5 resolutions for 2011—the PR edition

Genuine interaction—along with a little housekeeping—will go a long way toward your success in the new year.

The 2010 calendar is running out of daylight, and the liquor stores are stacking up the bubbly. That can only mean a few things are going to come into high fashion, and they will range in levels of greatness.

Some of them will even be trending topics on Twitter, including the funny glasses, hangovers, kissing at midnight and the ball dropping in Times Square, but those won’t make their way onto the page. Instead we’re going to take a look at some resolutions that will help us professionally as PR folks. So break out the Pepto, because these resolutions may be tough to swallow.

Keep it clean. I’m not sure about you, but I cannot keep my desk clean for the life of me. Perhaps the biggest reason is that we don’t ever stop to think about ourselves or our area during the day and are hyper-focused on the task at hand. Set some time on your schedule to tidy your area at least once a week. It will show folks you take pride in how you present yourself, and that can go a long way with your bosses. Being messy can lead to questions about your work ethic, and we all know what they say about cleanliness…

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