National Conference

The 2008 National Conference in Detroit has been incredible.  Ofield Dukes gave a compelling keynote address that put into perspective many of the situations members find themselves in and gave practical advice for personal success.  His personal experiences were inspiring.  The conference also divided into sessions and listened to other leaders in public relations.

We have all had great learning experiences and opportunities for growth.  What have been your highlights?

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      National Conference in Detroit was an amazing experience. Integrating Innovative Ideas: Internal Communications, presented by Limited Brands was an energetic presentation with an invaluable take-away message about engaging your audiences. I also enjoyed the Student-Run Firm Workshop.

      All the information about social media encouraged our chapter to jump start our blog. Check us out at http://ajfprssa.blogspot.com .

      I want to thank the National Committee and the hosting chapters for putting together such a remarkable event.

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      Besides all of the invaluable lessons that I learned and the unforgettable people who I met, the best part of my overall experience was having the opportunity to be the first person to attend a conference from my young chapter. I was so proud to speak to my chapter today at our meeting about all of the fantastic speakers who I heard from and the fabulous people who I met. My members are now excited for the three regional activities that will be happening here in California, the National Assembly, and the 2009 National Conference in San Diego. I am just ecstatic that my chapter’s members will soon understand why the PRSSA is so great!

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      I loved the session Ethics in PR with Ginni Jurkowski, Deborah Silverman, Jonathan Slater and John Bailey. They all gave good advice on how to stay ethical in tough situations–especially John Bailey. He mentioned during his powerpoint “Responding to Management” personal tips that help him during questionable ethical situations with superiors, ranging from “Would I share my decision with my mother?” to “If what I did appeared on the news, would I be happy?” I will take these tips with me throughout my career, not only because ethical practitioners are the best practitioners, but because it is easier than we think to lose sight of the simple things that help us reach good decisions.

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      The highlight of National Conference was simply interacting with members. Aside from the inspirational advice, motivational sessions and fun socials; spending one-on-one time with members is always a highlight. I enjoy assisting Chapters with challenges and congratulating them on accomplishments.

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      National Conference was an amazing experience. Meeting first-time Conference goers was a special treat for me. They expressed sheer and utter delight to meet other members and take part in invaluable opportunities meeting professionals and listening to terrific speakers in professional development sessions. Detroit was a fantastic host city and the National Conference Committee did a phenomenal job. I’m happy I was able to see and spend time with some familiar faces and meet tons more new faces!

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      I loved being able to interact with PRSSA members from around the country. It was motivational to see what other chapters are doing…they are all outstanding! I came away from the conference with a lot of great ideas for my chapter to start working and activities we should be participating in. Plus, I made some contacts with other presidents so we can help each other out. It was great meeting everyone!

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      The highlight of Conference for me was listening to Mitch Albom. His messages of inspiration are ones that are too few and far between in today’s society. I have recently began to follow his blogs, and over the weekend ordered a copy of Tuesday’s with Morrie!

      Thank you to everyone who played a part in putting on such an amazing 2008 National Conference!

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