What It Means to Be #PRoud: Celebrating Diverse Voices in Public Relations

What It Means to Be #PRoud: Celebrating Diverse Voices in Public Relations

As the vice president of events and fundraising, I oversee the Regional Conferences that PRSSA endorses each spring. While attending the events in Boston and Chicago as the official delegate from the National Committee, I’m grateful to have taken part in conversations about covering, bringing your most authentic self to work, and educating people of color and allies on how […]

Pitching Your Passion: Advocating for PRSSA through Authentic Storytelling [National Assembly Recap]

Session: Pitching Your Passion: Advocating for PRSSA through Authentic Storytelling Presenters: Tina McCorkindale, CEO, Institute for Public Relations, PRSSA National Faculty Adviser; PRSSA 2016–2017 Vice President of Chapter Development Victoria Leigh Ward; PRSSA 2016–2017 Vice President of Member Services Jon Kovach Jr.; PRSSA 2016–2017 Publications Editor in Chief Krista Watson; PRSSA 2016–2017 Vice President of Regional Conferences Nicole Price Recap: […]

How to Write a Killer Job Application [National Conference Recap]

Session: How to Write a Killer Job Application Presenter: Danny Rubin, vice president, Rubin Communications Group Recap: In this session, we learned ways to make ourselves look better to employers when submitting a job application, cover letter, etc. The session was informative, interesting and engaging, and provided lots of great tips and tricks. Rubin told us about how he began […]

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 more than half a century […]

Learn to Pitch a Story Like a Baseball Player: With Fastballs, Curves and Change-Ups [National Conference Session Recap]

Event: Perfecting the Pitch Presenter: Dr. Joseph V. Trahan III, APR, Fellow PRSA, President and CEO, Trahan & Associates Recap: What is the recipe for a perfect pitch? Like baseball, pitching a story has a certain art and science to it. Public relations demands practitioners who are capable of pitching a great story. For the best pitching strategy, identify the […]