Blog Comments for COMM 2322

#1: April 29th, 2010

Chad Ainsworth: Interview with a PR Professional.

First I think it’s awesome that your fiance is in pr and was able to be interviewed. It sounds like she is doing a lot for someone so young, it makes me realize that a job in the pr field isn’t too far off like I think. Her big work day planning everything for her boss seemed like a lot, but I feel like since she had proper training she would have done a great job at it. I like that she said to ask questions, I feel most of the time we shy away from asking questions cause we feel as though it’s wrong or we will be looked down upon, but I’m realizing now it takes a bigger person to ask a questions and you will probably be looked at better by asking than if you didn’t. When she talked about how a lot of her job is writing, it’s a confirmation that we all need to work on our writing skills for the sake of our jobs someday. It’s encouraging to see her doing so well even though she may be in school or just finishing school.

#2: April 29th, 2010

Jared Coats: The Evolution of the Music Industry

I definitely agree with you. I think the music industry has changed rapidly over the past few years and is going to continue to change. In your paper you talked about the release of I-tunes from Apple. I think that made a huge impact on the music world for everyone involved. It opened up the world of music to a lot of people and helped with the sale of I-pods and everything other I-contraption there is. Almost every artist can be found on I-tunes and with that what better device to use I-tunes than an I-pod or I-phone; it seems like it’s all going in a circle and everyone involved seems to benefit. I think it’s really important that every artist is willing to adapt along with all the changes that are happening. I’m sure you’re having to deal with it since you’re into music. I’ll be interested to see what the next few years brings for the music industry and watch as we all try to adapt to the changes to come.

#3: April 29th, 2010

Annalee Cole: YouTube Birthday Celebration!

YouTube had an anniversary? Wow, I’m sorry I missed it. Those statistics are funny. I really just started getting into YouTube these past few years, but I still didn’t understand how big of a deal it is. Reading those statistics was crazy! I would never have guessed that a website called YouTube with so many different and random videos would become such a big hit. The number that seemed really funny to me was 14,600 videos that come up when you search kittens. I didn’t realize that kittens were that funny or that anything was really that funny where it would become a hit. I think it goes to show how entertainment minded we are as a society. That isn’t to say I’m trying to be high and mighty, I’m just as guilty of putting off homework and watching Charlie Bit my Finger as the next person. I’m almost sorry to say I wish I would have known more about it earlier in life, but I’m glad I didn’t because I may never have let the computer.

#4: April 29th,2010

Molly Dodd: Cupcake Crazy

That picture was making my mouth water, it looked so good!! I have noticed a lot more cupcakes springing up in the last few years; I didn’t understand why but now it makes more sense. I can see where they would be less in calories and more fun because you can decorate each one differently if you wanted to. I definitely agree with you that it’s a great way to relieve stress, I know I really enjoy baking when I’ve had a rough day or I’m really stressed about something. I know baking has become therapeutic for a lot of people. Baking can also be a part of pr too. Jeff Houck from Tampa spoke in one of my classes and he works with restaurants. Baking can take you places if you really want them to!

#5: April 29th, 2010

Anna Elsass: Week Two: My Publics

In response to you Week Two: My Publics:

These days it’s difficult to be a “Christian” without people automatically writing you off. I think it’s awesome that you are passionately going after God and walking out your faith.
I want to say thank you for writing what you wrote about tall women. I am a tall woman also, 5″11 to be exact. It’s so true that it’s hard to find tall men, even when you do meet tall ones it always seem like they are too scared to talk to us because we are intimidating..maybe that’s just me :) All the things you described about being a tall woman, I have been there too.
I think it’s a great that you are into writing. We all need an outlet and not many people possess the gift of writing well. Sure we can all write if we need to, but I think if God gave you a gift, you need to use it in whatever capacity it may be in.

