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Susan Harrow
Susan Harrow is a respected media coach, PR & marketing expert and author of Sell Yourself Without Selling Your Soul: A Woman's Guide to Promoting Herself, Her Business, Her Product, or Her Cause with Integrity and Spirit. Her clients include Fortune 500 CEOs, celebrity chefs, entrepreneurs and best-selling authors who have appeared on Oprah, 60 minutes, CNN, CBS, Good Morning America, Larry King Live, Donny Deutsch, and in the NY Times, the Wall Street Journal, Parade, People, Vogue, O, Forbes, Time, Inc. She specializes in helping women move from private to public person to grow their businesses while keeping their integrity intact. Susan is the CEO of PR Secrets, a media consultancy firm.

Entries by Susan Harrow

Is Kim Kardashian's Style of Self-Esteem Good For Girls?

(2) Comments | Posted March 18, 2016 | 6:11 PM

Kim Kardashian is someone who clearly loves her body. She seems to spend her days snapping selfies incessantly and posting them to social media.

Her latest nude Instagram pic got over 1.6 million likes and 302,000 comments.

One commenter wrote: You flaunt your curves, you...

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The Shocking Truth of Not Speaking Up

(1) Comments | Posted November 9, 2015 | 2:26 PM

As a high school student in Palo Alto, California, I was fascinated by experiments. So I hired myself out to any experiment, focus group or survey that would have me.

That's how I ended up sitting in a laboratory with a guy in a white lab coat who explained that...

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3 Gifts Hidden Inside Every Twinge of Jealousy

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 11:18 AM

Sunita (name changed) walked into the dojo, confident, regal and self-possessed to begin practicing Aikido.

For some people -- including me -- studying Aikido (The Japanese Martial Art, called The Way of Harmony that works as a way to polish the spirit, to turn lead into gold) is a...

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Fake it 'Til You Make it Is for Cheaters and Wimps: 7 Habits to Create Real Change Using Aikido & Martial Arts Principles

(2) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 12:41 AM

I abhor the phrase, "Fake it 'til you make it." The very fact that anyone would want to fake anything is intrinsically dishonest and feels bad.

Why not re-imagine the way you want to be with real practices and mental focus with these 7 Habits to Create Real Change Using...

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Tremble, Sweat and Freeze: 5 Ways to Speak Without Fear

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 4:34 PM

Many entrepreneurs, authors, healers, holistic practitioners, yoga teachers, consultants, coaches, and counselors, often deeply care about making a positive difference in the world.


You're working hard to make a lucrative living transforming other people's lives with workshops, retreats and seminars. But it's often just not happening on a big...

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The Horrible Awkwardness and Angst of Being a Beginner: In Aikido or at Anything

(13) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 6:38 PM

I'm sore all over. My Achilles heel is swollen up like a golf ball. My left knee aches. My shoulders have more knots in them than a sailor can tie -- all from training intensely for my Aikido test next Saturday.

It's for my first Kyu, the test...

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The 1 Vital Skill You Need to Command Respect Like Beyoncé: Without Sequins and a Pro Styling Team

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 10:14 AM

Some people just have the Midas touch.

They walk into the room -- and everyone watches.

They take the stage -- and the crowd goes dead silent.

They speak, and everyone listens -- and takes action.

Everything they touch turns to gold.

There is just one thing it takes...

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The Best Way to Say No (While Saving Your Sanity and Your Soul)

(0) Comments | Posted July 16, 2014 | 1:24 PM

Have you ever said yes to someone and then immediately regretted it? Like giving away that yes stripped away a part of your soul that you can never recover again?

I may sound a tad dramatic, but some yes' do have serious long-lasting consequences.

Like when you're 15 years old,...

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Be a Thought Leader -- 9 Steps to Influence and Media Attention

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2013 | 2:15 PM

The term thought leader is bandied about like a beach balloon on a summer's day. It seems that everyone is labeling themselves a thought leader. But most aren't. A thought leader doesn't have to be original. That's a near impossible task, especially in today's world where so much...

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Job Interviewing Skills: Chatting, Preening, or Dissing Not Permitted

(7) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 12:03 PM

Imagine this. You're in an important job interview and your cell phone rings. Do you answer it? You're asked a question about your former job that you despised, do you diss it? You feel pretty confident about yourself, do you puff and preen? The answer to all three questions is...

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James Bond Brand Shaken Up: Swigging Heineken in New Movie Skyfall

(18) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 5:44 PM

James Bond drinking beer? Not a suave move Bond. James Bond swilling beer is a huge branding bomb. We know and love this sophisticated spy for his elegance, savoir-faire and swagger, not for sipping the foam from a heady Heineken.

Famed for his signature beverage of a vodka martini "shaken,...

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How Do I Smell? Use Twitter to Survey Customer Wants

(1) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 12:11 PM

When she decided to develop a perfume, Kim Kardashian didn't guess what her almost eight-million Twitter followers wanted; she asked them. Her first scent, named after the "star" herself, was created after Kardashian asked her devoted Twitter followers what they wanted from a fragrance. The response? Hints of...

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I Hate Social Networking

(22) Comments | Posted March 20, 2012 | 5:52 PM

I've never liked small talk. I like to jump into the deep. To find out what makes two people tick together like an old fashioned grandfather's clock. I seek conversations that juice my creativity, that help me navigate all types of love and to put in perspective the difficulties of...

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Pinned: Porn on Pinterest

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2012 | 5:07 AM

I'm in love with Pinterest the new hot social network where images are digital coke -- addictive, unlimited pleasure with just a few side effects -- like taking up all the time in a day.

I'm not alone in this social acceptable addiction, as the network has...

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Get a Body Like Jennifer Aniston?

(2) Comments | Posted January 4, 2012 | 4:33 PM

Get a body like Jennifer Aniston. Get a butt like Jennifer Lopez. Love your curves like Christina Hendricks. Lose your baby weight like Angelina Jolie. Dump your bump like Beyonce.

There is no end to the enticements for us women to change our bodies to be like the stars --...

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Think Small: The Art of Scaling Back Your Goals

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2011 | 5:36 PM

Everything I do is small. I collect small notebooks to pen my thoughts. I put small, decorative objects on presents to transform them into exquisite treasures. I believe in the small idea, the small thought and the small bite. The only way I've succeeded at anything is to take small...

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Online Ads: Can They Ruin Your Reputation?

(6) Comments | Posted September 2, 2010 | 3:00 PM

Perhaps. If not handled carefully.

I visited an Aikido site that appeared to be run by a serious teacher who stated that he was "an author and Aikido instructor, 6 dan Aikikai." He also teaches the sword art iaido. He seemed to have substantial credentials but as I scrolled down...

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Mindfulness Practice for Aikido and Tea Ceremony

(5) Comments | Posted August 16, 2010 | 4:00 PM

During the first Japanese tea ceremony Sachiko Knappman conducted, she prepared tea and served it to her guest when Sachiko herself was ready. After much training, she realized that the person she was preparing it for also needed to be ready and open to receive the tea. The...

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Aikido Test Jitters: The Body Doesn't Obey

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2010 | 11:00 AM

I was on the mat last Sunday to practice running through my fourth kyu test from beginning to end. It was quiet and dark in the Dojo (training hall) in the early morning cool where just a few of us had gathered to practice. Several black belts volunteer...

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Stiletto Spy School for Women

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2010 | 11:42 AM

Just when I've eschewed my Jimmy Choo's I read about Stiletto Spy School for Women. Power has always been sexy -- for men. But when a woman is called powerful it's often code for "bitch." When you combine sexy with power you get the potent combustion...

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