IMAGINE SOLUTIONS: The Effects of a World Class Forum on Southwest Florida

Join us for our April Lunch N’ Learn event on Tuesday, April 23rd  at The Hilton Naples:

randy antik imagin solutionsYou are probably familiar with two national forums called TED and The Aspen Institute.  But did you know we have one right here in our own back yard?  “IMAGINE SOLUTIONS” just took place in February and has attracted national sponsorships from GE, CVS/Caremark and Shell Oil Corporation to name a few; and national media partners, such as NOVA, National Geographic Society, the Economist and Harvard Business Review.

You may ask yourself, how does a presentation about a forum such as this affect me and my business, organization or clients? Join us on Tuesday, April 23rd to find out. CEO of Imagine Solutions, Randy Antik, explains how this world class forum started in Naples. He’ll herald its successes, as well as be open about its challenges. But most of all, you can be a part of influencing where it goes from here! IMAGINE SOLUTIONS provides our PRSA chapter with an ideal case study that is making news and history right now. A forum of this size and importance can have the same national and global appeal, as well as cultural and economic impact on our community as TED or The Aspen Institute have on California and Colorado. The demographic it attracts could be very beneficial to us and our target markets. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 23rd to be a part of the discovery!

Schedule:

11:30 – 11:55 a.m. Networking

11:55 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Lunch

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. “The Effects of a World Class Forum on Southwest Florida .”

Cost:

$24 PRSA Members

$29 Non-Members

$27 Non-Profits

$15 Students

*No shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only checks accepted at the door

NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, you must register online by Friday, April 19th.

NOTE: WALK-INS WELCOME AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE. AN ADDITIONAL $5 WILL BE ADDED TO THE BASE PRICE.

 REGISTER NOW! CLICK HERE

About Randy Antik

Randy Antik lives full-time in Naples, Fla. and is chief executive officer for Searching for Solutions Institute (SFSI), a 501c3 public foundation established in 2007.

Antik devoted two years to traveling across the country to meet with the top executives at the Aspen Institute, TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design), the Milken Global Institute, and many thought leaders as part of the market research in establishing SFSI in Naples. A long-time attendee of thought-leader conferences, Antik saw an unmet need for intellectual networking with a purpose and an untapped resource for bringing together like-minded people who want to effect social change and make a difference both in Southwest Florida and at a national level.

In his role as chief experience officer, Randy Antik is the principal author of the “learn + involve” strategy to bring alive the vision of “enabling exceptional leaders to leverage their capabilities to effectively address social issues.” Randy travels the country meeting with potential national sponsors and speakers for the annual Imagine Solutions conference. He has built a network of thought-leaders through his long-standing associations at various conferences and is responsible for researching and securing world-class speakers for the Imagine Solutions conference.

Randy Antik has spent more than 35 years in his professional career working for private families (Pritzger, Carlson, Bass) and private equity firms (Warburg Pincus and Wells, Carson, Anderson & Stowe). Randy was involved in a number of turnaround and fast growth situations with a strong emphasis on consumer products and marketing service companies. He has served in the CEO role for six companies on behalf of these major investors, representing more than $4 billion in annualized revenues. Randy Antik founded a marketing consulting firm, Swat Team Partners in 2001, where he is currently “of counsel.”

Antik is passionate about education, leadership, the arts and sciences, tomorrow’s heroes and health care, where he has been involved on both a local and a national level in supporting a series of projects in the nonprofit and public sectors. These include working with nonprofit visionaries such as All Kinds of Minds, a nonprofit foundation affiliated with the University of North Carolina and Dr. Mel Levine; executive board member for Meadows School of Arts and Communications at SMU; orchestrator in the development of a wood art gallery concept in Neiman Marcus for 25 emerging artists; supporter of French Wood Artists Conclave in 2003 and 2006; involved with several major photographers in developing cultural and business affiliations including Frans Lanting, Brian Lanker and Alison Shaw; supporting Wade Davis and his work on behalf of National Geographic in anthropological studies; sponsor of Tibet Antique Arts show in the U.S. in 2000 and 2003; new project development with Wood Hole Oceanographic Institute; business sponsor of MIT Media Lab and friend to RISD, Cooper Union.

Antik has served on the following boards: Sacred Heart Hospital (10 years), Outward Bound (four years), IMC2, All Kinds of Minds (founders committee), YMCA (president), U.S. Track and Field AAU, SMU Meadows School and Museum, RISD advisor to president.

