It seems I have a hard time saying no. When I joined the PR world 14 years ago after a 20-year career in newspapers, I was asked to join the Pensacola chapter. I said yes. Then I was asked to serve on the chapter board. I said yes. Then I was asked to serve as chapter president … you get the picture. As I attended state board meetings and Annual Conference, I was asked to serve on the Executive Committee, doing several positions over the years and now am headed to the president’s role later this year.
The friendships I have developed across the state have been the biggest reward to me. It’s a part of the networking experience. I have expanded my PR knowledge through serving on these boards and have increased by numerous leadership skills. So if anyone asks you to serve on a chapter board or the Executive Committee … just say “Yes!”