After a long hiatus, and a few busy weeks, I am back to blogging!
It’s amazing how time flies and we don’t realize that we haven’t seen our friends in a few weeks, haven’t gone to the gym in a while, or haven’t had a decent meal to eat because of our busy schedules.
One other thing we forget to do is to say “thank you” to our fellow colleagues or people who help us along the way.
I came across an interesting post and discussion on a Facebook page (PR in Canada) a while ago. It was in regards to saying “thank you” to a journalist for the coverage you receive for your client. I completely agree with this. Sometimes as communications people we are so busy when going through our media/call lists, that we forget to say thank you to the journalists/bloggers that helped make our clients happy.
On the other hand, let’s not forget the PR professionals who help journalists by bringing them the story, interview, etc.; which results in happier editors, publishers and readers. Everyone needs to remember that the work we do affects each other. Keep it polite and professional – always maintain that level of respect. Everyone is doing their job afterall.
This is applicable to anyone, whether you work in communications, law, accounting, medicine, etc. Think about the people you interact with on a daily basis. How many people do we show our gratitude to? Remember to show appreciation to the people who help you out on a project, refer clients to you, etc. The more we work on this, the better we do in our working relationships and the happier we are at the end of the day in our careers.
If you’ve fallen behind on your “thank yous”, start today. You’ll notice a huge improvement in your mood and your reputation!