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+    Let the Conferencing Continue!           Brigham Young University PRSSA Chapter           Jared Gay, Alyssa Call, Amy...
How did YOU get to National Conference?  Did you receive financial help?  Catch a ride?  Come because of your leadership p...
+    BYU PRSSA - Regional Conference       Check out this short video highlighting just some of       the things that make...
+         Top Five - WHY to Attend a         Regional Conference    1.    PR Skills    2.    Networking (Professional and ...
+    WHY - PR Skills     Media    Pitching     Public   Speaking     Research     Social   Media
+    WHY - Networking    Peer-to-Peer                       Professional
+    WHY - Professional Advice   “Get a job.”    -Mickey Nall, Director of    Communications for Ogilvy   “Find a way to...
+    WHY - Industry Information       Crisis Challenge – Students work on responses to a mock        crisis situation in ...
+    WHY - PR High       Get excited about YOUR career!           Share your experience           Find your niche      ...
+    Top Five – HOW to Prepare for    Regional Conference    1.   Build Excitement    2.   Communicate    3.   Register   ...
+    PREPARE – Build Excitement       Social media       Share your        experience       Build YOUR chapter
+    PREPARE - Communicate       Connect on social media       Ask the host chapter        questions       Get involved...
+    PREPARE - Register Be   aware of    registration deadlines Get   online to register Know    what is included    in...
+    PREPARE – Get a Room – Find a    Place to Stay         Ask the host chapter          Stay close to the conference  ...
+    PREPARE -Networking
+    PREPARE - Networking     Create   personal business cards     Prepare   your “elevator” pitch     Don’t   take too...
+    Interested in Hosting?     Contact            the National vice president of Regional     Conferences – click here f...
+    YOU CAN DO IT!
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BYU - Regional Conferences

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Brigham Young University presented "Let the Conferencing Continue – Even After National Conference is Over" for their Chapter Development Session at the PRSSA 2012 National Conference in San Francisco. This is an online version of the presentation.

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BYU - Regional Conferences

  1. 1. + Let the Conferencing Continue! Brigham Young University PRSSA Chapter Jared Gay, Alyssa Call, Amy Harrison
  2. 2. How did YOU get to National Conference? Did you receive financial help? Catch a ride? Come because of your leadership position? What if the reason you got to National Conference went away? This is the reality for many PRSSA members, they cannot make it to National Conference and enjoy the experience here. BUT – they can attend a REGIONAL CONFERENCE! Help your members find the value in attending a Regional Conference!
  3. 3. + BYU PRSSA - Regional Conference Check out this short video highlighting just some of the things that make going to Regional Conference so special
  4. 4. + Top Five - WHY to Attend a Regional Conference 1. PR Skills 2. Networking (Professional and Peer) 3. Professional Advice 4. Industry Information 5. PR High
  5. 5. + WHY - PR Skills  Media Pitching  Public Speaking  Research  Social Media
  6. 6. + WHY - Networking Peer-to-Peer Professional
  7. 7. + WHY - Professional Advice “Get a job.” -Mickey Nall, Director of Communications for Ogilvy “Find a way to differentiate yourself in the field.” -Adam Denison, GM “Make connections with your peers. They’ll be your biggest allies in the professional world.” - Dave Allred, CR England Trucking “You have to love news.” -Tom Goodman, Goodman Media
  8. 8. + WHY - Industry Information  Crisis Challenge – Students work on responses to a mock crisis situation in groups with several twists as the crisis developed. Crisis communications expert, Chris Thomas, then addressed students.  Get creative & practice your skills!
  9. 9. + WHY - PR High  Get excited about YOUR career!  Share your experience  Find your niche  Bounce ideas off other PR students and leaders
  10. 10. + Top Five – HOW to Prepare for Regional Conference 1. Build Excitement 2. Communicate 3. Register 4. Get a Room – Find a Place to Stay 5. Prepare to Network
  11. 11. + PREPARE – Build Excitement  Social media  Share your experience  Build YOUR chapter
  12. 12. + PREPARE - Communicate  Connect on social media  Ask the host chapter questions  Get involved before you arrive
  13. 13. + PREPARE - Register Be aware of registration deadlines Get online to register Know what is included in your registration
  14. 14. + PREPARE – Get a Room – Find a Place to Stay  Ask the host chapter  Stay close to the conference location  Know where main streets are in case you get lost  Find restaurants ahead of time
  15. 15. + PREPARE -Networking
  16. 16. + PREPARE - Networking  Create personal business cards  Prepare your “elevator” pitch  Don’t take too much of their time  Send a follow-up email
  17. 17. + Interested in Hosting?  Contact the National vice president of Regional Conferences – click here for contact info.  Submit a bid form by the deadline.  Bid Form Includes:  Logistics  Theme  Professionals  Schedule  Budget  Promotions  PRSSA National Resources (Regional Conferences handbook)
  18. 18. + YOU CAN DO IT!

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