It’s been a little quiet here at Decisivepr.com with the arrival of our darling son in June. While I am not the first and not the last PR practitioner to have a baby (after all it’s more women now than men working in the industry), here is my personal list of parallels between motherhood and the art of public relations and what I have gleaned from both:
It’s no secret that mums are the best multi taskers in the world. I thought I was good at it, juggling the daily deluge of emails, conference calls, media deadlines and social media management, but nothing prepares you for the 24/7 task of caring for a newborn.
Trust your instincts
We have to make important decisions all the time. Especially when your
client baby starts fussing around. Often we rely on Dr Google and the half a dozen secret Facebook groups we joined the moment we found out we were pregnant. In the end we just feel that one way is the best and it might just work a treat – just like in PR when often you have to rely on a fair bit of gut feeling to get the results over the line.