Today’s #officetunes is actually brought to you by a random dude I matched on Tinder with, whom I had asked about mixtapes, and so kindly provided me with some dance music links that might be to my liking [anything I can dance to].
I wasn’t even trying to flirt guys. Was legitimately curious re: the “big move” mixtapes he referenced on his blurb. But so glad I asked because I can’t stop listening to this (and the other soundcloud links he sent).
I told him I’d return the favor with an instagram dance video. It’s only fitting.
Tinder - not just for finding cute boys, but for finding great music.
Also, does this mean I have my digital flirting game back? maybe? probably not?
Today we celebrate one year with our wonderful Account Exec, Carley. We asked her to share a few lessons learned in her first year as a Small Girl:
I’ll never forget the moment the email landed in my inbox from Bianca asking for me to come in for an interview. After sending a…
It’s been such a pleasure having Carley on our team for the last year. One of the best parts about Small Girls PR is really getting to know our employees on a personal level. Not only had Carley and I been sequestered to our own “remote” PR2D2 office for 3 months after she started (D for digital - bloggers and collabs, along with social gal Annie), but she and I have gotten our yoga/meditation/hamptons/ice cream/boytalk/etc. jams on, in the last year.
Click through to read some great tips that she gives on transitioning from her social media background at Vayner to rockstar publicist at Small Girls.
Pitching great stories, securing placements, interviews, proposals, and updating tracking documents galore! We at Small Girls know all too well that to-dos stack up faster than we can often tackle them. It leaves our to-do lists looking like a mess and leaves us feeling like this:
So we’ve compiled a list of our favorite organizational hacks that help us all stay on the ball.
Carley: Wunderlist helps keep my to-dos separated by client and due date. When I see a huge, disorganized to-do list I get really overwhelmed. With Wunderlist, I can drag clients in the order of priority, tackle project-by-project, and even set reminders. Once I’m finished, I tick the box, and it fades to the bottom. It’s also great because I can keep my notebook for meeting notes, rather than littering it with crossed off lists.
Bianca: I have a few different methods of task organization I use, some since I was in HS that I’ve developed to fit a work environment, and some that I’ve been testing out. My tried and true method is to list everything I need to do, assign it to a category (clients) by placing the initial of the project (or my initials if personal) next to the task, and having a dedicated column to check off my to-dos. I’ve also incorporated something my friend Ronen taught me which is a To-DID list! Writing down the things I achieved through the day that may not have been on my original list. Life is unpredictable and things come up. It keeps me from beating myself up for not accomplishing tasks I had set out when I see what I did instead. There’s something about writing things down physically and checking them off that I find rewarding. Plus, writing with a pen and paper is kind of romantic. #oldschool
I’ve also recently purchased The Decision Book and am trying out other methods to enhance productivity - my first go is with the Eisenhower Matrix, in which tasks get divided on a scale of less important to very important, and less urgent to very urgent. Depending on where the task fits I either tackle it first thing, schedule a deadline, delegate it to someone else, or aim to do it later.
Alisa: I first learned about Boomerang a few years ago, and it’s been an indispensable part of my toolkit ever since. Like TiVo and 3D-printing, Boomerang is one of those things I’d wished for that actually came true. It’s a free Gmail plug-in that lets you schedule messages to reappear in your inbox at any time/date you specify. You can also program outgoing messages. If you want to email that blogger at 6am (but would rather get some shut-eye), Just Boomerang It. Now, if only Boomerang existed for text messages…
My SGPR organization/productivity tips above- which is basically how I organize to do lists. I’m a notebook and whiteboard kinda girl.
“It really starts from this place of deep, no-nonsense, unyielding self-love, meaning that no matter what, no matter the suffering, mistakes, and missteps that we make, whatever it is, we treat ourselves with such tenderness that forgiveness is part and parcel of that.”— holistic lifestyle consultant and Zen Buddhist Maggie Lyon in Refinery 29’s “Why You Can’t Forgive Yourself & How to Change It”
“New York just expects so much from a girl—acts like it can’t stand even the idea of a wasted talent or opportunity. And Miss Adele had been around. Rome says: enjoy me. London: survive me. New York: gimme all you got. What a thrilling proposition! The chance to be “all that you might be.” Such a thrill—until it becomes a burden. To put a face on—to put a self on—this had once been, for Miss Adele, pure delight. And part of the pleasure had been precisely this: the buying of things. She used to love buying things! Lived for it! Now it felt like effort, now if she never bought another damn thing again she wouldn’t even—”—
Recommended Reading: The Paris Review has put its Zadie Smith short story “Miss Adele Amidst the Corsets" online. "New York just expects so much from a girl—acts like it can’t stand even the idea of a wasted talent or opportunity. And Miss Adele had been around.” (via millionsmillions)