• 5 Must-Listen Inspirational Podcasts

    Listening to podcasts is my solution to a long commute to work. According to the Pew Research Center, listeners have doubled since 2008. And why shouldn’t it. With my full-time job and this part-time blog, I have to schedule in my daily dose of inspiration. Each of these podcasts genuinely brings something special to the table. Here are my picks of podcasts and hope you get to check them out!

    Beauty Inside Out with Kimberly Snyder – I discovered Kimberly Snyder at a local nature-driven periodical. She provides great tips on what to eat and how it can benefit your health. As I truly believe, you are what you eat, I love her holistic approach to eating better. I’ve made her green glowing smoothie several times and it’s delicious! Try it!

    The Positive Psychology – Kristen Truempy is behind this information packed podcast. Did you know there is such a thing as positive psychology? This truly helps in finding ways in improving your relationships and simply getting in a better mood. Her delicate voice brings a sense of endearment!

    The Lively Show – I’ve been a loyal listener to Jess Lively for about a year. I’m never bored with her inspiring and intentional interviews. Most notable personalities have been Eat, Pray, Love’s Liz Gilbert and Conscious Uncoupling fame, Katherine Thomas Woodward Thomas. Jess’ podcast are truly inspiring and always leaves me pondering some deep intense thoughts!

    Joel Osteen Podcast – Regardless on what side of religion you might choose, Joel Osteen is phenomenal in his messaging. His voice and teachings are inviting. I always leave feeling good and invigorated!

    Inside PR – Yes, I love topics on enlightenment and there is certainly a trend on the above podcasts! However, due to my work within this field, this had to be part of my list. Not only does it have one of my favorite, PR guru’s, Spinsucks, Gini Dietrich, it contains quick and great tips on staying on top of this field. Additionally, Spinsucks published one of my first works in PR. *blush*

    What podcasts do you love?

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  • Free Downloadable Press Release Template

    If you or your client have a newsworthy event coming up, this would be a good time to create a standard press release. As I prepare for my upcoming appearance the Alt Design Summit, I want to be able to give you a free downloadable press release template for your event. Life has been crazy busy. See for yourself on Instagram.

    Please keep in mind that press releases or media releases, as sometimes they are called, are different in every communications environment. Some require lots of “fluff” in their releases to spice up the event. However, the way I was trained was to keep the fluff out and keep all facts in. Keep it simple and to the point. Your media will thank you for it.

    ¡De verdad!

    The press is always on a deadline and the last thing they need is a three-page press release which could’ve been created in a well-though out one-page release. It will also behoove you to have access to the AP Style handbook. Your language has to follow the AP guidelines which are a particular writing style used by journalists. Including images or video will only enhance your news release. Living in the digital age, an image can give more of a visual to your standardized text. Have a second or third pair of eyes to give it one last look-over. Click here to download your free template.


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  • Big Announcement

    “If you build it, he will come.” The famous quote from the movie, Field of Dreams, is poignant. In this case the ‘he’ is an amazing opportunity. I’m proud to announce that I will be a speaker at the Altitude Design Summit this summer in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah. I have put it out in the universe to start my journey as a speaker at industry relevant conferences. And slowly it’s becoming a reality!

    Given the fact, I have never attended the biggest business premier conference, I’m ecstatic to be selected as one of their speakers. I applied without even considering that I would be chosen. As speaking at conferences has been a large goal of mine, I’m truly grateful and honored to be joining other like minded individuals in such a large gathering of creative individuals.

    As I research possible topics to discuss, I can’t help but feel a duty and give as much as I can.

    Let’s do this!

    ¿Estan listo? Because I am!

  • Interview Questions For All Career Levels

    When I was a writer for Examiner.com, I was told I ask great questions. When I have interviewed for jobs in various scenarios, I was also told I ask great questions. Call me intuitive, but I love to ask questions. How else will I know about you?! Currently, I’m in the process of seeking an intern. It had me thinking about asking the right questions for the job you want.

    Before I became a publicist, I worked on many film and television productions. My listening skills had to be developed rather quickly. With a walkie in one hand and a mobile in another, I had to learn to listen to many channels at the same time. I had to learn what to ask to deliver various demands in a timely manner.

    In my opinion, asking the right questions in a job interview will let you know if the job you want is really for you. Here some questions to get you started. Download this free guide and use it for your next desired position.


    A list of interview questions


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