Invest in yourself: Join Hoosier PRSA

At this time of year, you’re probably looking for a way to spend your tax return. What better way than to invest in yourself by growing your skill set and cultivating a professional network?

As a member of the Hoosier Chapter of PRSA, you can take advantage of a variety of opportunities, including:

Professional development luncheons and networking events – Luncheons take place every other month. Network with fellow PR pros, enjoy a meal and hear from engaging speakers who provide actionable tips and best practices on the latest PR trends. Or, make new contacts at one of our casual before- or after-work networking events, a less formal way to meet fellow members.

Meet the Media breakfasts – Once a quarter, the chapter hosts a Meet the Media breakfast where attendees network with members of the media and engage with them during a panel discussion.

Free skill-based webinars – As part of your membership, you receive benefits from PRSA National, including access to free webinars. Upcoming topics include writing for readability, participation marketing and crisis communications during civil unrest.

Pinnacle Awards – The Hoosier Chapter’s annual awards program offers a chance to be recognized for outstanding public relations campaigns and tactics. What better way to prove your PR worth than with a shiny award?

Accreditation program – Take advantage of the Hoosier chapter’s award-winning, free APR (Accreditation in Public Relations) review course. The course walks candidates through the steps to prepare for the readiness review and exam for PRSA National’s accreditation program.

Have I whetted your appetite? Quick, grab your credit card and sign up for membership before the current promotion ends. Right now, PRSA National is offering a free section membership for new members who purchase a national membership (and don’t forget to sign up for local membership, too!). Section memberships, designed to focus on issues, trends and research in specialized practice areas and industries, provide access to insider industry information. Use promo code MAR16 when completing your membership application.

Andrea-Farmer-headshotHave questions about PRSA membership? Don’t hesitate to contact me or Jennifer Hanson, the Hoosier Chapter’s director of membership.