Being bombarded with this information on a regular basis raises questions about who we are and what we value and will tolerate as a society. It’s no wonder we’re all asking, “Has our society become too relaxed?” and “Has this become an ‘anything goes’ world?”We all are responsible for setting the bar for our own behavior. We should also expect a certain standard of behavior in others, especially those in a position of power.
There’s something about a long table full of heaping platters of food that can cause people to get a little carried away. However, it’s important to remember that at buffets, as with most occasions which involve eating with others, a few etiquette rules will help ensure a pleasant experience for everyone involved. Whenever you attend a fundraiser, wedding, or business event, eat a small snack before you arrive so you’re not tempted to race straight to the mashed potato bar.
When critiquing an employee’s performance, keep in mind no professional wants to face a negative reaction to their job performance, but it’s an important conversation; identifying and addressing weaknesses helps people learn and grow in their work. There’s an art to respectfully guiding employees with directness, honesty and dignity. When done the right way, criticism can actually strengthen the relationship you share with your staff and generate positive results.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".