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The PR Maven® Podcast uses a combination of traditional networking techniques and the power of social media to help you build your personal and professional brand. The podcast features interviews with industry leaders, top executives, media personalities and online influencers about public relations and their personal brand. Each week, Nancy Marshall, The PR Maven®, connects with a special guest to talk about their career, and business or organization, as well as the latest news and events that will give listeners a unique perspective on the world of public relations, marketing and personal branding, including actionable takeaways.

The PR Maven Podcast Nancy Marshall

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The PR Maven® Podcast uses a combination of traditional networking techniques and the power of social media to help you build your personal and professional brand. The podcast features interviews with industry leaders, top executives, media personalities and online influencers about public relations and their personal brand. Each week, Nancy Marshall, The PR Maven®, connects with a special guest to talk about their career, and business or organization, as well as the latest news and events that will give listeners a unique perspective on the world of public relations, marketing and personal branding, including actionable takeaways.

    10 Public Speaking Tips From a PR Expert

    10 Public Speaking Tips From a PR Expert

    Whether you’re a college student presenting a group project or a CEO addressing key shareholders, public speaking isn’t easy. It can intimidate even the most confident among us. 
    In fact, it’s estimated that as many as 75% of Americans have some level of anxiety related to public speaking. Glossophobia — the fear of public speaking — is more common than you think. But don’t despair! You can overcome even the most deep-seated fears and anxieties. 
    Continue reading here for ten simple tips. 
     
    The article read in this episode originally appeared on the Forbes Agency Council CommunityVoice™ in January 2020. 
     
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    • 8 min
    Time To Get Everyone Singing From the Same Song Sheet With a Message Map

    Time To Get Everyone Singing From the Same Song Sheet With a Message Map

    In today’s world, brands are constantly competing to spread their respective messages to millions of global consumers. Any brand hopes to distinguish itself from competitors, breaking through the noise and reaching those consumers with a message that resonates. 
    The ultimate goal, of course, is to persuade the customer to buy, buy, buy. 
    And today’s consumers aren’t always the easiest to persuade. According to the 2019 “Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report,” barely one-third of customers (34%) trust most of the brands that receive their hard-earned dollars. Edelman’s survey found that brand trust is a deal-breaker for more than 80% of consumers when they’re considering a purchase. 
    This sounds like common sense: Trust the brand, and people will buy. But it’s not so straightforward to establish that trust. 
    Brand trust is also increasingly valuable currency, given the rising purchasing power of a millennial generation that is traditionally skeptical of big business. Nearly 85% of millennials don’t appreciate traditional advertising because they don’t trust the messengers. 
    So how do you establish trust? 
    Continue reading here.  
     
    The article read in this episode originally appeared on the Forbes Agency Council CommunityVoice™ in February 2020. 
     
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    • 9 min
    Lessons of Intention From a Tiny Kitchen, With Annie Mahle, Maine Chef and Author

    Lessons of Intention From a Tiny Kitchen, With Annie Mahle, Maine Chef and Author

    Do you have a tiny kitchen? Find out in this episode as Annie Mahle defines what a tiny kitchen is and how working in a tiny kitchen inspired her to write a cookbook to help others with tiny kitchens. Annie also talks about how she has built her personal brand around intention, from using all the food in the fridge, to what she brings into her home, to her morning routine. In addition to discussing the benefits of PR, Annie shares how she puts together her social media calendar. 
    3:05 – Annie explains how she got into cooking through Windjamming.  
    6:44 – Annie shares her experiences cooking in small kitchens and how that inspired her latest book, The Tiny Kitchen Cookbook:  Strategies and Recipes for Creating Amazing Meals in Small Spaces.   
    11:00 – Annie talks about her favorite way to cook. 
    13:30 – Annie describes how her personal brand revolves around intention.  
    20:17 – Annie explains how PR has helped her with her business, especially in lending outside perspective.  
    22:35 – Annie talks about the benefits of PR when compared to advertising, including building connections and showing authenticity. 
    26:05 – Annie shares what goes into creating her social media calendar. 
    27:52 – Annie lists some resources that have been helpful to her. 
     
