In a world of different professions, it is easy to segregate a person’s talent. A politician should stick to politics, educators to teaching, troops to military, and so on. There is one profession however, that can truly do it all. Public relations is the career where relationships, intelligence and strategy combine to create a well-rounded practitioner.
PR just recently merged with military in Pakistan. A PR officer was promoted in the Pakistani military. According to the press report, one of the reasons for the promotion was the officer’s ability to negotiate and communicate with other solders and troops. He was capable of relating to people even in a combat role.
Can PR people truly do it all? I believe they can because PR concentrates on relationships and strategy. PR people are always looking for the next opportunity and how to achieve it.
If a PR person with no military background can make it in the armed forces and move up the ranks, then why can’t PR people join other occupations? PR is one of the most versatile career fields and allows for endless possibilities.
What’s your take?