Lynda Resnick began her business career at the age of 19, when she founded a full-service advertising agency. Other successful ventures throughout her career include corporate management, marketing, product development,[…]
Roll International Co-Chair Lynda Resnick recalls the reason she went into advertising in the first place.
Question:rnWhat’s the best advice you ever received?
LyndarnResnick:Butrnone thing that I think is very important and it’s the reason that I got intornadvertising in the first place and that is if you’re in a meeting and you don’trnunderstand something, ask.Ifrnsomeone is talking to you and what they’re saying doesn’t make sense, ask themrnto explain it.
Doesn’trnmean you’re not smart.And ifrnyou’re in a meeting, I guarantee you, everybody else is thinking the same thingrnbut they’re afraid to ask.Butrnit’s the only way you learn.Andrnwhen I was first starting out, I didn’t know how to do advertising, someone hadrnto teach me and the reps from the publications.When I was a teenager, when I was, like, 17 years old,rnworking in a dress shop, taught me how to make an ad, set type, and do all ofrnthose things.And that’s how Irnlearned.And I still ask.I try to find the smartest people I canrnand ask them what they think. rn