{Rules of PR no. 22} Every person is a new door to a different world

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
“Pooh!” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s paw.
“I just wanted to be sure of you.”

– A.A. Milne

Moi in Central Park w/ my 800 page, 3 lb. Alexander Hamilton biography book I bought off of a street vendor 🙂

This week’s Rules of PR is going to be completely different than anything else I’ve done before and that’s because it’s personal…in a good way.

Last week, I was in New York City visiting my familia { Hi Billy, Crystal, Matt & Christina 🙂 } and I had the opportunity to meet up with @KathyCash, @SSmirnov, @Aerocles, @TheBeautyFile and @CiaoChessa. Not to mention the fact that @BitsOfBeauty, who I’ve known for years and went to UF with, was in town too!

So why on the world am I telling you this?

Besides, for the fact that it’s super cool that Twitter helped me build relationships — I’m telling you this because my experience is a product that is rooted in the core fundamentals of relationship building.

I know, I know, we’re all in communications and have lots of relationships.


The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
– Henry David Thoreau

{L-R} moi, @TheBeautyFile, @CiaoChessa, @BitsOfBeauty

But do we, really?

I mean how many people do you “work with,” “network to,” or “know” that you really have a relationship with? Or that you can truly say that you do?

Also, on that note, before asking yourself what is the power of a relationship, ask yourself: what is a relationship?

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
– Joseph F. Newton

moi & Mr. Awesomeness himself, @Aerocles 🙂

A relationship is:-

  • a connection
  • an involvement
  • an association
  • it an an alliance
  • a form of kinship
  • it doesn’t have to be happy
  • it doesn’t have to be sad
  • it just has to be.

Think about it.

Now think about the people you know and your relationships with them. About three weeks ago, my college roomie, @ReviewRomance was in Miami, and I joined her at one of her blogger-tweet-ups:-

{L-R} Susy, @ReviewRomance, Isa & moi

In public relations, we build these things called “relationships” for our clients. We research, we build, we facilitate, we nurture, we set them free and we start all over again. But if anything, the past few weeks have taught me and reminded me of something very important, something very special I supposed you could say:-


Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there.
What you choose to do with them is up to you.

– Richard Bach

{L-R} The fabulous @SSmirnov, moi & the other fabulouista @KathyCash 🙂

Little Pink Book’s Rule of PR #22:
Every person is a new door to a different world.
– from the film, “The 6 Degrees of Separation”

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Sasha Muradali runs the ‘Little Pink Book’ . She holds a B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Florida (’07) and an M.A. in International Administration from the University of Miami(’08). She loves Twitter and all things social media, so you should find her @SashaHalima.

Copyright © 2009 SashaH. Muradali. All Rights Reserved.

Comments

  1. ellenrossano says:

    Good Morning Sasha! What a nice way to start the busy week! I “met” you through Twitter – it's amazing how powerfull these connections can be. Thank you for your timely comments about PR, interesting news, fashion – and of course, Harry Potter!!

  2. I think its important to realize that relationships of any kind has to work both ways.

  3. Likewise Ellen, thanks for just being you 🙂

  4. Yep you got it! 🙂

  5. Great post about relationships Sasha – right back 'atcha Ms. Fabulous! Feel fortunate that I got to meet you IRL!

  6. me too! Hopefully, I'll see you very soon again 🙂

  7. I absolutle agree with Rule #22. 🙂 You never know who you're going to meet, and sometimes you don't care for some of the people you meet; but if you don't make those connections in the first place, you are for sure not going anywhere…

    I'm really glad to have “met” you on Twitter. You always have really insightful posts on just about anything. I hope we get to meet in person some day… 🙂

  8. Likewise, chickie-dee, likewise. I hope so too! 🙂

  9. Thanks for sending this to me Sash. Interesting idea about relationships. Building them is easy if you let it happen. What's hard is keeping up with it.

  10. Exactly!
    It's up to you (and the people around you) to do what you can with the
    relationships you make. They are useless if they are not nutured and taken
    care of.

    Thanks! 🙂

  11. I absolutle agree with Rule #22. 🙂 You never know who you're going to meet, and sometimes you don't care for some of the people you meet; but if you don't make those connections in the first place, you are for sure not going anywhere…

    I'm really glad to have “met” you on Twitter. You always have really insightful posts on just about anything. I hope we get to meet in person some day… 🙂

  12. Likewise, chickie-dee, likewise. I hope so too! 🙂

  13. Thanks for sending this to me Sash. Interesting idea about relationships. Building them is easy if you let it happen. What's hard is keeping up with it.

  14. Exactly!
    It's up to you (and the people around you) to do what you can with the
    relationships you make. They are useless if they are not nutured and taken
    care of.

    Thanks! 🙂

  15. me too! Hopefully, I'll see you very soon again 🙂

  16. I absolutle agree with Rule #22. 🙂 You never know who you're going to meet, and sometimes you don't care for some of the people you meet; but if you don't make those connections in the first place, you are for sure not going anywhere…

    I'm really glad to have “met” you on Twitter. You always have really insightful posts on just about anything. I hope we get to meet in person some day… 🙂

  17. Likewise, chickie-dee, likewise. I hope so too! 🙂

  18. Thanks for sending this to me Sash. Interesting idea about relationships. Building them is easy if you let it happen. What's hard is keeping up with it.

  19. Exactly!

    It's up to you (and the people around you) to do what you can with the

    relationships you make. They are useless if they are not nutured and taken

    care of.

    Thanks! 🙂