12 pieces of advice for your PR team

This advice can empower your team to be better employees and produce work they are proud of.

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I work by myself at my home office most days. I love it, but it is a fairly lonely existence.

You have to make an effort to get out and see people, hence my involvement in #SoloPR meetups and corporate mastermind groups, to name a couple of examples.

Recently, I started working with one client that provides the opportunity to work with a small team. It’s really just two or three people, but for me, it’s a chance to work with a team of humans and work with younger people—a chance I don’t get very often.

It’s been invigorating. I had forgotten how much I enjoy working with teams.

As this work moves along, I’ve thought about the advice I give to the team. Largely, they don’t need a lot of advice. I try to add value by directing, coaching and providing ideas.

These younger people are smart—much smarter than I was when I was their age. Then again, everyone can use some advice once in a while, right? I love the little kernels of advice I pick up from friends and colleagues in the industry, even though they may not give it to me directly.

Here are 12 pieces of advice I’d give to my team—if I had one:

1. Measure everything.

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