November just started, and I’ve turned to an annual struggle: maintaining balance between work and life-outside-work. I don’t know what your December is like, but mine is filled with get-togethers, decorating, gifts, travel….
In the midst of everything is my job: daily work, higher-level strategies, planning for next year. I’m tempted to get overwhelmed just writing it down!
So every year when this happens, I am reminded to focus. To simplify. To ask “What is really essential?”
It is amazing what floats away from the to-do list. In work, in life, there are elements I hold most dear. You do the same.
In your work, what is most essential? What drives the most important results? Can other things be de-selected?
In life, similar questions apply. And at this time of year, the self-reflection comes into focus even more sharply.
As these days fly by, I don’t want to be going a mile a minute. I want to be doing purposeful, strategic work. Enjoying time with family and friends. Pausing to celebrate the cold stillness of winter.
This November, let’s focus on what we define as “most important.”
“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” -Steven Covey
~ Angela Brumm, APR
President, PRSA Northeast Wisconsin
Join PRSA Northeast Wisconsin and Fox 11's Emily Deem of Good Day Wisconsin for the annual PRemier Awards Nov.14 at The Marq! Help us recognize the exceptional practice of public relations by professionals in the area, plus see a presentation from 2017 Communicator of the Year, Tricia Garrison of NEW Water, and a special introduction from 2016 Communicator of the Year, Aaron Popkey, director of public affairs for the Green Bay Packers.
Meet Tricia Garrison, our 2017 Communicator of the Year
Tricia is responsible for community outreach, local government relations, media relations and educational programming at NEW Water in Green Bay. Over the last year and a half, she's been working to communicate details of the construction of R2E2 (Resource Recovery and Electrical Energy), a new waste water treatment facility designed to take Green Bay from simply treating water to recovering it and turning it into something of value.
Tricia developed and implemented strategic communication plans for a variety of stakeholders including customers, facility neighbors, the public and the media. During this time, she also conducted numerous neighborhood meetings, media briefings and public open houses. Despite the many challenges, the result has been a positive media and customer response without much controversy regarding the project. Because of her hard work on this project, Tricia will be recognized as PRSA Northeast Wisconsin's 2017 Communicator of the Year!
Help us Celebrate!
Join us from 12-1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, for a presentation of all PRemier Awards, plus a Q&A with Tricia. Register today!
$25.00 PRSA Member
$30.00 after 7 p.m. November 9
$40.00 after 7 p.m. November 9
$15.00 Full-Time Student
$20.00 after 7 p.m. November 9
There are lots of perks of being a PRSA member, but one of the best is access to quality professional development opportunities - including (FREE!) top-notch webinars designed to round out your professional skillset and enhance your career. Check out some of the upcoming ones - and get them on your calendar by registering today!
Dec. 5: Cut Through the Clutter in PR
Happy anniversary to these chapter members celebrating membership milestone this month:
Brant Bergeron, DigiCOPY - 1 year
Cole Buergi, Leonard & Finco Public Relations - 17 years
Susan Finco, Leonard & Finco Public Relations - 17 years
Krissy Lillie, Aurora Health Care - 15 years
Emily Morehart, Insight Creative - 5 years
Jackie Olson, American Transmission Company - 23 years
Rich Redman - 22 years
Kristin Rozek, Green Bay Area Public Schools - 7 years
Rachel Sonnentag, O'Connor Connective - 3 years
Scott Stein, Leonard & Finco Public Relations - 17 years
Joanna Wavrunek, Dairy Business Association - 1 year