17 Comments

  1. smt504 (Sarah Tiambeng)
    August 4, 2009 @ 9:02 pm

    Great additional Q&A to @angelahernandez‘s “Is PR right for me” by @BrotherMagneto http://tinyurl.com/nsk8ge

  2. G_Paul (Germaine Paul )
    August 4, 2009 @ 9:09 pm

    What else would I do RT @smt504: Additional Q&A to @angelahernandez‘s “Is PR right for me” by @BrotherMagneto http://tinyurl.com/nsk8ge

  3. Angela Hernandez
    August 5, 2009 @ 4:41 am

    Deirdre,

    Thanks again for taking the time to answer my questions. This is a great follow-up post that really expands on the question “Is PR Right For Me?” Your points about technology and role models are very helpful as well. Our Q & A session is officially posted at the link above. Thanks again!

    All the best,
    Angela

  4. Deirdre
    August 5, 2009 @ 12:23 pm

    Hi Angela, you’re welcome. I thought the interview topic was great and really enjoyed thinking about how PR can be a wonderful career for the right person. Also glad you liked the additional Q&A!

  5. John
    August 6, 2009 @ 2:34 am

    Read with great interest, very interesting story. Begin to remember, I still started.

  6. Mackeran
    August 6, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

    Interesting and informative. But will you write about this one more?

  7. Webmaster
    August 6, 2009 @ 8:46 pm

    Thank you for your article! I hope the author do not mind, if I use it for their course..

  8. Annet
    August 14, 2009 @ 9:49 am

    I am a young professional working in press and marketing who would like to move into PR. I wonder if you could you tell me what personality traits are useful to have in this career? I think this would help me to decide if it’s for me. Many thanks!

  9. Deirdre
    August 14, 2009 @ 11:43 am

    Hi Annet! PR is a great field if you enjoy writing and speaking. I also think that PR people tend to be outgoing, detail oriented and are persistent (it takes time to build a relationship). It’s also very important to be a good listener. Those a few of the personality traits. I recently participated in an interview, “Is PR Right for Me?” which may help you in your decision. My interview is a part of a 5-part series by Angela Hernandez, PRSSA president at CMU. Here’s a link to the interview: http://tinyurl.com/laas2m. Good luck with your decision and let me know if you have any other questions 🙂

  10. Luiza Jurgiel
    September 5, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

    Hi! I’ve found link on twitter – great article 🙂 I’m so jealous that you are so close to the best PR specialist in the world.

    In Poland we have got a few great PR peaople, but we have go just 20years polish PR history, so it is much less then yours public relations.
    Fraser Seitel – very very nice model 😉 we are reading his book in University of Wroclaw

    Take care

  11. Deirdre
    September 5, 2009 @ 10:10 pm

    Hello Luiza, I’m so glad you found my blog. I think Fraser is a top notch PR professional and I admire him too 🙂 I hope you are enjoying his book. I remember reading it years ago. It’s a great textbook for PR students! Take care and thanks for commenting.

  12. Mary Ann
    September 29, 2009 @ 9:28 am

    Hi deirdre ,

    Your post was very useful to me. I am waiting for my offer letter for the course of Master of Communications. While browsing for some assessments I came across your article . Thanks for the info .

    Warm regards
    Max.

  13. Ivaelle
    February 27, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    This article was very interesting and made me really think about whether or not PR is something I should look into. I’m good at spreading the word about different events and clubs but is that enough to handle being a PR person?

  14. Deirdre
    February 27, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

    Hi Ivaelle! Thank you and I’m glad you enjoyed the post. PR is a rewarding career when you love to build relationships through communication. PR people not only get the word out…but they are also critical thinkers, communications strategists, research and measurement focused, great listeners and conversationalists, content creators (great writers) and have excellent communications skills to connect with stakeholders to build awareness and customer loyalty for brands. PR is a very exciting career and definitely one that requires a passion and love for communication 🙂

  15. Sharon
    May 6, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

    Hey could you repost the answer to those questions you asked at the top? I can’t find The Ledge blog (it seems to have been removed. A google search of it does give me a website with a bunch of random html though) I really want to get some answers to some of those questions.

  16. Deirdre Breakenridge
    May 7, 2012 @ 7:14 am

    Hi Sharon, you can search on Angela Hernandez’s blog for the original interview and those questions. Here blog address is http://www.angelamhernandez.com/. She conducted a 5 part interview with several experts who answered the question. Thanks!

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