I had the honor of leaving work today – getting into a cab – and heading straight to college. Columbia College Chicago.
The school’s Public Relation Student Society of America Chapter (@ColumbiaPRSSA) invited me to speak at it’s social media conference:
Social Media in PR: Connecting YOU to the Real World
Tweet. Update Status. Check-in. Blog. Repeat. Social Media has changed the world as we know it and no one wants to be left out of the loop. Come learn about the ever-evolving uses and benefits of social media in PR and Marketing from the following social media gurus:
Kathryn Janicek | NBC Chicago Executive Producer
Ernest Wilkins | RedEye Social Media/Special Events Coordinator
Tim Toomey | Rockit Ranch Productions Interactive Marketing Coordinator
What I love about speaking at events like these… is I never think I have a lot to share. That is, until I read what’s tweeted about me after I leave.
Today, on my 3-year anniversary of jumping onto Twitter… my Twitter stream BLEW UP. I had a few dozen college students tweeting as I spoke for an hour. If you’re a young PR professional or college student and couldn’t make it — here’s the dialogue that was streaming on Twitter while I was talking:
Any twitter birthdays in the house? @kathrynjanicek is celebrating her third twitter birthday! #columSMC #HAPPYTWITTERBIRTHDAY
The amazing @kathrynjanicek here at @ColumbiaPRSSA #columSMC lockerz.com/s/149022931
Best way to brand yourself “Be on twitter!” @kathrynjanicek #columSMC
So glad I have the opportunity to hear @kathrynjanicek speak this morning, she has very valuable social media advice to share! #columSMC
“My intern checks my voicemail..If you can contact me in 140 characters, you’ve got my attention!” @kathrynjanicek #columSMC
“Know your media when pitching.. you have to know the shows” @kathrynjanicek #columSMC
“i believe a real news viewer needs it on every platform, they don’t compete against each other.” #columSMC
“I got my job because of branding” @kathrynjanicek Brand yourself in social media and makes sure to MONITOR!! #columSMC @ColumbiaPRSSA
You need a brand, you can’t just puke everything in your life out there – advice to interns from at @kathrynjanicek #columSMC
Talking to Columbia College's Anne Marie Mitchell (@CCCPRProf)
Connecting via Social Media can be VERY powerful- leads to jobs! @kathrynjanicek #columSMC
“Show your stuff! We’re interested in leadership/clubs/experience!” @kathrynjanicek #columSMC
Pimp out your friends for LinkedIn recommendations – @kathrynjanicek #columSMC
@ColumbiaPRSSA #private becomes #public. Show your best face always, keep it professional! Thx 4 the advice @kathrynjanicek #columSMC
“Be able to tell a good story. Work your pitch.. it will set yourself apart.” @kathrynjanicek #columSMC
@ColumbiaPRSSA Take ur brand seriously! #Google yourself & create search traffic to better ur brand. Thx @kathrynjanicek #columSMC
“you need to have a stamp out there, a clean and professional stamp…it has to be a well maintained brand.” #columSMC
“everything you send out on social media is going to be seen by the world.” #columSMC
“Over tweeting, posting, spamming can be hurtful…treat each person as a valid relationship” @kathrynjanicek #columSMC
“OMG YOU ALL NEED TO BE ON #KLOUT!” Tip of the day! @kathrynjanicek #columSMC
“Twitter has helped us tell stories,especially with Occupy Chicago. It’s a great way to keep people informed.” @kathrynjanicek #columSMC
A9: “At the end of the day, we are customer service. We deliver what the viewer wants to see.” @kathrynjanicek @columSMC
“Tell a good story” @KathrynJanicek on selling yourself. Same thing we are taught at @disneystore when selling products. #magic #ColumSMC
Via @kathrynjanicek “if you can intrigue me in 140 characters…you can intrigue an audience” #ColumSMC
DickyJObliged Dick Joseph
Thanks @kathrynjanicek for the very insightful presentation at #ColumSMC
“if you can’t tell a really good story you won’t get your story placed.” Via @kathrynjanicek #ColumSMC
@kathrynjanicek is one heck of a #Twitter teacher. What a smart and savvy chick. #columSMC
Calculating my Klout now at #columsmc Social Media Conference! Thanks for the tip @kathrynjanicek and @MichaelEsparza7 at #nbcchicago!
Via @kathrynjanicek “use social media to build your network and get a job” #columSMC
@sidneyreuben Sidney Reuben
My favorite was e session with @kathrynjanicek RT @ColumbiaPRSSA: Did you attend #ColumSMC? What was your favorite part? What did you learn?
Thank you for speaking @kathrynjanicek at #ColumSMC Always amazing hearing your stories & advice!
@davehennessy Dave Hennessy
Thanks @kathrynjanicek for speaking at #ColumSMC today. Enjoyed your thoughts on journalism + social.
Calculating my #Klout now at #columsmc Social Media Conference! Thanks for tip@kathynjanicek…
#ColumSMC @kathrynjanicek She was great today. Such power and passion!
I have a lot of good friends in the media — come on — what other advice can we share??