7 ways communications and PR pros rule at life

The skills PR and communications professionals use to do their jobs also come in handy in other areas of life.

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You know you’re good at your job. You churn out stellar press releases, blog posts, tweets and executive speeches at lightning speed. You’ve built excellent rapport with top-tier reporters who come to you for quotes and fact checking every day. Your peers day dream about how they can be as sharp and creative as you. Did you also know that as a communications or PR professional, you’ve developed skills that make you awesome at life in general? Perhaps you even have leg up above others who are, say, mathematicians or ping-pong champions.

Here are some of the top areas where comms and PR pros rule at life because of their communications savvy.

1. The big L-word. You’re probably better at love, because a huge part of a successful relationship is strong communications with your partner. You have an innate ability to craft messages in a way that takes your audience (read: angry lover) into account to defuse situations before they reach boiling point. You may also be really good at coming up with clever love poems and texts that sweep your partner off his or her feet.

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