How to Survive in the World of Entertainment Public Relations [National Conference Session Recap]

Session: Living the Life: Entertainment PR Presenters: Priscilla Clarke, President, Clarke & Associates, LLC (@pclarkepr); Nicole Garner, CEO, The Garner Circle LLC (@thegarnercircle) Recap: Priscilla Clarke from Clarke & Associates, LLC described her company as non-profit mixed with entertainment. She made sure to add stories from her public relations career as examples for what to do [...]

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Joining Global Conversations with International Public Relations [National Conference Session Recap]

Session: Around the World and Back: International PR Moderator: John Trybus, APR, The British Embassy Panelists: Liselle Yorke, Grameen Foundation; Amber Khan, Women for Women International; Laura Rusu, Oxfam America Recap: According to Amber Khan, the most pressing international issues right now are global groups such as ISIS and the impact they have on women and children. The use [...]

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President of Powell Tate Welcomes Attendees [National Conference Session Recap]

Session: Welcome and Keynote Address Presenter: Pam Jenkins, Powell Tate Recap: Pam Jenkins started the keynote address with inspirational words as she challenged members to change the world. Jenkins, president of Powell Tate, went onto to explain why the public relations field is a good choice. The world needs public relations because it is fundamental [...]

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How I Met My Mentor: Securing and Cultivating Mentor-Mentee Relationships [National Conference Session Recap]

Session: How I Met My Mentor Presenter: DePaul University PRSSA Recap: DePaul University PRSSA morphed popular TV show “How I Met Your Mother” into an entertaining and informational session on how to meet and cultivate relationships with mentors at different stages in your undergraduate career. The students told the story of how Chapter President Grant Myatt, [...]

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October 2014 “Progressions Writing Prompt”

Have you ever wanted to contribute to a blog but were unsure what to write about? Participate in “Progressions Writing Prompts,” a monthly writing exercise and contest held by PRSSA to enhance your skills and have the opportunity to get your personal blog recognized nationally. The October 2014 writing prompt is as follows: “How do [...]

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October “Maximizing Your National Conference Experience” Twitter Chat Recap

Thank you to everyone who participated in our October 2014 Twitter Chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, the PRSSA 2014 National Conference Committee (tweeting from the @PRSSANC account) and Vice President of Public Relations Ethan Parry (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Join us on Oct. 28 at 9 p.m. ET [...]

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Seven Things to See and Do While in Washington, D.C.

You’ve printed your business cards, updated your resume and purchased your flight tickets. It’s official — you’re going to the PRSSA 2014 National Conference. Even though you’ll be busy attending amazing sessions and learning about the profession, you’ll also have some free time to do some sightseeing. Wondering where to start? Here are a few [...]

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Fundraise Successfully Using These Five Tips

On college campuses, generating revenue for your Chapter can be a difficult task. On top of that, it can be tough to convince your members to put their busy lives on pause for fundraising projects. In my experience, I’ve found a few helpful ways to combat these challenges. Here are my favorite tips for Chapter [...]

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Sharpen Your Networking Skills, Get Noticed by Professionals at National Conference

With PRSSA 2014 National Conference quickly approaching, I am sure you are actively counting down the days until your trip to Washington, D.C. As part of your Conference preparations, I hope that you’re also thinking about how to make the most of the opportunities that you will have to interact with the 2,000-plus public relations [...]

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Video: Ethics Month Interview with Nonprofit and Corporate Communications Professional Dianne Callahan

Biola University public relations student Collin Callahan sat down with his stepmother Dianne Callahan, area director for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, to talk about ethics and glean some advice for entering the public relations industry.

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