It’s so easy to become completely consumed in the exciting and fast-paced world of public relations. However, after an eventful week, it’s finally Friday! Utilize these next two days to refresh and regroup from the everyday hustle and bustle by taking some time to get involved in PR activities outside of the office.
While you may be tempted to leave work at the office, incorporating PR inspired activities during your personal time will help you remember why you first decided to break into the industry. Whether you are a working professional or even a student, there are plenty of ways to become more involved in the PR community this weekend.
Here are three suggestions from PR Daily to get involved in PR activities this weekend:
1. Join a PR-Industry Organization
Being a PR professional is exciting because there are so many organizations you can join to help you relate with your peers.
Being part of these organizations—and working alongside those who run them—give PR pros opportunities to meet many local communications pros along the way. You can also learn new tips and tricks, which you can then share with colleagues.
2. Focus on Trade Shows
Spring and fall are typically the biggest trade-show seasons for PR executives.
In the trade show off-season, research events that would be useful from a knowledge-share perspective that your client isn’t attending. This will give you the opportunity to attend workshops and network without client demands.
3. Attend Networking Events
Major cities like Boston, New York, Chicago and San Francisco often host mixers and socials that bring together PR pros with common interest, such as technology or consumer products. These types of events are great for recruitment and new business prospecting.
Client responsibilities are the number one priority, but by making time for industry activities, you create opportunities to bring even more creative ideas to your client campaigns. Even for students, there is the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), which has chapters at campus’ across the country.
Hopefully these idea have inspired you to try something new you can start next week fresh, rested and ready to take on new challenges!
Read PR Daily’s full article here: http://prdaily.com/Main/Articles/19460.aspx