October is shaping up to be a knock-out month for media professionals in the Washington, DC area. The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is hosting a one day media institute in College Park, Maryland on Saturday before the PRSA International Conference begins in DC.
The NABJ is targeting public relations professionals by focusing on business and entrepreneurship for their day-long mini-conference. Sessions include lectures on business plan writing and using video to increase sales and building relationships with the digerati.
For the NABJ conference, I’m excited to be a panelist, and I’ll be discussing how to tap into your talents and gifts on your way to a rewarding PR career!
Here are a few of the sessions that caught my eye:
Stop selling what you have; sell what the client wants.
Writing the Winning Business Plan
Banking Your Business Idea
Let’s Talk Business: Independent Practitioners Share Advice on How to Be Your Own Boss
Career Makeover: Breaking Into Public Relations
Use Video Online to Increase Awareness and Sales
Make Technology Work Better For You: 10 Search Engine Optimization Tactics for Public Relations Professionals to Get Out in Front
Taking It Back Ol’ School: How to Pitch to Local TV and Print Media Outlets
What is a certifed MBE and does corporate America care?
Growing Your Business Global
I’m speaking —–>Tapping into Your Talents & Gifts for a Rewarding Career in Public Relations
Lights, Camera, Scandal: How to Respond to Unwanted Media Attention in today’s Celebrity Driven Culture
New Word Communications Order: Real Life Success with Social Media
After the conference, there’s going to be a joint Mixer with PRSA, and Minority PR Professional Groups at Black Fox Lounge. This mixer precedes his year’s PRSA International Convention which kicks off nearby.
Want to take a look at the full schedule and/or register for this conference? Click here.