PRSA Orlando Monthly Program: March 21, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Orlando, United States
Position Yourself for Success
Speaker: Geri Evans, APR
7:30-9 a.m. March 21 at the Citrus Club
Networking begins at 7:30 a.m.; the program begins promptly at 8 a.m.
Have you ever felt UNDER appreciated and OVER tasked? Have you felt LEFT out of the decision making process? Has anyone ever looked RIGHT past you when seeking answers to questions you know can answer? Are you on TOP of your game or do you feel DOWN and OUT?
If you answered YES to any or all of these questions, then you won't want to miss this fast-paced, humorous, and jam-packed presentation that will add to your personal and professional growth. Position Yourself for Success is about what to do and when to do it in order to promote your good ideas, your expertise, and your leadership and YOU. Learn new business and communication skills that will increase the confidence others have in you and that you will have in yourself.
Geri Evans, MA, APR, is an experienced public relations professional, public speaker, writer, consultant, and educator. In 2003 she opened her own public relations firm focusing on message development, powerful communication, personal and professional development, and leadership.
Prior to this business venture, Geri was vice president of public relations for the state hospital association for four years, served as the director of public relations for a boutique hotel chain in Orlando, taught communications on a full-time or part-time basis for 26 years, was a special features and sports editor for three years, and designed and taught an award-winning reading program for at-risk students. Geri is a national speaker and consultant who has won numerous awards for her seminars and presentations.
Ms. Evans is currently in her final year of a three-year term on the national Board of Public Relations Society of America. She also serves as liaison to the national Board of Public Relations Student Society of America.
Highly active in the Central Florida community, Geri is a graduate of Leadership Orlando, the immediate past-president of the Orlando Breakfast Rotary Club, past-president of the Orlando Chapter of Public Relations Society of America, member of the Christian Sharing Center Board, and a former officer of the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools, In 2011 Geri was presented the Frank R. Stansberry Ethics Award by the Orlando PRSA Chapters and Women of Achievement in Communications Award by the Women’s Executive Council.
Geri holds a B.S. in both English and Speech and an M.A. in Communications. She holds the top national accreditation in public relations. A Central Florida Packer Backer, this Wisconsin native loves to watch football and baseball, play tennis and golf, and travel.
$25 Members; $40 Non-members; $15 Students
No shows will be invoiced. Refunds will not be issued unless cancellation order is received at least 48 hours prior to event.
Support the PRSA Orlando/Frank R. Stansberry Scholarship at UCF
The PRSA Orlando/Frank R. Stansberry Scholarship provides financial assistance to one full-time University of Central Flroida student majoring in public relations each year. PRSA Orlando recently reached its financial goal of endowing the scholarhsip by raising $25,000, but there is still much more to do.
Your contribution to the PRSA Orlando/Frank R. Stansberry Scholarshipat UCF will help encourage bright, eager young men and women to major in public relations and become the next generation of practitioners.
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The Citrus Club is located on the 18th floor of the BB&T Bank Building, at the corner of Orange Avenue and Jackson Street in downtown Orlando. Parking is available in the Jackson Street parking lot and the Lincoln garage on Ornage Avenue. Meter parking is also available on the adjacent streets. Unfortunately, we do not validate parking.
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The Public Relations Society of America/Orlando Chapter is one of 116 worldwide chapters that is focused on advancing the public relations profession and the PR professional practioner. Nearly 200-strong and growing, the membership represents a diverse mix of mid- to senior-level practitioners with a passion and commitment to engaging and growing the practice of public relations in Central Florida.These practitioners represent counseling firms, independent consultants, business and industry, military, government, associations, hospitals, schools, professional services firms and nonprofit organizations.
PRSA Orlando Mission
To be the premier resource providing leadership that advances the public relations profession and is the catalyst for the success of our members.
PRSA is the world's largest organization for public relations professionals with nearly 20,000 members organized into 116 chapters worldwide. With the vision to unify, strengthen and advance the profession of public relations, PRSA has established itself as the pre-eminent organization that builds value, demand and global understanding for public relations.