Techniques & Tactics: Public Relations Training

Programs offer how-to’s that will help you keep up with the latest communications and public relations resources and best practices. Learn how to implement tactics that will make your strategies succeed.

A Playbook for Earning Positive Coverage
On-Demand Online Course
Category: Techniques & Tactics
Most PR pros send pitches that are destined to fail from the start. If your pitch shows up like everyone else’s, it will be treated like everyone else’s — it will be ignored. In this comprehensive e-learning course, you’ll discover how to craft a pitch that gets noticed. Gain the tools and insights you need to transform yourself into a master of the cold email pitch. Discover pitching skills that are beyond the reach of your average PR pro. Accurately and effectively measure what you do, so that your client or employer knows what they’re getting from your efforts. Michael Smart; On-Demand
Presented by PRSA and Ragan Communications
Jan. 18, 2019 | Virtual Summit
Category: Techniques & Tactics
Jan. 24, 2019 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Jan. 31 through Feb. 14
Categories: Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
Master proven-in-the-lab techniques for making every piece you write easier to read and understand. Ann Wylie; Live Online
Jan. 29, 2019 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Feb. 5
Categories: Media Relations, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
This webinar is designed for the public relations professional seeking to improve their media relations skills. Matthew Charles, DPA, APR; Live Online
Feb. 21, 2019 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Feb. 28
Categories: Communication Strategy, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Curiosity also plays an integral role in elevating your career. Savvy PR professionals tap their innate curiosity and apply it to listening, attention and relationships. Connecting the dots between curiosity, attention and business outcomes can significantly improve all aspects of relationships with leaders, stakeholders, clients, journalists, sales and marketing colleagues, and more. Susan Young; Live Online
Feb. 26, 2019 | Webinar, On-Demand Available March 5
Categories: Executive Level, Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Now is the time to rethink “business as usual,” ask tough questions and make tough decisions and tough compromises. This session will offer a world exclusive on “Built to Suck: The Inevitable Demise of the Corporation… and How to Save It?” Joseph Jaffe; Live Online
Presented by PRSA and Ragan Communications
Feb. 28, 2019 | Partner Online Program
Categories: Techniques & Tactics, Writing
March 19, 2019 | Webinar, On-Demand Available March 26
Categories: Emerging Trends, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
As PR pros, we have to live and breathe new and emerging technologies so we can always be “cutting edge” and “outside the box.” But DANG is there a lot to follow and keep track of. This webinar will break down the latest and greatest tech tools for media monitoring, digital media, project management, pitching and more, while also sharing some old favorites that have stood the test of tech time to make your life easier (and your campaigns more effective). Kate Snyder, APR; Live Online
March 21, 2019 | Webinar, On-Demand Available March 28
Categories: Communication Strategy, Leadership & Management, Measurement & ROI, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Learn the foolproof framework for making sure you are going in the right direction, telling the right stories and analyzing the right data to achieve relevance and business impact now and forever. By beginning with measurement, we can reverse engineer our way to winning communications strategies that will earn us more recognition, respect and resources. Felicia Joy, APR; Live Online
March 28, 2019 | Webinar, On-Demand Available April 5
Categories: Communication Strategy, Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Whether you’re a beginning presenter, occasional PowerPoint user or advanced public speaker, you’ll come away with valuable tips to take make your next presentation a resounding success. Rob Biesenbach; Live Online
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Join contributor Stephen Dupont, APR, vice president of public relations and branded content for the creative and brand shop Pocket Hercules, and a frequent contributor to Public Relations Tactics, to learn how to start developing the mindset of a futurist, and to explore major trends that are likely to change our workplaces, our relationships with others, and our culture. Stephen Dupont, APR; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
Customers and employees demand authenticity, but your senior leaders don't have time to write for multiple audiences and platforms. Learn to use the techniques of modern ghostwriting to create compelling content that captures your subject's "voice." Blythe Campbell, APR; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Today, media and customers are bombarded. How do PR and communications cut through the noise? With science — knowing how your customers are hard-wired to respond. In this webinar, attendees will learn how science is used to strategize messages to create high-value outcomes. Elizabeth Edwards; On-Demand
From the USC Center for Public Relations Global Communications Report
On-Demand Sponsored Webinar
Category: Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
This webinar will discuss the convergence of PR and marketing, identify six specific trends for PR professionals to contemplate as they plan their response to this convergence, and then take a glimpse into the future to assess where we might be headed as an industry. Fred Cook takes key findings from the 2017 USC Annenberg Center for Public Relations Global Communications survey to share important takeaways with the webinar participants. Frederick H. Cook, Fellow PRSA; On-Demand
The Soft Skills Employers Want and How to Market Them
On-Demand Sponsored Webinar
Category: Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
You'd think being a "people person" or a "lifelong learner" would be desirable skills for early-career job candidates, and they are. But are you just asking your prospective boss to take your word for it that the nice things you're saying about yourself are true? Soft skills are a big part of what you bring to the table! Let's talk about how whether you're doing the best possible PR for yourself! Eric Minor; On-Demand
The Storytelling Edition
Case in Point Replay
Categories: Branding, Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics

For the second year in a row, Cleveland Clinic earned the No. 2 spot in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-2018 Best Hospitals. This is just one of the proof points demonstrating the strength of its reputation. But in today’s fragmented media world, what’s the best way to break through and continue to tell the stories that drive and build that well-earned prestige? Eileen Sheil, Executive Director, Corporate Communications, Cleveland Clinic will discuss how she and her team are evolving their media strategies into the digital world by creating the Corporate Communications Dept. of the future. “The overall concept is to evolve more as storytellers by self-publishing news that is unique to Cleveland Clinic," she says.

