3 ways board games should inspire your 2014 PR goals

Games like Monopoly, Sorry and Concentration can do more than help you pass a cold afternoon in January. They can also provide inspiration for your PR New Year’s resolutions.

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Can you believe it’s already 2014?

I hate to admit it, but it still feels like 2004 to me—or maybe I’m just regressing.

You can always count on the end of one year and the start of the next for a plethora of posts on communications resolutions, roundups, look backs, look aheads and other slate-cleaning thoughts.

Whenever I think of clean slates, I harken back to my fifth-grade teacher who, on the first day of class, held up a blank piece of paper and said whatever run-ins she may have had with any of us in the past didn’t matter anymore.

She began each new class with a tabula rasa. The 10-year-old me was glad she did.

That reminded me a bit of the board game Monopoly; a fresh start is equivalent to a get-out-of-jail-free card. I liked it.

A clean slate offers you the chance to change. It lets you clear your imagination for all the wonderful new things you want to learn, teach and do.

Communications insights and board games

In the spirit of the great tabula rasa of my youth, here are three things I’m adding to my own clean communications slate—er, screen—in 2014, in the form of kid’s board games:

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