He holds a BA from Colby College and a graduate degree from Harvard University.

 

PRSA & FPRA join together to host a public relations and marketing showcase for nonprofits

The Public Relations Society of America / Gulf Coast Chapter and the Florida Public Relations Association / Southwest Florida Chapter have teamed up to present a Public Relations Community Showcase for Nonprofits on April 19 from 8 to 11 AM at the Lee County Election Center in south Fort Myers – an easy drive for Collier County attendees.

Six local PR and media professionals from Fort Myers and Naples will provide information and tips on the following topics:
·        Writing News Releases
·        Crisis Communication
·        Communicating with the Media
·        Event Planning
·        Social Media
·        Public Speaking and more

Admission: $10 per attendee
-includes the full presentation and a light breakfast.
The Election Center is located at:
13180 S. Cleveland Ave. / US 41 (behind Robb & Stucky across from the Bell Tower Shops)
Seating is limited. Information and reservations are available at gulfcoastprsa.org or fprasw.org.

Click Here To Register

About the Public Relations Association of America
The Public Relations Association of America was chartered in 1947 and is the world’s largest and leading organization of public relations professionals with more than 21,000 professionals across the United States. Furthermore, there are more than 10,000 students who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at colleges and universities here and abroad. The Gulf Coast Chapter of the PRSA is dedicated to providing you with educational opportunities for personal and professional growth achievement.

About Florida Public Relations Association
The Florida Public Relations Association was founded in 1938 and is the oldest public relations organization in the United States. As a statewide Association, FPRA holds approximately 1,500 professional and student members that all form the 15 professional and 11 student chapters. The Southwest Florida chapter has over 100 members and is dedicated to programs and activities that enhance the success of public relations professionals in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades Counties

February PRSA Lunch N Learn – Forward Thinking

Join Us For “FORWARD THINKING” with The Philharmonic Center for the Arts’  

Campaigns Director Rachel Applegate

 

Rachel Applegate
Rachel Applegate

The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts has a 20+ year history with the southwest Florida community and has become a beacon to arts enthusiasts and even influenced the growth of Collier County. That said, how does “The Phil” continue to evolve and  thrive?  Join us for this community case study on how The Phil is forging new partnerships to galvanize the arts community, work with area schools, attract the next generation, first time fans and more!

Tuesday February 26, 2013 Schedule:

11:30 – 11:55 a.m.  Networking

11:55 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.  Lunch

12:20 – 1:00 p.m.  Presentation

 

Cost:

$24  PRSA Members
$29  Non-Members
$27  Non-Profits
$15  Students
*No shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only cash and checks accepted at the door. NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, please register online by Friday, February 22. 

Register By Clicking Here

Effective Media Buying in Today’s Media Landscape

Jim
Jim Poh, Poh Media

Join us for our March Lunch N’ Learn event on Tuesday, March 26th  at The Hilton Naples to hear:

Effective Media Buying in Today’s Media Landscape – with Jim Poh of Poh Media, Sunrise, FL

  • How your advertising dollars can go as far as possible
  • Position your business or organization to receive solid ROI
  • The latest in social media tips to supplement your plan

Jim Poh is a member of (AAAA) American Association of Advertising Agencies and  is an expert at well-rounded media buying and more.  Mark your calendar for this cost-saving, brand raising program!

Jim has been part of some of the most innovative and successful campaigns of the past 10 years, including the U.S. launch of the Mini Cooper, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Burger King and American Legacy Foundations “Truth” Anti-Smoking Campaign.

Schedule:

11:30 – 11:55 a.m. Networking

11:55 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Lunch

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. “Effective Media Buying in Today’s Media Landscape.”

Cost:

$24 PRSA Members

$29 Non-Members

$27 Non-Profits

$15 Students

*No shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only checks accepted at the door

NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, you must register online by Friday, March 22nd.

NOTE: WALK-INS WELCOME AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE. AN ADDITIONAL $5 WILL BE ADDED TO THE BASE PRICE.

