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Blog Review: PRos in Training

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on November 7, 2008 by mjung18

The second blog that I chose to review for my Corporate PR class is a blog entitled PRos in Training.

The banner under the title of this blog reads “ Tips, tools, resources and random thought for students (and veterans) of public relations” and I feel that is totally what this sight has to offer.

As a senior PR student myself I found many different posts that not only provided interesting information, but also provided some creative insight into topic and issues that I had never really thought about before.

I have to admit that I feel that this blog definitely offers more in the “random thoughts” area than any of the others, but even those random thoughts still provide quality and well thought out information.

Personally the pictures, videos and other graphics associated with this blog definitely help with making it as pleasing to look at as it is. The clean design makes it easy for any reader to locate and read a posting on basically any topic that you can think of.

The only change that I would make is a purely personal preference and that would be to make the actual columns that the text is in wider. Like I said it is a simple personal preference but still one that I think would make the blog look better as a whole.

Beyond the look and feel of this blog, I have to admit that nearly all of the posts that I read or saw definitely had great and very useful information, which is what we are all really look for in the long run anyways. I would definitely recommend this blog and as a soon to be newbie in the PR working world I could definitely see myself using this blog as a useful tool to help me transition from student to professional

Its that time of the year folks…… INTERVIEW SEASON!!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 8, 2008 by mjung18

Everyone knows that the beginning of April is the hight of the internship season for anyone wishing to have a summer internship.  Everyone in all of your classes are going after many of the same jobs that you will be going for.  Friends will become the competition and you are going to need that one thing that helps you stand out above the others.

After doing some snooping online, trying to get the upper hand, i found a few VERY good tips on how to stand out in an interview.  I am going to be kind enough to share my top 5 with you.

1. Dress Nice, and Appropriately –> The best way to get attention in an interview is to look good.  Some one who is well kept and looks professional is much more likely to get the job, and is also more likely to be considered for future jobs within the company as well.

2.  Have Good Posture –> Always make sure to stand up straight, sit up, and hold yourself with pride.  Act like you care, and that you want the job and show the interviewer that you mean business and that you are serious about wanting this job.

3.  Have a Good Handshake –> This is another very good way to show that you mean business and that you are not afraid of a challenge.  This shows the boos that you can handle pressure and can also show that you are confident about this job, and rally think that you can do it and deserve it.

4.  Speak Clearly and Enunciate –>  You spent 4+ years in college, talk like you have an education.  Show the person who is interviewing you that you have an IQ and that you are able to have a quality and understandable conversation.

Brush-Up on the Company –>  Put forward the extra energy to do some research about the company at which you will be interviewing.  This shows the boss that you are very interested and that you already know something about the company.

To all of you going out for internships this summer, I say, good luck, and I hope I win. 🙂 But, really follow these tips and you are sure to get some form of an upper hand over a lot of people that you are going up against.

Show off your ride the proper way

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on March 26, 2008 by mjung18

There are a lot of people in the world that are just like me and are avid car lovers. We subscribe to all the automotive magazines, go to all the car shows and our walls are plastered in car posters, but without photography and the knowledge of how to properly take a picture of a car to make it look the best we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the simple beauty and design of any car on the road. This Blog is totally devoted on how those professionals make the cars look good in every picture and how everyday people can make their pictures look as good with their own home camera.

There are some very easy tips that anyone can follow to improve the quality and look of any eye catching car that they desire.

1. ALWAYS make sure that your flash is on….. This is very important point of photography that many people think does more damage than good, and this is very much the opposite. The flash allows all the details, lines and curves to be shown off to their full potential. The only time in which a flash should really be turned off is if you happen to take a picture of cars placed under a florescent light.

2. Outside photos = Shades for u and the camera……. When someone is taking pictures of a car outside on a clear bright day it is always the idea to use some kind of shade or filter to that the pollution in the air and the UV rays all around us are left out of the photo and the bright vibrant colors show through with little to no glare off the car.

3. A little to the left… a little to the left… GREAT POSITIONING!…… In any photo whether it be of a car, landscape or person, positioning in the photo is always vital. You don’t want to cut off part of the car or have it at a very awkward angle that take away from the picture….. Lastly, no matter what position you use, make sure that there is as much light as possible ( and as stated before make sure to always have the flash on :))

4. Location, Location, Location……. Picking the right background or location for your picture is almost as important as the main object in the picture. When taking pictures of cars the photographer always wants to make sure that they take their pictures in an area with little commotion in the back ground. Simple solid colors are the best backdrops but simple landscapes are very good as well. You will also want to make sure that you choose a location that does not have a lot of other distractions aside from the colors. In other words, as few people and other cars in the picture as possible…. You are wanting to focus on one car, not all the ones cars that maybe around it.

5. Wait, get me at my good ANGLE……. The angle of a car can make or brake your picture. Side or corner angles are the norm and most prefered angle in taking pictures of cars, and you will more than likely want to keep those angles. This shows off a lot more of the car then just a head on view or rear view of the car.

There are many other very helpful tips that people can find online or from any photography book. 2 very helpful resources that i encountered was

1. http://www.tutorialized.com/view/tutorial/Professional-Car-and-Automotive-Photography-Tips/17284

2. http://www.cobracountry.com/fototips/

feel free to check them out and maybe they can help you catch as beautiful of a picture of your pride and joy like i did.