I have learned so many things about PR from taking this course that I haven’t learned about in any of my previous courses. What I have learned are things that can never be forgotten. Public Relations (PR) has so much dynamics to it that it’s hard to explain because it’s such a broad and open field. I have so much about LinkedIn, Twitter, and WordPress. I have especially learned how to brand myself online so people are interested in hiring me which also gives others an idea about me and my personality. I love that LinkedIn is a professional profile to build credibility. It’s a little like Facebook because people can comment and “like” your status which is great because people give me great feedback or an opinion about a topic I am interested in exploring.
I have learned about working in the media and how to handle myself during a crisis management situation. I have learned how to write an effective and professional press release, in addition to engaging in a Twitter chat which is something I have never done before so it was a little confusing at first, but then I became more comfortable in the chat when I finally understood what was going on.
I have learned more about the Enron Scandal since blogging about it on my post and how to interview a media professional. I have also learned about hash-tag fails, where a company uses a hash-tag to promote their brand or service to customers/audiences via Twitter and the opposite happens where they have to fix the situation, which is also interesting to me, not only because of the topic but because when I think of hash-tags, I think of positive things, but I never thought how a hash-tag can hurt a brand or company. I have learned how to write code of ethics which is a great idea at telling people who I am as a person and the rules I follow and apply to such as dignity, respect, loyalty. I have learned so much in my Intro to PR class that I will never forget which I know will be useful tools in my career field.