Five Reasons To Present In-Person

For a communications student, I’m a bit old school. I only read books in print form, I still write letters, and I prefer to schedule meetings rather than phone calls. While others may not follow all of my traditional communication methods, there’s one I don’t think should become outdated: in-person communication. Whether you’re making a…

How FFA Prepared me for Public Relations

When I tell people the National FFA Organization helped prepare me for a career in public relations, most people ask, “Future Farmers of America?” My response is almost always the same. While FFA does stand for Future Farmers of America, the organization builds much more than future farmers. During the four years that I wore…

How to Spice up a Boring Topic

As a speaker or speechwriter, you will not always have exciting topics that make it easy to keep the audience’s attention. Sometimes, you have to write and/or give a speech about something that, at least on a surface level, appears entirely dull. When this happens, do not feel discouraged. Even the most boring of topics…