    Quote  
    “You can create a connection when you tell your story or someone else tells your story. You can create a heart connection with someone that is much deeper and truer than simply an ad. I think sometimes ads can tell stories, too. To me, the good ones tell stories, but the opportunity to be able to have someone else read about your work and say, ‘Oh, I get that,’ or ‘That solves a problem for me’ or ‘That's really special.’ That's irreplaceable in terms of getting your word out there.” – Annie Mahle, Maine chef and author. 
     
    Links:  
    Headspace: https://www.headspace.com/  
    “Method 20/20/20”: https://www.amazon.com/Method-20-Reflect-successful-Journal/dp/B08VYD6SK3  
    “Profit First” by Mike Michalowicz: https://www.amazon.com/Profit-First-Transform-Cash-Eating-Money-Making-ebook/dp/B01HCGYTH4  
    “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod: https://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Morning-Not-So-Obvious-Guaranteed-Transform/dp/0979019710  
     
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    About the guest:     
    Annie Mahle has been cooking professionally for over 30 years in her own kitchens and other people's kitchens. Annie trained at The Culinary Institute of America and owned and ran the Schooner J. & E. Riggin, a Maine Windjammer, with her husband.  In that tiny galley, she prepared three meals a day for guests all summer long. Her cooking, recipes and cookbooks have been highlighted on TODAY and Throwdown! with Bobby Flay. Her food and the Riggin have been featured in the Food Network, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, the Boston Globe and more.  
    Her most recent award-winning cookbook, “The Tiny Kitchen Cookbook:  Strategies and Recipes for Creating Amazing Meals in Small Spaces,” has been well received in the tiny space community, but also in larger kitchens where home cooks are looking for healthy, smart recipes for two. 
    Looking to connect:            
    Email: HomeWithAnnie@gmail.com  
    Website: www.HomeWithAnnie.com  

    • 35 min
    How To Boost Your Reputation With Today's Buyers

    How To Boost Your Reputation With Today's Buyers

    I’m writing this on what would have been my father’s 92nd birthday (he passed away in 2006). It’s one day that I’ll never forget. It brings up all kinds of bittersweet memories. 
    Oddly enough, it also reminds me of just how much shopping has changed. When I was growing up, my frugal father would spend at least a month looking for a new car, driving to every Ford or Chevrolet dealership in the state, talking to dozens of salespeople and deciding whether he liked and trusted them — all in person. He would then wait to see what kind of a deal they would offer him. 
    My father was never in a hurry. He had lots of time. He never had a cellphone, much less a smartphone. He relied on face-to-face relationships when making a buying decision. Once he liked and trusted a salesperson, he would do business with them for years. 
    Today, salespeople often don’t even know that someone is looking at their product or reviewing their service until the decision has been made. We can buy millions of items without ever interacting face-to-face. Online shopping is here to stay — and growing rapidly. 
    Continue reading here.  
     
    The article read in this episode originally appeared on the Forbes Agency Council CommunityVoice™ in March 2020. 
     
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    • 9 min
    Why Connectivity Is Important for Maine’s Future, With Andrew Butcher, President of the Maine Connectivity Authority

    Why Connectivity Is Important for Maine’s Future, With Andrew Butcher, President of the Maine Connectivity Authority

    In this podcast episode, Andrew Butcher talks about his work in broadband in Maine and the development of the new Maine Connectivity Authority. Andrew shares some helpful tips to bring broadband to small communities and emphasizes the importance of connectivity for work, health and education. Nancy and Andrew connect about their love of post offices and the postal service, relating the movement of mail to broadband.  
    3:33 – Andrew explains how he got his start in broadband.  
    5:40 – Andrew talks more about stitching together the quilt of broadband infrastructure in Maine.   
    8:28 – Andrew describes the advancements in internet connectivity for communities including Blue Hill and Isle au Haut. 
    10:27 – Nancy and Andrew discuss their affection for post offices.  
    17:07 – Andrew explains how President Obama was an inspiration to him as a community organizer.  
    19:52 – Andrew describes the purpose of the Maine Connectivity Authority. 
    25:47 – Andrew lists what your community needs to be ready for broadband. 
    31:53 – Andrew shares what happens to communities when they do not have adequate connectivity. 
    36:12 – Andrew provides a checklist of things a community needs to do to be eligible to receive grant funds.  
    46:40 – Andrew shares some books that have been helpful to him.  
     
