Do Those Who Work Together Stay Together?

Yesterday, I became a team player.  The economy is tanking and we all have to make serious adjustments to survive, not the least of us are the entrepreneurs like my husband and me.  I run a PR company, he owns a flooring business.

For months we have discussed my moving into his building where I would get much needed office space and he would have extra support for phones, bookkeeping, etc.  So we decided to do it and now I’ve been there 2 days.

I have to say, it’s been great so far and I feel like I am working even harder than before…not that I slacked at home because I did not.

The only challenge I am facing now is shutting off work and just being home.  Example, I am on the computer now blogging at 8:00 at night and I could just be chilling with these cute dogs that missed me all day.  Well, I will chill w/ the puppies when this blog is done.

So after 2 days, I feel confident that my business will actually thrive at the new office and I am looking forward to taking my business to new levels while supporting my husband’s business and helping him find some way to relax a little more.  Win Win I say!

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Fundraising in Trying Times

I have the pleasure of working with two great non-profits here in Los Angeles and trust me when I say that this is a tough time for donations.  That’s why this fundraiser I am promoting for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles & Hollywood for Habitat is so amazing.  We actually got some huge names from music, film and TV to sign hardhats and we are auctioning them off starting today through March 6th.

We are talking about my all time favorite band U2, Green Day, Stevie Wonder, Carrie Underwood, Miley Cyrus and way more!  This is going to be 2 weeks of fun work, I just know social media and fans will fuel the success of this…and isn’t amazing that we can all pull together something so special for such a worthy cause? 

I love my job.  What are you waiting for…go bid!   Follow Habitat on Twitter for bid updates!

Does Twitter Actually Improve our Communication Skills?

Last week my company was successful in securing media for six of our clients and we were definitely proud of our accomplishments.  I started thinking about how our attention span is getting shorter as technology improves…so us p.r. folk need to be more convincing in fewer words.  I have been very active on Twitter for the past few months and I am wondering if that’s been improving my communication skills?

Are our pitches are getting shorter but more succinct and possibly more powerful because of Twitter?  We joked how one reporter responded to a 2 sentence email pitch this week within 5 minutes – that was super cool to us, but we all laughed how some clients would have responded to see such a pitch.  2 sentences?  Crazy…crazy enough to be effective! 

What do you think?  Tweet me.