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. If your pitch arrives like everyone else’s, it’ll be treated like everyone else’s — it’ll be ignored. In this course, you’ll see how to craft a pitch that gets noticed and gain tools to become a master of the cold email pitch. Discover skills that go beyond the reach of an average PR pro. Effectively measure what you do so your client/employer knows what they’re getting from your efforts. Michael Smart; On-Demand
On-Demand Online Course
Categories: Communication Strategy, Media Relations, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
The PESO model takes the four media types — paid, earned, shared and owned — and merges them together for an integrated — and measurable — communications program. Most of the industry had adopted the model, but not many truly know how it all works together and drives business results. Join Gini Dietrich, the founder and author of Spin Sucks and creator of the PESO model, to learn how to implement it within your organization. Gini Dietrich; On-Demand
May 22–June 26, 2019 | Live Online Course
Categories: Communication Strategy, Measurement & ROI, Media Relations, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
The Digital Communication Certificate Program concentrates on an advanced technical landscape for digital communicators working within branding, social media and content strategy to leverage a variety of digital tools through evolving channels and platforms geared to appeal to different audiences. The Digital Communication Certificate Program will equip management-level communicators with best practices within digital content strategy, personas, digital storytelling, writing for SEO and the web, digital innovation and the measurement of digital communication. Justin Seibert;
Aug. 14–Sept. 18, 2019 | Live Online Course
Categories: Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends, Measurement & ROI, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
The Integrated Communication Certificate Program builds an advanced approach to integrated marketing communications that is specifically built for today’s communication professional. Strategic integrated communication can help organizations streamline their efforts and significantly boost results by focusing on synergy, alignment and measurement. Designed as a live certificate of completion program, the Integrated Communication Certificate Program will equip management-level communicators with best practices within integrated marketing concepts for specific audiences in order to develop integrated strategies and tactics that work together to boost results and effectively manage your work in a planned, synchronous fashion. Bonnie Harris;
Oct. 30–Dec. 11, 2019 | Live Online Course
Categories: Communication Strategy, Crisis & Reputation, Emerging Trends, Ethics, Executive Level, Leadership & Management, Measurement & ROI, Media Relations, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Effective crisis communication can help organizations maintain trust, inspire consumer confidence and build competitive advantage. As recent poorly handled crises in business, government and nonprofits show how ineffective crisis communication can set an organization back significantly. To provide more education and understanding surrounding crisis communication, PRSA has re-developed the Crisis Communication Certificate Program. Designed as a certificate of completion program, the Crisis Communication Certificate Program will equip management-level communicators with best practices in industry perspectives by sharing resources and ideas and working through various crises. Helio Fred Garcia;
Feb. 11, 2020 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Feb. 18
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
In this fast-paced, resource-packed webinar we will cover more than 20 proven (and many lesser-known but life-changing, low-cost or no-cost) tools that can add hours back into your week, and wow teammates and bosses with new reporting and design abilities. Elizabeth Edwards; Live Online
Feb. 13, 2020 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Feb. 20
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
In this webinar, we’ll present insights from listeners about what makes information memorable and repeatable; share our research into the impact of storytelling in business settings and the surprising truths we uncovered; explore the art of engagement — how to pull listeners in; introduce the mechanics of telling a good story and the concepts that bring a more engaged storyteller into a corporate setting; and introduce the best practices of good storytellers. Sally L. Williamson; Live Online
March 10, 2020 | Webinar, On-Demand Available March 17
Categories: Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
“A Practical Guide to Multimedia Communication” webinar will break down those barriers to entry, using time-tested change management ideas to help any communicator make more of video and podcasting, regardless of budget. Dan Farkas,MBA; Live Online
March 12, 2020 | Webinar, On-Demand Available March 19
Categories: Branding, Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
In this webinar, Katherine Morales, APR, Authentic Brand Strategist™ and founder of Inflection Point Communications, will share insights on these shifts as well as how we can utilize them to devise more resonate communications and strategies for the companies we represent. Katherine Mason, APR; Live Online
March 17, 2020 | Webinar, On-Demand Available March 24
Categories: Communication Strategy, Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Who likes conflict? Most people want to avoid it. This webinar will help you manage it by tapping into your emotional intelligence. M.J. Clark, APR, Fellow PRSA; Live Online
April 7, 2020 | Webinar, On-Demand Available April 14 through April 28
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
