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ISU PRSSA CHAPTER MEETING. September 17, 2013. Professional adviseR. Lewis Pryor, APR State Farm Insurance. 30 SECOND commercial. WHAT NOT TO DO. Bad Elevator Speech Example Good Elevator Speech Example. PURPOSE. To briefly introduce yourself to a potential contact - PowerPoint PPT Presentation




Lewis Pryor, APRState Farm Insurance

Professional adviseR30 SECOND commercialWHAT NOT TO DOBad Elevator Speech Example

Good Elevator Speech Example

4PURPOSETo briefly introduce yourself to a potential contactHit the main points of your skills, aspirations, organizations, etcOften called the elevator speechIf you were in the elevator with a potential employer, how would you sell yourself?

NAMEHello, my name is Hailey Lainer

YEAR, SCHOOLI am a senior at Illinois State University MAJOR AND MINORI am a public relations major with a minor in psychology. INTERNSHIP/WORK EXPERIENCEAs an member of PRSSA since my freshman year, I have served as the Socials Chair as well as the Newsletter Chair.POSITIONS, AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS As the current president for ISUs Chapter of PRSSA I oversee all chapter activities and the chapters student run firm, manage the executive board and directors, and edit all the chapter publications.

FUTURE PLANSRight now I am enjoying being President of our organization and using it as a great learning experience.Long-term, I am looking for a job that will allow me to pursue my passion for the PR field, and I am very interested in working for an agency.CONNECT WITH MEWould you mind if I gave you my business card?Can I leave my business card with you, Id love to discuss ________ more with you. Fill in the blank with organization, project, individual, etcAlso, ask if they are on LinkedIn and if they would mind connecting with you.

QUESTIONS?We will be sending out this PowerPoint along with tonights meeting minutesTake a look at it if you need a refresher before any interview you may getAND before the speed networking event next week Remember to breathe and stay calm during your 30-second commercialHave confidence!You know what to talk about because YOU are the subject

NOW ITS YOUR TURN!Take a couple minutes to follow the format and come up with your ownWould anyone like to share?If you would like more help, PLEASE feel free to come speak with us after the meeting, or send us your typed 30-second commercial for revisions.We love to hear your submissions and are always happy to help you!RECAPName Year, SchoolMajor and minor Internship, work experiencePositions, awards, achievementsFuture plansExchange contact informationANNOUNCEMENTSCassidy Obis Blog

Stephanie Robertson - Newsletter

2013-2014 COMMITTEE CHAIRSRELATIONSLauren Ward - fundraising

Jessica Perri - socials

2013-2014 COMMITTEE CHAIRSdevelopment2013-2014 COMMITTEE CHAIRSProgressive imageGrace Johnson Christmas Without CancerAli Geary Her CampusNick Hebert Two Blokes and a Bus

Molly CoyleDanielle GombacFrank HopperLauren Ulrich

2013-2014 Bateman teamTickets 1 for $! And 5 for $6All proceeds go towards our ChapterT-shirt quilt raffle

Create your own 30 second elevator pitch Network and practice your pitch with PR professionalsPlease dress nicer, no jeans or t-shirtsTuesday, Sept. 24

Elevator pitch workshopRed Frog Events and Zapwater Communication Friday, Sept. 20Mandatory meeting tonight after Chapter

Upcoming tour

Any PRSSA student listed to be excused for an agency tour or other Chapter activity must:

Follow the policies and expectations given in a class syllabus.

At least three calendar days before the event, schedule either (1) the taking of an exam or quiz or (2) the completion of an assignment for a class that would be missed.

Failure to abide by this policy will result in consequences determined by the instructor, which may include receiving a score of zero (0) or a failing grade (F) for the exam, quiz, or assignment.

NOTE: If there the class syllabus has a different policy, it would take precedence over this one.

CHAPTER RELATED ABSENCES FROM CLASSPhiladelphiaOct. 25-29Last day to register Tuesday, Sept. 24 (next week)Mandatory meeting after Chapter Sept. 24

National CONFERENCEHow newspaper business and its interaction with PR professionals has changedThursday, Sept. 26 in Peoria $25 members, $30 nonmembers

PRSA CHAPTER MEETING2014 GM Communications Summer InternsMedia relationsInternal communicationsSpeech writing Event planningDeadline to apply: Tuesday, Oct. 1

http://www.gmcommsinternships.comINTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Allstate Insurance Northbrook office looking for part-time (8-12 hours/week) for Oct-Dec start date and possibility of an extensionPrimarily writing, creating/pitching press releases, newsletter creation$15/hourQuestions? Contact Meghan [email protected]


Her CampusApply to be a writer for a well-known collegiate online magazineBuild your resume and meet other students

Applications due Sunday, Sept. 22

Email your application to [email protected]

Questions? Contact Megan Lawler, Maggie Ziemann or Katie ORourkeWRITERS NEEDED

Thinking about becoming a TA for COM 178? Anyone interested in learning more or applying for the position should email Tom Lamonica [email protected] OPPORTUNITY


Vote which one is your favorite!

$80 for entire academic calendar year Deadline:Friday, Oct. 11Prssa member duesMeNTOR mentee program

Get paired up with another PRSSA memberGreat opportunity to meet others and attend special socials just for those in the programSign up by Friday, Sept. 20Points rewarded for various efforts of participationMost number of MIPS, named Member of the MonthE-board recognizes outstanding members in committees


Thanks to those who volunteered!

CAREER NIGHTVolunteer opportunity

Thursday, Sept. 19Spots still open, sign up after todays meetingMARCH OF DIMES

March of Dimes -- Thursday, Sept. 19

Red Frog Events and Zapwater Tour -- Friday, Sept. 20

Elevator Pitch Workshop -- Tuesday, Sept. 24

National Conference last day to register/mandatory meeting after Chapter -- Tuesday, Sept. 24

PRSA Chapter meeting -- Thursday, Sept. 26

Membership dues -- Friday, Oct. 11

Last day to sign up for member mentee program -- Monday, Sept. 23

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