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Comment # 1:

Blog Post Title & Author: “Weekly Topic: Body language and nonverbal communication in job interviews” by katianne4710

Link: http://katiann4710.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/weekly-topic-body-language-and-nonverbal-communication-in-job-interviews/#comment-42

Date of Comment: February 8th, 2010

My comment: “I will definitely be coming back to this post before I go in for an interview. I especially like how you defined what each body movement is telling someone else!”

Comment # 2:

Blog Post Title & Author : “Week 4: Social Media Definition” by Meghan Beytag

Link: http://meghanlane.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/week-4-social-media-definition/#respond

Date of Comment: February 8th, 2010

My comment:I like your definition, it covers all the different functions. Especially the way it “changes” everything!

Comment # 3

Blog Post Title & Author: To Wear or Not to Wear? That is the Question. by Kristen Kelley

Link: http://kris10ly.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/to-wear-or-not-to-wear-that-is-the-question/#comment-15

Date of Comment: April 20, 2010

My Comment: Great post! I (ignorantly) thought that most people knew what business attire meant and looked like. I went to a career fair this weekend and was shocked at how many people obviously did not know what business attire meant. I mean simple things to know what differentiates business from casual, like jeans. The majority of people were in suit’s and ties, but that is when those who are not dressed appropriately stand out even more. They were definitely noticed, but for all the wrong reasons! Thanks for the post!

Comment #4

Blog Post Title & Author: Distinguish  Your Cover Letter by Kristen Kelley

Link:http://kris10ly.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/cover-letter-tips/#comment-18

Date of Comment: April 20, 2010

My Comment:Great blog, especially for your first one! We have been hearing such great advice, on blogs like yours, but it is scary once you sit down and start to write it. I hope it gets easier with time, but not too much time because that means we are jobless. Good luck after graduation, I know you are going to do great things!!!

Comment # 5

Blog Post Title & Author: Pre-Interview Jitters? Here’s How to Lose Them. by Kristen Kelley

Link: http://kris10ly.wordpress.com/2010/01/28/going-to-a-job-interview-here-are-some-tips/#comment-17

Date of Comment: April 20, 2010

My Comment: Thanks Kristen, I think I need to come back to this post before I go in for an interview. Especially the don’t section. The information is layed out nicely and the post is really easy to read! I think non-verbals become even important when HR is interviewing you, they know all this stuff and what it is communicating! You want to be comfortable, but not so comfortable that you lose you manners. Very informative and you have some great reminders in here. Thanks for sharing!

Comment #6

Blog Post Title & Author: PR Connection 10: Viral Video for Comm. Arts Dept. by Kati Ann Wright

Link:http://katiann4710.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/pr-connection-10-viral-video-for-comm-arts-dept/#comment-93

Date of Comment: April 21, 2010

My Comment: haha this was awesome! This was a good way to get the students to laugh and have fun! Veazy is not the biggest building on campus, and neither are the class sizes. So, most Comm dept. student can recognize a few if not all of the people on the video. Great way to get people to laugh, have fun, and not take life so seriously..especially with exams around the corner! This made my day.

Comment #7

Blog Post Title & Author: PR Connection 9: Kate Gosselin and Dancing? by Kati Ann Wright

Link:http://katiann4710.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/pr-connection-9-kate-gosselin-and-dancing/#comment-94

Date of Comment: April 21, 2010

My Comment: I have had so many back and forth opinions about Jon and Kate. But, I have to agree, she is creating a better image for herself these days. Honestly though, my parents raised 7 kids, not all at once, but neverless, kids are expensive. I can’t help but think that everytime they are in the news, they are just “working”. I wish she would have used her publicity to start a career, instead of being some-what of a celebrity. I had heard that Jon was trying to get the kids back on claims that she is never there, dancing with the stars and book tours. Once again, I think Jon see $, child support is expensive. I also thought Jon didn’t “want the kids to exploited on TV anymore”. Who knows, fame seems to be very addicting.

Comment #8

Blog Post Title & Author: SPINdustry-Entertainment PR by Marilyn Lintel

Link:http://marilynpr.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/spindustry-entertainment-pr/#comment-73

Date of Comment: April 21, 2010

My Comment: I love all these PR shows! I can’t believe I missed the first show. I saw a bunch of advertising for it and then it just stopped, I was wondering if the show got pulled, but guess not. Thanks to finals and the million assignments I have to get done, I have been missing all my shows. I need to find a Real Housewives blog so I can stay up to date with their drama.

Comment #9

Blog Post Title & Author: PR Reality Television Finally by Marilyn Lintel

Link:http://marilynpr.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/pr-reality-television-finally/#comment-74

Date of Comment: April 21, 2010

My Comment: I really want to read her book! I loved her on the show and think she is really innovative and such a smart business women. We first saw her on the Hills, which is great publicity for her firm. I feel like the show’s season was a little short, but I hope there will be a season 2. I never watched PR power girls (the PR show on MTV a few years ago) but, I think Kelly Cutrone’s appearances were great representations of a working PR person. Her book will definitely be on my summer reading list though!

