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The Ten Thousand Hour Rule

A Website: The “Hub” of Your Personal Brand*

Everyone has a story to tell! Yours is what makes you stand out from the crowd. A great way to get your name out there and build a large social media following is to create a blog and/or personal website. Credibility is numero uno on the list of importance when it comes to blogging so … Continue reading

Do What You Love, No Excuses

A Little Inspiration for your Monday afternoon I don’t have the videopress upgrade to embed this video, but it is absolutely worth watching. Although this video is from 2008, it still holds true today. It is also clear that this speaker very accurately predicted the growing power of personal equity, branding, social media, entrepreneurship and more in … Continue reading

Originally posted on A Blog about Public Relations, Event Planning & Brand Development for Lifestyle, Luxury Brands and the Entertainment Markets.:
Your news lives online forever, bringing you more business and publicity over time. Also, you can share with hundreds on line via social media. Press releases should be written, published and distributed nationwide at…


Finally, a title for my blog! Better late than never, right? When I started this blog about a month ago, I was so eager to get writing that I just plopped my name as the blog title, “Amanda Smith.” It doesn’t say very much about my focus or the blog itself, does it? (Not to … Continue reading

“Back Where I Come From…”

Learning to love my hometown: Great Barrington, MA I grew up in the kind of place where you could ride your bike around until sunset with the neighbors, then come home to eat dinner. The veggies were right from my dad’s garden. My mom would cut fresh, juicy watermelon for dessert. Afterwards, I would sit … Continue reading

I wish I’d Known As A Freshman…

Walking around campus on these beautiful spring days in Syracuse, I notice a few things: lots of adults with Otto stickers, teens with bright orange bags, and crowds of people huddled in entry ways. It is accepted-students week at Syracuse University. That means yet another year is coming to an end. It also means we … Continue reading

What’s not to love about the Nation’s capital?

If you’re looking for summer internships (or potential jobs) like myself, you are probably very conscious of where you apply. After all, this will determine where you live for the next 5-10 years. According to an article from The Washington Post, the single ladies of D.C. are the happiest in the nation. While the study done by … Continue reading


                My name is Amanda Smith. I am a Public Relations Major at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. As a PR student, I am interested in the ways in which public relations functions in various industries. I will be blogging about social media, innovative … Continue reading