#6: April 29th, 2010

Amanda Furmage: Making the Right Move

I haven’t heard anything about this player and all his indiscretions, but I am familiar with the sports world and all the scandals that go on. While his charges were dropped I, like you, can’t help but wonder why he was out in a college town and even put himself in a situation where something bad could happen. I think athletes need to take more responsibility and protect themselves. I think it’s partly the responsibility of their pr person to make sure they keep them out of trouble. I’m sure it would be a difficult job for them though. I feel as though his punishment was justified and more athletes need to wake up and realize that they could get into trouble to if they don’t start watching what they do.

#7: April 29th,2010

Rob Goetsch Jr.: Seaworld

Now that you mention it, you’re right, I haven’t seen much of the negative side to the whole Shamu attack. I would agree with you in saying it’s surprising to not see animal rights groups picketing or the woman’s family being outraged that the whale is still alive, but alas the show must go on. There Public Relations team must be really great to handle such a tragic situation and still not miss a beat when it comes to the company or the show. As sad as I am that the woman lost her life, I must say I’m impressed as to how everyone handled themselves after the whole ordeal. I agree with you that it would be interesting to see how they avoided major problems after the tragedy and it would be a great place to work with in their public relations department to gain knowledge on how to learn how to handle difficult situations.

#8: April 29th, 2010

Tiana Holding: Southeastern Makes the News

I was just like you. I shrugged off the e-mail I received because it seemed as though it was just a routine message dealing with the end of the year. But then I found out that someone was taken at gun-point and forced to take out money from an ATM..that struck me as odd that no one would have said anything. I concerns our safety but we didn’t know about it. It’s possible that man was still walking around campus but we didn’t know about it. The school’s pr rep or whoever handles the news for the school needed to send a statement and let the student body know something had happened. We didn’t need details but it would have been nice to know my campus isn’t safe and anyone can just waltz right on without anyone knowing. I think it’s important that the school let’s us know when suck problems arise.

#9: April 29th, 2010

Brianna Huisinga : Hate Kate?

While I don’t dispute the fact that it’s good she is honest and tells it like it is, I can’t help but dislike her for her personality and her show. I think a lot of people are intrigued by her and her family. I’m really sad that she has to go through a public divorce and always has to be scrutinized. It doesn’t seem fair to her or her family. If I had to choose sides I would choose Team Kate. I do think it’s important for her to be strong and to tell it like it is, but again I think there could be other ways for her to handle the media instead of just being tough all the time.

#10: April 29th,2010

Juliet Jones: 10 Tips to guarantee a great press conference

All these tips are great! When I think about a press conference, I don’t think about all that goes into planning it or making it run smoothly. There are a few things from the list that stick out to me as being really important. I think not panicking over technical problems is really important. I know if I was having a press conference and things started to go wrong, I’m not sure I would be able to stay calm and just go with it. That falls into the staying calm one as well. I would have freaked out if I saw a shoe fly at my client. But I think that’s all a part of the game, learning to roll with the punches no matter what happens. Being prepared will definitely help with any of the things on the list. Thanks for making me aware of the things I need to know to make a press conference run smoothly!

#11: April 29th, 2010

Mikelle Liette: Top 10 Things to remember when blogging

I think you’ve created a great list! I realized throughout the semester that blogging is important. Before this year, I had never used a blog or even wanted to create a blog. However, I have started to like writing and I’m learning to enjoy the opportunity I’ve been given to make connections and work on my writing skills. I’ll be honest though that sometimes I slack off when writing and don’t always pay attention, but then I remember how important it is to make sure I’ve spelling things correctly and my grammar is right. Staying on top of the blog writing is difficult only if you forget to write on it. I think that if you put your mind to it, it shouldn’t be that hard to do. I think with your list, it will be really easy for people to know what to write for their blogs and how to maintain them. Thanks!!

