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When You Don’t Know Something, Ask


Question:\r\nWhat’s the best advice you ever received?




Lynda\r\nResnick:            But\r\none thing that I think is very important and it’s the reason that I got into\r\nadvertising in the first place and that is if you’re in a meeting and you don’t\r\nunderstand something, ask.  If\r\nsomeone is talking to you and what they’re saying doesn’t make sense, ask them\r\nto explain it. 


Doesn’t\r\nmean you’re not smart.  And if\r\nyou’re in a meeting, I guarantee you, everybody else is thinking the same thing\r\nbut they’re afraid to ask.  But\r\nit’s the only way you learn.  And\r\nwhen I was first starting out, I didn’t know how to do advertising, someone had\r\nto teach me and the reps from the publications.  When I was a teenager, when I was, like, 17 years old,\r\nworking in a dress shop, taught me how to make an ad, set type, and do all of\r\nthose things.  And that’s how I\r\nlearned.  And I still ask.  I try to find the smartest people I can\r\nand ask them what they think.   \r\n           




Recorded\r\non: March 17, 2009


Roll International Co-Chair Lynda Resnick recalls the reason she went into advertising in the first place.

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