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6 Oct

Comment # 1

  • TOW #5, Juliet Jones PR Blog
  • October 6, 2010
  • Juliet, this is a great post. I’m glad to see that you have found a way to make Twitter not only entertain and inform you but also to work for you since it helps you in your business. I enjoy your tweets about photo shoots and I automatically have to click the link and go to your website. Simply having someone you know follow you and go to your website is a major form of networking and this is especially helpful for your business. Now I know that I know someone who is an awesome photographer and if I ever need a photographer or I know someone who needs a photographer, I will have someone like you in mind.
    I hope you continue enjoying Twitter and hope that it continues to be a useful tool for you!

Comment #2

  • Twitter: A Love Story, Katie Changes Clothes
  • October 6, 2010
  • I’m glad that you have enjoyed tweeting. I enjoy the way you write. You are very descriptive but also humorous. My advice to you is to give Twitter some time. Find the right people to follow and make sure that they benefit you. Follow people that you can learn from and further enhance your knowledge of the PR field or whatever else you decide to learn about. @mentions and Direct Messages are cool aspects of Twitter because they give you the ability to actually have a two-way conversation and therefore make it interesting. Enjoy your Twitter quest and log on to Twitter where there IS a retweet button!

Comment #3

  • The Social Network, Femaleperspective
  • October 8, 2010
  • I just saw The Social Network last night. It was a great portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg’s struggles in creating Facebook. It definitely makes you think about our social networking monster, Facebook, differently. I enjoy connecting with all my friends online and keep up with them in ways that I would never do in person. I have hundreds of friends, or at least people I have been acquainted with at one point in my life, on Facebook so there’s no way I’d be able to keep up with them without Facebook.I am proud to say that I signed up with Facebook when you still needed a college email address! Now, everyone and their mother (literally!) has Facebook.
    I would recommend the movie to my friends but especially to PR students.

Comment #4

  • Staying Professional in Virtual Meetings, Culpwrit
  • October 11, 2010
  • I can really relate to this post. Over the summer I worked as a virtual intern and we had extensive meetings over ooVoo, iChat and Skype. Since it was a group conference, where we all had individual projects, I tended to multitask whether it was checking email or continuing to work on my assigned project. In order to focus, I used my headphones and tried to refrain from opening my internet browser. Multitasking can make one appear rude during a virtual call especially because you aren’t keeping good “eye contact.” Thanks for the tips on video call attire.

Comment #5

  • Public Speaking by Relating2thePublic
  • November 3, 2010
  • Mikelle, these are great tips for presentations. We all know that just about everyone dreads the moment they have to stand in front of an audience and speak. Just the thought that everyone’s eyes are focused on you, the presenter, gives people butterflies in their stomachs.I agree with you completely on the fact that a PowerPoint should complement your presentation and not dominate it. Too many people read straight off of the PowerPoint and their mind is not truly engaged on what they are reading. PowerPoints should be used as reminders to cover everything that you intend to cover. Then, topic by topic, you can elaborate IN YOUR OWN WORDS. Being able to speak in your own words makes you more approachable about the topic, not to mention easy to understand. It’s so boring to listen to someone who sounds like a robot reading what they googled the night before so it is ideal that they prepare themselves. I would add interactivity to your list of tips. Maybe ask questions and encourage conversation instead of it seeming like a boring class lecture. Thanks for this post!

Comment #6

  • How to Get Yourself Hired by Katie
  • November 3, 2010
  • Katie, this is a great post. When submitting a resume it is important to be creative and have the ability to stand out from all the other resumes but I do agree with you when you say that you can’t go over the top as pictured above. I can’t stress how important it is to proofread your resume. Although it seems like you know all the information on it and of course you spelled everything right, you would be surprised at the silly mistakes commonly found on resumes. Job applicants should know that the second an error is found on their resume, it is just about always thrown into the garbage. Mistakes on a resume show that you didn’t care enough about the position offered by the company that you didn’t take the time to proofread it.For interviewing, it is great to research commonly asked questions. One of the most popular questions asked during an interview is “Tell me about yourself.” Out of all the random things you could say, it is important that you are prepared to answer this question and portray yourself the way you want to. By taking part in mock interviews, you can become prepared to own the interview and stand out from the other unprepared candidates.

