How to start reading more books?

Reading is a hugely important process for all of us. It teaches us new skills, helps to relax, improves grammar, and makes us better writers. But we’re all busy. Constantly running around, trying to keep up with everyday’s chores. I’m guilty of not reading as much as I’d like to, as well. But here are a few methods that helped me in getting more books read.

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How to stay on top of current affairs?

At first, I felt slightly insecure about writing this post. How could you possibly NOT stay on top of current affairs and the news? All it takes is checking a news site. Right? This was back at the times when I was a student. Once I started a full-time role, I’ve realised that busy days can distract you from getting news. But in the job that is about working around the news cycle, you have to be aware of what’s happening around the world. Here are my tips on being informed and always on the top of the news agenda.

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I HAVE GRADUATED!

This is an important post for me. The last couple of months have been groundbreaking. I’ll go as far as to say they were life-changing. I’ve submitted the single longest (and one of the most important) pieces of writing in my academic career — my dissertation. The piece got the highest mark. I’ve passed all the other assignments, too. Today, however, is special. The chapter in my life called ‘higher education’ ends here. Ladies and gents, I’ve graduated. With distinction. Here’s a look back on how I got here.

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Managing the inbox chaos

I’ve recently started a full-time role in PR (yay!). One of the things that I didn’t realise might be as challenging, is managing inbox. I’ve never thought that I’d be getting 50-100 emails per day. Some of these messages are more important than others, but all of these should be, at least, read. Here’s what methods I use not to drown in the sea of emails.

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#4PRQs: the key takeouts from the Four PR Questions series

39 entries in over 40 weeks. #4PRQs aka Four PR Questions appeared to be very popular series and put my blog in the spotlight on many occasions. The main aim of the series was to connect with the prominent comms practitioners and ask them how to land a job in the communications industry and how to have a successful career. So how does one achieve that? What can we learn from the most successful industry professionals? Here’s what I found about the #4PRQs interviewees.

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The FINAL #4PRQs for: Sam Howard, The Comms Crowd

I’m getting emotional. These are the very last Four PR Questions, aka #4PRQs on my blog. And I’m bringing a very special PR practitioner today. It’s the person, who kickstarted my career, gave me a lot of answers (to sometimes silly questions), and showed me the ways to make things right. Sam Howard is the founder of the freelance collective — The Comms Crowd. Sam is all about tech PR, startups, and bitcoin. She’s one of the most charismatic people I know. Knowledgeable, witty, and inspiring. How do you get far in the PR career then? Ladies and gents, read it for the last time.

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