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...to share free and unsolicited advice
In case you’re unfamiliar, LinkTree is a free app that allows bloggers and businesses to share multiple links (via one “tree” link) and used most commonly on Instagram. It’s essentially a loophole for sharing multiple links on Instagram and at face value, it’s genius. But breaking up with LinkTree will help you and I’m sharing the top-three reasons and what to do instead of using the app.
The short answer to this is yes, a morning routine is essential to my ability to be productive each day. It’s not that I am any busier than anyone else, but I am a high performer. I enjoy having a lot to do and striving to do it well. This is something that used to make me feel constantly stressed and overwhelmed. However, since I implemented a morning routine more than two years ago, I look forward to the work I get to do (not have to do) each day. Through my nerdy tracking of time and tasks, I know that my morning routine is the key to getting more done each day.
Being in a sorority, both as a collegiate member and an advisor at several universities throughout the country has taught me countless lessons that I attribute to my success in academia as a professor and in my PR business. So, in an effort to educate and entertain, let me take you through the business lessons I learned as a sorority girl.
One of the biggest mistakes that even the most seasoned business owners, communication professionals, and PR pros make is the failure to plan for effective measurement of their efforts. Using the principles of public relations, you can easily measure your communication efforts and do so without spending money, outsourcing, or downloading any apps or extensions. Sounds good, right?
Over time I have tried many strategies for productivity and coached hundreds of business owners and students about how to find greater productivity in their day-to-day work life so that they have greater freedom to brainstorm, breathe, and just be. So, I’m going to share 3 of my best tips for increased productivity that anyone can implement, right now, for free, regardless of what type of business you’re running.
As a hospitality brand, you offer a unique experience that is best shared through imagery and storytelling. Some social media platforms, like Instagram and Pinterest, are designed to show off your brand. But other channels, specifically Twitter, are not designed with hospitality brands in mind. That’s why Twitter is the least effective social media choice for your brand and the one you can either drop or never start using at all (but still be successful and grow your biz).
As a business owner or manager in a fast-paced industry like hospitality, you have an unparalleled dedication to your brand and the experience it delivers. You work weekends, late nights, early mornings (often back-to-back) and have to be a Jack or Jill of all trades for true success, which really comes down to one main component: consistency. But, do you want to know a secret? Consistency is really just another form of communication – with yourself, with others, and with your business. So, as someone who wants to have it all but realizes they can’t possibly do it all themselves, a communication coach (like me!) is your new best friend. Let me tell you why.
This 60-minute video captures the live conversation hosted by Kelsey Ogletree and Stephanie Smith held on June 3, 2020, that featured 100 highly talented professionals in the PR/branding/media space.