March 12, 2020
The Coronavirus has hit the UK, we've got mounting cases across the nation and Scotland has just announced a ban on mass gatherings (of 500 or more), from Monday (16 March 2020).
I wanted to give you tips and ideas for ways you can protect your business and your staff. Your staff are the lifeblood of the business and if they are out of action, so is your business.
So, listen to my podcast or visit http://www.aura-pr.com/blog/actions-protect-business-staff-covid-19/ to read my blog about it.
I'd be deihghted to provide consultancy to any business owner who needs help in developing plans and communication methods. Now, more than ever, it's essential to communicate effectively for we're in the 'before' stage, then we'll be 'in it', then we'll have to recover.
Thanks for listening. Please do share this episode as it may help other people. Also, please subscribe and leave me a review!
I'll be back soon with another episode of People Buy People.
January 26, 2020
MakeBox was launched in March 2019 and I chat to Co-founder Hannah Read-Baldrey about the challenges of work-life balance, when things go wrong, building a community and how craft is good for your wellbeing.
You can follow MakeBox on Instagram @makebox.co
This is the first time I have used FaceTime to record a podcast with someone, using QuickTime audio. The sounds isn't as crisp as I'd like, but I hope you get the gist of the conversation without too much volume fiddling! I'll know not to use FaceTime next time!
Please don't forget to share this episode if you enjoyed it and leave a review of the show!
Thanks and stay tuned for the second part of my interview with Gayle Mann, coming later this month!
January 19, 2020
Kicking off 2020 with a positive and inspirational chat with my friend Gayle Mann, who just happens to be an amazing business person and someone who has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs to help them get out their own way and improve their mindset to achieve goals.
Gayle also has a book coming out in September, with her co-founder, it's called Misadventures in Entrepreneuring, so keep an eye out!
You can also find Gayle on @misadventuresofgayle on Instagram.
Thanks for giving this episode a listen. I'd love it you could recommend this to friends, as it might help them overcome some business obstacles and recognise it's ok to get things wrong. We're all in the same boat!
Also, if you enjoy my show, please do give me a rating and review on whatever platform you listen to it on. I'd really appreciate that!
October 21, 2019
In this episode, Laura has invited Jill McCulloch onto the show, Laura's boxing trainer!
Jill and her husband own New Life Gym in Glasgow and Jill talks about starting the business, strengths and weaknesses, working with her husband, creating a community and how they have overcome early-on challenges.
You can find New Life Gym on Facebook here and Instagram here or visit the website https://www.newlifeglasgow.com/
Thanks for listening to my show. If you enjoyed it, please share the link on your own channels as someone else might find the discussions useful. Also, please don't forget to leave a review!
September 10, 2019
Ahead of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Election, I speak to Mandy Pearse who is running for President in 2021, specifically as part of her manifesto is around supporting independent practitioners, freelancers and consultants.
(please excuse some of the sound quality. I ended up having to re-record some elements, so there is a slight inconsistency in sound)
I've known Mandy for years as I sat on Council with her for six years. She's got my vote this year, with a clear manifesto and a clear plan of how it's going to be achieved.
You can follow her @mandypearse or for more information about her election campaign visit https://mandyforpresident.tumblr.com
Some links to what we discussed on the show:
PRStack - a collection of 250+ tools PR and comms professionals use - visit prstack.co
PR Space - a closed session where like-minded PR and comms professionals work ON their business, rather than always work IN the business (info via Aura's Eventbrite http://bit.ly/prevents1)
PRFest - a community consisting of like-minded PR and communication professionals who want to learn, share and collaborate, with a focus on professional development www.prfest.co.uk
Please remember to subscribe and review my podcast! Also, others might enjoy it, too, so please hit share!
August 14, 2019
I took the opportunity to chat to Laura Maginess about community building. Laura is the Founder of Glasglow Girls Club (or GGC), which is a community of 16,000+ women from across Glasgow.
Laura has used her passion and experience to grow the community and innovate it as a business, from a Facebook group to events and now merchandise.
Listen to our chat about the community, its challenges and how Laura has managed to develop this space. or on Instagram @glasglowgirlsclub
You can follow Laura @pinktartandoll or GGC @GlasglowGClub on Twitter, on Instagram @glasglowgirlsclub or Facebook @GlasglowGirlsClub
July 29, 2019
On 10 September, 2019, Chris Lee is coming to Glasgow to deliver a training session for the PRFest community, about content marketing.
In this episode I chat to Chris about content marketing, data, negative SEO and how it all fits in with the wider role of public relations.
You can find out more about PRFest at www.prfest.co.uk or @ThePRFest on Insta and Twitter. You can find Chris on @CRMLee on Twitter and here on LinkedIn.
And you can find out more about me on Twitter/Insta @laurafromaura and connect here on LinkedIn.
For more information or to secure your place at the training session, please click here. There are only 13 places available at the time of posting this podcast.
July 22, 2019
Risk, reputation, public relations and the law, with April Bingham, head of corporate at Bellwether Green.
This interview covered a lot of ground and interestingly shows that a conversation can be educational. April and I have known each other for around 10 years, since April joined my networking group, Dynamic Young Women, which is no longer around.
Our conversations are always useful and today's podcast is no different.
You can find April on LinkedIn here and the firm, here https://www.bellwethergreen.com.
Apologies for the slight echo in the podcast. The boardroom had seriously high ceilings and the original windows went onto a main road. On my list to learn about taking the echo out of the track!
Would love some feedback and of course, if you could share on your networks.
July 17, 2019
Finally, after recording the interview in April, my very first episode of People buy People is live!
I talk to Nat and Jess from Mac and Moore about understanding yourself, accepting it's okay to be different, starting a business, diversity and much more.
Tune in, leave a review and share on your channels!
Thanks for listening and stay tuned for the next podcast!
You can find out more about Mac and Moore here.
July 17, 2019
People buy People is a show which will give you more confidence to face the challenges and opportunities in business. We're all human. You're you and that's your super power! This is my first podcast and it introduces the point of the show.
Soon I'll publish the podcast to Spotify and iTunes. Every recording and edit is a learning opportunity!
You can catch me @laurafromaura on Twitter and Instagram. You can learn more about my business, Aura PR, by clicking here.