Comment #10

Blog Post Title & Author: Internship Advice 101 by Sarah Kemp

Link:http://skemp1.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/internship-advice-101/#respond

Date of Comment: April 21, 2010

My Comment: Good advice. I love hearing about people who get hired after an internship. I hope this happens to me. :) I have heard more stories of students getting job opportunities after an internship, than I have heard of students simply getting hired. Maybe this is the best way to get your foot in the door. It is also a good reminder that hand-written notes go a long way. We are such technological people that we usually just send an e-mail, because it effortless. Take the effort and write a note, I will have to remember that!

Comment #11

Blog Post Title & Author: What NOT to wear-Interview Edition by Sarah Kemp

Link:http://skemp1.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/what-not-to-wear-interview-edition/#comment-99

Date of Comment: April 21, 2010

My Comment: I love all the outfits in the picture! It took me forever to find an interview outfit. I feel like I went to every store from Virginia to Georgia. I wanted to stand out, so I didn’t want to go with the traditional black suit and white shirt, but I didn’t want to stand out for the wrong reasons. After a forever long search, I feel like I am starting to accumulate work clothes, and they are so expensive! Thank god some PR firms are more casual and you only dress up when you need to.

Comment #12

Blog Post Title & Author: Eagle Expo & Career Fair “It’s What You Make It” by Phillip Edwards

Link:http://pedward4.wordpress.com/2010/04/15/eagle-expo-career-fair-its-what-you-make-it/#respond

Date of Comment: April 21, 2010

My Comment: The great thing about PR is you really can work for most companies. Everyone needs PR and if they don’t have it, they should get it. I went to the Braves Sports Career Fair, the student and professional varied in what careers they were hoping for, but there was something for everyone. I have started to look for companies that I like and would want to be a part of. I feel like this gives me an advantage over some applicants because I am passionate about that company I apply for. Thanks for sharing, I wasn’t able to make it there that day.

Comment # 13

Blog Post Title & Author: The Super Bowl, Tim Tebow, and Your by James Kicklighter

Link:http://jameskicklighter.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/the-super-bowl-tim-tebow-and-you/#comment-175

Date of Comment: April 16, 2010

My Comment:Great post! I think this is something we will start seeing more, and more. These norm challenging commercials that are taking a very clear side on an issue. And of course, as in every conduit used to communicate, it will be tailored to the audience. A perfect example is Fox and CNN. Two well know names, one network may air a commercial you would never see on the other. I agree totally, great post.

Comment # 14

Blog Post Title & Author: The Big Shocker in Advertisement Part # 3 by Ashely London

Link: http://ladylondon2455.wordpress.com/2010/04/14/the-big-shockers-in-advertising-part-3/#comment-18

Date of Comment: April 16, 2010

My Comment:This is a terrible ad. It is very confusing and there really is no clear message to me. I have seen the other ads that I guess belong with the campaign, but I think they are trying to come across as tough. Either way, they are not effective and very confusing. I have never heard of this company and I suppose this is their way of trying to create buzz, I suppose.

Comment # 15

Blog Post Title & Author: Shadow Project by Meghan Beyhtag

Link: http://meghanlane.wordpress.com/2010/04/15/shadow-project/#comment-47

Date of Comment: April 16, 2010

My Comment:Congrats on your internship! It’s good to know when you get a good internship where people want to show you things. I’m excited to be in a field where everyday is different.

Comment # 16

Blog Post Title & Author: Dancing with the…No Stars? by Antonio Bivins

Link:http://antoniobivins.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/dancing-with-the-no-stars/#comment-47

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:This video is great. The announcers commentating is the best part, awesome choice of words to describe that moment. The video editing is really good too, made me smile. I don’t know much about this coach, but he seems like a great one, so excited. I had a few coaches growing up that would jump and scream with excitement. I always loved those coaches, they made the game that more fun when you got to see you coach act like an idiot because he was so happy. Thanks for sharing the video, it made my day.

Comment # 17

Blog Post Title & Author: Wholesale home? by Antonio Bivins

Link: http://antoniobivins.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/wholesale-home/#comment-48

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:Wow. This is funny and smart all at the same time. We have heard about the most ridiculous things selling for such high prices on eBay, but this is the complete opposite of the spectrum. This is genius! It would cost the owner money to bulldoze the house and then have the debris removed. For anyone who already has land and was waiting until they could afford to build on it, this is an awesome solution. Very mutually beneficial. Thanks for sharing!

