Interested in Joining the Board?

Here’s your chance!

The PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter is currently seeking nominations for its 2011 Board of Directors. We will have a number of opportunities available next year for you to show off your special skills and help our organization continue moving forward.

To submit a nomination, please contact Chapter President Clay W. Cone at

Show Off Your Professional Presence

You only have one chance to make that lasting impression with your friends, colleagues and prospective clients. So it’s very important that you make the RIGHT impression when needed.

Our next program will help you do just that!

Representatives of the professional image consulting firm Image Matters will join us on Tuesday, October 26th at the Hilton Naples to teach you how to “Show Off Your Professional Presence.”

Want to RSVP? For your convenience, you can reserve a spot for you and your guests or pay with a credit card through our secure PayPal system. We still accept only cash and checks at the door.

Click on the link below to learn more about this month’s program and to register. We look forward to seeing you on Oct. 26th!

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Clay W. Cone
President, PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter

October 26 – “Show Off Your Professional Presence”
The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Gulf Coast Chapter will host an informative program titled, “Show Off Your Professional Presence” on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, at the Hilton Naples. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. with networking, then lunch and the presentation to follow promptly at noon.

Image Matters, professional image consultants, will teach you how to “Show Off Your Professional Presence.” Professional presence is that special quality that sets certain business people apart and creates power, credibility and a sense of competence. You can’t quite put your finger on it, but those who acquire Professional Presence command respect and are afforded a clear and distinct advantage in any business situation. First impressions can be effective or disastrous, but they are always lasting. It takes only seven seconds to create your first impression. This presentation will demonstrate how to maximize your first (and second and third) impressions.

The cost is $24 per person for PRSA members, $27 for non-profit organizations, $29 for non-members and $15 for students. Reservations must be made by Friday, October, 22, 2010.

Date: Tuesday, October 26th
Time: 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Location: Hilton Naples
5111 U.S. 41 N. Naples, FL 34103