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Techniques & Tactics: Public Relations Training

Programs offer how-to’s that will help you keep up with the latest communications and public relations resources and best practices. Learn how to implement tactics that will make your strategies succeed.


Dec. 13 Tue.

Takeaways for PR Pros
Dec. 13, 2016 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Dec. 20

Categories: Measurement & ROI, Media Relations, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics

What can we learn from the media, public relations and voting roller coaster during Election 2016? Drawing upon the growing trend of utilizing big data, hear from experts on how they've used data and analysis during the U.S. presidential election — to create stories, participate in conversations, and make sense of media and polling data connections. During this presentation, they will outline the ways that public relations professionals can incorporate data discovery and analysis into storytelling techniques, communication strategies, the ability to pivot, and the connection of data sets for greater insights.
Lauren E. Doyle, APR; Chris Scully; Live Online


Feb. 23-24 Thu.–Fri.

Presented by PRSA and Wylie Communications
Feb. 23–24, 2017 | Course | Los Angeles, Calif.

Categories: Techniques & Tactics, Writing

This writing workshop will teach you how to write copy that grabs attention, keeps it longer, communicates more clearly, enhances credibility and is more likely to go viral. You’ll walk away with techniques — not just what to do, but how — for painting pictures in your audience members’ minds so they understand your points faster, enjoy your information more and remember it longer.
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Featured Presenter:
Ann Wylie; In-Person


April 6-7 Thu.–Fri.

Presented by PRSA and Wylie Communications
April 6–7, 2017 | Course | Washington, D.C.

Categories: Techniques & Tactics, Writing

In this writing workshop, learn how to make every piece you write easier to read and understand. You’ll walk away with secrets on reaching more readers, improving readability, selling copy to management — even help your company save time and money.
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Featured Presenter:
Ann Wylie; In-Person


Aug. 17-18 Thu.–Fri.

Presented by PRSA and Wylie Communications
Aug. 17–18, 2017 | Course | San Francisco, Calif.

Categories: Techniques & Tactics, Writing

In this writing workshop, learn how to make every piece you write easier to read and understand. You’ll walk away with secrets on reaching more readers, improving readability, selling copy to management — even help your company save time and money.
Photo of Ann Wylie
Featured Presenter:
Ann Wylie; In-Person


Sept. 25-26 Mon.–Tue.

Presented by PRSA and Wylie Communications
Sept. 25–26, 2017 | Course | New York, N.Y.

Categories: Techniques & Tactics, Writing

This writing workshop will teach you how to write copy that grabs attention, keeps it longer, communicates more clearly, enhances credibility and is more likely to go viral. You’ll walk away with techniques — not just what to do, but how — for painting pictures in your audience members’ minds so they understand your points faster, enjoy your information more and remember it longer.
Photo of Ann Wylie
Featured Presenter:
Ann Wylie; In-Person


On-Demand Webinar

Captivate, Convince or Convert Any Business’ Audience Through Speeches
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

Whether you’re writing a CEO’s speech for an audience of thousands or giving a pep talk to your department, what you say and how you say it are critical to your success. Hear tips and secrets for crafting memorable speeches that will motivate your audience to not only remember your words, but to act on them.
Featured Presenter:
Jim Holtje; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

Innovative Ideas Generate Great Results
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

Ignite your creative energy. Learn how to come up with new ideas and insights in order to move ahead and embrace creativity in order to develop unforgettable campaigns.
Featured Presenter:
Jeffrey Ory, APR, ABC; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

The PRSA Jobcenter Is Your Guide to Success
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

The PRSA Jobcenter is a one-stop resource for career information and advice. Take a tour of the PRSA Jobcenter and learn how to position yourself, present your skills and experience, communicate your strengths and distinguish yourself from other candidates.
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Featured Presenter:
Richard Spector; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

Shaping the Future of Visual Communications
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

In this session, you will learn how to work assets, resources and processes already at your disposal to propel your organizations into the visual communications age — without breaking the bank.
Mike McDougall, APR, Fellow PRSA; Aimee J. Lewis; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

A Path to Redemption for Public Speakers
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

Solid presentation skills can help PR pros win new business, gain approval for projects and budgets, rally teams, motivate employees and better position themselves as industry and community leaders. Gain practical techniques to overcome the deadliest of presentation sins.
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Featured Presenter:
Rob Biesenbach; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

Sharing Your Story From The Ground Up
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

“Brand journalism” is the latest buzzword in a competitive marketplace that has been changed over the years by technology and social media. Today, it’s important to create and place your own stories to sell your brand. In the health care industry, it’s even more competitive, with health care reform and the emphasis to attract new consumers.
Diane Gage Lofgren, APR, Fellow PRSA; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