 REGISTER NOW! CLICK HERE

Jim was V.P. Media Director at Crispin, Porter + Bogusky from 2001-2009. Under Jim’s leadership, CP+B won four Media Lions at the Cannes Advertising Festival including the first U.S. Grand Prix win for “Truth.” CP+B won four awards in Mediaweeks “Media Plan of the Year” competition including the top award in 2003. The agency was recognized by the OAAA for the Outdoor Media Plan of the Year Award in 2003 and the MPA’S Kelly Award for outstanding use of magazines in 2003 and 2005. His group was named Media Department of the year by Media Magazine in 2005 and 2006. Jim was an Advertising Age “Media Maven” in 2001 and one of the Min Magazine’s “21 Most Intriguing” of 2004. In prior positions, Jim was part of several Effie winning teams, including the Grand Effie in 1988, and was names “Toughest Print Negotiator” by Media and Marketing Decisions in 1990.

Before CP+B, Jim ran Media First Internationals’ Office in Boston, where he had previously worked at Arnold on Volkswagen and Ocean Spray. Jim began his career in New York, starting with Wells Rich Greene in 1981 and ending with an 11 year run at Jordan, McGrath Case and Taylor. The Poh Media Media Neutral Approach is a culmination of the learning from all these experiences, starting with the rigors and discipline of packaged goods brands from P&G, Quaker Oats etc., and fully realized in the creative, ground breaking efforts for numerous clients at CP+B.

Public Relations Community Showcase for Nonprofits

nonprofit-seminarThe Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter and Public Relations Society of America Gulf Coast Chapter have teamed up to present a Public Relations Community Showcase for Nonprofits on April 19 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Lee County Election Center in south Fort Myers.

Six local PR and media professionals from Fort Myers and Naples will provide information and tips on the following topics: Writing News Releases, Crisis Communication, Communicating with the Media, Event Planning, Social Media, Public Speaking and more.

Admission will be $10 per attendee which includes the full presentation and a light breakfast.

The Election Center is located at 13180 S. Cleveland Ave. behind Robb & Stucky across from the Bell Tower Shops.

Seating is limited.

Address:

Lee County Election Center

13180 S. Cleveland Ave

Fort Myers, Fl

Date: April 19, 2013

Start Time:8:00 am
End Time: 11:00 am

Price: $10.00

Click Here To Register

About Florida Public Relations Association

The Florida Public Relations Association was founded in 1938 and is the oldest public relations organization in the United States. As a statewide Association, FPRA holds approximately 1,500 professional and student members, all that form the 15 professional and 11 student chapters. The Southwest Florida chapter has over 100 members and is dedicated to programs and activities that enhance the success of public relations professionals in Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades Counties.

About the Public Relations Society of America

The Public Relations Society of America was chartered in 1947 and is the world’s largest and leading organization of public relations professionals with more than 21,000 professionals across the United States. Furthermore, there are more than 10,000 students who are members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) at colleges and universities here and abroad. The Gulf Coast Chapter of the PRSA is dedicated to providing you with educational opportunities for personal and professional growth achievement.

Keep Your Eyes and Mind Open to Possibilities – PRSA Gulf Coast Lunch N Learn

January 2013 PRSA Gulf Coast Lunch N Learn
Geri Evans

Join us for our first luncheon event of 2013 on Tuesday, January 22nd at The Hilton Naples to hear Geri Evans, national board member of the Public Relations Society of America.

Geri Evans will speak about the power of networking and building key relationships in her presentation, ‘Keeping Your Eyes and Mind Open to Possibilities.” Geri is making a special trip to Naples just for this presentation and will certainly launch us into 2013 with confidence and an action plan!  Geri Evans,  is a national board member of the Public Relations Society of America, keynote speaker, presentation coach and owner of Evans PR Group in Orlando, Florida
Geri Evans, MA, APR, is an experienced public relations professional, public speaker, writer, consultant, and educator. In 2003 she opened her own public relations firm focusing on message development, powerful communication, personal and professional development, and leadership. Among her clients are HGTV, Adventist Healthcare System, Wycliffe Bible Translators, the American Hospital Association, the Orange County Public Library System and other national and local businesses and organizations. See more on Geri Evans below the registration information.

To Register, Click Here!

Schedule:

11:30 – 11:55 a.m. Networking

11:55 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Lunch

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. “First Year Challenges and Triumphs: Fifth Avenue South”

Cost:

$24 PRSA Members

$29 Non-Members

$27 Non-Profits

$15 Students

*No shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only cash and checks accepted at the door

NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, you must register online by Friday, January 18th.

