Archive for May, 2009

MY TOP 10

Posted in Uncategorized on May 3, 2009 by icetrey

It si the end of the year, and that means it is time to wrap everything up!  Here is a list of the TOP 10 things I learned in my Intro To Public Relations course:

  1. The first thing I really learned about in this class was the importance of  social media in today’s society.  Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace are all very influential in today’s world, and it is in our best interest to use them to our benefit.
  2. I learned the importance of research within public relations.  It is vital to find out as much as you can about your target market, as well as your competition when putting together a PR campaign.
  3. Another thing I learned about was news releases and how to use them.  News releases are very popular and much needed when putting together a successful PR campaign.  I also learned the anatomy of a news release.
  4. I also learned how to use WordPress, and blogs in general, to communicate with the world.  I experimented with blogs a few years ago, but did not truly understand how to effectively use them until taking this course.
  5. Another thing I learned was that I don’t want to solely dedicate myself to the PR fields of study.  I found this out after interviewing a PR professional and finding out what it is really like.
  6. I learned the many factors that go into job interviewing and the best way to go about it.
  7. Although I already had a resume put together before taking this class, I learned the importance of a good resume and how to take mine to the next level.
  8.   At the end of the course, I learned about AP style writing and ow important it is to write in AP style as a PR professional.
  9. I also learned how important it is to be ethical in everything you do…especially in the PR field.
  10. Last but definitely not least… I learned the definition of Public Relations and what it really encompasses. THERE IS NO ONE DEFINITION OF PUBLIC RELATIONS… but it basically combines marketing, advertisement, and journalism into one .
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