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You Get Out What You Put In

By Stephanie Thara 2017 Diversity Chair I’m what a lot of people like to refer to as a commitment phobe. Prior to joining the Board as Diversity Chair this year, I had only attended OCPRSA events “every once in a while” and “here and there” since landing my first job in public relations back in […]

Recap of YoPro Mixer with Non-Profit Professionals

By James Alley “The Non-Profit sector offers great opportunities for professionals looking to work as part of a small team where they can take an all hands on deck approach to learning PR and communications.” Last week’s YoPro networking event and roundtable discussion featuring Janelle Kruly, director of public relations, Orange County School of the […]

Learning Together at the PRSSA 2017 Leadership Rally

By Alisa Ohara PRSSA Executive President at Biola University “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This theme permeated the PRSSA 2017 Leadership Rally in Scottsdale, Ariz. that I attended in June as the incoming Biola University PRSSA Chapter President. The Leadership Rally is an annual […]

Real Talk Blog: Disability Inclusion in Public Relations

By OCPRSA’s Diversity Committee In honor of October being National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we will be featuring thoughts from Kristen Parisi—a public relations executive and freelance journalist in a wheelchair—in this month’s “Real Talk” blog. In 1990, Kristen was involved in a car accident where she suffered a spinal cord injury and has been […]

Voices from Past Diversity Chairs on the Current State of D&I

By Stephanie Thara 2017 OCPRSA Diversity Chair In honor of PRSA’s Diversity & Inclusion Month, we wanted to feature the voices of some of our past Diversity Chairs for this month’s “Real Talk” blog. Since 2004, the OCPRSA Diversity Committee has implemented innovative programs and initiatives to raise awareness about diversity & inclusion (D&I) in […]

Pay Attention to the Young PR Guns

By Les Goldberg, APR Les Goldberg Public Relations During my lifetime, I have seen the invention of television, the beginning of the end of print journalism, the introduction and proliferation of the personal computer and cell phones, and the birth of social media.  As a public relation practitioner for the past 50 years, I can […]

‘The Hero’s Journey’ Workshop Enhances PR Professionals Storytelling Efforts

By Stephanie Thara Gary Goldhammer, Director of Creative Strategy for Hill+Knowlton Strategies US, kicked off the “Hero’s Journey” Writing Workshop this morning with a jolt of energy as he passionately explained why storytelling should be the centerpiece of each and every public relations and marketing campaign. “Storytelling matters because you feel it,” said Goldhammer. “People […]