This post is a slight departure from my regular content. However, it’s relevant for those who appreciate stories on servant leadership, vision, self-discipline and lifelong learning. The following remarks were made as I presented my son, Ryan, with the rank of Eagle Scout during his National Court of Honor on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. It’s a tremendous honor to present the rank of Eagle Scout to any young man. Presenting the award to your son is something extremely special.
The sixth annual #GivingTuesday is today, Nov. 28, 2017. This campaign was created for the Tuesday following Thanksgiving in the United States. It comes after Black Friday shopping at the big box stores, Small Business Saturday to promote shopping at neighborhood stores and Cyber Monday when shoppers make online purchases. It’s noble for an organization like #GivingTuesday to promote charitable giving during the holiday season and attempt to bolster year-end giving appeals.
Lifelong learning is essential for today’s communications and public relations professionals. One of the easiest ways to keep learning is subscribing to electronic newsletters. My subscriptions to more than a dozen e-newsletters provide continuing education and information on important trends. Today’s communicators are often frustrated with the amount of time and focus required to keep up with the latest changes in communications and public relations.
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".