Getting Your Message Out - A Workshop on Public Relations and Internet Marketing
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San Francisco, CA (Vocus) September 21, 2009
With the increased use of the Internet for information, shopping, social networking, sharing pictures, and more - how businesses and organizations reach their target market is changing. There is no dispute that hiring a public relations professional to help your business, organization, non-profit group or other entity get your message out and reach specific consumers can be pricey. A reputable public relations firm can easily cost $10,000 to $15,000 a month. More budget conscious organizations can consider hiring a public relations professional on an hourly basis, which can run between $75 to $350 per hour. The Global Abundance Alliance (GAA) is offering a one-day workshop: "Getting Your Message Out - A Workshop on Public Relations and Internet Marketing" for only $60 to the public, $35 for students, and $50 for GAA members. The workshop will be held Monday, May 24, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Millbrae, California. You can find out more or register on-line by visiting http://globalpromises.wikispaces.com/Workshop2010. The cost for joining the GAA is a one-time membership fee of $25 - there are no annual fees or membership charges.
Workshop participants are asked to bring with them their business card, letterhead, brochures and other marketing materials as well as the answers to six basic questions designed to make the workshop more valuable. Topics touched on in the workshop include websites, Blogging, social networking, technology, image, competition, public speaking, P.R. agency secret weapons, media kits, news releases and more. Before and after the workshop, as part of their on-going investigation into the roles of alternative and complimentary elements of the economy, participants will have an opportunity to sell products and services - or to give away products and services.
The vision of the GAA is that all people live in full awareness of the inter-connectedness of life, that we are the source and effect of the world we live in, a world providing for all. The mission of the GAA is to cause a new promise for the world, sourcing people and organizations committed to a world of freedom, abundance and peace, and the values of the GAA are integrity, communication, honoring, leadership, learning and play. As to the value that the GAA provides to members, Frances Griffiths, M.D. - a retired family physician, had this to say, "My participation with the GAA has provided me with an access to conversations with exciting visionaries who were not afraid to try out their big ideas and who had some success with them - way more success than I would have expected." Member Donna Kuck, D.V.M. - a veterinarian stated "It has given me the opportunity to explore, learn, and teach new technologies - that can be daunting to an older person."
The GAA has been offering workshops to the public since 2007 as a means to support the community, consumers and abundance in the world. The 2010 GAA Workshop will be led by Lisa A. Lundy, a motivational speaker and business professional with over 30 years of leadership experience. She is the author of The Super Allergy Girl™ Allergy & Celiac Cookbook, a gluten-free, dairy-free, and other allergen-free cookbook. She created and manages a public relations internship for students at Penn State University. Lundy is a GAA Board Member and is donating her services to the workshop.
In addition to offering a yearly workshop to the public, the GAA also offers periodic leadership conference calls or "Visionary Leader" calls. More information on the GAA's Visionary Leader calls can be found on their website: http://globalpromises.wikispaces.com.