Earn the respect of your colleagues in hospital PR

You’ll improve your reputation around your hospital by taking these simple, practical steps.

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PR managers and hospital staff don’t always see eye to eye—that’s no secret. If you’re just starting a new position, however, earning the respect you deserve can be more difficult. Developing a set of core skills will help you project a strong first impression that will win over the toughest of critics.

Here are ten ways to do that:

1. Be transparent

Don’t keep your goals a secret. Make the workforce aware of what you’re trying to achieve, along with the policies and procedures that will help you reach that end. Communicate your ideas and intentions, and be forthcoming in meetings with administrators.

2. Dress for success

Your physical appearance carries surprising weight in how people perceive you. Studies have shown that people who wear flattering attire are considered to be successful, likeable and easier to respect. The same is true of other aspects of your personal appearance, including dental and physical hygiene as well as well-groomed hair and nails.

3. Practice good time management

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