From Journalist to Entrepeneur.

Last week, Andrea Walker spoke to our public relations class. Andrea  is a entrepreneur and owner of her company called W.Social Marketing. Her company is an integrated lifestyle and public relations firm. Andrea has a very interesting background. When she was growing up she wanted to be a journalist or a news reporter. She wanted to get an early start in broadcasting , so as a sophomore she applied for an intern position and got it. After an assistant editor job came open, she began to ask daily to learn how to edit finally she did. She also helped to write and produce scripts there as well. After working at NBC  for a year she left and was hired as the producer of the CBS42 morning show at 5am. Where she did everything from write scripts to managing the news cast.  After CBS42  she went on to work for Fox  6 for three years where she produced both the weekend and morning shows and was on the website development team. Finally, in August of 2008 she decided it was time  for a change. Andrea worked for a small business web design team we she learned about new media and computer software. Finally in 2009 Andrea started her new company. I learned  a lot from Andrea’s great presentation , but here are my top 3.

1. Never be afraid to ask for help. It can hurt to ask for help don’t be afraid to ask someone who knows more than you for help. It looks better for you and them if you ask for help.

2. Don’t be afraid to be an entrepeneur: If you are going to be one you got be able to able to take risk and build things from scratch.

3. Don’t be afraid to use technology:Technology is approving everyday use it and be sure to do plenty of research on new technology so you can stay up with the gang and your business will succeed.

here is a link to W. Social Marketing Website: http://wsocialmarketing.com/

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