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Public Relations Tip of the Week: Over Coming the Fear of Public Speaking

Public Relations Tip of the Week: Over Coming the Fear of Public Speaking: Over Coming The Fear Of Public Speaking James Woewoda is the president of  Woewoda Communications Services Provided In m...

Over Coming the Fear of Public Speaking

Over Coming The Fear Of Public Speaking
James Woewoda is the president of Woewoda Communications
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In my last post I discussedPR And The Fukushima Disaster: Lessons Learned
Today's post is titled "Overcoming The Fears Of Public Speaking"
Afraid of speaking in public? If so, your are in good company. Statistically speaking 3 our of 4 people fear public speaking. Speech anxiety is so common that there is a term for it - glossophobia. 
According to the Wall Street Journal, public speaking is the number one fear in America. The fear of death ranks number 2. That's right, we seem to be more afraid of public speaking than we are of our own demise. 
In 2014 a Washington Poll survey supported the Wall Street Journal findings. In that survey the fear of public speaking ranked number 1, followed by heights at number 2 and then bugs, spiders and other animals at number 3.
So it would seem that the fear of public speaking is not at all uncommon. 
What drives this …

Public Relations Tip of the Week: PR And The Fukushima Disaster: Lessons Learned

Public Relations Tip of the Week: PR And The Fukushima Disaster: Lessons Learned: PR And The Fukushima Disaster: Lessons Learned James Woewoda is the founder and president of  Woewoda Communications Services Pr...

PR And The Fukushima Disaster: Lessons Learned

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PR And The Fukushima Disaster: Lessons Learned
James Woewoda is the founder and president of Woewoda Communications

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In my last post I discussed Who Uses Public Relations?
Today I am going to discuss the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster of 2011


                                         The Event
On March 11, 2011 the Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster occurred. For those unfamiliar with the event, three out of four nuclear plants were destroyed in an earthquake and tsunami. The fourth one had been so badly damaged that the fear was, if there was another earthquake of a seven or above that, that building would collapse and the subsequent radioactive fallout would increase. 
The event caused not only massive environmental damage, but was a major health risk to those living near the facility and to those working on the premises. 
(Read) The Fukushima Disaster: Explained
The PR Connection
From a PR perspective, the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster was a crisis managem…

Public Relations Tip of the Week: Services Provided: Public Relations, Media Relatio...

Public Relations Tip of the Week: Services Provided: Public Relations, Media Relatio...: Woewoda Communications Woewoda Communications Contact Us: Submissions/PR Inquiries -To support your PR efforts we define and an...

Public Relations Tip of the Week: Who Uses Public Relations?

Public Relations Tip of the Week: Who Uses Public Relations?: Who Uses Public Relations? by James Woewoda James Woewoda is the founder and president of  Woewoda Communications In my ...

Who Uses Public Relations?

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Who Uses Public Relations?
by James Woewoda
James Woewoda is the founder and president of WoewodaCommunications

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In my last post I answered the question Why Use Public Relations?
Today, I am going to answer the question "Who Uses Public Relations?
In general, PR is used by individuals, businesses, and non profit organisation who relate to the public on either an economic, political, social or environmental basis - the list is almost endless.
If one were to scrutinize the Standard Industrial Classification Index(SIC) one would be hard pressed to find any classification within that index that did not use public relations.
The following are just a few (10) examples of "Who Uses Public Relations?"
Government And Their Departments
Government and their departments use PR to inform and educate the public on new regulations or initiatives. For example,  when a government minister or head of a department holds a press conference he or she is using PR to inform and ed…

Public Relations Tip of the Week: Services Provided: Public Relations, Media Relatio...

Public Relations Tip of the Week: Services Provided: Public Relations, Media Relatio...: Services Provided Public Relations, Media Relation, Publicity Woewoda Communications We define and analyze your target market ...

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Woewoda Communications is a public relations company that specializes in media relations and publicity. We work with businesses, professionals, academics and entrepreneurs across a diverse field of different interest - literature, health and wellness, beauty and fashion, technology and design, arts and entertainment, tourism, travel and hospitality, sports and leisure, legal and finance.

Our goal is simple, we design, implement and then manage publicity campaigns that help our clients message(s) get noticed. This is achieved by understanding our clients message (s), and then creating strategies or solutions that allows for that message(s) to reach its intended audience in the most effective way possible.

With a strategic emphasis on the five different media - traditional (newspapers, radio, television, magazines, journals), digital, online, new and social - we work wit…

Public Relations Tip of the Week: Why Use Public Relations?

Public Relations Tip of the Week: Why Use Public Relations?: Why Use Public Relations? by James Woewoda James Woewoda is the founder and president of  Woewoda   Communications In my las...

Why Use Public Relations?

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Why Use Public Relations?
by James Woewoda
James Woewoda is the founder and president of WoewodaCommunications
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In my last post I defined the meaning of public relations.
Today, I am going to answer the question "why use public relations?" Within this context, it should be stressed that my focus will only concern itself with a company whose motive is to make a profit in a capitalist system.
As a PR professional, I have identified six reasons why a company would decide to use public relations as part of their marketing mix. 
1) To provide general information: A well planned PR campaign that includes a variety of mediums such as newspapers, radio, television, blogs, guest speaking, press conferences etc.. allows a company the opportunity to provide educational and informative information to a wide audience. 
2) To build an awareness: PR helps build an awareness of a company and their product or service. When a client is featured in a trade magazine or interviewed in an…