Five Uses for Old Business Cards

If your title has recently changed or you frequently attend networking events, you probably have some old business cards laying around. Before you toss them in the garbage, here are a five ways to put them to use: 1. Jot down a note I keep a stack of old business cards on my desk. Whenever I…

Why Every Professional Should Have a Mullet

Professionals of all ages, go out and embrace your inner mullet. All you have to do is find the right balance between professionalism and fun. In my old speech notes, I have a typed script with one word written at the top: mullet. My FFA advisor wrote this when he was coaching me for a…

Five Reasons To Present In-Person

For a communications student, I’m a bit old school. I only read books in print form, I still write letters, and I prefer to schedule meetings rather than phone calls. While others may not follow all of my traditional communication methods, there’s one I don’t think should become outdated: in-person communication. Whether you’re making a…

How FFA Prepared me for Public Relations

When I tell people the National FFA Organization helped prepare me for a career in public relations, most people ask, “Future Farmers of America?” My response is almost always the same. While FFA does stand for Future Farmers of America, the organization builds much more than future farmers. During the four years that I wore…