Comment # 18

Blog Post Title & Author: “On Students, degrees, and jobs” by Meghan Callahan

Link:http://meghancallahan99.wordpress.com/2009/03/30/on-students-degrees-and-jobs/#comment-96

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:Cool article. I agree with the article that internships and education are important aspects of our transitioning into the PR field. I have always heard “your internship is essential before starting you career”. I was surprised to hear him say that he critiques harsher than most employeers he has come across but, I consider this a good thing. I would rather get pushed to my fullest during my education through both positive and negative feedback. This is the time for me to learn from my mistakes, when they only cost me a grade not my job. Plus, it makes me look forward to graduation more. :)

Comment # 19

Blog Post Title & Author: My interview with a real true PR Pro by Meghan Callahan

Link: http://meghancallahan99.wordpress.com/2010/03/29/my-interview-with-a-true-p-r-pro/#comment-97

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment: Awesome interview with a great person! I have heard over and over that staying current and internships are vital to a PR career. In some ways it is good for recent grads to participate in internships because jobs are so scarce right now. Plus, you get 6 months of exposure to that company and they get to know you, which hopefully can lead to a job. As an almost graduate, this makes me not so worried about starting out in the PR field.

Comment # 20

Blog Post Title & Author: Internship Advice by Meghan Callahan

Link: http://meghancallahan99.wordpress.com/2010/03/11/internship-advice/

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:Great advice. I have not done an internship yet but and on the search. I have to do one in the fall before I graduate in December and I really hope it leads to a job. I have heard a lot of great things that come from internships, but you rarely hear people who hate them. It was good to hear someone’s experiences who did not like their internship and how they handled it. Great reminder to always act professional because you never know what will come out of it. Thanks for sharing.

Comment #21

Blog Post Title & Author: “Full Frontal PR” by Richard Laermer  by Meghan Callahan

Link: http://meghancallahan99.wordpress.com/2010/03/10/full-frontal-pr-by-richard-laermer/#comment-98

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:Looks like a great book, especially for new PR people. I feel like a lot of these tips have been embedded into us through the few years of being in the department. But, because these tips have been spread out over the years, it looks like this would be a great refresher. I feel like PR trade books are great to read because they are often conversation and always informative. I will definitely be adding this to my must read PR books. Thanks!

Comment #22

Blog Post Title & Author: Dress to Impress by Jeff Cartre

Link:http://jeffcarter3.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/dress-to-impress/#comment-45

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:Great post! Dressing up and looking appropriate is so important. Yesterday I went to a career fair at the Braves stadium and I was shocked at the number of people not “dressed up”. The majority of students and professionals were in a suit and other dressed more as business causal, polo and slacks or a sun dress. The minority of people were there is jeans or other inappropriate wear that was not appropriate for business attire. It is so important for students to look professional and communicate to other professionals (potential employers and peers) that you aren’t a child anymore and you ready for the transition. Great information, thanks.

Comment #23

Blog Post Title & Author: Social Media: Is it a job seekers best friend? by Jeff Carter

Link: http://jeffcarter3.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/social-media-is-it-a-job-seekers-best-friend/#comment-46

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:Awesome post and video. Lots of good information and an important topic that needs to be discussed. It can be scary at time reading things like this for us PR majors because we are so heavily involved and present on the internet. It is necessary for us, but also a place to be careful what you say. Best recommendation another PR pro gave me was to “not get on the internet when you in a bad mood, you always want to be friendly”. We can never hear enough of the pros and cons of our potential actions!

Comment #24

Blog Post Title & Author: PR Connection- Toyota Stories by Matt Mauney

Link:http://mattmauney.wordpress.com/2010/03/07/pr-connections-toyota-stories/#comment-51

Date of Comment: April 18, 2010

My Comment:First, I must say, my family has been Toyota loyal since I was born. I have always driven Toyota’s and probably will continue to always drive Toyota’s. My first car was a hand-me-down 1990 Landcrusier ( I drove it in 2006 with 200,000 plus miles), next was a 4runner (my dream care) and now I drive a highlander. In my experience they have always been great cars.
But, I don’t think they are handling this crisis in the best way possible. The commercials are not my problem with the campaign, but how they are handling the negative comments, like the one’s on YouTube. Maybe, they should be more active on Twitter and other social media’s (like Youtube) in addressing these concerns personally and directly. This has created legitimate fears in people and they need to be reassured they are handling these problems with respect and concern for their consumers.

Comment # 25

Blog Post Title & Author: Talented Firms by Meg Tidmore

Link:http://matidmore.wordpress.com/2010/04/20/talented-firms/

Date of Comment: April 21, 2010

My Comment:Great idea on featuring PR firms. The few PR firms or people I have mentioned on my blog are always quick to thank me and recognize it in some way. Your link is not connecting to the article. Do you have the name of the company? For students look for possible firms to go into, it’s nice to know who the best of the best is. Especially for students looking for internships, working for a good firm where you will get lots of exposure can be so valuable.