 

Prior to this business venture, Geri was vice president of public relations for the state hospital association for four years, served as the director of public relations for a boutique hotel chain in Orlando, taught communications on a full-time or part-time basis for 26 years, was a special features and sports editor for three years, and designed and taught an award-winning reading program for at-risk students. Geri is a national speaker and consultant who has won numerous awards for her seminars and presentations.

Ms. Evans is currently in her final year of a three-year term on the national Board of Public Relations Society of America. She also serves as liaison to the national Board of Public Relations Student Society of America and the Universal Accreditation Board.

Highly active in the Central Florida community, Geri is a graduate of Leadership Orlando, the immediate past-president of the Orlando Breakfast Rotary Club, past-president of the Orlando Chapter of Public Relations Society of America, former officer of the Foundation for Orange County Public Schools, member of the Mayor’s Domestic Violence Commission, Women’s Advisory Council and Women’s Resource Center.

Geri holds a B.S. in both English and Speech and an M.A. in Communications. She holds the top national accreditation in public relations. A Central Florida Packer Backer, this Wisconsin native loves to watch football and baseball and likes to play tennis and golf. She is married, has two sons, and three young grandchildren.

Gulf Coast Chapter PRSA Annual Media Event

It’s all about the relationships baby!

Getting good news media coverage for your business or clients is largely affected by your relationship with news media gatekeepers and reporters. But what does a “relationship” with media really entail?  Well, for starters, it can’t just be “all about you (or your organization)!”

To help you on your quest to build (or enhance) your relationship with the local media we are turning the tables for this special session. Instead of putting our media friends on the spot by firing questions at them as they sit on a panel or having them rush through speed networking, we’re going to take time to reconnect with our media “friends” as human beings!

Join us on Tuesday, September 25 for a special networking session with local news media reps from television, print and radio. Take this opportunity to initiate or enhance your relationship by learning more about their families, community involvement, hobbies, what’s new at their media outlet, and more. But remember, relationships are not one-sided! Be ready to share your own human side!

From a business standpoint, we know you want and need updated tips and preferences for sharing and pitching story ideas with each of our media reps,,, but let’s not bog down our friends with these tedious questions. Instead we’re going to gather that information in advance and prepare a special hand-out that you can take back to your office and keep as a reference.

Special Location and Early Deadline:

This session is being hosted by Avow Hospice and will be held at the Ispiri community center located on the Avow Campus at 1095 Whippoorwill Lane in Naples (just off Pine Ridge Rd. near I-75 Exit 107).

Check-in and networking will open at 11:30 AM. Lunch begins promptly at noon.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to make new or to reconnect with your media friends!

Register By Clicking Here!

Confirmed Media Attendees:

Newspaper:

Naples Daily  – Dave Osborn 

News-Press – Steve McQuilkin 

Florida Weekly – Cindy Pierce

Broadcasting:

Radio – Dave Elliott

WGCU Public Broadcasting – Rick Johnson

Print:

eBella – Molly Caldero 

Naples Illustrated – Dorothea Stone

Master The Art of Bragging – May PRSA Gulfcoast Lunch N Learn

Mastering the Art of Bragging:

What Today’s Professionals & Other Humble Leaders Must Know

PRSA Gulfcoast May Lunch N LearnYou were taught it’s not okay to brag, right? Join the club. But in today’s world, there are important and surprising reasons why high performing professionals need to regain this lost skill and start sharing their success stories more freely.

Join Gulf Coast PRSA on May 22 for a fun, highly interactive workshop led by leadership & workplace coach Darcy Eikenberg, ACC, author of Bring Your Superpowers to Work: Your Guide to More Clarity, Confidence and Control and founder of career & success site RedCapeRevolution.com. In addition to the fresh techniques you’ll gain to tell the world about your own successes, you’ll discover:

  • Why we can no longer afford to consider “brag” a four-letter word;
  • The three reasons we need to start bragging today, and;
  • How to brag so others don’t gag.

You’ll have the rare opportunity to share your stories in a friendly, encouraging environment—a place where you can’t make a mistake and experimentation is welcome. As an added bonus, you’ll get an opportunity to connect with several different people at the event—and their stories may offer you ideas to solve the challenges in your own workplace. Finally, you’ll uncover something great about someone else–and about yourself as well!

