Monday, March 30, 2009

Gracious

"If this is where the monarchy is headed, count me out!" -Zazu (The Lion King)

These words are spoken by the animated bird Zazu in my favorite Disney film, The Lion King, about the future of the animal kingdom under the direction of the new regime. This weekend, I participated in an annual ritual held by the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), in order to elect our own new regime and continue the progression of our organization into the future. 

I ran for Vice President of Advocacy, a position dealing with diversity and advocating for the overall ethical practices of PRSSA. I lost. I then made the decision to run from the floor for the Vice President of Public Relations position. I wrote my speech in around 20 minuntes during the break for lunch, as I had taken the beginning of the break to lie down. I feel that normally I am not a good public speaker at all, and in the case of my two speeches, I was so nervous I was shaking, hopefully not visibly. 

My hope is that my passion for this organization and our profession shone through, even though I was not elected the second time I ran either. I feel I lost to two highly qualified and respectable candidates who will do the job they were elected to do, and do it well. Janelle, I feel, has the right attitude, experience and knowledge to lead this Society's efforts towards realizing our goals of a more diverse and ethical student organization. Plus, who can beat planning a b-day bash for the King of Thailand?

Jason is also going to be a strong National Committe member. Anyone who will check every single link on the PRSSA Web site, number the amount of links that don't work and is able to figure out the HTML code correction without seeing it, should also be able to figure out the best way to advocate for PRSSA not only to its own members, but also to the world at large. I believe Jason has shown the ability to do that, and without question, the drive it takes to succeed. 

All in all, I feel I represented my ideas, my university and most of all myself, with nothing but distinction. In fact, if what I hear is correct, this was not only the smoothest running Assembly, but also we had the most qualified pool of candidates to choose from of the most recent years. I believe it will show with the coming administration. And if this is where PRSSA is headed, count me in.

Congratulations to the 2009-2010 PRSSA National Committee!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Twitter stole my blog ideas!

Posting regularyly is hard. Not because I have so much to do, or because I don't have anything to post about, but really it's because I tweet things I would post about, before posting, and then discuss them on twitter with other interested parties. That's it. I talk it out. Without my blog. But I am not one of those so-called SM pundits who think Twitter will completely erase blogging. On the contrary, I probably read more blog post now that I see them on twitter, than I would otherwise. It's just that somethings, most things, can really be fleshed out in 140 characters. 

I feel like this is too long...

Monday, March 16, 2009

Class Assignment #1: Why We Fight

Hey for everyone in Campaigns, finding the videos is a little difficult but since I watched them all already, I figured I would post them up for everyone to find them more easily.

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:
Part 5:
Part 6:


Hopefully this saves everyone a bit of time trying to find the right videos. You might want to make a YouTube account and put them all in a playlist so you can watch them in order. I didn't feel like doing it but hey, you might lol! Good luck!

UPDATE: I fixed the issue with the link for Part 3, thanks to @madisonmb22 for alerting me!