Essential Tips on How to Make Content More Relevant
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

Gain essential tips to make your content smarter ? more relevant, more shareable and more trusted. You will learn what types of content are most effective for generating awareness for your brand, enhancing thought leadership and driving Web traffic.
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Featured Presenter:
Stephen Dupont, APR; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

PR Isn’t Dead; It’s Poised for a Comeback
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

It’s an innovative way to get noticed above the noise: “The Spike Method.” With predictive spike scanning, you start to see a wide variety of patterns that emerge for your clients, including trend spikes, national event spikes, topic relevancy spikes and complaint spikes.
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Featured Presenter:
Adele Cehrs
Adele Cehrs; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

How Public Relations Contributes to Decision Making in Big-Data Business
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

Learn how even simple PR research and evaluation can guide the PR process, from understanding your organizational landscape to setting objectives, developing strategy and evaluating performance for continuous improvement.
Johna Burke; Mark Weiner; Cindy Villafranca; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

Employee Communications Section
Lessons From Show Business for Your Business
On-Demand Section Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

Learn how to look at internal communications in a different way. You'll gain a simple, relatable model to use in tackling most any internal communications challenge. When in doubt, you'll be encouraged to ask yourself, "What would Ryan Gosling do?"
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Featured Presenter:
Rob Biesenbach; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

Using IMC Strategies and Tactics to Market Your Way Up the Ladder
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

Learn how to turbo-charge your resume and cover letter with action statements that demonstrate measurable and impactful outcomes. Find out about strategies, tactics and techniques for keeping your skills sharp and convincing an employer that you “feel their pain” and can solve problems for them.
Featured Presenter:
Eric Minor
Eric Minor; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

Best Practices for Submitting Your Silver Anvil Entry
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

Each year, PRSA Silver Anvil Awards judges note that just a few improvements to entries can make a big difference in helping submissions stand out from the competition. Get inside advice and gain practical tips on how to submit the best entry.
Kelly Womer, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA; Mike Flanagan; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

How Scent, Taste and Touch Will Redefine Immersive PR
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

A handful of savvy organizations are incorporating unique scent, taste and touch elements into their PR plans to create multi-sensory magic. In this webinar, you’ll explore the intriguing and largely untapped world of sensory triggers that go well beyond typical sight and sound.
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Featured Presenter:
Mike McDougall, APR, Fellow PRSA; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

Delivering Your Story From Narrative and Design to Measurement
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

Today, storytelling requires a combination of creative writing and powerful visual imagery. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to embrace the new rules of communication when it comes to telling visual stories and solving problems through creative thinking and design.
Jason J. Sprenger, APR; Deirdre Breakenridge; Heather Whaling; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

Tools and Tactics for Crowdsourcing Content With Industry Influencers and Your Community
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

Explore influencer content strategy, best practices and tools to scale the kind of content buyers and communities really want — because they had a hand in creating it.
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Featured Presenter:
Lee Odden; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

Employee Communications Section
Learn What 100 Million Intranet Activities Can Tell You about Internal Communications
On-Demand Section Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

In this webinar, Interact will demonstrate what 10 years and 100 million pieces of intranet data can reveal about internal communications. Find out how your intranet can transform communications in the digital workplace.
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Featured Presenter:
Chuck Gose; Daren Jennings; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

Building a Foundation for Effective Communications
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

How can you put key messages to work? Learn a five-step system for preparing strategic messages.
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Featured Presenter:
Debbie Wetherhead; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

Gain Insights from Your Data
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

Cision is monitoring the lead up to and first day of the Republican National Convention and will be presenting data and the most popular conversations from conventioneers
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Featured Presenter:
James Rubec; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

Educators Academy
Incorporating today’s world into our lessons and identifying opportunities for collaboration
On-Demand Section Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

Learn the dynamics of using great initiatives and current community resources and merging those with your courses and students. Our speakers will give great examples of their own success in the community and building a bridge to the classroom.
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Featured Presenter:
Melissa D. Dodd, Ph.D.; Lois Boynton; Gemma R. Puglisi; Karen Freberg, Ph.D.; On-Demand


On-Demand Webinar

Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins
On-Demand Webinar

Category: Techniques & Tactics

Stories can help you get attention, boost credibility, make your messages more memorable — even communicate better. In this session, you’ll learn to engage readers’ hearts and minds through storytelling.
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Featured Presenter:
Ann Wylie; On-Demand

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