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All through the house not a creature was stirring…

Not even a mouse! Merry Christmas and I wish all of you a happy new year & hoping you will be successful in fulfilling your new year resolutions!

Much love,

Michaela

Preparing for your real life entry into the world of Public Relations Part 2

Hello again to everyone that has read my blog! Sorry for the slight delay in my posts but boy, has it been busy over here at Freestyle (and what a great reason for the delay)! We continue to evolve and provide excellent results for our wide array of clients.

Now where did I leave it…oh yes, I wrote about how to prepare for full time employment in the public relations field and how important writing skills are in this line of work. I want to continue on the path of providing valuable skills every PR pro should have in order to survive. One skill that is continuing to make its mark upon the public relations industry and PR professionals alike is having a strong sense of curiosity.

Cu·ri·os·i·ty [kyoor-ee-os-i-tee] noun. The desire to learn or know about anything; inquisitiveness. In the public relations business the only thing you can count on reliably is that there is a constant state of change. Armed with a strong sense of curiosity, you will be driven to want to learn more, uncover new insights, offer fresh ideas, ask questions and think about how to be more productive in our field in new and exciting ways. There have been plenty of circumstances in which I have been asked to write a press release about something that I am not necessarily familiar with and without my curiosity to learn more about that topic I would not be able to do my job effectively. In the public relations industry, information truly is our currency. By that I mean to keep up with your clients and their specific niches you must be curious in finding out additional information about competitors, new trends and daily news to keep yourself informed.  Without this curiosity, you won’t be able to gain the understanding or vision about the business you’re researching that will allow you to not only keep up, but to provide fresh and innovative ways to help your clients shine!

I’m hopeful you find my observations helpful and please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. I am excited to continue providing you tips and advice based upon my real world public relations experience here at Freestyle PR.

Be on the lookout for my next blog.

Cheers!

Michaela Sabin
Account Assistant

Preparing for your real life entry into the world of Public Relations

I write a blog for my work and thought it would be fun to share those posts on my personal blog as well. It might give a little insight to anyone that is interested in the PR field. Here you go!

As a college student majoring in public relations, preparing yourself for full time employment in the public relations field can be intimidating, confusing and sometimes downright difficult! As a recent college graduate I know how scary it really is by wondering if you’re doing the right things to adequately prepare yourself for your first foray into the exciting field of public relations.

First, a little about me. My name is Michaela Sabin and I was raised in Des Moines, Iowa and went to college at Iowa State University. Go Cyclones! I graduated from the Greenlee School of Journalism in May 2011 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations. Throughout my many adventures at Iowa State there was always one thing lurking in the back of my mind and that was graduation and finding my ideal public relations position. Since that was my goal, I had to find the things that worked for me in this regard, realize what things didn’t work for me, and along the way stumble across things I wish I would have done and of course run into those things I now wish I didn’t waste my time on. My transition from higher education to a public relations career is a happy one. I am now an Account Assistant here at Freestyle PR. I couldn’t be more ecstatic about starting my career with such a great public relations company! The purpose of this blog entry is to offer some advice to college students that are struggling with the age old question, “So how do I best prepare for my grown up job in public relations?”

The first thing I like to share with public relations students is to make sure you build your writing skills as much as possible. Writing is one of the most important skills a public relations practitioner has in their arsenal. From writing press releases to pitches and even email communication, all of them require a solid writing foundation. A few ways to help you build this critical skill is to work for your student paper, take an extra writing class or two that fits into your schedule or offer to write for any organizations you are involved in for free. I also recommend you read as many public relations documents that you can get your hands on. Do a Google search for anything ‘public relations’ and there is a wealth of good examples to peruse. As straightforward as it sounds, often times simply reading the different types of public relations documents you will be asked to create will really enhance your baseline understanding of the writing mechanics that go into each type of document you may encounter in your daily work life.

These tips can help you frame quality writing skills that will assist you in your road to becoming a valued professional in the public relations field.

I sincerely hope you find this helpful and please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. I am very excited about my current position and love the opportunity to talk to others about it and about Freestyle PR! Be on the lookout for my next blog.

Cheers!

Michaela Sabin
Account Assistant

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