Monday, March 28, 2011

How To Network Like A Pro

In the public relations career field, as well as in any other profession, learning to network --- and doing so effectively --- is vital.

When I say networking, I'm not referring to the contemporary style of social networking behind a computer screen, in which you merely gain a vague sense of your new contact. Rather, I'm referring to the old-fashioned, face-to-face style of networking. After all, you cannot form a strong relationship with a potential affiliate (be it a journalist, media representative or another professional associate) without actually knowing them.

Here are a few tips that will enable you to network like a pro:

Monday, March 21, 2011

CGPR Notables: Dr. Dean Kruckeberg

Dr. Dean Kruckeberg, Executive Director of the Center for Global Public Relations (left), and Dr. Katerina Tsetsura, University of Oklahoma (middle) and a member of the Center’s advisory board, are awarded the Brigham Young University Top Ethics Paper Award by BYU’s Dr. Brad Rawlins March 12 at the International Public Relations Research Conference in Miami, Florida.

Congratulations, Dr. K!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Japan Earthquake & Tsunami Relief: How We Can Help

According to the BBC News: Japan's most powerful earthquake since records began has struck the north-east coast, triggering a massive tsunami. Cars, ships and buildings were swept away by a wall of water after the 8.9-magnitude tremor, which struck about 400km (250 miles) north-east of Tokyo. A state of emergency has been declared at a nuclear power plant, where pressure has exceeded normal levels.

Officials say 350 people are dead and about 500 missing, but it is feared the final death toll will be much higher.

Aside from the inevitable public relations crisis in Japan (adhering to the theme of this blog), due to the recent catastrophic events, the heart wrenching plight of Japanese citizens is an immediate call for urgency.

Find out ways that we can help, click
HERE for more information (via Crowdrise).