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November Twitter Chat Recap — Publications, Punctuation and PRSSA

https://storify.com/prssanational/november-twitter-chat-publications-punctuation-and Thank you to everyone who participated in our Publications Month Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts Deirdre Breckenridge (@dbreakenridge,) Publications Editor in Chief (@natgloady) and Vice President of Digital Communication JaCey Yonke (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Be sure to join us for next Twitter chat.  

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August Reading Round Up — Diversity, Podcasts, Crisis Communication and the fall issue of FORUM

The fall semester has started, which means staying up-to-date on current events and industry news is more difficult. Luckily, the Progressions monthly reading roundup has all of the latest news and trends in one place. Here are eight interesting articles you may have missed this month. 5 common grammar pitfalls Author: Steve Vittorioso Publication: PR […]

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AP Style Quiz 2

As public relations professionals, it’s important to master AP Style. The Progressions Style Quizzes are designed to test your knowledge of word usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation as laid out in the PRSSA Style Guide and AP Stylebook. Take the quiz below to see how much you know about AP Style.

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How to Succeed at Something When You Don’t Have a Natural Talent for It

You spend hours on a test and get a lower score than the person who hasn’t cracked open the textbook all semester, or run daily at the gym only to be beat at the race by someone who rarely practices. So why can some people get by on natural talent, but you have to put […]

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5 Things I’ve Learned About Newsletter Writing as an Intern

This semester I started my first internship at an agency located in Scottsdale, Arizona. One of the agency’s primary tasks is to send out weekly newsletters for each of their clients. Because they’re sent out so frequently, we had to develop a better strategy to entice our audience. These are some of the things I’ve […]

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Strategic Writing for Public Relations Practitioners

As I write in The Public Relations Practitioner’s Playbook for (all) Strategic Communicators our best communicators write and speak to be understood — to express, not to impress. Former presidents Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt adhered (whether subliminally or intentionally) to the adage: “simple-relevant-repetitious.” Two quotes, which have lived on for […]

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November Twitter Chat Recap — Perfecting Your Prose: Best Practices for Writing in PR

Thank you to everyone who participated in our writing focused Twitter chat. Specifically, we’d like to thank our co-hosts, Mary Deming Barber, APR, Fellow PRSA (tweeting from @mdbarber), PRSSA National Publications Editor in Chief Krista Watson (tweeting from @watson_krista) and Vice President of Public Relations Joshua Lachica (tweeting from the @PRSSANational account) for guiding the conversation. Please […]

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10 Tips to Effective Writing

There’s something to be said about the deliberateness of writing. I managed the weekly newspaper and co-hosted a sports radio show at my university. Despite covering a lot of the same stories between the newsroom and studio, I learned my insights and observations were much more profound in my written coverage. As a writer, you […]

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PRSSA Style Guide Quiz

The PRSSA Style Guide offers writing standards for all PRSSA-related copy, and now that Chapter recruitment and event promotion has begun, it’s important to follow the guidelines outlined in the Style Guide. The Style Guide contains PRSA and PRSSA terminology, as well as tips for formatting and style that may differ from AP Style. Test […]

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5 Reasons I Changed My Major to Public Relations

I am often asked why I chose to change my major to public relations. To be honest, it pretty much chose me. Public relations takes someone who can handle fast-paced environments with a constant Internet connection and coffee readily available 24/7. I’ve learned that most public relations practitioners spend their days working long hours, strategizing […]

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