On Wednesday in my Public Relations class we were split into two groups. When we arrived to class, we were all given a “Dear Tom Letter” that read…
Dear Tom I wasn’t a man who knows what live is al about. you are generous kind thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. you have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you I have no feelings whatsoever when we’re apart. I can be forever happy will you let me be yours Sheila
After reading this letter in our individual small groups, we were asked to change and correct the punctuation into a love letter. The following letter is what our group came up with.
I want a man who knows what love is all about. You are generous, kind and thoughtful. People who are not like you admit to being useless and inferior. You have ruined me for other men. I yearn for you; I have no feelings whatsoever when we’re apart. I can be forever happy: will you let me be yours?
If you were to make this letter into a hate letter, which the other group did, how would you arrange the punctuation?
We went over this in my Public Relations Class
In my Public Relations class last week, at the beginning of class my teacher, Barbara Nixon, gave us a cross word puzzle to do. The puzzle was “Advertising Slogans.” It was so interesting because I never realized how I unconsciously knew so many of them because I here or see them on the television on the radio and even the internet everyday. For example one of the slogans were “I wish I were an___wiener,” the first thing that came to mind was the commercial I used to see as a child. Isn’t it finny how no matter how old we are getting these slogans are embedded into our brains? I guess the company is really getting their moneys worth when it comes to advertising.
Yesterday, in my Public Relations class we broke into groups of four of five people. In these groups we each were given a specific time period to focus on. From this, we decided what the most important facts were from that time- period. Towards the end of class we as a class discussed the important facts and I took notes on these. The following list is some of the things we as a class came up with that we felt were important in Public Relations history.
(These notes are fomr our book Public Relations: Strategies and Tactics)
PR played an active role in the Boston Tea Party
American railroads used PR to lure tourists to the east
Women became a dominant part in PR
PR focused more on interpersonal relationships
PR always has to update its self because it’s always changing
In my Public Relations class here at Georgia Southern University, we were asked to set up a Twitter account. I had never used twitter before, let alone heard of it. It has taken me so long to set up my account because I can not figure out how to do it. I guess it is like anything else that is new, you have to learn to adapt to it before it will become easy to use. Considering I am not very “internet savvy” as it is, this should be an interesting adventure. Now that I have learned about twitter I have noticed how popular it really is. I was watching the new other day and I heard the word “twitter,” at least three times. I am not even close to being used to working with twitter, but hopefully I will catch on soon. I do feel it will be very beneficial in my Public Relations career. I am excited to learn what twitter is all about. Stay tuned for details. Feel free to “Tweet” me!