Entries by Diane Slaughter

President’s Notes | September 2018

“Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.” – Malcolm Forbes It’s back-to-school season, when kids everywhere are getting new books, returning to their routines and studying. … It’s a good time for us to do the same. September is national ethics month – and while ethical concerns happen daily […]

Chapter & Verse | September 2018

Please visit our August issue of Chapter & Verse for highlights of our August event at Power Park, sponsored by Appalachian Power, information on entering the PRSA-East Central District Diamond Awards (with an early deadline of September 17), highlights of PRSA-WV member benefits and a reminder on how to win a gift card click the detailed information.  […]

Chapter & Verse | August 2018

Please visit our August issue of Chapter & Verse for highlights of our July meeting with Ann Green, ways to implement your strategic plan, highlights of PRSA-WV member benefits and a reminder on how to win a gift card.  Additional articles cover details of the August 15 “PRSA at the Park” event, sponsored by Appalachian Power, upcoming meetings […]

President’s Notes | August 2018

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” – Edmund Burke It’s hard to believe it’s the end of July. The year is flying by. Let’s take some time to relax and enjoy what’s left of summer by enjoying a hot dog and taking in a […]

State Journal Coverage of Crystal Awards Celebration

For nearly 40 years, West Virginia communications professionals have come together to hone their skills and learn how they may better serve their employers or clients. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the nation’s largest professional organization serving the communications community with a mission to “make communications professionals smarter, better prepared and more […]

President’s Notes | July 2018

“The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison.”  – James Cash Penney Congratulations to the individuals and teams that were honored at this year’s Crystal Awards celebration! We saw some amazing projects and campaigns from professionals and students across the state. I want to personally thank the Awards Committee […]

Chapter & Verse | July 2018

Please visit our July issue of Chapter & Verse for highlights of the Crystal Awards Celebration and honorees.  Additional articles cover details of the July 18 “True Spin” luncheon meeting with Ann Green, upcoming meetings and a note from President Kyra Harris.  Thanks to intern Alisha Jarrett for producing this issue.

President’s Message | May 2018

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt Help us celebrate as we recognize outstanding projects and campaigns at this year’s Crystal Awards Celebration! The collective hours of work by professionals, educators and students across the state is astounding and deserves to be honored – and I […]

CreateAthon@WVU | May 2018

WVU Professor Geah Pressgrove shared details on the energy, creativity and caffeine surrounding this year’s CreateAthon program at WVU’s Reed College of Media. The concept, originally developed at a public relations agency in another state, is now part of her capstone class.  As part of their class, students divide into teams and are assigned to one of […]

President’s Corner | April 2018

“Great things in business are never done by one person; they’re done by a team of people.” – Steve Jobs Have you ever helped judge another chapter’s awards? It’s an amazing opportunity to learn…not only about new and different strategies and creative concepts but also about how to write a better entry of your own. […]