The public relations industry can be a hard industry to crack. PR at Sunrise has provided some helpful tips on how to succeed in PR.
Speak up during internal brainstorming sessions
If you want to gain a voice in the room when you are with a client, you first must find it in a room with your colleagues. Speaking up during brainstorming sessions is good practice plus you never know when you might say something that will spark an idea. Also it’s a great way to show your manager that you are thinking, being helpful and getting yourself involved.
Make sure you have thick skin
You are going to have clients who can be challenging, journalists who will occasionally yell at you and co-workers who you just don’t get along with. Being a professional comes with learning from these situations.
Be a team player
You simply cannot do everything yourself – no matter how talented you are. Learn to share around work if necessary and ask questions. There is a reason that all accounts have teams.
Always ask to try new things
If you feel like your responsibilities are becoming repetitive ask your manager if there is something else you can have a go at. Even if you get it wrong there is no harm in learning something new and your manager will love that you took the initiative and asked.
The best way to succeed in PR is by gaining quality media coverage and opportunities for your client. Not only does it make you look good but also it makes your boss and your company look great.
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