May 2015

Register NOW for Southeast District’s  June Conference in Greenville!

You’ll definitely Find Your Story at the PRSA Southeast District’s Spring Conference, June 3-5, in Greenville, South Carolina.

Don’t miss this accessible, affordable session with a lineup of speakers offering an unrivaled professional development opportunity. Here’s a preview of what’s in store:

  • Kathy Barbour, APR, President, PRSA

         Leading the Way: The Power of PR for the Future   

  • Dr. Alan Freitag, APR, Professor of Communications, UNC-Charlotte

         When Stories Cross Cultures and Borders 

  • Poppy Dixon, Documentary Filmmaker

         Turning Life Into Stories; Insights from the Documentary Filmmaking Process

  • Jennifer Darwin, Senior Vice President, Bank of America

         Making an Impact: Counseling Clients and Building Their Trust

  • Kevin Purcer, Senior Vice President, Erwin Penland

         Agile Storytelling: An Always-On Approach to Brand Storytelling 

And that’s just the start …  We’ll hear from PR pros from Michelin, BMW, the CDC, The Buckley School of Public Speaking, several major marketing and PR firms and more. This is a conference you don’t want to miss.

For a complete schedule of activities, hotel links and registration information, check out the conference website  ( Type Save10 in the promo code box to take advantage of the ten percent discount available through May 15. 

2015 Leadership Rally Set for October 29-30 in Knoxville

Current and future chapter leaders are invited to the Southeast District’s annual Leadership Rally, set for October 29-30 in Knoxville, TN.

We’ll kick things off with a Thursday evening get-acquainted event and devote Friday to a full schedule of sessions. Rally headquarters will be the Holiday Inn Downtown. Stay tuned for updates on topics and speakers.

Sponsorship How-Tos & How-Not-Tos                                                          

Join May 18 Best Practices Call 

Alabama Chapter President Kevin Storr, will lead a candid conversation on attracting sponsorships — what worked and what didn’t — and share lessons learned, some the hard way.

Date & Time: Monday, May 18; 3pm Eastern, 2pm Central

Call-in number: 559-726-1300

Participant Code: 699479#

BP Call recordings remain accessible for one month at the number above.