#12: April 29th, 2010

Megan Ginger: The Stew with Jeff Houck

I really enjoyed him visiting our class. I loved how honest he was with us. A lot of what he said was small and easy things to remember and forget like name spelling and cutting to the chase. He talked about a lot of simple things that will land us a job someday because we learned them and actually did them. I really respected that fact that he was real and gave us the main things that we needed to hear. Thanks for the notes that you wrote, I remember him talking and a lot of what he said but it becomes more real and understandable when you can read it. 🙂

#13: April 29th, 2010

Brian Molina : Topic of the Week 5

I will agree with you, prior to learning and using Twitter in this class I found it to be a waste of time and energy. I think it’s awesome that you were able to watch the Super Bowl and Twitter about it at the same time. How far has that media come right? I love how something so simple can open so many doors and opportunities. I think it’s great that you were able to learn a lot from using Twitter. It seems like it was a great experience for you. I hope you keep your account and continue to enjoy using it.

#14: April 29th, 2010

Stephanie Schroepfer: If you like it then you shoulda put a video on it

Who would have thought that when this song came out it would become such a hit..even with a baby?! Our society has become obsessed with entertainment. I won’t lie though, I’ve become obsessed with it too! I never imagined that a baby would ever be able to do dance moves to a popular dance song. It’s crazy! I feel like so many more celebrities could be put out there if more dancing babies existed lol I think it’s a prime example of the media’s influence on the next generation. As funny as it is, it’s slightly scary to think about.

#15: April 29th, 2010

Mike Trivett: How to be successful in your job interview

I know exactly what you meant with your sentence about you may not know the people, but they know you. I think a lot of people forget that when we are out in public. I do think it’s crazy how the first five minutes basically determines what happens for us, it really makes me realize that first impressions are everything and are important. I think it’s true what you said, no matter who you are talking to it’s always important to keep your composure and treat the person with respect. Developing relationships is definitely important cause it’s going to help you either get a job or keep a job. Following up is a really good point to make. It’s really good to make sure you keep in contact to like you said show them that you really want the job.

#16: April 29th, 2010

Chris Vasquez: Why are comments important?

I think you make some really good points. Commenting is really helpful when writing blogs and when someone else is just starting out writing blogs. I think to become better bloggers or writers, we need feedback. I agree with what you said about expressing oneself with integrity while having fun. I think it is important to remember that not everyone is going to agree with what you write or how you respond to a piece of work, but people need to hear what you have to say as long as it’s a relevant piece of work. We can always learn to become better communicators and writers.

#17: April 29th, 2010

Shelly White: Social Media News Release: Heart Trend

That’s such an awesome company! So many girls in today’s world are giving their hearts away and can’t find a way to ever get them back. I think it’s awesome that people have stepped up to say them there is a way and they have worth and value and a purpose. We could use more people like that in this world. So many young girls these days need a place to go and people to look up to and I feel like this organization provides it for them. Thanks for making me aware that these people are making a difference!!

#18: April 29th, 2010

Tiffany Harris: Being Creative and Paying the Bills

I can relate to the fear of picking the wrong career path, I’m dealing with that right now. I think it’s awesome that she was able to both things she enjoyed, I feel like that’s how life should be…pursuing the dreams we have while paying the bills right now at a job we like. It almost seems like it’s the best of both world for her, but it wouldn’t be the same for everyone obviously. If you can find a way to integrate your work with your passions I think you should. I think it’s great what she said about going into your first job thinking it’s my dream job, it’s a great attitude to have. It will make things go a lot better. I still have no idea what I’m supposed to do when I graduate next year, but I know I’ll figure it out when the time comes, but this definitely helps me to realize it doesn’t necessarily have to be one or the other.

