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Big Ideas on a Small Budget

Hannah Clawson, Contributor

December 3, 2013

I got a lot out of the “Big Ideas on a Small Budget” presentation that was given by students from University of Delaware. The presentation was all about how these students put on the maximum amount of beneficial professional events without breaking the bank. The students explained four events that...

Show Don’t Tell: Benefits of Creating a Student Run PR Firm

Hannah Clawson, Contributor

December 3, 2013

The Show Don’t Tell: Benefits of Creating a Win-Win for local Businesses was my first session Friday. Three students Clayton Durant, Joesph Milanes, and Jamie Warner presented the session. They are part of Roger Williams University’s PRSSA chapter. A major part of their organization is operating...

Event Planning – The Devil’s in the Details

Hannah Clawson, Contributor

December 3, 2013

Scott Mirkin gave the event planning presentation on Saturday. Mirkin is a producer at Philadelphia based Production Company, ESM Productions. Scott took us through the conceptualizing, planning, and execution of an event. He showed us very impressive pieces that his company has done in the past. Scott...

People, Purpose, and Passion – The Similarities Between Public Speaking and Rock n’ Roll

Hannah Clawson, Contributor

November 19, 2013

The similarities between being a rock star and a public speaker are astounding. Rock and roll and public speaking really do have the same backbone, they’re brothers from some weird different mothers. Hear me out, this Sunday I attended Dr. Joseph Trahan’s “Spice Up Your Presentation Skills”...

Warner Brothers Entertainment – Inspire and Learn

Hannah Clawson, Contributor

November 19, 2013

The panel discussion with Warner Brothers entertainment and TV Guide writer was really interesting. The TV Guide writer, Damian Holbrook, was fascinating. Holbrook was charming and charismatic enough to have his own show. Jeff Tobler and Tammy Golihew were there representing Warner Brothers PR division....

Crisis Communication

Annalise Farina

November 19, 2013

27/10/2013 Crisis communication has always been of interest for me. As soon as I heard that the team behind the crisis management at LIVESTORNG (the foundation founded by Neil Armstrong) were presenting, I knew it was going to be beneficial session. The presenters; Rae Bazzarre and Katherine McLane...

Corporate Social Responsibility- Is This My Future Calling?

Annalise Farina

November 19, 2013

27/10/2013 My favorite session of the week was the seminar about the role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Public Relations practice. Dr. Daniel Korschun of Drexel University and Jennifer Gazzero; the sustainability analyst at FMC were the presenters of this session. I honestly look...

Meeting The Living Legends Of PR

Annalise Farina

November 19, 2013

27/10/2013 This keynote address was titled ‘Meet the Living Legends of Public Relations,’ so obviously I though that this session would be very interesting and beneficial, however, this was not completely true. The Keynote speakers were of great interest to me; Mary Beth West the Principal of...

Event Planning: From Concept to Completion

Annalise Farina

November 19, 2013

26/10/2013 The event-planning seminar seemed to have a lot of people’s attention. All the set seats were filled and there were many people sitting between the aisles on the floor just so they could hear all about the process of event planning. Scott Mirkin from ESM Productions was our presenter...

The CEO of YOU!

Annalise Farina

November 19, 2013

26/10/2013 This session had the interest of many people. All the seats were full in this session with people leaning on the walls around the room so that they could listen in to what Jason Mollica had to say. Jason was a really engaging speaker who seemed to connect with the audience really well....