    Quote  
    “Maine is still a place with a significant amount of space and not a lot of humans. People will come and if we want to be proactive about that, if we want to manage that kind of growth, we're going to have to allow people to be able to work from home, to visit with their doctors and to be able to learn remotely.” – Andrew Butcher, president of the Maine Connectivity Authority. 
     
    Links:  
    National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA): https://www.ntia.doc.gov/  
    ConnectMaine: https://www.maine.gov/connectme/home  
    Maine Broadband Coalition: https://www.mainebroadbandcoalition.org/  
    Greater Franklin Development Council: https://greaterfranklin.org/  
    AARP Maine: https://states.aarp.org/maine/  
    MaineDOT: https://www.maine.gov/mdot/  
    Tubes by Andrew Blum: https://www.amazon.com/Tubes-Journey-Internet-Andrew-Blum/dp/0061994952  
    Fiber by Susan Crawford: https://www.amazon.com/Fiber-Coming-Revolution_and-America-Might/dp/0300228503  
    Farm Fresh Broadband by Christopher Ali: https://www.amazon.com/Farm-Fresh-Broadband-Connectivity-Information/dp/0262543060  
     
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    About the guest:     
    Andrew Butcher is the president of the Maine Connectivity Authority, a new quasi-governmental agency created in 2021 to serve as the primary organization to plan, develop and invest in broadband infrastructure in Maine. Andrew formerly served as the director of the Maine Broadband Coalition and director of innovation and resilience at the Greater Portland Council of Governments. He has a background in community and economic development, social entrepreneurship and public policy. He believes the more connected we are, the more resilient we will be in the face of a rapidly changing world. He lives in Portland, is a father of two and husband of the 2022 Maine Business Leader of the Year, Julie Butcher Pezzino. 
    Looking to connect:            
    Email: abutcher@maineconnectivity.org  
    Website: www.maineconnectivity.org  

    • 50 min
    Compassion and Empathy: How Covid-19 Changed Communication Forever

    Compassion and Empathy: How Covid-19 Changed Communication Forever

    Over the last two years, our entire system of communications changed. (Yes, it’s been two years since the onset of the pandemic.) 
    In-person, face-to-face interaction seems to have largely become a relic of the past—personally and in business. Zoom calls, emails and phone calls have taken over. Even when we do see others in person, face masks present a literal barrier between people, making it difficult to read facial expressions and gauge how others are feeling. 
    As human beings, we were not born to be in isolation. It’s not natural. It certainly isn’t for me. 
    In addition to the pandemic’s devastating health effects, there have been countless residual impacts on businesspeople, the elderly, health care workers, teachers, students, children and the list goes on. My own mother is 88 years old and in assisted living, and she has spent a lot of time—too much time—isolated from others. It’s extremely challenging for people like her, who need social contact to keep their brains functioning at an optimal level. 
    Fortunately, mental health is now a prevalent topic of discussion. It’s no longer taboo or “off-limits” to discuss mental health struggles, even if you’re famous. Olympians like skier Mikaela Shiffrin and gymnast Simone Biles—world-class athletes— have come out publicly as vulnerable people. And that’s okay. It’s no surprise that such people suffer from the pressures of greatness, and they are brave enough to admit it. 
    Of course, celebrities aren’t alone. Millions of everyday folks deal with mental health challenges too. Life is just plain hard oftentimes. As business leaders, we need to recognize that: Life is hard. I think the pandemic has taught us that we need to be more compassionate and empathetic than ever before, even in company meetings. 
    Continue reading here.  
     
    The article read in this episode originally appeared on the Forbes Agency Council CommunityVoice™ in March 2022. 
     
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    • 9 min

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33 Ratings

33 Ratings

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Great Podcast!

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Professionally produced quality actionable content!

Nancy is an incredible podcast host and you can tell that she really takes the time to prepare for the interviews. She asks great questions and you can tell she genuinely cares about networking and deeply connecting with people. Highly recommended!

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