Maximizing Your Membership in PRSA through Volunteerism

Professional development and networking are two of the top reasons professionals become members of PRSA. One way to maximize your membership, garner unique professional development experience and get to know your fellow PRSA members is to serve in a volunteer role on one of our many committees. While recruitment for the 2019 committees has closed, […]

2019 PRSA Hoosier Chapter Board of Directors Slate Announced

The PRSA Hoosier Chapter is happy to announce its slate for the 2019 Board of Directors! President: Emily Kibling, APR Past-President: Megan Bulla, APR President-Elect: Kendall Horvatich Director of Operations & Research: Jacki Falkenstein Director of Finance: Tim Coxey Director of Communications: Kristen Hay Director of Member Services: Hyacinth Rucker Director of Membership: Deeksha Kapoor […]

Now Open: 2019 Committee Recruitment!

Calling all volunteers! It’s time to begin committee recruitment for volunteers to help lead our Chapter in 2019. There are so many opportunities, and lots of variation in the types of positions available. This is a great way to get involved in the Chapter, network with peers, and give back to your profession. You can […]

2019 Proposed Bylaw Amendment: Your Voice Counts!

Earlier this year, the PRSA Hoosier Chapter Board of Directors reviewed our board and committee structure to ensure the Chapter could best accomplish its strategic plan and provide maximum opportunity for volunteers and members.    After careful research and consideration, the Hoosier Chapter Board proposes modifying the bylaws to ensure our Board effectively and efficiently […]

Webinar: How to Prepare a Personal Crisis Plan

Be Prepared to Be Ethical PR practitioners must sometimes make tough decisions when faced with job-related dilemmas. How do you call out unethical or even unlawful behavior on the part of employer or client – without damaging your own career at the same time? By the end of this course participants will be able to: […]

The Value of a Free Press

Thomas Jefferson famously deliberated that he’d rather have newspapers without a country than a country without newspapers, and for good reason. An independent press ensures that citizens stay informed about the actions of their government, creating a forum for debate and the open exchange of ideas. It is one of the pillars of our democracy. Please […]

Call for Judges: 2018 VOX Awards

As part of our annual awards program, we need PRSA Hoosier chapter members’ help to judge entries for our reciprocal chapter – PRSA Memphis. Much like our Pinnacle Awards, the Memphis chapter’s VOX Awards recognize outstanding public relations work happening in the mid-South area. Awards are given to overall campaigns as well as individual tactics. […]

Crisis Communication – More Important Now than Ever

When I started in public relations, way back in the early 90s, crisis communication was a small niche practice in PR firms. Most corporate and nonprofit organizations had crisis plans (in binders), but usually farmed out big events to specialists. Then, the golden rule was that you had between 12 and 24 hours to initially […]

Why A ‘Palms Up’ Approach is Best When Presenting

I think I got a B+ in public speaking freshman year at Butler. I can’t even remember. And it’s not that I’m bad at it, but we can all use a refresher and to continue to gather new ideas. The first PRSA Hoosier networking event I went to was about presentation – and the presentation […]

Internal Communications: Often Overlooked

Takeaways from the PRSA Employee Communications CONNECT18 Conference Despite studying communications in college and working in the field for 25 years, I didn’t truly understood the value and nuances of internal communications until three years ago, when I moved into an internally focused role. After decades of doing media relations, marketing communications, community relations, social […]