employee Communications & PRSA Awards

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Linhart Blog, Our Community, Our Culture

The managing editor at Public Relations Tactics, the monthly publication of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), recently asked me if I’d be willing to share perspectives about my career path, employee communications and industry award best practices. Of course, I said yes, and my responses to these wide range of questions are featured…

Navigating the 20something Years

Posted by on May 3, 2016 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

As graduation season approaches, many young professionals will be entering the workforce with high hopes and big dreams. Following my own graduation, I read Meg Jay’s book, The Defining Decade, Why Your Twenties Matter, to gain perspective on how to navigate this stage of life and its many transitions. Her book emphasized how young people…

Five Insights from the NFL’s Chief Marketing Officer and a Pakistani Social Enterprise Leader

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Linhart Blog, Our Business, Our Community

It’s not often you think about leadership insights collectively from the National Football League (NFL) and a Pakistani-based social enterprise organization. But last week’s WILD Summit provided that opportunity. The WILD Summit is an annual women’s leadership event offered by The Leeds School of Business Women’s Council at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Linhart…

Searching for Ways to Make Your Team More Effective? Just Ask Google

Posted by on Dec 4, 2015 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

Most organizations accomplish projects and goals with the help of teams, whether it’s two employees figuring out a better process or a cross-functional group tasked with developing the next great product. We’re often assigned to teams based on our skills, personality, location or availability. Sometimes, it may seem there’s no rhyme or reason to our…

Give Back to the Colorado Nonprofit Community – Volunteer for PR Boost

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

PR Boost is my favorite PRSA (Public Relations Society of America) Colorado event of the year. It gives local nonprofits the opportunity to pick the brains of Denver’s experienced PR pros to gain learnings and insights that will positively – and immediately – impact their organizations’ communications efforts. On the flip side, PRSA Colorado members…

Trick or Treat: Be Prepared for Your Next Media Interview

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

For many executives and experts, nothing is scarier than facing an interview with a reporter.  In this age of “gotcha” journalism, controlling the interview and delivering appropriate messages clearly and succinctly is critical. Linhart Public Relations media trainers can help you so you don’t get tricked into saying the wrong things and instead focus on staying…

Creating Communities to Managing Crises: Three Tips from the Annual PRSA Colorado Summit

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

Several Linhart Public Relations team members had the opportunity to attend the 2015 PRSA Colorado Professional Development Summit on Sept. 24. We heard from local PR pros who shared insights on topics ranging from social media to communication skills and crisis planning to ethics. Here are my three take-aways from the event: 1. Let your…

Scholarships to Help Students Thrive in College and Life

Posted by on Oct 1, 2015 in Linhart Blog, Our Clients, Our Community

The average cost of college tuition and fees for the 2014–2015 school year, according to the College Board, was $31,231 at private colleges, $9,139 for state residents at public colleges, and $22,958 for out-of-state residents attending public universities. College educations are expensive, no doubt. Remarkably, two Colorado-based foundations are offering scholarships that amount to full-rides…

Colorado in Congress: Arguments and Accord

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

Colorado’s unique brand of purple politics, matching our mountains’ majesty, was on display recently when members of our U.S. House delegation spoke at a luncheon hosted by the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry, our state chamber of commerce. Five out of seven Colorado House members participated: U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-04); U.S. Rep. Mike…

Google: Logo Redesign Done Right

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Linhart Blog, Our Community

You may have noticed that Google’s logo recently got a makeover. I found the change disconcerting initially, as the old serif logo had been around since 1999, which is about the same time I started getting interested in computers. I was accustomed to the old logo, but I’m happy to see the change. Although the…

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