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"Ryan, who does PR and marketing for Rachel and Company, has adopted another of his boss’s tricks — using luggage to store out-of-season items. 'If it’s in the closet and empty, you might as well put something in it,' he says." . . .
"After college, while working retail during a holiday season, I worried I may one day lose my writing skills if I stayed in sales. Then I read that Public Relations was one of the high-paying creative writing professions. Shortly after, I scored within the 93rd percentile for Analytical Writing on the Graduate Record Exam and completed a master’s in strategic communication from American University." . . .
"Kevin Lindon Ryan, marketing communications specialist for Humana, said Instagram has 'quick visual literacy' which makes it 'easy to find other marketers via images and hashtags, follows and direct messages for speedy — and successful — social networking. I often share tips with professionals.'" . . .
"Kevin Lindon Ryan thought he got a great deal on his Washington, DC, apartment—his 'unreasonably low' rent came in at just $1,275 a month. But as his neighbors joked, he got what he paid for during the heat of summer." . . .
"'It could be a great networking opportunity and a way to gain more traction and engagement with multiple authors tagged,' Kevin Lindon Ryan added. 'When you make a mistake like this, acknowledge it and start a conversation around it.'" . . .
"If you’re unproductive or having difficulty focusing, change where or how you work. Turn on some music, make a game out of how fast you can complete tasks, or work with a friend in a coworking space. These are only a few strategies." . . .
"Before my blog, my pitches were all rejected by publications, and no one wanted my advice. My blog became my primary source of publicity. Now, my tips are getting published, I’ve taught a webinar on social media and e-business, and I spoke at The Courier-Journal on how to market yourself on social media." . . .
"Kevin Ryan, a communications specialist for a Kentucky health network, saw a therapist for post-traumatic stress issues after he was robbed in downtown Louisville. Over eight months, the therapist was successful in helping Ryan readjust—which, Ryan says, eventually threatened the man’s bottom line" ...
"When I get home, I chat with my housemates, sometimes for hours, and then go straight to my room for time alone. I find that social media allows me to keep in touch and build relationships with friends and colleagues without the tiring overstimulation from too much socialization." . . .
“'My only regrets are digital,' says Kevin Lindon Ryan of Louisville, KY, who deleted photos from his Facebook and Instagram accounts because he thought he looked chubby. 'Now, I wish I could see those photos of me with friends in my early twenties and fully remember how we truly felt and looked,' says Ryan." . . .
"Wear good shoes. Nothing will make you more confident and in the professional mindset over the phone like your best shoes. Watch yourself slip into the role because you’re well-supported and in business gear. Good shoes will prevent." . . .
"Update your LinkedIn. Include your freelance business, even if you already show a present, full-time position. Make sure your side hustle does not conflict with your current employment. Start a blog. Promote on social media to build your reputation and credibility, offer tips, and attract and convert website visitors to clients." . . .
"I knew the 'Yes, and...' rule as an improvisor and now as a leader: respond with 'Yes, and...', don't negate a situation, but add to it. This same principle works for the most effective leaders; it involves stellar listening, working together, and building upon ideas." . . .