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Slides to accompany a discussion on "PR 101 for the Overwhelmed" for the PC(USA) Big Tent 2011 conference.

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  • [twitter] PR 101: 7 keys to managing & measuring your church’s PR efforts: slides at http://www.slideshare.net/bnixon/pr-101-for-the-overwhelmed[/twitter] Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/diebmx/2086232723/in/photostream/
  • Feel free to live tweet this presentation (if you’re attending live).
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  • [twitter] PR 101:: Key 1: Set objectives. Without objectives, you’re just doing “stuff.” [/twitter] Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vizzzual-dot-com/2655969483/in/photostream/
  • [twitter] PR 101::Key 2: Create calendars (editorial, event, publicity, etc.) [/twitter] Editorial (for newsletter, website, etc.)Event & Publicity in general
  • [twitter] PR 101:: Key 3: Use (free) apps / software when possible (Google Apps, PollEverywhere.com). [/twitter] Use software and apps when possible, rather than manual trackingExamplesGoogle Documents / Forms for gathering data / Calendar / etc.Poll Everywhere (http://polleverywhere.com)Microsoft Office TemplatesImage Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/48889065425@N01/5545587313/
  • [twitter] PR 101:: Key 4: Don’t reinvent the wheel. See what other churches are doing. Imitate IF it makes sense [/twitter] See what other churches are doing. Replicate IF it makes sense – rather than starting from scratch.Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ibcbulk/256435870/in/photostream/Patty Cake Cats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3iFhLdWjqc
  • [twitter] PR 101:: Key 5: Ask for help . . . The more specific you are with your help request, the more likely you are to get volunteers.[/twitter] The more specific you are with your help request, the more likely you are to get volunteers.Maintain a list of your needs.Make a list NOW of three specific PR-related things you could use help with. Who could you ask to help?Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25678284@N03/2416080818/
  • [twitter] PR 101:: Key 6: Keep current (both your publications & yourself) [/twitter] Two things to keep current: - Your publications (website, etc.) - Yourself (on topics & trends in PR)Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/84579154@N00/2447059732/
  • [twitter] PR 101:: Key 7: Count what matters. [/twitter] What kinds of things should you be counting? (brainstorm)“What if the church marketed like Starbucks” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7_dZTrjw9I Image Credit:http://www.flickr.com/photos/92132559@N00/304526237/
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  • [twitter] PR 101:: Bonus Key: Conduct CSI – Campaign Success Investigation – while things are fresh in your memory [/twitter] Sounds grisly, but what I mean here is after each event (etc.), do a “post mortem.” Deconstruct what you’ve done while it’s fresh in your memory."Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it“ – George Santayana
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  • [twitter] PR 101:: What’s the ONE thing you’re taking away from this session? [/twitter] Curly was the tough old cowboy character played by the late Jack Palance. Here’s the scene from the movie where Curly espouses his life philosophy to Mitch, Billy Crystal’s character:Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is?Curly: This. [holds up one finger]Mitch: Your finger?Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and the rest don’t mean shit.Mitch: But what is the “one thing?”Curly: [smiles] That’s what you have to find out.
  • [twitter] PR 101: 7 keys to managing & measuring your church’s PR efforts: slides at http://www.slideshare.net/bnixon/pr-101-for-the-overwhelmed[/twitter]

PR 101 for the Overwhelmed PR 101 for the Overwhelmed Presentation Transcript

  • PR
    for the
    Overwhelmed
    Presented by
    Barbara B. Nixon, Ph.D.(ABD)
  • #bigtent11
    @BarbaraNixon
  • Is this how you feel at work?
  • Or is your role more like this?
  • Or maybe even like THIS?
  • What in the heck IS public relations?
  • Examples of Church PR
  • Keys to managing
    &measuring your church’s PR efforts
  • Setobjectives
  • Create Calendars
  • Use Apps
  • Reinvent the Wheel
    Don’t
  • Ask for help*
    *very specific help
  • Keep Current
  • Count What Matters
  • campaign success
  • Keys
    Set Objectives
    Create Calendars
    Use Apps
    Don’t Reinvent Wheel
    Ask for Help
    Keep Current
    Count What Matters
    Bonus: Conduct CSI
  • The ONE thing
  • Contact Me
    Barbara B. Nixon, Ph.D. (ABD)
    Elder, PC(USA)
    Interim Chair, Dept. of Communication
    Assistant Professor of Public Relations
    Southeastern University
    Member of Florida Public Relations Association
    Life Member & Past President of the International Listening Association
    E-mail: bbnixon@seu.edu
    Twitter: barbaranixon
    Skype: barbara.b.nixon
    Blogs: publicrelationsmatters.com