UCF’s Outrageous Trust Workshop

February 9, 2010

Build the strongest possible relationships to strengthen your team, improve client service and achieve success through Outrageous Trust™.   UCF Executive Development Center invites you to attend this half-day workshop on Thursday, February 18 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. presented by award winning strategic business and public relations expert — Roy W. Reid, APR.  Outrageous Trust™ provides the cornerstone for earning, building, cultivating, repairing and restoring trust, therefore, creating stronger relationships, which will improve personal performance, and deliver measurable results.

As a valued partner, you qualify for a special savings opportunity with a registration fee of only $300 per person – that’s a 20% discount or $97 off!  Just enter the code 081858 at check out on the online registration page.

The program includes highly interactive sessions, breakfast, a networking lunch, parking and all course materials. Visit http://web.bus.ucf.edu/documents/edc/outrageous_trust.pdf to learn more or call 407-235-3905 for more information.

Register Today for the 72nd Annual FPRA Conference

February 8, 2010

For four days, PR professionals around the region join together for one common goal — to enhance their career through professional development seminars led by nationally-recognized speakers and networking opportunities. Industry experts will be coming together for the 72nd Annual FPRA Conference to discuss the theme The Big Picture: Bringing PR Leadership and Strategy into Focus.

This conference is sure to offer tools, tactics and strategies that can be implemented immediately into your job. The theme of this year’s conference aims to provide insight into the strategic impact your work as a PR professional has on your organization. It offers advice on honing your strategic thinking, leadership skills and business skills while also discussing the latest and greatest communication tools and trends. In addition to insightful presentations, the annual conference offers one-of-a-kind networking opportunities with PR professionals from all over the state.

This year’s conference will take place August 8 – 11, 2010 in Naples at the Naples Grande Beach Resort.  

Registration is now available online at www.fpra.org.

FPRA-OAC Hosts Buffet Breakfast to Save Members on Event Costs

February 8, 2010

Starting February 25, the Florida Public Relations Association-Orlando Area Chapter will change its monthly meeting format to a buffet breakfast, so we can lower our member event costs by $10 during this tough economic time.  New pricing for the buffet breakfast will be: $15 members, $20 non-members and $10 students.

Annetta Wilson, president of Annetta Wilson Media Training & Success Coaching, will present her presentation skills workshop, “Sorry to Burst Your Bubble, But It Is How You Show Up!”

How would you know if you’re turning people off?  The way people perceive you can mean the difference between success and failure in business and your personal life.  The risk of being misunderstood puts your reputation, business, job and relationships on the line.  You CAN develop the ability to appear confident, comfortable and in control in front of an audience and behind a microphone. Develop the ability to stay “on message.”  Learn the inside secrets to managing the energy in the room so you’re not boring people to death.  Presentation skills coaching helps you read the room, and know if you’re connecting.

Annetta, a certified mastery coach and certified trainer, is a business strategist specializing in presentation skills coaching, communication skills coaching and media training for public figures, entrepreneurs and executives.  She is a talent coach for on-air journalists at CNN and has coached for Walt Disney World’s Ambassador Program and the eWomen Network. An award-winning journalist, Annetta logged over three decades in the broadcast industry as a television news anchor, reporter, producer, talk show host and writer.

Registration and buffet breakfast will begin at 8 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the University Club, 150 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL.  Advanced registration is required by visiting www.fpra-orlando.org.

2010 Image Awards Call for Entries Now Available

February 8, 2010

Learn How to Submit Your Winning Entry at the Image Awards Workshop

On April 22, 2010, FPRA-OAC will honor outstanding public relations programs and tools at the 2010 Image Awards – PR Evolves.  Start preparing your entry today! You can download the call for entries now at the FPRA Orlando Web site

Want to know the ins and outs of creating a winning entry before you submit? Past Image Award recipients, Chris Gent and Audrey Perrot will help you do just that in this instructional workshop.  Join Chris and Audrey on Thursday, February 25 at the University Club at 9:30 a.m. It’s easy to attend – the workshop is free and right after the next FPRA breakfast. Members and non-members are welcome to attend.

RSVP to Jennifer Gammage at jgammage@cancercarecenter.md

Nonprofit Roundtable: Talking to Strangers

February 8, 2010

Learn more about developing an effective elevator speech by attending the next nonprofit roundtable with Dr. Susan Bach, executive director of the Center for Leadership Development at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. She will present an interactive workshop and roundtable to enhance one of the most critical skills utilized by nonprofit and communication professionals.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Registration/Networking: 11:30 a.m.; Roundtable: 12-1 p.m.
FPRA Members: FREE / Non-members: $10
Includes lunch

Orlando Science Center – Founder’s Room
777 East Princeton St.
Orlando, FL 32803

Questions: Contact Tami Karaba at (407) 426-1259 or tami.karaba@cflhomeless.org

Save the Date: March Breakfast Program – Click Play to Engage

February 8, 2010

Save the date, Thursday, March 25, for the Florida Public Relations Association-Orlando Area Chapter’s March breakfast, “Click Play to Engage; Using Online Videos to Engage Your Audience & Get Your Message Heard” with presenter Bill Thom of Planet Digital.

The consumption of media has shifted to online video, where viewers have longer interaction times, higher recall and increased conversion rates.  Learn how to develop online videos that will best engage your audience and get your brand’s message heard.  Thom will discuss:

  • How videos are captured, edited and published
  • Low-cost solutions for creating video
  • The emerging and easy way to present and promote live events
  • Publishing platforms
  • What’s next with mobile and video

Thom handles Planet Digital’s video production and digital marketing.  Involved with new media since the 1990s in New York City, he has worked with clients to produce everything from one-minute online videos to full-length independent films.

The event will be held at the University Club, 150 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL.  Registration and buffet breakfast begin at 8 a.m. and the presentation begins at 8:30 a.m. Prices are $15 members, $20 non-members and $10 students.


February 8, 2010

Spring 2010 APR Orientation & Information Session – Monday, February 15
Don’t just talk the talk, walk the walk! Become Accredited in Public Relations and you will join an elite group of professionals who have demonstrated broad knowledge, strategic perspective and sound professional judgment.

Interested candidates are invited to attend an APR orientation and workshop overview:

Monday, February 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association
800 Trafalgar Court, Suite 200
Maitland, FL 32751

Visit the official Web site of the Universal Accreditation Board at http://www.praccreditation.org/becomeAPR/CandProcesChart.html for the Candidate’s Process Chart for the Examination for Accreditation in Public Relations and the Eligibility Form.

Spring APR Workshops begin Monday, February 22
Even if you cannot attend the orientation, you can still join us for the APR workshops. The workshops are free to active FPRA or PRSA members and will be held weekly from February 22 through April 12.  The one-hour sessions are led by seasoned APR facilitators to guide a discussion of core topics that will be covered on the APR computerized exam.  The workshops are not required “classes” but rather a professional development networking group with mentors who have tips to help you succeed. 

If you are interested in starting the APR process, please contact Stefanie Macfarlane, APR at (321) 578-1722 or smacfarlane@cfl.rr.com.

Congratulations new APR!

February 8, 2010

Cynthia Lambert, APR of METROPLAN Orlando received accreditation in January. Way to go, Cynthia!