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#BookClub — Munsey Business

#BookClub — Munsey Business

 |  Oct 30, 2018

I recently finished reading Munsey Business, written by longtime Valley weatherman Dave Munsey. Dave retired last year after 51 years in broadcasting – the last 42 of them in Phoenix at Channel 10 (FOX 10). Munsey Business tells some great stories about Valley TV personalities and other celebrities.  It’s got bite-size stories about his legendary […]

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Focus on Only What You Can Do and Give the Rest Away

Focus on Only What You Can Do and Give the Rest Away

 |  May 3, 2017

PRSA Phoenix brought Elise Mitchell, APR, Fellow PRSA and author of Leading Through the Turn, to town to speak about leadership. Abbie shares her takeaways. [Click below for more]

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#BookClub “Lucky Bastard”

#BookClub “Lucky Bastard”

 |  Feb 1, 2017

Scott recently read Joe Buck's book, Lucky Bastard and it inspired him to create a list of the top father-son broadcast legacies...priority was obviously given to those that had a tie to the Phoenix market. [Click below for more]

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#BookClub – Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company , Part 5 – Creating a culture of high performance

#BookClub – Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company , Part 5 – Creating a culture of high performance

 |  July 27, 2016

This post wraps up the five-part series on the book Alignment for Success. Please click below to read it in its entirety, as well as to see the entire five-part series.

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#BookClub – Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company , Part 4 – Attitude and Gratitude

#BookClub – Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company , Part 4 – Attitude and Gratitude

 |  July 20, 2016

When we find ourselves in conflict with another person, it becomes especially important to maintain a sense of gratitude about them and their contributions. When you find yourself facing unexpected distractions and challenges, remain grateful for them. That’s the advice from Katherine Halpin in her book Alignment for Success.

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#BookClub – Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company , Part 3 – Make the most of meeting time

#BookClub – Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company , Part 3 – Make the most of meeting time

 |  July 13, 2016

My series of posts from the Alignment for Success book continues today with [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]some ideas about making the most of meetings[/inlinetweet].  Other posts have included creating alignment for your business and making time to just think. [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]There is nothing worse than being in a meeting with no clear purpose […]

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#BookClub – Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company , Part 2 –Driving Force

#BookClub – Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company , Part 2 –Driving Force

 |  July 6, 2016

There were so many great nuggets of information in this book, that I decided to write a series of posts.  Last week, I talked about alignment in our organizations;  this post will deal with a leader’s overwhelming desire to be the driving force in the business.   Author Katherine Halpin believes we suffer from “drive-focused […]

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#BookClub – Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company, Part 1 – Alignment

#BookClub – Alignment for Success: Bringing Out the Best in Yourself, Your Teams, and Your Company, Part 1 – Alignment

 |  June 29, 2016

A colleague recommended this book by Katharine Halpin, it sounded interesting so I downloaded it. I didn’t realize that Katharine was here in Phoenix and provides coaching and consulting services to a wide variety of clients. It’s a quick and easy read, but chockful of great ideas to help leaders at all levels in an organization align goals and expectations to ensure success. So many ideas that I’m going to have a few posts so that this one doesn’t get too long. [Click below for more]

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#BookClub – Manipurated

#BookClub – Manipurated

 |  Feb 9, 2016

The foreword to this book was written by Jay Baer. In it he quotes Nielsen research that claims that 91 percent of Americans trust recommendations from their friends.  The fact that I bought the book in the first place proves that…Jay recommended it so I bought. The book, [inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]Manipurated by Daniel Lemin, […]

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#BookClub What is a Brand?

#BookClub What is a Brand?

 |  Dec 4, 2015

[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]What is a brand? [/inlinetweet]How often do we ask ourselves this question as brand professionals? If you think about it, probably not enough.  As public relations professionals, it is our job to protect the brands we represent, and shine them in their best light on a daily basis. It was my turn […]

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#BookClub – A Girlfriend’s Guide to Social Media

#BookClub – A Girlfriend’s Guide to Social Media

 |  Nov 3, 2015

It is so much fun to see a friend’s name appear as the author of a book. Congratulations to LaTricia Harper Woods and her writing partner, Maria Benson, on the release of A Girlfriend’s Guide to Social Media. The book is an excellent overview of the various social media channels and the dos and don’ts […]

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Can I Have Your Autograph?

Can I Have Your Autograph?

 |  Sep 30, 2015

Over the years, HMA Public Relations has been involved with dozens of book-signing events.  There have been some big-name authors in that mix, including:  Harvey Mackay, Dan Quayle, Anne Perry and James Bradley, to name a few. It’s a chance for an author to connect one-on-one with the purchasers and readers of his or her […]

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