PR @ my place (Journal Entry 4)

While undertaking two PR subjects (@ UQ) this semester (2), I have learnt and effectively executed PR related tasks.
I have successfully produced a strategic communications campaign for Sarina Coast 2 Coal Real Estate (http://www.coast2coal.biz/)
and I have created a media kit for the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum
(http://www.stradbrokemuseum.com.au/).
The skills I have attained, will be of advantage to any future position I hold in the corporate world.

I would like to thank both of my lecturers – Siena Perry and Tony Preece – I have learnt both the strategies and tactics behind PR and the writing, maintenance and atmosphere of PR.

I am now aware of all things PR and this is especially pertinent at home.
I would like to share an amusing story of an early PR experience of Master Ten.

Master Ten, returned home from his holiday in North Queensland, with his father.
There were many stories shared and many more hugs and kisses given.
A group of people including Master Ten attended the Wallaby Creek Festival
(http://www.wallabycreekfestival.org.au/)
and had a delightful time.
Master Ten and two other kids around his age set up a stall, to sell interesting rocks.
Yes! Rocks.
After getting bullied by older kids they decided to go around and approach people to sell their rocks.
Hippies of all ages thought Master Ten and his crew were delightful and purchased the rocks.
They earnt $15.50 (which they spent straight away).
This ingenious feat tickled my fancy (I howled with laughter).
I know that Master Ten will always remember the day he sold rocks to hippies.

I am sure that as adults we can all take a few messages from this story;
keep trying even if people knock you for your deed,
there is ample opportunity to sell anything you desire.

R U OK? persuasive speech (Journal Entry 2)


Two important items were on my calender for Thursday,13th of September, 2012.
A persuasive speech (5 minutes with no visual aids) and R U OK? Day.
Obviously, I decided to marry the two items and present a piece that was powerful and friendly.
Regrettably, I only wrote the piece on the train into uni so I did not have any hard facts on national suicide or relevant data to back up my presentation.
My presentation went for approximately three minutes and was in the tone of,
“Talk to that girl you only smile at in the hall way.
Ask your best friend is she Ok?”
My point was “Are you ok? Are you really ok? How do you know that person over there needs someone to talk to?”
I know on that particular day I was not ok and all I wanted was a big hug and an ok?
And then I would of broken down in tears (so it probably is a good thing that I wasn’t asked).
Anyway, I was a bit ashamed of the content of my presentation, so I don’t have a copy of it too share with you.
But I hope you (yes you) take the message of R U OK into your daily lives and treat fellow men how you would like to be treated. I know that I try do do this.

The aim of the marvellous R U OK? Foundation is to prevent isolation by empowering people to support each other through life’s ups and downs (http://www.ruokday.com/about-r-u-ok-day/).