FPRA’s 79th Annual Conference "It’s Personal: Research. Relate. Respond." is a four day conference of unparalleled professional development and networking for public relations professionals. 

Attendees will hear from major industry and thought leaders who will provide the inspiration, motivation and affirmation needed to help rocket your PR efforts to new heights.

This year’s conference will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando from August 6th to 9th.

This year’s blogging team consists of Colleen Thayer, APR, CPRC, Susan Vernon-Devlin, Amelia Bell, APR, CPRC, Amanda Handley, APR, Katarina Dos Santos, Laura Kern, APR. Mollt Kellogg-Schmauch, Robyn LaPorta, Rachel Denton, Kim Livengood, Erin Morton, APR, CPRC, Sarah Coulson, Erin Knothe, Sarah Hansen, Brandi Gomez, Stella Harbilas, APR, Alyssa Holcomb and Maria Isabel Sanquirico. Follow their work here.

Conference attire is professional business. Please note that the average temperature in the hotel is 72 degrees. To ensure comfort, attendees may want to have a sweater or jacket available.

For the President’s Welcome Reception, casual attire is recommended. As this year’s theme is Harry Potter, attendees are encouraged to wear house-themed clothing.

The Golden Image Awards Banquet is formal wear, black-tie optional. 
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Tuesday, August 8 • 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Breakout Session 4B - Harmony Through Teamwork: Counteracting the Cacophony of Miscommunication

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In the public relations industry, effective communication and teamwork are critical. Learning ways to set established protocols and clear processes of communication helps everyone serve clients and the overall organization better by creating synergy to accomplish objectives. In this highly interactive, high-energy presentation, Jan Spence will share her extensive knowledge of running a business to help attendees take their teamwork and communication skills to the next level. This fun, engaging session will give participants practical tools they can implement immediately.

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Jan Horton Spence

Principal, Jan Spence and Associates
Spence is an international speaker, consultant, trainer and business coach.  With contagious charisma and a zest for life which make her an excellent motivator and leader, the Georgia native has used her vast knowledge in sales, marketing, communications, finances and business operations... Read More →

Tuesday August 8, 2017 12:50pm - 1:50pm PDT
Tuscany Salon A