Wed, 26 June 2013
Lately it feels as if 25 is just a bit too young to get serious. In her psychology practice, her book The Defining Decade, clinical psychologist Meg Jay suggests that many twentysomethings have been caught in a swirl of hype and misinformation about what Time magazine calls the "Me Me Me Generation." The rhetoric that "30 is the new 20," she suggests, trivializes what is actually the most transformative period of our adult lives.
We want to hear from you. What are your thoughts on Meg Jay's talk? Post your comment on our blog or on our Facebook Page, or on our Google+ page, or in our LinkedIn group, or on Pinterest, or send us an email at email@example.com, or send us a message on Twitter @youngprpros, @kristinesimpson or @kentjulia.
Thu, 20 June 2013
A question, Kristine asked while she attended Conversations 2013, the CPRS National Conference in Gatineau. As you go through the lessons below click on the bold links. they will direct you to the full interview on YouTube.
Here is what she learned:
On that note, Kristine reminds our readers it is all about building relationships and makes reference to an article called Media Relations 2.0. The standard news release is dying, build a relationship with journalists instead.
Finally, don't let this blog post just sit here. Start a conversation with your boss, your peers, your colleagues, your friends and see how you can change PR and eliminate any negative stereotypes.
We want to hear from you. What PR would you do for the PR industry? What do you do on a daily basis to eliminate any negative PR stereotypes? Post your comment below or on our Facebook Page, or on our Google+ page, or in our LinkedIn group, or on Pinterest, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or send us a message on Twitter @youngprpros, @kristinesimpson or @kentjulia.
Fri, 7 June 2013
Young PR Pros producer and host, Kristine Simpson, will be attending the CPRS National Conference this weekend as a roving reporter for the podcast. Her job while she is there is to get answers to one big question:
PR is not just PR anymore, PR is marketing, it is social media engagement, it is corporate communications, it is media relations, it is public affairs, and so much more. We are not spin doctors and we are not all like Samantha Jones from Sex in the City. We are here to build meaningful relationships between an organization and its audience.
This year's CPRS National Conference is called "Changing the Conversation". Kristine will talk with the top minds in our industry to find out how young professionals can change the conversation around our industry. What can we do today that will make our industry better? What can we do within our industry to change a business, a society, or even the world?
PR is so much more than what is jotted down in a dictionary. It has a potential to make real change in this world.
Will you be attending the CPRS National Conference? Young PR Pros wants to meet you. Tweet us during the conference, or say hi to Kristine while she wanders the halls with her camera and recorder.
Stay tuned next week when we reveal how professionals answered our big question.
Tue, 4 June 2013
This episode was sponsored by CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau. Attend the CPRS National Conference in June. Visit conversations.cprs.ca for more information.
In episode 54 we chat with Charlene Gaudet, a director of communications in the Government of Canada. Charlene shares with us how to determine if/when a young professional is ready for a more experienced/senior role.
Julia Kent shares her story of moving up in her own company, while Kristine Simpson talks about the importance of making a business case when asking for a more senior position.
Young PR Pros sat down with Charlene to ask a few question at the CPRS Navigating Your Career event last month. Here is the full interview:
We want to hear from you. Have you asked for a promotion? How have you advanced your career? Post your story on our blog or on our Facebook Page, or on our Google+ page, or in our LinkedIn group, or on Pinterest, or send us an email at email@example.com, or send us a message on Twitter @youngprpros, @kristinesimpson or @kentjulia.
Mon, 3 June 2013