Tag: networking

The Value of Professional Development

The Value of Professional Development

Professional development is integral to your success in the public relations industry. The field of public relations is constantly changing and you need to set aside time to understand the trends, enhance your skills and be able to implement what you learn to help your business grow. I connected with PR professionals to learn their thoughts on professional development. With all of the organizations, networking events, subscriptions, webinars and conferences how do PR professionals allocate time and money for professional development? “As professionals we need to dedicate time to keeping our business skills sharp and to staying on top of trends and …

 

Boot Camp with Sarah Evans

Boot Camp with Sarah Evans

Networking, collaboration and strategy was in full swing at the six-hour Social: IRL Social Media Marketing Boot Camp with Sarah Evans. The event was organized for those who find themselves leaving a social media conference or lecture thinking, “Now what?” Sarah’s goal was to create an environment where attendees could feed ideas off of each other and gain a better understanding of how to implement social media into their traditional marketing plan. Being in the communications field, I was glad Sarah tied everything back to strategy. She also had a few points that are important for businesses to evaluate when building …

 

So Long, Farewell

So Long, Farewell

Now begins my final intern blog post. Who would have thought that simply checking my Twitter one day would lead to such a great experience? I met Kris last summer while I was interning for the City of Wichita with Tabitha Meyer. The city was collaborating with Start-Thinking on Smithsonian magazine Museum Day 2009. While checking Twitter during a homework break, I saw a tweet from Kris saying she was looking for summer interns. I had recently been searching for an opportunity for the summer, so I took this as a sign. The first week started off as a bit of a …

 

The Power of Networking

The Power of Networking

Being the new girl in the big PR world is pretty intimidating. I hate walking into a room and not knowing anyone, even though I know the only way I can get to know someone is by actually talking to them. Needless to say, networking is still a skill I have yet to concur. Last week, I had a discussion with Kris about “the art of the business card exchange.” To me, it often feels awkward and somewhat forced, but she told me that most people see it as a standard process now. First, exchange pleasantries, then the business card. …

 
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