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3 Powerful Ways to Kick-Start Your Chapter’s Year

Whether it’s working with a new client or joining a new team, I’ve learned that the way you start has a lot of influence on the rest of the experience. The same applies to your upcoming PRSSA year. How you start will have an impact on the way it progresses, and ultimately, what you get out […]

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March Twitter Chat Recap: Planning — The Gateway to Chapter Success

Thank you to everyone who participated in our March 2015 Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, National Professional Adviser Don Egle  (tweeting from @donegle) and Vice President of Public Relations Ethan Parry (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please be on the lookout for next month’s Twitter chat! [View the […]

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Make an Impression at a National Level [National Assembly Session Recap]

Session: Guiding Your Chapter to the National Level Presenters: Bonnie Upright, APR, PRSA Board Liaison, Senior Vice President of Olympus Foundation Management; Jordan Paquet, PRSSA Vice President of Member Services; Ethan Parry, PRSSA Vice President of Public Relations; Jonathan Hill, PRSSA Vice President of Career Services Recap: Guiding your Chapter to the national level is […]

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Dear Chapter Development: Exploring New Ideas for Chapter Meetings This Semester

“Dear Chapter Development” is a new Progressions series modeled after the famous “Dear Abby” advice column. The vice president of Chapter development will answer the most common questions from Chapter presidents and leaders. This is the first article in the series. Dear Chapter Development, I need new ideas for Chapter meetings and events. Do you […]

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How to Be a Great Chapter Member – No Leadership Position Required

As the new semester starts, Chapters around the nation will be welcoming new members and returning members alike. If you’re new or returning and are not currently holding a position, here are some great ways to be a great general member: 1. Ask questions and participate in discussions Many Chapters invite speakers to meetings, and […]

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Let’s Party! Five Steps to Planning a Successful Holiday Event

If the mere thought of planning a holiday get-together causes weeping and gnashing of teeth, take a minute to pull yourself together, put on your favorite holiday tunes and start planning. Establish the vision and purpose. Every event, no matter how small, needs a clear vision and purpose. Is your event to thank volunteers for […]

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Three Things You Might Forget When Planning an Event

Event planning can be a phenomenal way to introduce yourself to the realities of the public relations industry.  With so many intricate, fast-moving parts, it takes a very organized person to execute a successful event. Sometimes it can be difficult for you to maintain the focus of a public relations practitioner in all of your […]

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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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Ramp up Recruitment by Taking Your Chapter to a Sporting Event

It’s that time again. It’s the first time you get to see your favorite sports team. The excitement peaks as the stadium comes alive. Imagine the thrills of experiencing this with your PRSSA Chapter. Taking your members to a sporting event has the potential to change the dynamic of your Chapter for the better. During […]

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Home from a PRSSA Event — Now What?

Leadership Rally. National Conference. PRSA Luncheons. Regional Conferences. National Assembly. The calendar of a PRSSA student is filled with many events to attend throughout the year. Once you get home and reflect on all you have learned, there is still so much to do. It might seem overwhelming to get back into your daily routine, […]

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