Posts by janelle:
Every year around New Year’s, Facebook creates a “Year in Review” for people. This year, as I reviewed mine, I saw a year of great fun and deep sadness.
Our family faced some huge changes that still bring tears to my eyes–losing Grandpa, saying goodbye to Pozo after 19 years and Grandma moving farther away.
I also enjoyed some really fun times with family and friends–and welcomed Mr. Tigger to the family.
Since Facebook only allowed 10 photos, I’m expanding on 2015 here.
Here’s to a happy and bright 2016!
Life in a state capitol after a major election is a little like living in a snow globe–especially for those who serve at the pleasure of elected officials. Everybody is all shaken up, wondering if the incoming elected officials will retain them when things settle down. There are certainly no guarantees–even if the new elected […]
It’s day two of the PRSA International Conference and my colleagues and I have been overwhelmed with great information. We’ve had three fantastic key note presentations, plenty of time between sessions and after hours for networking, and nearly a dozen different workshops to choose from every workshop session. Today, one highlight was Debbie Wetherhead’s workshop, […]
Have you ever had one of those projects that dragged out over months and months? With multiple little fire drills? And lots of politics? And many complicated issues? And highly emotional and passionate voices sharing viewpoints without all the facts? And so many moving pieces you’re not sure if it’s ever going to work? […]
Happy renewal to janelleguthrie.com! Thank goodness I married a domainer…
Thank you to the PRSA Puget Sound Chapter for two great events yesterday. We started off the day with a top-notch professional development seminar, featuring a breadth of interesting topics ranging from the challenges of managing global communications initiatives to innovations in outreach technology to telling digital stories through brand journalism. The seminar concluded with […]
Have you committed any of these “5 Presentation Sins?” Do you: Cling to the podium? Use PowerPoint as your teleprompter? Exhaust your audience with information overload? Forget the stories? or Wing it? There’s still time to repent and reinvent! Thanks, Cvent, for the great tips for speakers and event planners alike.
Last week brought a series of lessons in emergency preparedness for many across Washington as our state was walloped with as much as24 inches of snow in some areas followed by a debilitating ice storm that resulted in massive power outages impacting more than 325,000 households. Times like these shine a huge spotlight on your […]
The first week of the 2012 session of the Washington State Legislature was as crazy-busy as I expected, including: An editorial board with The Olympian; A fascinating forum with Secretary of State Sam Reed, three of my favorite current and former journalists and former Sen. Slade Gorton; An inspiring anti-trafficking event with Washington Engage; and […]
CareerCast released its Top 10 most stressful jobs in America today on Thursday, ranking public relations professional at No. 7 behind law enforcement, enlisted soldier and firefighter to name a few. As a PR professional for a high-profile and very active Attorney General’s Office, I can understand why we ranked so high but I was […]