Comm Day 2012: “A new look at new media” Breakout Session 1

9:30 – 10:15 a.m. | Breakout Session 1

“Social Media Strategy: Making the Right Decisions to Protect Your Reputation and Brand”

Misty Benjamin – Taylor 120

“Being Mom in a Two-Income World: How to Earn a Living Online While Raising a Family”

Melinda Turner – Taylor 160

“Sports Broadcasting: I Get Paid for Doing This?”

Mikel Minor – Taylor 180

“How to Be a Winner at Your First New Media Job”

Walter Cooley – Taylor Chapel

6 Responses

  1. Beth White says:

    The session that I went to was with Walter Cooley, “How to Be a Winner at Your First New Media Job”. I loved this session, it was very interesting and helpful. One thing that stuck out to me the most was something that he talked about in the begining, that by being obedient and following the spirit we are able to be guided to where we need to be in our lives and careers. His personal story was inspiring. The other tips that he gave on what to prepare for and what he would like to see from new employees also really helped. Overall great session!

  2. I attended the
    “Being Mom in a Two-Income World: How to Earn a Living Online While Raising a Family” session that was given by Melinda Turner. The information from this session was very helpful. From what she presented I saw that it was possible to be a mom and work a part time job in the home. The internet provides countless opportunities for business and is the “last truly free market on earth.” Things that stood out to me was 1. find a talent that you are passionate about that you know more about than most people. 2. When making a website online (great marketing and business skill) make sure that your point is clear to the visitors as to what you want them to do. Distracting and cluttered websites are bad and create a bad image for you. 3. don’t compete with “big boy” companies but find that nitch were your business fits in. 4. Pre-Sell to you customer by providing free information and perhaps service. This develops trust with your company. 5. Remember the reason why you are doing a part time job. Don’t lose site of the real importance-your family. Businesses will come and go but families are forever.
    Comm day was great and is a great opportunity for comm majors!

  3. Bobby Macey says:

    Mikel Minor put together a great presentation and was extremely friendly to all who spoke with him. After his first presentation he spent all of his break time in between sessions talking to people who approached him.

    He was actively engaged in meeting new people and making them feel comfortable while still promoting his product and what he does.

  4. “How to Be a Winner at Your First New Media Job”

    Walter Cooley – Taylor Chapel

    I went to this session with Walter Cooley. His presentation was interesting since he is writer for a Dairy business magazine. Cooley is inspiring because he does something that he loves and it was something that he did not guess he would do. I really like that he gets to look at scientific reports and then summarize them to inform the dairy farmers. I would like to get into a career that incorporates my communications skills along with my interests in the sciences.

  5. mitchellch says:

    I really liked the class on how to become a working stay at home mom. I agree that there are so many opportunities to bring in income to the home, as well as having/ caring for your family. I think that we are so blessed to live in an age where this is a possibility for those women who want both.

  6. Alex Ramirez says:

    I went to Misty Benjamin’s: “Social Media Strategy: Making the Right Decisions to Protect Your Reputation and Brand” presentation. I’ve never thought about having internal media for employees to post on. I think that’s a great way to get information out and discuss issues. She also talked about the importance of making rules beforehand when starting these internal media sites, otherwise people will take their own liberties and there’ll be a big mess at the end. For external media, she emphasized making content accessible. As an employee, it’s easy to see the information, but it may not be so accessible to the outside world, which is something to be conscious of. Lastly, it’s important is to find out what other people’s biases are. Coming into a company, it could be easy to see something blatantly obvious that they’re not offering. It could be just because they have a bias against it. In that case, it’s especially important to research and figure out a way to interest your company so much, that they’d be silly not to do it.

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