Valerie Simon (@valeriesimon) and I want to thank our #PRStudChat community for another fantastic Twitter discussion. Our chat session was based on giving the gift of learning. A great way to learn about your colleagues, friends and acquaintances is to listen to their New Year’s Resolutions. That’s exactly what we did; it was one of our first #PRStudchat question. We asked everyone: What’s your (PR related) New Year’s resolution?
I traveled to Holland last week to present at the Coopr PR 2.0 launch event in Rotterdam. …
We’re approaching the last #PRStudChat of 2009. It’s been an exciting year in the community and we’re gearing up for even more dynamic PR discussions in 2010. On December 16th, you’re invited to our #PRStudChat New Year Celebration: Give the Gift of Learning. Because Valerie (@valeriesimon) and I both want to show our appreciation to all of the dedicated members of the community, we’d like to introduce some special gifts of learning from #PRStudChat to you. It’s our way of saying thank you for your contributions and also for helping us to learn and grow.
It’s no secret that we’re all being asked to do more with less. Efficiency is a regular part of our vocabulary — and a standard by which clients hold us accountable. The question is: Beyond just working faster, what can we do to be more efficient? There are lots of “right” answers, but if you ask me, collaboration tops the list. Lucky for us, there are lots of free or inexpensive tools available to help PR people collaborate with each other.
As much as the media landscape is shifting and consumers are turning to the social sphere for their news, I still find myself seeking local news from good local print and online sources. My area newspaper is the Asbury Park Press, which I enjoy reading every Saturday and Sunday morning. There’s also a community social network that really digs into what’s going on in my area. When it comes to local news, you just can’t get that from Twitter.
It took me a little while to receive my invitation to Google Wave and to play around with the platform. For the past few weeks, friends have asked me to discuss my thoughts on Google Wave and if I like it or not. In the beginning, it was difficult to respond, because I just didn’t feel I had enough time to explore to properly make an assessment.
Valerie Simon (@valeriesimon) and I just recently announced that Wednesday, December 16, 2009 is the next #PRStudChat. We’re always excited for our Twitter chat, but this particular session carries special meaning and value. It’s the last #PRStudChat session in 2009. In honor of the tremendous amount of learning we’ve experienced, since the inception of our community, we’ve decided that the December session will be called #PRStudChat New Year Celebration: Give the Gift of Learning.
I just finished the book, Twittfaced, by Jacob Morgan and Josh Peters. I think it’s a good social media 101 handbook that provides you with a breakdown of social media tools, platforms and opportunities that are not overwhelming to the reader, but organized so that the information is straightforward and easy to read. I had the pleasure of interviewing co-author, Jacob Morgan. Jacob is a social media consultant and the Principle of Chess Media Group, a social business consultancy, focused on strategy, creativity, and results.