Ariel secret of success series: Enter Bolaji Okusaga’s 3 Point Tip Of what It Takes to Be a PR Egghead
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Everyone in society should be a role model, not only for their own self-respect, but for respect from others.-Barry Bonds
Bolaji Okusaga, Managing Director, The Quadrant Company, has always seen failure as a learning process. Although successful in his chosen field, Okusaga prefers his works to speak for him.
He often opts for action than words, and that has been one of his many secret success, and only last week he was kind enough to oblige us a short audience to tell the younger generation seeking a dream job in the lucrative Public Relations world what to look at
1 TO BE A GOOD PR MAN GET EDUCATED
In his word: ‘’ The benefit of good education cannot be quantified by words, to be the best in PR you must aspire and get basic education, apart from the confidence it will give you, education can bring significant benefits to society, not only through higher employment opportunities and income but also via enhanced skills, improved social status and access to networks. By fully recognizing the power of education, policy makers could better address diverse societal challenges.
2: YOU MUST GET CROSS INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE
Mr. Bolaji said here: ‘’ You can’t just wake up and want to be a guru or expert in PR without cross industry knowledge , as they say Rome was not built in one day. The higher percentage of engaged employees an organization has, the more effective it will be. Unfortunately, Forrester has estimated that less than one-third of employees are truly engaged. A social platform with gratification can help companies increase engagement. But the most important thing is that for you to b ea successful PR man you must have wild industry knowledge having worked in few great PR organizations
3 .PASSION BETTER THAN MONEY
‘’ A life with no passion is but vacuum’’ Okusaga warned ‘’And to be the best in PR world you must have passion for the job beyond money money, money, a man that put money as first propriety will end as a failure in PR world, offering total excellence and customer or client satisfaction must be your priority, let money not be your priority, aim to be the best and money will come later for if money was the norm, many men still in PR could have left long ago, so you want to win big as PR man, then love the career, be passionate about it and money will chase you someday’’ Was his closing remarks