#19: April 29th, 2010

Chad Ainsworth: One Week of Twitter

I always like reading people’s responses to Twitter and commenting on them, because they always are different reactions. I’m slightly surprised at your reaction to twitter, but at the same time I’m not because I can definitely understand how you feel. I’m still not 100% sold on Twitter, but I think as far as a pr standpoint, it’s more professional to use Twitter than it would be to use Facebook. I will agree that I think Facebook will continue to be used widely around the world, but I think it’s a matter of time until Twitter takes off simply for the fact that it’s easy to use and it’s quick. I do agree with you, but I disagree at the same time if only for the fact that I didn’t really mind using Twitter for a week. After that week was up I occasionally updated it, but I forget so I think I’ll stick to my Facebook account.

#20: April 29th, 2010

Jared Coat: PR Connection-Dwight Howard

I never considered Dwight Howard to be a movie star, but now that you mention it I can see it. I agree with you that it would/could be a great move for him to make since he is still in his prime. He seems like a great guy and really personable. I know that he’s already in cell phone commercials and I figure why not, it could work out for him. I will have to say though as great of players as Michael Jordan and Shaq were, they weren’t very good at acting. I know a lot of people may have liked them I just couldn’t get past seeing them in their uniforms and their lack of acting talent. Obviously I don’t know anyone them, but from what I gather I think Dwight could be different and actually do well in acting.

#21: April 29th, 2010

Annalee Cole: Interview with a PR Professional

I got my interview for my PR Professional through my dad too, so we have that in common (: His typical week seems busy, but it also seems typical for a pr professional. I would guess that if we ended up in pr job we would end up doing something a long the same lines so it’s awesome to see that we can do those things too. I really liked the tips he gave regarding someone starting out in pr. Excercise Patience, Learn the industry, Ask plenty of questions, Find out who the professionals are, wow these are great things to know and remember when venturing out into the world of work. I completely agree with his important tip because it’s so true that so many people forget their values and sometimes it hurts them in the long run. Thanks for posting this interview, I really got a lot from reading about him!

#22: April 29th, 2010

Molly Dodd: Glee Season Show Down.

What’s funny is I love musicals and I normally would be drawn to a show like this, but I just never got into it. It looks like it would be a really fun show, but I have a problem starting a season when I haven’t been following it from the beginning..kinda weird I know. But I’ve heard great things about the show and I know they use a lot of popular songs which is a great move on the artists parts since it’s going to make them lots of money and give them a lot of exposure. Maybe I’ll try to get into the show since I’ve heard such good things about it!

#23: April 29th, 2010

Amanda Furmage: Did you know?

Our world is rapidly changing and as much as I try to fight it, I have to change too. Everything we know is going to change, maybe the better maybe for the worse..but isn’t that part of life? Watching as things unfold and trusting God for everything? I agree with Mikelle in that college is about finding yourself and learning to live in the real world. I’m a junior and I’m still changing and learning things about myself and other people I thought I already knew. After watching the video I just think it means that things change, it’s inevitable. I know one thing is that life in the future is going to be different.

#24: April 29th, 2010

Rob Goetsch: More Green..I’m sorry I have to..

I recently saw a commercial talking about how you can recycle your old laptops and computers which I think is an awesome idea. I bet so many people just throw out their old computers because honestly..what else are you going to do with them? I think that it’s great that Best Buy is taking the initiative to go green. You don’t get a guarantee, but I think you have to trust them that they will recycle the part, but at the same time what are you going to use the parts for anyways? They could be better spent making a new product right? I guess it doesn’t bother me to think about them using my old lap top or computer, I wouldn’t be surprised if they used it for something but again I don’t need it for anything. I should be happy that they took the old thing off my hands.

#25: April 29th, 2010

Tiana Holding: The most magical proposal

I remember watching this in class and I was shocked by it. I don’t know if I would like to be proposed in this public of a way. I’ve heard that it was fake and put on by Disney to show off Disney weddings. Either way it is pretty cool and really interesting. I think a dancing/singing man is a little over the top for me, but some women would find it romantic. I’ve only been to Disney twice in my entire life and so the magic of Disney hasn’t hit me, but kudos to them for creating the publicity whether it’s real or fake.

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