Black Friday PRSA Membership Offer

Join by Monday, December 5 with BFTP16 to take advantage of the best sale of the year.

If someone you know has been thinking of joining PRSA – here’s an offer that’s too good to refuse!  The Black Friday Triple Play membership promotion from PRSA offers savings of as much as $215 to new members who join PRSA National and the Georgia Chapter using promo code BFTP16.

With the Black Friday Triple Play, PRSA will waive the initiation fee, provide a free membership in the Georgia Chapter and a free professional section membership! It’s PRSA’s best membership offer of the year. Full details including some restrictions, may be found at PRSA.org.

Half-Day Advanced Writing Seminar

Register by Monday, November 28 for Early Pricing
Final Registration: Wednesday, November 30


Friday, December 2, 2016
8:45 am Registration; 9:00 am - Noon Seminar

Where: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
1600 Tullie Circle
Classroom 4 Region: The Park (office & training complex)
Atlanta,GA 30329

Presenter: Ken O'Quinn, Corporate Writing Coach, Writing with Clarity, is a former AP writer,

Communicators need to know how to capture attention with a strong opening and how to write compelling copy that does more than inform; it captivates. AP veteran Ken O’Quinn is back to share techniques to help you organize ideas, write succinctly, and bring writing alive with precise details.

In this half-day workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Use good news judgment
  • Organize what’s in your head
  • Package information for easy readability
  • Craft leads that make someone want to keep reading
  • Open a persuasive message
  • Use a three-step editing process

The interactive workshop will explain subtle devices you can use to create lively, colorful and easy-to-consume drafts. Ken will share the techniques of Wall Street Journal writers to simplify information and help you create quotes that are informative yet human.

Click here for directions.


December Monthly Meeting
Keeping the PR Buzz Going: Cox Celebrates a Decade of Sustainability


Thursday, December 8, 2016
11:30 am Registration & Networking; Noon - 1:00 pm Program & Lunch

Where: Maggiano's Buckhead
3368 Peachtree Road NE

Speaker: Jami Buck-Vance, Director of Corporate Responsibility & Community Partnerships, Cox Enterprises

In 2017, Cox Enterprises will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its national Cox Conserves sustainability program. Since the program’s launch, the company has invested more than $100 million in sustainability and conservation initiatives. Cox has aggressive goals to send zero waste to landfill by 2024 and become carbon and water neutral by 2044. This holistic program engages a wide range of audiences, including employees, operations, suppliers and community partners.

Join us to learn how Cox Enterprises has kept over a decade of buzz going for this important CSR initiative. Key takeaways include:

  • Garnering buy-in from internal and external audiences and stakeholders.
  • Do’s and don’ts when creating buzz for your organization’s CSR programs.
  • How to create new news to keep momentum going for long-term initiatives.


December Pre-Luncheon Seminar
Polishing Your Presentation Skills as a PR Pro


Thursday, December 8, 2016
9:00 am Registration; 9:30 - 11:00 am Seminar

Where: Maggiano's Buckhead
3368 Peachtree Road NE

Communicators need to deliver presentations to clients, co-workers and superiors. But how do you turn your content into a compelling, persuasive message and connect with your content?

Brenda McClain, Media Traininer, McCLain Communications, is a veteran communications consultant. She will teach you how to maximize the impact of your message and connect with your audience. Brenda’s seminar, titled, “Your Communications Power: It’s Not only the CON of CONtent, but also the CON of CONnection,” focuses on how to build a relationship with your audience.

You will learn:

  • How to use energy, conviction and passion to elevate your subject matter
  • How to give weight to your words via a Message Tree
  • What the “90 percent factor” is and how to leverage it
  • How to use visuals effectively

Plus, each attendee will put together a 5-minute presentation on site.


Register Now for PRSA Georgia Annual Conference at 2016 Prices

When: Friday, April 28, 2016
Where: Westin Perimeter North

Planning is underway now for what promises to be another day full of compelling speakers, great content and meaningful networking at the 2017 PRSA Georgia Annual Conference.

Once again, we will offer a program jam-packed with keynote and break-out sessions, offering case studies, strategic and tactical best practices and insight into the future of our profession from industry through leaders.

As we approach the end of the year, PRSA Georgia is offering a special registration rate through December 31. You can sign up now for the 2017 Conference at 2016 rates while you have budget left to spend this year!

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