ver the past year or so, I’ve gotten into something I never thought I would get into when I was younger – running. This past weekend, after about 3-4 months of training, I completed my first marathon and while I didn’t quite get the time I wanted, I not only feel accomplished, but even more driven. I know I can do better and I am already trying to lay out races throughout the year to prepare for another marathon.
A recent article in the Boston Globe Magazine caught my attention for a combination of right and wrong reasons. Sporting the title “The Revolt of the Unpaid Intern,” the piece struck me as a somewhat “breathless” condemnation of internship programs in general. The front-page photo of a hapless “intern” schlepping coffee and an armful of papers for filing didn’t help.
Have you thought about the potential of mobilizing your entire workforce through social media rather than one or two individual voices? What are the steps to harness the power of social media within the organization? I’ve been doing a lot of work in the area of social media policy development, training and governance over the past few years. A friend and colleague, Eric Schwartzman (@ericschwartzman), CEO of social media training provider Comply Socially, shares my passion for educating companies on how they can leverage social media effectively.
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!
We announced the #PRStudChat Challenge on Wednesday, October 13th when we asked our community to send us links to their favorite social media classroom projects. There were so many great nominations and we want to thank everyone for their submissions. However, we had to narrow down the entries to two finalists. It is my pleasure […]
The PRSA International Conference 2010 Powering Progress kicked off on Saturday, October 16th. I arrived at the conference, on Sunday, October 17th with great expectations. I’ve been looking forward to this conference, knowing that many of the PR professionals who I chat with all year will be in one place. I’m ready to share ideas and network.
On Wednesday, October 13th at 8:30 p.m. #PRStudChat hosted “Back to School Night” which was another dynamic community discussion. Joining us on our panel of educators was @karenrussel, @rdfrench @bfliu @barbaranixon @andinarvaez @melanie_James and @mihaela_v who discussed social media in the classroom.
Wednesday, October 13th at 8:30 p.m. is #PRStudChat with our panel of educators and a focus on social media in the classroom. We want to thank all of our students who nominated a favorite educator to participate on the panel. It’s my pleasure to announce the panelists: Karen Russell (@KarenRussell) PR professor at the University […]
We’re getting excited about the October 13th 8:30 p.m. #PRStudChat session with our panel of educators and a focus on social media in the classroom. Don’t forget: If you have a favorite educator, you can nominate that professor to participate on our panel. To nominate a professor, simply forward his/her Twitter handle to @PRStudChat for consideration.
October 13th is our next #PRStudChat session and we all realize the importance of social media in the classroom. And, because school is in session, we want to focus (and celebrate) the many educators who doing great work with their students in this area. We’d like to put together a panel of educators and we’re hoping that you will help us. If you have a favorite educator, you can nominate that professor to participate on our panel. To nominate a professor, simply forward his/her Twitter handle to @PRStudChat for consideration.
On October 18, 2010, I will have the pleasure of joining many of my communications colleagues at the PRSA International Conference in Washington, DC. This year I’ve put together a panel to discuss a hot topic, “The PR Influencer.” Joining me on this panel are Sarah Evans, founder/owner of Sevans Strategy, Mark Drapeau, director of public sector social engagement for Microsoft and Geoff Livingston, co-founder and chief marketing officer, Zoetica. Moderating the panel is Kami Huyse, president and the chief operating officer at Zoetica.
I’ll tell you a story about how sharing has changed. A couple of weeks ago, an experienced professional from another PR company reached out to me. He asked me to help him with a concern he had with his clients. This is one of many inquiries I receive. My response: Let me put some resources […]