Sunday, January 29, 2006

Week 3

Monday I want everyone to post a blog on the ten talking points in corporate communications and PR you were asked to round up for discussion.

Also, go to at least five blog sites of your classmates and blog a comment on their "talking points" blog--providing observations and comments about this blog topic. Try to blog students who have not yet been blogged.

Note: You should have already posted a blog on your overall impression of blogging on the main class blog site. (See Blogging 101 in the archives here if you've forgotten this request.)

Wed. you will work in the lab on the first topics assignment, which must be posted Friday morning to get full credit.

Fri. we will discuss your blog papers and begin discussing your next topic assignment. We will also attempt to get everyone in gear on your communication professional interview/overview assignment.

I'm pleased to report that everyone is getting the hang of blogging more quickly than I expected. I like the way some of you are personalizing your site by bringing out your specific interests in the field of communication. Keep up the good work.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Communication Strategies

Week 2:
Hope everyone is getting the hang of blogging. This week you should be browsing various blog sites to get a feel for ways communication professionals are using blogs in their work. You will then write a paper (see your syllabus under Writing Assignments/Topics) addressing your observations about blogs as a PR tool. You can paste your completed paper as a post on your blog, being sure to file your paper according to the deadline, as discussed in class. You will then write a one to two paragraph overview of your paper topic on the class blog site (here). Remember to sign your name at the end of your comments.
If you have not yet managed to get your blog up and running, talk to me in class.
--Prof. Flournoy

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Blogging 101

Welcome to the Advanced Comm. Skills class. To get started in the world of blogging this semester, each student must post a comment here regarding your overall impression of blogging. Do this AFTER you have browsed the recommended blog sites and have read the blog articles assigned in class. Be sure to sign your name to your comment.

Keep in mind, I am also new to blogging, so we're exploring this together. If you're an experienced blogger, feel free to share you're know-how with the class. The idea is to learn some of the new tools which many corporate communications practitioners consider essential. Each student will build a personal blog site throughout the semester.

It should be an interesting ride. --Professor Flournoy