The purpose of this (Caroline Birdwell’s) blog (@ carolinebirdwell.org) is for me (Caroline) to learn, research and practice the art of public relations

Keywords: Public Relations

Originally, I wanted to study English. My goal in life was to become an editor; however, I didn’t know exactly what I meant by that. Did I want to edit copy? Did I want to be the editor of a magazine? Did I want to work for a book publisher? In the end, I learned that being an English major required too much reading and too much abstract thinking. So, I switched my major to public relations, and I think it will get me farther in life than English ever could.

https://carolinebirdwell.org/2021/09/25/welcome-to-my-blog

I’ve been asked countless times THE QUESTION: “So, Katie, what are you going to do when you graduate in December?”

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I’m not entirely sure. A lot is still up in the air at this point! I’m only 21! I don’t even know what city I want to live in! But, there are some things I do know about my future, and in this blog post I’m going to go through those (mostly to make myself feel better!).

https://katieharrispr.wordpress.com/2021/09/23/the-future-is-coming

I want to be able to be more confident

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Usually when I’m talking to a friend, adult, or coworker, I don’t make a lot of eye contact and I stutter on my words. In most of my communication I use humor because I have done that for so long, I find it difficult to stay away. I don’t see anything wrong with using humor because if there was only one way of communicating, I would find it very boring. One form of communication I use a lot is “intrapersonal communication”. Sometimes I don’t like what my inner voice is telling me, but I get the message. One common scenario I have is “oh, this is embarrassing”. Honestly, it’s only embarrassing if you make yourself feel embarrassed. I would love to accomplish all that I can presented to me in this course. At the end, not being nervous to talk in front of people and communicating effectively are two of my main goals. In order for me to achieve this goal, I need to know inside and out what I’m talking about and I need to have fun with it, as long as I take it seriously.

https://jess879644674.wordpress.com/2021/08/25/what-i-want-to-get-out-of-communication

I feel they know me well enough to understand what I want from my life

Keywords: mental health , movies music , living with depression , mental health , netflix , queen , strangers , tamasha , travel , wanderlust , ye jawani hai deewani , zindagi na milegi dobara

But sometimes it’s so important to speak about your long-term plans loudly to reassure yourself and demand what you want from the universe. Sharing this space with strangers is so easy without the fear of being dismissed or being judged.

https://thebioscopedlife.in/2021/08/15/feels-like-magic-finding-friendship

Is this an audience I want to reach?

Keywords: preparation , public speaking , audience , hecklers , presentation skills , the three keys to great presentations , toronto star

What part of my expertise best suits their needs? Ignoring that vital part of preparation would be like subjecting a captive audience of strangers on a boat to a lecture on the Three Keys to Great Presentations. A few may care somewhat, but most would tune me out or, at best, resort to scratching their heads (at worst, tossing me overboard).

https://csuiteblueprint.wordpress.com/2021/07/20/bad-public-speaking-instruction