Our PR Tip Tuesday this week is a very simple concept and won't require a long post. Today we want to bring up keeping the promises that you make. All to often in business, and in life, we promise people something, something we never deliver. Saying "yes" then never following through only results in disappointment and even worse, resentment from the person you promised something to. If you're going to make a promise, that is great! Just make sure you follow through with it. If you can't for some reason, contact the person directly, explain as honestly as possible why you are unable to, and offer to make ammends somehow. Another way to avoid making promises and breaking them is to learn how to say "no". If someone asks a favor and you know right off the bat you're not going to be able to complete the task they as of you, simply and politely tell them no, that you are unable to. Follow up with a positive remark and a request to keep in touch in case you can assist in the future.
Our challenge to you is to go out and find one thing you can do for someone today, take action and deliver. We also challenge you to find someone you had promised something to, and apologize and offer to make ammends. We all make mistakes. Our challange for you tomorrow, is to give thoughtful consideration on your ability to deliver before making any promises or saying "yes" to people in the future.