Are you using the right foundation for your story? In this webinar, you’ll master a structure that’s been proven in the lab. Ann Wylie; Live Online
July 7, 2020 | Webinar, On-Demand Available July 14 through July 28
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use your display copy — headlines, decks and subheads, for instance — to pull readers into your copy, make your piece more inviting and even communicate to flippers and skimmers. Ann Wylie; Live Online
Sept. 15, 2020 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Sept. 22 through Oct. 6
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
More than half of your audience members now receive your emails, visit your web pages and engage with your social media channels via their mobile devices, not their laptops. In this environment, how do we reach readers online? Join us for this mobile web-writing webinar to learn how. Ann Wylie; Live Online
Nov. 19, 2020 | Webinar, On-Demand Available Nov. 26
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
Break out of the rut we all fall into when we write about the same thing, the same way. Your prose will jump off the page after this training on writing more succinctly and with greater flair. Michael Smart; Live Online
On-Demand Webinar
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; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Emerging Trends, Media Relations, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
The credibility boost that comes from positive placements in trustworthy media is still unmatched by other forms of marketing. But today’s distracted and inundated journalists and influencers require a more sophisticated type of outreach. That’s why some PR pros are earning far more than their normal share of coverage, while the rest founder. Michael Smart; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
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; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
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; On-Demand
Health Academy
On-Demand Section Webinar
Categories: Emerging Trends, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Gen Z makes up approximately 26% of the population, surpassing Millennials in size. The Gen Z population is growing in age, but their behaviors and consumption patterns are already inspiring new trends in the marketplace and disrupting how communication is created, shared, and received. This webinar will discuss trends, and innovative ways to engage this audience. Rachel Tyree, MPH; Renee Fraser, Ph.D.; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
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; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
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; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
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; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Crisis & Reputation, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
How can a lost password somewhere in Siberia cause you a PR headache in the U.S.? Why is every manager terrified of the Ides of March in China? And can you picture a situation in which you as a crisis communicator write the words “have a truck full of money ready”? These true stories will open your eyes to how an issue far away can ignite into an international PR crisis — and offer ideas for how to extinguish it. Asen Geshakov,MA; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Your communications team is a master of their domain. However, you need them to go beyond being great communicators — you need dynamic employees trained to look around corners, consider holistic enterprise goals and keep an eye on the bigger picture. In short, you need them to think like a CEO. Bill Coletti; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
With the rise and infiltration of voice assistants into our daily lives, what does this mean for PR and communicators’ content strategies? Aileen Izquierdo; Heather Radi-Bermudez; Hugo Ottolenghi; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Measurement & ROI, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Join us for this webinar to learn the importance of data visualization and gain valuable tips to improve the delivery of data and analysis in your presentations to impact how you are perceived. Cyndi W. Greenglass; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
In a world where consensus can be hard to find, there is near universal agreement in the power of online video and podcasting as emerging communication tools. “Public Relations and Multimedia: Five Steps for Success Anyone Can Do Right Now” will take a fast paced deep dive into development of audio and video content from concept to creation. Dan Farkas,MBA; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
It’s never been harder, yet more critical, to get and keep the attention of your workforce. In this webinar, we’ll explore why making great content matters, changes you can make tomorrow and how you can ultimately compete with cat videos! Christopher Hannegan; On-Demand
Financial Communications Section
On-Demand Section Webinar
Categories: Branding, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
If your team is looking for innovative ways to differentiate your brand, then this webinar is for you. We hope you can join Ben Joergens, VP, Financial Empowerment Director for Old National Bank where he will share his company's journey in developing a financial education roadmap that is making a difference in the communities that Old National serves. Katie Bender; Ben Joergens; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Thinking about going independent? No matter whether you dream of being a solo practitioner or starting a virtual PR agency, this webinar by a PR and marketing agency principal and founder, and the CEO and founder of a marketing and communications consultancy and adjunct professor at San Jose State University, will give you the real-world solutions you need to launch your venture, find/retain clients and manage a profitable PR business while maintaining a satisfying work/life balance. Mar Junge; Rene Siegel; On-Demand