Comment #7

  • A Look at Coming Up PR by Josh Massaro
  • November 3, 2010
  • Personally, I’ve never listened to Coming Up PR but I have listened to other podcasts such as For Immediate Release and InsidePR. Thanks to your post, I have just downloaded a few of the podcasts on to my iPod and am looking forward to listening to a podcast delivered from a student perspective. I agree that it is important that students have the ability to listen to a podcast that comes from those that are in their shoes. I also agree that it is easier to understand podcasts with a modern and more current feel as other PR content delivered from an older generation can seem dated or they may, overall, seem like late adopters of things such as social media. I look forward to listening to Coming Up PR. Thanks for the recommendation!

Comment # 8

  • TOW #7 by Juliet Jones
  • November 4, 2010
  • Hmmm… Everyone seems to love Coming Up PR. I am extremely interested in listening to their podcasts after reading various posts from classmates telling of how much they enjoyed listening to it. It’s always nice to hear from those who either are in our shoes or were in our shoes. I have already downloaded a few of the podcasts onto my iPod and am excited to listen to them. Social Media is always an interesting topic to hear about because there are some many beneficial ways in which it can be used. Everyone uses social media in their own way and it benefits their businesses. I hope to continue to gain knowledge of social media practices and I hope that by listening to podcasts I can do just that. Thanks for this post!

Comment #9

  • The Social Network by Jessica
  • November 4, 2010
  • The Social Network was an amazing movie. Like you, as soon as I heard that there was a movie about Facebook coming to theaters I was excited to go watch it. The storyline was so good and I wasn’t bored for one second during the movie. It was funny that Mark Zuckerberg was interviewed and asked what he thought about the movie and he shared that he thought it was funny that Hollywood always makes movies however they want to. He said that they made Facebook seem like it was created in order to attempt to get back at an ex-girlfriend when in reality there was no girl that he was trying to get back at. It was still an awesome movie and I’d recommend it to all my friends.

Comment #10

  • Trick-or-Treat-Feed-the-World by Kyla White
  • December 2, 2010
  • Thanks for this post Kyla. I love how you incorporate one of your favorite retailer, Gap, Inc. in sharing information about a great fundraiser for the hungry. It is a great cause and the bags aren’t the most fashionable but everyone will know that you are supporting a good cause. People buy expensive bags all the time and their purchases don’t go to such a good cause as this one. It’s a very creative fundraiser!

Comment #11

  • Site Stats by Joshua Massaro
  • December 2, 2010
  • Josh, thanks for sharing this. Yea, I’ll have to agree with Jeni on this one. I mean I didn’t totally ignore my stats but I would simply glimpse at them probably once a month. It is always important for a PR practitioner to check their progress in effectively communicating with their audiences because that’s one of the main points in public relations. Google Alerts is awesome, it’s so convenient and in your case, it gave you even more publicity! Instead of going out into the web searching for what is being said about you, just set up a Google Alert. Things are so easy now haha.

Comment #12

  • Dashboard Confessions by Jeni Molitor
  • December 2, 2010
  • I agree with Kelly! Your title is hilarious and super creative. It is cool that an interview that you conducted and posted about is your most popular post. Perhaps when people are Googling that person, your post shows up and everyone can notice you great writing skills. Way to get your name out there. I hope your stats skyrocket too!! 😛

Comment #13

  • The Social Media Revolution by Jeni Molitor
  • December 2, 2010
  • I love this video. We used it in our FPRA meeting here on campus in order to raise awareness of social media. It is a great video because even if you have no idea about how important social media really is, it makes you wonder why you aren’t up to date. Instead of ranting about how important social media is, I’d rather just play this video.

Comment #14

  • Communications Specialist: A Whole New World by Mikelle Liette
  • December 2, 2010
  • Mikelle, I’m glad that you were able to interview Teresa. She is so awesome and I learned a lot from her by simply hearing her speak during our first FPRA meeting this year. It is very comforting to know her story of how she obtained her first job immediately after finishing college. The fact that she is a successful Southeastern University graduate who is working in a career that she loves makes me strive for the same.

Comment #15

  • 10 Things I Learned from my Corporate PR Class
  • December 3, 2010
  • This is a very good list. If you think about it, none of these things are even difficult to do. Networking and interviewing professionals is rather easy to do because most local professionals are eager to help upcoming professionals learn about their field. Enjoying what you do is extremely important because people don’t want to become bored of their careers a few years into the industry. This list is perfect for a new PR student. It’s well-rounded for them to get started in the PR world.
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