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More "good" presentations

Here’s another potential source of inspiration for your final project pitches: the latest post at Presentation Zen shows some examples of visuals from Good Magazine. As Gar Reynolds points out, these are probably not great for full presentations, but they … Continue reading

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When text is a good thing in a presentation

(Since some have asked: yes, commenting on this post counts for your weekly quota.) I’m always advocating for minimal text on slides, which really comes down to wanting everything on the slide to have maximum impact. Usually there is a … Continue reading

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For those short on posting ideas

Remember that every week I post, and regularly update, a list of potential blog topics. This week’s “ideas” post is here. One of you is even mentioned in a linked blog. Posts taken from my “suggestions pile” are worth a … Continue reading

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This week's posting ideas

I will be coming back to this post as I come across more suggestions, so check back here if you’re looking for ideas. I would love for someone to post about the Pepsi rebranding campaign, which is being discussed all … Continue reading

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Some resources for 417 students (and others!)

PRSA has its own blog, ComPRehension. Right now it’s covering the PRSA convention in Detroit, so you can read about some of the latest goings on in the profession. They even have some podcasts of presentations you can listen to. … Continue reading

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A possible reward for checking this blog on a weekend

Discovered via Twitter: Jack O’Dwyer is offering a free copy of his guide to PR firms (perfect for graduating seniors) to the first 50 college students who write to him. He’s also offering a subscription to his professional newsletter. The … Continue reading

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An open invitation

Dr. Karen Miller Russell of the University of Georgia invites PR students to pitch her for the opportunity to post in her blog, which is read by other public relations faculty and students, but also numerous practitioners of PR and … Continue reading

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Weekly roundup

JMC417 students are, understandably, very concerned with the public perceptions of the profession they are entering. Following on posts from the previous week, such as ABC PR’s discussion of the “PR lady” in the Mac vs. PC commercials, this week … Continue reading

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Another bell tolls for the press release

Sheila Scarborough, at Every Dot Connects, says she can’t imagine ever sending out another traditional press release. Announcements that the press release is dead are hardly new or blogworthy. However, she does explain how she plans to go about publicizing … Continue reading

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Bloggers and public relations

I want to point everyone toward a post today over at Jennifer Van Grove’s blog, about building relationships with influential bloggers for public relations purposes. The post raises some interesting questions: Is it worth the effort? Why or why not? … Continue reading

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