New Professionals Section
On-Demand Section Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Measurement & ROI, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
In this webinar, Ben Butler, APR — founder of the acclaimed brand PR agency Top Hat — will present Silver-Anvil-winning client case studies to show practical applications for measuring and quantifying your communications efforts. Ben Butler, APR; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Emerging Trends, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Micro-influencers are everyday consumers who have a significant and engaged social media following of anywhere between 1,000 and 100,000, and are much more authentic and obtainable to work with to promote your marketing goals. Join Jenkins and Tischler of Simply Social Media as they teach you how to leverage micro-influencers in social media to build community, connections and brand advocates. Caitlin Jenkins; Amy Tischler; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Media Relations, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
The shift to online media has given PR pros new metrics – surprisingly easy to acquire – that illustrate more deeply the impact of their earned media outreach. Learn how to take advantage of that activities that work, and how to measure and report your results to get the respect you deserve. Michael Smart; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Ethics, Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Following the Arthur W. Page Society benchmark study on diversity and inclusion practices for recruitment and retention of talent, this presentation will provide organizational strategies that leaders can adopt to build engage team members and build an inclusive team environment. Rochelle L. Ford, Ph.D., APR; Peta Long; On-Demand
Educators Academy
Win-Wins in Internships, Student-Run Firms and Service Learning Projects
On-Demand Section Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
This webinar will discuss best practices and effective student-practitioner partnerships as well as research-based information about setting up everyone for success. Deborah Davis, Ed.D., APR, Fellow PRSA; Mary Ann Pearson, Ed.D., APR; C.L. Lopez; On-Demand
Association/Nonprofit Section
How To Grow Your Revenue Through Social Media Influencers
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Branding, Communication Strategy, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Influencer marketing demystified. In this webinar we will discuss how e-commerce brands and CPG companies can use influencer marketing to grow their revenue, brand awareness and more. Jennifer Li Chiang; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
Anything you write will read faster and be more compelling after this webinar. Whether it goes directly to your audience or to media gatekeepers, your work will get more engagement after you apply Michael Smart’s tips for tightening it up and adding flair. This webinar will take you through real-world examples of every point. Michael Smart; On-Demand
Measurably boost your grade level score
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Techniques & Tactics, Writing
Included with PRSA Membership.
In this concise-writing webinar, you’ll dive into the results of this massive global literacy study. You’ll get a reality check on the level at which your readers really read. Ann Wylie; On-Demand
How to leave behind your frazzled, harried work life without ticking off co-workers, clients and bosses.
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends, Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Michael Smart has consulted for everyone from Fortune 20 companies to mid-sized PR agencies on how to get better communications results. Increasingly, the most urgent question his clients ask during his training sessions is: “How do I find the time I need to accomplish everything?” So he developed the first productivity and time management training specifically for PR pros. Hundreds have completed it successfully, and he’s now bringing it to PRSA. Michael Smart; On-Demand
On-Demand Webinar
Categories: Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends, Techniques & Tactics
Included with PRSA Membership.
Entering a world where artificial intelligence and androids in the workplace are commonplace, and where our world struggles to feed, clothe and find work for 8.5 billion people in 2040 (more than a billion more than today), Alpha Generation may truly be the most pivotal generation in centuries. If you think you’ll be working as a public relations professional in 2030 or beyond, you should be at this webinar. Stephen Dupont, APR; On-Demand
The Creative Edition
April 15, 2020 | Case in Point
Categories: Communication Strategy, Emerging Trends, Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
In this interactive Case in Point, participants will learn how to apply invention at the beginning of the PR process and take away usable strategies and tactics for agencies and in-house. Adam Ritchie; Live Online
The Legal Edition
June 24, 2020 | Case in Point
Categories: Social Media, Techniques & Tactics
This interactive Case in Point shall demystify copyright law in the digital space and provide best practices for the use of third-party content. Rom Bar-Nissim; Live Online
The Brand Edition
Sept. 30, 2020 | Case in Point
Categories: Branding, Communication Strategy, Leadership & Management, Techniques & Tactics
In this interactive Case in Point, participants will learn how brand confusion can impact corporate reputation and business decisions in a case study from global business leader, LabCorp. In 2018 and 2019, LabCorp was named to Fortune’s List of World’s Most Admired Companies as well as earned the designation as a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Pattie Kushner; Live Online

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