Now that Q1 2014 is underneath your belt, do you feel satisfied with your performance, or do wish you were accomplishing more? And, if it’s the latter, do you have a long list of excuses as to why? It’s easy to convince yourself as about why this may be happening … you’re not getting along with your co-workers, you feel like you’re not being tapped for your true expertise, or the campaigns you’re working on are not going as well as you had imagined. Perhaps, you’re just not feeling at your 100% best lately, and you have to drag yourself to work everyday. Well, guess what, any one of these reasons and more could be on the list.
Press conferences aren’t as common as they used to be. Technology has allowed companies to disseminate information to reporters (and the public) without gathering the press in a single place—and that’s a good thing, since reporters have less time than ever to leave their desks to attend a press conference (and many won’t).
I remember first learning about the “gift” of feedback in grad school. Up until that point, I had looked at feedback differently. I wasn’t thinking about the “gift” part, which means it’s just as much of a privilege to offer helpful feedback, as it is to receive it. The keyword here is “privilege.” Because it’s such a special gift, focusing on the delivery of feedback is critical. You have to know how to give feedback in a manner that allows people to appreciate it and make them want to move the needle forward by acting upon your counsel.
Because it’s the season to give, I want make sure all of my friends know about the 2010 Holiday Tweet Drive. If you haven’t heard about Tweet Drive, it’s a wonderful cause. Tweet Drive is a nation-wide toy/clothing drive that uses social media to give back to children who are less fortunate and to spread some Holiday cheer along the way!
I feel that I can speak from experience (and from the heart) on the topic of building a strong and supportive community. Building #PRStudChat with @valeriesimon is one of the most rewarding initiatives in my professional career. Interacting in the community gives me the feeling of strength, knowledge, certainty, support, guidance, and friendship, in an […]
Now that you’ve written your organization’s social media policy…you’re only halfway there.
There are a lot of great technology partners. You need to roll up your sleeves and test several of these platforms to see which one meets the needs of your programs or the needs of different clients.
Finally, we’re ready to announce the winner of the #PRStudChat Challenge. The two finalists were: Finalist #1: Karen Russell, PR Professor at the University of Georgia. Editor of the Journal of Public Relations Research. Karen’s collaborative lit review: http://bit.ly/9aT851 group SM book review: http://bit.ly/bW0l9Q offered a great example of the use of collaborative learning techniques […]
New York City has some of the best venues to host a networking event. Find a cool location and combine with an interesting topic (Beauty 2.0) and what do you have? The makings of a really creative and collaborative night. That’s exactly what happened on Tuesday, November 9th. Beauty industry professionals, media and bloggers met […]
We’re getting closer to our #PRStudChat November 18th 2010 event session, which will highlight a panel of thought leaders in event planning and leadership from PR industry organizations that hold events all year round. The session will focus on events for professionals and how to maximize opportunities to learn and build relationships. And, now, it’s time to […]
I want to share a strange incident that happened to me last weekend. In between work projects and running around being a chaperone for my daughter….I received a voicemail on my cell phone. It was one of my Facebook friends, not someone who I know particularly well, but definitely a Facebook acquaintance.
The Holiday season is quickly approaching and it’s a busy time of year. Events are plentiful and options to network are a difficult choice. From the learning seminars and workshops to the holiday parties, meet ups and tweet ups, where will you be spending your time? Will it depend on the type of event, the […]
I’ve been doing a lot of work in the area of social media policy development. The same questions keep surfacing in my conversations with executives at different industry associations. Although, we see many of the two-page social media policies that are public facing, many executives are inquiring about their employees and what they need to know regarding social media participation, beyond the obvious “Rules of Engagement.”
We have some great news for our #PRStudChat community! Today officially launches the PRStudChat blog and a new podcast series. Please visit our blog at www.prstudchat.com for more information on these exciting initiatives. Our community is growing and we want to keep the dynamic conversations going between our PR students, educators and professionals. We want to thank our community for their support and for sharing knowledge and insights about the many changes in the PR industry.
It’s time to vote for the winner of the #PRStudChat 2010 Challenge!