I’m not much of a joiner. Aside from Tweetups and occasional business networking meetings, I don’t join many professional or similar organizations. I know I should, but after working for clients, family, music and a bit of volunteering, I just don’t have the time.
Nevertheless, I think people should give back to their profession in some way. Lately, I have been having students shadow me for a few days, or spending a few hours allowing them to interview me about public relations work, mostly from Dr. Mary Frances Casper’s class but also from high schools. A couple of weeks ago, I made a presentation to the Boise State University Public Relations Student Society of America on general PR practice and how social media are radically changing communication work.