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My public relations/communication students and I have been discussing soft skills, including emotional intelligence (EQ), for several years.
I’ve spent years writing business books on PR, branding and social media. However, I never imagined writing a children’s book on what it means to FEEL as a way to help parents and children to explore feelings together.
How you FEEL determines how you communicate. It doesn’t take a scientific study to know this or to watch your emotions play out on social media. Think about how your feelings translate into actions, reactions and the words that come out of your mouth (or the words in your tweets and/or your Facebook posts). If you’re an optimist, then you will communicate as such. The same goes if you’re the opposite.
I’ve been media training executives for years. The training and exercises were focused on verbal communication and sharing the company’s messaging correctly. These thought leaders were tested in several media situations to see if they could answer questions accurately and in a way that always bridged back to the “talking points.”
CEO, FRONT-LINE ANTI-BRIBERY LLC
“I have had the opportunity to work with Deirdre Breakenridge through her firm, Pure Performance Communications, over the past four years. My initial exposure to Deirdre’s perspective was reading her book Putting the Public Back in Public Relations, which I found so inspiring, that I engaged her through Pure Performance. The leadership that Deidre provided me in terms of reputation rebuilding and rebranding remains foundational to my current practice and continues to be a pillar of my success. Deirdre is a pleasure to work with, well organized, and extremely sensitive and mindful of deadlines, as well as breaking down long term versus short term goals.”
FOUNDER, POWER2IMPROVE, COACH, TRAINER & SPEAKER
“Deirdre is so much more than that the world-famous modern PR lady who writes books you just have to read. I keep finding myself standing on her shoulders when I talk on the subjects of PR, Marketing Communications and customer dialogue. She shares her knowledge and experience so as to better the world. And, to top it all of, she is a wonderful sparkling woman that is a role model for any modern times girl or woman.”
CMO, B2B Marketing expert
“I have had the pleasure of working with Deirdre Breakenridge through her firm, Pure Performance Communications, twice over the past seven years. The first time, she worked on Siegel+Gale’s social media program when I served as its Global CMO. Currently, Deirdre is spearheading efforts to raise the profile of key executives at one of my clients, a global digital advertising firm. She’s always a joy to work with – a smart, connected, kind, and energetic communicator who tells it like it is and focuses on getting results.”