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Comments for ExPRessions http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog The musings of a young public relations professional Wed, 25 May 2011 17:16:48 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.14 Comment on 10 Tips for writing HARO pitches…from a double agent (a PR pro/reporter) by Raquel Gonzalez http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=380&cpage=1#comment-11296 Wed, 25 May 2011 17:16:48 +0000 http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=380#comment-11296 Over a year later and I still use this post as a go-to guide when pitching via HARO.

Thanks again for your insights.

Comment on Get the job done right (now) by Rachel Koppes http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=500&cpage=1#comment-9673 Mon, 07 Mar 2011 03:21:09 +0000 http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=500#comment-9673 First of all, I just wanted to say that I love all of the tips that you post on your blog. They are all so effective and I have really taken many of them to heart!
I just wanted to comment on this post because you presented some really excellent ideas to avoid procrastination that I’d never considered. I very frequently will call “writer’s block” and avoid the work that I have to do – assuming that an epiphany will eventually strike me and I will come up with SOMETHING. Maybe, this is why some of our best work tends to come when we are on a deadline or pressed for time – we’re forced to write until a golden nugget of an idea manifests itself. I feel like that is some of the most helpful advice you can give a writer, to just write. We’re bound to get something good out of it eventually, right??

Thanks for a great post!

Comment on It’s all about the details: 10 ways to catch mistakes by Janet Aronica http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=544&cpage=1#comment-7613 Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:38:19 +0000 http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=544#comment-7613 Good topic! Attention to detail is a very underrated skill. :)

Comment on Strive for skills, not a degree by Mia Salituro http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=457&cpage=1#comment-6675 Mon, 27 Dec 2010 09:02:38 +0000 http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=457#comment-6675 Hello Rachel I was referred to your blog by one of Michael White’ posts, http://mikewhite.co.uk/2010/04/01/list-of-pr-student-blogs/#comment-2559.

There is no doubt that a graduate needs much more than a degree to gain the competitive edge necessary to compete in the work force. Alan’s comment presents an even bigger challenge. How do you land a job in social media marketing when you don’t have the appropriate degree ?

I’m not sure if you are still on the job hunt, but if you are here is my advice. Why not volunteer to create and implement a social media marketing plan for some non – profits ? This will give you the opportunity to

– gain additional social media experience

– network

– build you work portfolio

– have a large impact (Once you have shown the organization the significant impact you are making they may offer you a paid position / promotion. )

– work for the common good

Be sure to measure the impact that your strategies have on the non profit you are working for. You can use these results on your next job search.

Many non profits are seeking social media specialists. Try a google search and see what you can find !


Comment on Set goals, not resolutions by Tweets that mention ExPRessions :: Professional Development :: Set goals, not resolutions -- Topsy.com http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=524&cpage=1#comment-5833 Fri, 03 Dec 2010 17:11:20 +0000 http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=524#comment-5833 […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Rachel M. Esterline , Katharine. Katharine said: Love. RT @rachelesterline Set goals, not resolutions http://ow.ly/3jv5I #AchieveIn2011 (cc @stephanieflo @reneelbeck @kendalahlmann) […]

Comment on Managing social media distractions at work by Tweets that mention ExPRessions :: Social Media :: Managing social media distractions at work -- Topsy.com http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=516&cpage=1#comment-5555 Tue, 23 Nov 2010 13:55:22 +0000 http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=516#comment-5555 […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Rachel M. Esterline , Rachel M. Esterline and Amy Zahn, Jason Mollica. Jason Mollica said: RT @rachelesterline: Managing social media distractions at work http://ow.ly/3ecMl – What do you do to avoid constant distractions provi … […]

Comment on Managing social media distractions at work by Tweets that mention ExPRessions :: Social Media :: Managing social media distractions at work -- Topsy.com http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=516&cpage=1#comment-5527 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 19:50:59 +0000 http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=516#comment-5527 […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Rachel M. Esterline , Janet Aronica. Janet Aronica said: Something I think we all can relate to: Managing social media distractions @ work via @rachelesterline http://bit.ly/aPj9qr […]

Comment on Managing social media distractions at work by Janet Aronica http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=516&cpage=1#comment-5524 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 19:31:18 +0000 http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=516#comment-5524 This is very tricky! One thing that has helped me out a lot is using two different clients. I use Tweetdeck for my personal account, and for the most part I only pay attention to an “inner circle” Twitter list (you’re in there of course) and @mentions during the work day. This REALLY helps me focus. I use CoTweet for the @oneforty account, and that gets trickier because sometimes I am trying to hunker down and get some blog post writing done or do our email newsletter, but I’m constantly getting Twitter app questions or something in the stream that I feel like I should respond to. It’s a difficult balance, but I feel like using two different clients has helped me.

Comment on Managing social media distractions at work by Amber from Girl with the Red Hair http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=516&cpage=1#comment-5523 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 19:19:15 +0000 http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=516#comment-5523 Ugh – I am still working on this! When work is BUSY it’s easy because I have so much to do that I literally do not have time to read twitter or facebook. But, when work is a bit slower (like it has been the last couple of weeks) I get majorly tempted by twitter/facebook/blogs (ahem, right now!). It’s definitely something I’m still working on. I know my ability to multi-task is a huge asset to my team, but it’s also a downfall to ME sometimes 😉

Comment on Strive for skills, not a degree by Alex Zarazua http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=457&cpage=1#comment-5284 Fri, 12 Nov 2010 03:47:20 +0000 http://www.rachelmesterline.com/blog/?p=457#comment-5284 Hi Rachel,

I would agree, to a certain point. I think too many college students don’t get involved in “real life” projects in school – it’s just bookwork. When I graduated from business school in 2009, I felt like I was ready to go out into the real world and make things happen.

Fast forward one year. I moved to Arizona, and have had the opportunity to get to know several recent graduates out here. Most of them attended a large university (the largest in Arizona), and I can certainly tell there is a difference when it comes to “street smarts”.

It all depends on where you go to school, and I firmly believe mine taught me the skills needed to succeed in life; however I would add that I’m one of the fortunate ones! Street smarts and skills are very important!