Speaking engagements Archives - Dooley Communications

Blogs have emerged as an influential media outlet for PR professionals seeking to gain publicity for stories and product reviews. Working with bloggers has some additional benefits, as many are willing to advocate and present positive reviews for products and events they enjoy. As a PR professional, this can be such an important tool to…

How to have a successful public relations career I’m regularly asked to speak to public relations students to give them a chance to learn about how a PR agency operates. One of the questions I get every time – whether it’s at Red River College or the University of Winnipeg – is this: what skills do…

You are an expert in your field and you think everyone should know it? Welcome to the club. Just about every company in your field says the same thing. And yet some people and organizations manage to rise above the crowds and demonstrate true thought leadership in their industries. How do they do that? This…

Public speaking is generally about as popular as emergency dental work, but it’s a very rare career that doesn’t require a person to speak in public at some point. Most of us speak in public more frequently than we think. We present at company meetings, meet with vendors and pitch ideas to executives. Just because…

Do you ever have to speak to groups big or small? You won’t go wrong to watch the short video below of the 2015 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking. Mohammed Qahtani won the contest despite having overcome a stutter. Three things to watch: Look how he uses humour to get the audience quickly…

Too often when people say public relations they mean media relations. Dealing with the media is a big part of our job to be sure. We need to build relationships with editors, reporters, broadcasters and bloggers over time in order to earn positive publicity for our clients. But there is a great deal more to…