Archive for the ‘Professional Development’ Category

People actually read my tweets

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In the past several months I attended a few networking events from the Public Relations Society of America. I enjoy talking about PR and networking, so why not do both at the same time? At each of the events I attended, I met familiar faces that follow me on Twitter.
Those familiar faces asked me questions […]

PR pros mess up, President jokes as a result

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I wrote about it before. In my opinion, not giving President Obama an honorary degree was a blunder. Obama’s graduation speech was great. Listen at the 27 second mark of the video. Obama makes a joke – the question – is this a direct joke about not receiving an honorary degree or about ASU winning […]

What not to do if you’re a PR student

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I Google myself, don’t you?
Last week I came across a search result that was disturbing. The search came back with a result that said a web page was an interview with me, Brian Camen. Once I clicked on the web page, it wasn’t me. It was an interview with someone by the name of Logan […]

PR Webinars: Helpful or harmful?

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I receive weekly e-mails about upcoming webinars that are supposed to teach me the newest and best practices in the industry. I’m usually busy (work, work, work) and cannot attend, but in the past year I participated in a handful.
I attended a really good webinar a month or two ago that featured TopRank’s CEO Lee Odden. This was […]

Minor vs. major mistakes in Public Relations

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It’s never ok to make a mistake in PR. For the purpose of this post, well and reality – let’s say there are minor mistakes and major mistakes. A minor mistake may be an accidental typo. Not a biggie (depending on where the typo is), we all make them once in a while. Hopefully the […]

You’re here to learn

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Check out Sydney Owen’s blog post “Brian Camen on: You’re here to learn” where I give tips to soon to be PR graduates. She has a great blog series featuring pros giving advice to almost graduates.

Can you handle being a No. 1 seed?

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There are no tips for success or shortcuts in this post. The objective of this post is to make you think. 
It’s March madness time. Not just on the court, but at your job. You are half way between your mid-year and your annual review. It’s time to ask yourself, how have you preformed?  Are you happy […]

Guest Post: Media relations lessons from ‘Romeo and Juliet’

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This guest post comes from Daryl James, former newspaper editor and reporter turned communications pro.  Daryl also contributed the post, “If newspaper editors taught media relations” to The PR Practitioner. 
Pop quiz: What story has more news value … an apartment fire on Tuesday morning or the same apartment fire on Saturday morning? In a typical week, the […]

PR Students: Research before reaching out

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Occasionally I receive e-mails from college students who are fans of my blog or have general PR questions. I feel I relate well with college students since I am only two years removed. Most e-mails are some form of the general question, “how can I position myself better to break into the industry?”
Like many PR […]

Guest Post: If newspaper editors taught media relations

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This guest post comes from Daryl James, former newspaper editor and reporter turned communications pro.  Daryl also taught news writing as an adjunct professor at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2007 and 2008.
 
I never studied PR, so I don’t know what they teach in school about the proper way to write a news […]