Get ready to master the art of bragging at Gulf Coast PRSA on May 22. Register now. [DETAILS AND REGISTRATION LINK]

More About Darcy Eikenberg

Darcy Eikenberg

With a unique mix of perspectives, passions and practice as a leadership, executive & workplace coach, author and speaker, Darcy Eikenberg, ACC founded Red Cape Revolution (www.RedCapeRevolution.com) as a way to help everyday professionals rediscover their superpowers, bring them to work, and make a bigger difference in their corner of the world. Working with clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, Microsoft, Deloitte Consulting and State Farm, she is recognized for her ability to help today’s busy professionals find clarity, confidence, and control, in ways that work for their organizations and for themselves.

Before launching her own business, Darcy was a Principal at human resources consulting firm Hewitt Associates (now Aon Hewitt), where she served on the North American Communication Consulting Leadership team and led the Southeast communication and change management business before intrapraneuring an internal coaching program there. She is the past president of the Georgia Coach Association and earned her credentials through the International Coach Federation.

A frequent guest of the media, Darcy has been quoted in the Harvard Business Review, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CareerBuilder.com, CNN.com, TheLadders.com, Glassdoor.com, and more. She blogs regularly at www.RedCapeRevolution.com, where you can sign up to download a free chapter of Bring Your Superpowers to Work and also receive her twice-monthly Community News with more tips and bonuses.

Bring Your Superpowers to Work is available on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase autographed copies at the event. To contact Darcy for private, in-person coaching while she is in the area, email info@RedCapeRevolution.com or call 404.857.2738.

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RedCapeRevolution

Twitter: @RedCapeRev

LinkedIn: http://www.LinkedIn.com/in/DarcyEikenberg

Keep Out of Trouble with the Law – PRSA Gulfcoast March 2012 Lunch N Learn

PRSA March_2012 Lunch_N_Lean
Jason Gordon

Stay safe, keep yourself and your company litigation free, and things you should do when dealing with the media in its ever changing environment.

Jason Gordon, a Miami Attorney, will presentation for PRSA’s Gulf Coast Chapter that will engage you in the do’s and don’t.

This program was presented for PRSA’s Gulfstream chapter (Fort Lauderdale) at their lunch and learn in September and the presentation was very well received by their members.

Mr. Gordon has represented large national banks, insurance companies, parking companies, trucking companies, as well as many small and mid-sized businesses.
His presentation would cover the following topics:

Common terms in contracts for PR work which can lead to trouble, including unclear terms;

  • Protecting the PR professional’s work, including rights to use and avoiding responsibility for incorrect information or statements to the public; and
  • Issues to consider when dealing with the media.

Jason Gordon is an attorney with Heller Waldman, P.L. in Coconut Grove, FL.  Mr. Gordon focuses his practice on commercial and business litigation as well as drafting contracts.  Mr. Gordon has drafted contracts for a variety of types of businesses including public relations.  Mr. Gordon has experience litigating matters in both state and federal courts throughout Florida and other jurisdictions, as well as arbitrating matters before the AAA and FINRA.  Mr. Gordon has handled matters through trial in various areas including religious land use, civil rights, trademark and copyright infringement, breach of contract, real estate and business disputes, noncompete and employment claims, securities fraud and partnership disputes.  Mr. Gordon has represented large national banks, insurance companies, parking companies, trucking companies, as well as many small and mid-sized businesses.  Prior to attending law school, Mr. Gordon operated a radio promotions company which promoted albums to college and commercial radio stations around the country, as well as a record label.  Mr. Gordon has lectured on numerous topics including religious land use and civil rights, the music business and radio and most recently on contract issues for public relations professionals.  Mr. Gordon is a graduate of the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

February Sweethearts Lunch N Learn – PRSA Gulf Coast Chapter

Cyndee Woolley, APR and Jessica Macera, MBA 

 

Jessica Macera and Cyndee Woolley

Presenting:

The Personal Branding Project 

As presented at the 2011 PRSA International Conference and through Full Sail University, the Personal Branding Project is a customized workshop designed to teach business professionals how to reinvent themselves for success. The foundation of the program is about rediscovering purpose and passion to help individuals refocus their efforts towards those goals.

 

Schedule:

11:30 – 11:55 a.m.  Networking

11:55 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.  Lunch

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Woolley and Macera – The Personal Branding Project

Cost:

$24  PRSA Members
$29  Non-Members
$27  Non-Profits
$15  Students

*No shows will be billed if no prior notice given and only cash and checks accepted at the door
NOTE: To guarantee seating and meal, you must register online by Friday, January 20th.

Click Here To Register