Eileen Sheil;
Public Affairs and Government Section
On-Demand Section Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Learn how the City of Mesa implemented new strategies and planning tools to grow its following, enhance its messaging and strengthen its image on social media. You’ll leave this session with actionable tactics and guides. Amy McConnell ; Julia Thompson; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
During this 60-minute webinar, Slater will share insights and learning from launching a boutique agency, building a reputable brand and culture, and managing a (mostly) millennial staff to drive success. Alexander Slater; On-Demand
Corporate Communications Section
Incorporating Digital Strategies for PR Success
On-Demand Section Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Featuring a diverse mix of communications veterans from agency, in-house corporate and consumer areas, this webinar will provide tips on how to improve within strategic communications planning as well as discuss how the industry is evolving to deal with this emerging reality. Amar Braithwaite; Tulani Elisa ; David Rosen; Tyler Brown; Errol Cockfield; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Crisis & Reputation, Media Relations, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
With the proliferation and quick rise in popularity of “rogue” and “alt” sites, public relations professionals must take heed. A new era of crisis communication is upon us. Regina Luttrell, Ph.D.; Susan Emerick; Jamie Ward, Ph.D.; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Emerging Trends, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
From collaboration and messaging technologies to social media and mobile apps, new technologies are transforming how communications professionals do their work. This webinar will highlight best practices that leading companies are utilizing to shape the technological landscape of the communications industry today and tomorrow. Jeff Corbin; Stacie Rabinowitz; Candace Tucker ; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
Participate in this webinar to sharpen the core writing skills required for social media posts, news releases, blog posts, speeches, media pitches and any other PR document Michael Smart; On-Demand
On-Demand Sponsored Webinar
Category: Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
It is estimated that 90% of the data ever created in the world was generated in the last two years. With increasingly advanced tools to generate and showcase data, it's easy for the message to get lost in the overly complex. In this presentation, you'll learn how to tell a compelling data story by decluttering data visualizations and incorporating an effective storytelling narrative to incite a call to action. Dr. Neelesh Varde; On-Demand
(to Generate More Public Relations and Marketing Buzz)
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Turn On Your Idea Machine (to Generate More Public Relations and Marketing Buzz) will help you consistently generate not only more competitive marketing and communications ideas - but more relevant ideas. Stephen Dupont, APR; On-Demand
The Corporate Social Responsibility Edition
Case in Point Replay
Categories: Branding, Communication Strategy, Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) isn’t just a nice thing to do — it’s a business imperative. Setting and implementing initiatives is a good start, but developing sustainable branded CSR initiatives that demonstrate a measurable return on investment that aligns with business objectives is the goal.

Jon Sullivan; Laura Kane;
New Professionals Section
Learn What Employers are Really Looking for When Building their Communication Teams
On-Demand Section Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Join PRSA’s New Professionals Section as they host three industry professionals with extensive knowledge on how to build successful PR and communications teams and what hiring managers have in mind when crafting and filling positions. In addition to helpful advice on applying for and landing the job of your dreams, our speakers will provide valuable insight on what New Pros can do now to set themselves up for career success. Regina Luttrell, Ph.D.; Jenn Saldarelli; Laura Gross; Robyn Rudish-Laning; On-Demand
Educators Academy
Identifying Gaps Between PR Curriculum and Practitioner Expectations of Entry-Level Professionals
On-Demand Section Webinar
Categories: Ethics, Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
This webinar details the undergraduate curriculum recommendations arising from longitudinal research between public relations educators and practitioners. Kathleen L. Lewton, APR, Fellow PRSA; Denise P. Ferguson, Ph.D., APR; Marlene Neill, Ph.D., APR; Melissa Dodd, Ph.D., APR; On-Demand
On-Demand Sponsored Webinar
Categories: Branding, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Designed for those who work in higher education, this fun and energetic webinar will share examples of how universities are creating unique and engaging events centered around record breaking experiences. Examples include the Most sandwiches made in an hour by Temple University (and donating them to nearby homeless shelters) and the Most backpacks stuffed with school supplies in one hour by Brown University. The result creates memories that last a lifetime and drives earned media, generates community goodwill, and engages student and alumni. Keith Green, APR; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
This webinar is ideal for closing the year and starting fresh on quality initiatives. It is easy to continue performing in the same way year after year. We will discuss how learning the three primary tools for upgrading the quality of your conversations, your projects and your engagement will prepare you for 2019. Suzanne Updegraff; On-Demand

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