How many of you have found it hard at some point in your life to ask for what you want?
I know during my earlier years, I found myself letting the fear of rejection consume me; so I wouldn’t ask. Why? Because I had already implanted in my mind that the answer was “no.” Silly you say, right?
Well, I don’t think I’m alone in that thinking. I believe people are accustomed to holding back on asking for something they desire.
In a lot of cases, it happens when people want to ask for a raise or a promotion, but usually won’t because of the fear of rejection.
What I’ve learned later in life is the worst thing a person can say is NO, that’s it.
When I started this blog, I was nervous about asking strangers to be a contributor to my blog. Yet, I persevered and asked anyway because all they could do was say NO. I’m so glad I did; I have met some amazing people and I have social media to thank for that. My willingness to push pass my fear taught me to simply ask, and I implore you to do the same. Opportunities arise if you muster up enough nerve to just ask. But, so many struggle with finding the nerve or the words to simply ask.
It is for that reason I have invited Angela Byrd, a PR Specialist, to talk to you about how to effectively ask for what you want.
Angela Byrd is a communications and PR executive and founder and CEO of PICG Inc., a public relations firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. She creates and implements impactful PR campaigns that have consistently met and surpassed her client’s objectives. Angela’s record of proven results rests on her extensive experience in
areas including marketing and strategic communications, media relations, social media, market research, community relations and public affairs ― coupled with her deep commitment to building trust and reputation for clients. In addition to her PR assignments, she performs branding, image, and marketing and consulting work.
She also shares the role as co-founder of EachOne TeachOne Culinary Arts Foundation (EOTOCAF) with celebrated personal chef and caterer, Jeff Hunt. EOTOCAF is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization based in Charlotte, North Carolina where she assumes the role of President and COO. She has served on the board of directors for Dress for Success Greater Baltimore – Suited to Succeed, and the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball in Maryland. Additionally, Angela served as an executive board member of the Baltimore Association of Black Journalists.
She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists, American Marketing Association, Public Relations Society of America, and the National Association of Professional Women.
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Article & Interview by: Debbie Stokes (Creator and Editor)
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