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Black Enterprise Magazine spoke with budding and seasoned communications professionals at the Museum of Public Relations Black History Celebrating Black PR Pioneers Event.

When considering the way some people seem to handle challenges and crises so calmly and not freaking out under pressure, Troy P. Thompson, digital communications associate at Public Relations Society of America, offered  “When you got through a lot in your life—whether you grow up in a single parent household, or don’t have access to financial resources, or having dealt with a lot of loss—going through all of that allows you to know who you are.”
 
“And moving forward in a career like PR where it’s very turbulent at times, it allows you to stay calm. You become a more measured person and a more capable person in times of emergency.”
 
To learn more, please read the full article on the Black Enterprise website.