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Top 10 Things I Learned
Top 10 Things I Learned
Top 10 Things I Learned
Top 10 Things I Learned
Top 10 Things I Learned
Top 10 Things I Learned
Top 10 Things I Learned
Top 10 Things I Learned
Top 10 Things I Learned
Top 10 Things I Learned
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Top 10 Things I Learned

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These are the top 10 things I learned in Barbara Nixon's PRCA 2330 class. (Intro to PR)

These are the top 10 things I learned in Barbara Nixon's PRCA 2330 class. (Intro to PR)

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  • 1. Top 10 Things I Learned in PRCA 2330 By Sarah K. Farmer
  • 2. #10. I have learned how to create a blog • In the world of Public Relations, blogging is a wonderful to way to: • 1.) Get your name out there on google.com. • 2.) Let others know your opinions on events happening in the media. • 3.) Show the world you are up to date on situations in the media. • 4.) Staying in touch with others views.
  • 3. #9. I have learned how to use Twitter. • Twitter is a way to stay up to date on current events. There are constantly people tweeting about what is going on in the news. • Twitter is also a great way to network with other people in the public relations industry.
  • 4. #8. I have learned that after any interview/presentation you should send a hand written thank you note. • Barbara Nixon has taught me that it is very professional and quite customary to write a thank you note after an interview or presentation. • When you send a thank you note after a job interview, it helps give your name a good reputation.
  • 5. #7. I have learned that staying up to date on current events is essential. • In the field of public relations, it is essential to stay up to date on events happening in the world. • You always want to be prepared to give your opinion on a current event.
  • 6. #6. I have learned that technology is PR’s best friend. • Twitter, Facebook, Wordpress, PROpenMic, Vi meo, SlideShare, podcasts, etc. • All of these are key ways to communicate in today’s face paced world in the field of PR.
  • 7. #5. I have learned that there are many Professional PR Organizations • PRSA- Public Relations Society of America • PRSSA- Public Relations Student Society of America • IABC- International Association of Business Communicators • IPRA- International Public Relations Association • Along with CASE, NSPRA, and a few more…
  • 8. #4. I have learned that PR has been around for ages. • For some reason, I was under the impression that public relations was something that was considered to be a “new” field. • While it isa majorthat is recently being offered at colleges and universities, it has been around since ancient times.
  • 9. #3. I have learned that there is a difference between a PR department and a PR firm • PR Department- An organization that goes by many names (Ex: corporate communications, communications, corporate affairs, investor relations, public affairs, marketing communications, etc.) • PR Firm- Referred to as “agencies” in a firm that specifically hires out employees to conduct PR situations with other companies.
  • 10. #2. I have learned that there is a process to effective PR • 1.) Research • 2.) Planning • 3.) Communication • 4.) Evaluation
  • 11. #1. I have learned that public relations is a field that I definitely want to enter. • It has taken me a while to decide what major I wanted to graduate with. Recently, I chosen public relations. • After this Intro to PR class, I have realized that this is undoubtedly what I want to do.
  • 12. Some links that enhance your social media situation! • www.twitter.com • www.wordpress.com • www.facebook.com • www.youtube.com • www.vimeo.com • www.slideshare.com • www.PROpenmic.com

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