Our generation has been dubbed the “Start-up generation”. About one-third of young Canadians want to start their own businesses, according to a recent McGill report.
It is impossible to live without failing at something. Unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.
Career milestones and a Special Anniversary
Career milestones. They shape us, define us, and test us. Career milestones can be good – like getting that promotion you have been aiming for – or bad – like messing up an interview, saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, or sitting idly by while an opportunity passes you by.
Originally posted on youngpros.ca on March 13, 2017.
A common issue our generation is trying to cope with is work-life balance. For our parents’ generation, most people could survive on one income. At the same time, unions were born, giving way to the 9-5 work day.
Originally posted on youngprpros.ca on February 13, 2017.
Episode 117: The Future of PR
In this episode, our hosts discuss the future of PR. Our industry is always changing, as professionals it is important to always be on top of what is new ? not to change our strategy every five minutes, but rather to ensure the tactics we use continue to connect with our audience.
As I returned to school this year to study Radio Broadcasting, I’ve been forced to introduce myself a lot. With that, comes the inevitable recollection of my experience and why I want to be here.
A huge part of my experience with audio, came from my third year of University. I met someone who became super influential in my life, who became my partner in crime on the air and helped guide me through my on-air-adolescence.
His name was Noah, and with him -and a couple of other incredible gentlemen- I started Brews n’ Tunes, a podcast that combined my two major loves, music and beer. Focusing on our Ottawa community, we interviewed independent musicians and asked them to review a local craft beer. Matching musicians to beverages, we created the ideal environment to talk to cool people and get them to answer our questions.
It was one of the most fun projects I’ve ever done, and my first real introduction to podcasting. Though it only lasted about a year, it was an exciting creative outlet that introduced me to a passion that has taken over my life.
The episodes are still all up on iTunes. Listen and embrace the learning curve that comes with baby podcasters, and my first full interview on our Episode with Finding Chuck.
Click the picture below to hear more. And my recommended pairing? Is an ice cold beer.
Originally posted on youngprpros.ca on January 19, 2016.
Episode #116: Concrete Steps to Help Learn from your Mistakes
Kristine shares a story about getting caught with an unlicensed image on her blog. She was sent a letter from a lawyer and had to pay a fee. The image was from a post published in 2011, she had just launched her blog that year. Ignorance is not an excuse to break the law, however. So she paid the fine and added this to her important list of lessons learned.