"The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!" -Henry Ward Beecher
Cincinnati, OH — November 23, 2009 — As I count my blessings, I am so grateful to my family, friends, clients, colleagues and community for 10 years of success. Your support means the world to me and inspires me everyday to deliver excellence. You give me purpose. Thank you so much!
I will be announcing some big changes in 2010 to better serve our clients.
P.S. if you have been blessed this year, please consider giving to those less fortunate great organizations include World Vision,Salvation Army or any number of local organizations that help children, families and community.
Cincinnati, OH — November 23, 2009 — Pam is the featured presenter for "Public Speaking and Presentation Skills for VC's" Webinar -- Tuesday, November, 24th, 4:30 p.m.
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Cincinnati, OH — June 23, 2009 — PR∼Link® CEO and Founder Pamela Gilchrist was named Public Relations Professional-of-theYear at the 2009 PRSA Cincinnati Blacksmith Awards
Greater Cincinnati area firm PR~Link Public Relations®, LLC stood out by taking top honors in five categories as wella s being named a Blacksmith Silver Winner in two categories. These annual awards celebrate the best practices in the Greater Cincinnati public relations community.
PR~Link®s media relations program led to a successful launch of the new Avalon Clearcreek neighborhood for Otterbein Homes. The firm earned top honors for Best Special Video Project, Best Media Relations Placement, Best Media Relations Media Kit and Feature Story.
To win Best Special Video Project, PR~Link organized a bus tour for current Otterbein residents to show them the beautiful new Avalon Clearcreek neighborhood. The Avalon Clearcreek tour was recorded and sent to local TV stations, garnering substantial media attention. The award for Best Media Relations Kit was earned by developing traditional news stories and company bios and complementing them with provocative headlines pitched to key news outlets. Releases included "Extreme Makeover Elder Care," "Revolution in Healthcare," and a special story on Baby Boomers, which was published in the Cincinnati Enquirer, earned PR~Link® the awards for Best Media Relations Placement and Feature Story.
PR~Link® was also recognized as a Blacksmith Silver Winner for Media Relations Campaign-of-the-Year and Special Event/Newsletter also in support of the Avalon Clearcreek launch for Otterbein Homes.
Gilchrist was also honored by the Chapter as PR Professional-of-the-Year. She founded PR~Link® in 1999, and has 25 years of experience leading strategic communications for Fortune 100 companies to start-up organizations. "PRSA is a terrific organization and I am honored to be recognized by my peers," said Gilchrist. "Our 10 years of success is a direct result of support from our clients, community, and colleagues. This recognition is wonderful." Gilchrist also has a strategic business consulting firm that she launched in 2008.
PR~Link® has been awarded with an international Gold Hermes Creative Award for its development of www.jenniferpennifer.com, a website to launch a terrific new children’s book: The Misadventures of Jennifer Pennifer. The Hermes Awards honor the best in traditional and emerging media.
Author and Licensed Counselor Leslie Kuerbitz, M.A., A.P.C, turned to PR~Link to promote her daughter-inspired children’s book that teaches kids and parents how to handle life’s little misadventures. Kuerbitz had a great product, but needed marketing and sales support. “I wrote this book to show how parents who discipline with love and set age-appropriate boundaries can pass this legacy on to their own children. My goal is healthier, happier homes and families,” Kuerbitz explains. She is also blogging on misadventures.
This is the fourth international Hermes Award that PR~Link has won. In 2008, the firm won two platinum and one gold award for its work with Time Warner Cable and LJB Inc. Hermes Creative Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals.
Pamela Gilchrist Presents At PRSA Counselors Academy
Pam will be in Palm Springs, CA, May 31- June 2 to present her workshop on personality styles at the 2009 PRSA Counselors Academy Conference. Her session “Behavior in the Workplace: Why People Click Or Conflict And What To Do About It,” will give attendees specific insight on how to develop effective team communications.
Pam is a certified personality type trainer. She conducts workshops and team based training to help organizations and individuals improve the effectiveness of their communications and build stronger relationships. She studied under Clinical Psychologist and Psychotherapist Jerry Wagner, Ph.D. at Loyola University in Chicago, IL.
Founded more than 40 years ago, Counselors Academy is a Professional Interest Section of the Public Relations Society of America dedicated to providing principals and senior counselors of public relations firms with the resources to grow their firms and the counseling skills of their people. Membership is limited to accredited counselors (PRSA or Canadian Public Relations Society).
Pam Gilchrist To Highlight Resume Writing and Networking Techniques at the OFA Short Course
Cincinnati, OH – May 14, 2009 – The job market today is more competitive than ever. Fortunately, you can learn to network your way to the top along with a grade A resume. Pam Gilchrist, Founder and CEO of PR~Link Public Relations, will be presenting her two speeches entitled “Getting On the Highway: Resume writing, job searching, interviewing” and “Getting On the Highway: Tweet That: Social Networking Optimization” at the Ohio Florists Association Short Course on July 11th.
Come learn what makes you stand out among the crowd and how to wield it in your favor. Pam will teach you how to brand yourself through resume writing strategies and how you present yourself to potential employers, allowing the “true you” to shine through. Then learn how to incorporate these skills into the latest online profiling websites to help garner web-based attention. Let Pam send you far beyond the competition through personal brand strategy that will force any company to take notice.
Pam Gilchrist to Talk Success at the IABC Heritage Region Conference
Cincinnati, OH – May 14, 2009 - Waves of change are sweeping the U.S.A. and the world. Your company can either learn to surf or be swept under the current. Pam Gilchrist, Founder and CEO of PR~Link Public Relations, can teach you how to embrace socio-economic change and ride the waves of success through her presentation “Tsunami Success™” to be given at the IABC Heritage Region Conference on Oct 18th in Cleveland, OH.
Don’t let socio-economic changes scare you away from corporate glory. Pam will show you how to capitalize on emerging socio-economic trends to outwit the competition and position your organization as a leader. She will teach you how to sense trends before they sweep your industry, strengthening your market by seizing opportunities, and engage stakeholders in your vision for the future. Discover your business’s potential, and be the leader that drives your industry out of recession.
PR Professional Pam Gilchrist Serves as Graduate Assistant at Dale Carnegie Training
Cincinnati, OH – May 14, 2009 – Pam Gilchrist, Founder and CEO of local firm PR~Link Public Relations, recently served as the Graduate Assistant for the Dale Carnegie Training course entitled “Effective Communications & Human Relations”. As assistant, Gilchrist has offered her students the opportunity to learn how to clearly communicate with their peers as well as understand the fundamentals of human relations through classroom style teaching and encouraged independent experiences.
Next to the basic, students receive the chance to learn how to manage stress produced by public speaking and everyday workplace chaos. “I love having the opportunity to teach again,” Gilchrist comments, “After teaching courses at Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University, I realize what a gift it is to be a part of the learning process. I have discovered something that I truly enjoy.”
Pam Gilchrist Named to the National Speakers Association Board of Directors
Cincinnati, OH – May 14, 2009 – Pam Gilchrist, Founder and CEO of PR~Link Public Relations, has been named the National Speakers Association’s Director of Programs for the Ohio Chapter. Wielding her past experiences as a public speaker, educator, and communications coach, Pam will be in charge of planning monthly meetings open to organization members that help speakers grow professionally in their field. Past meetings have been centered around self-publishing, personal marketing, presentation lessons, capturing an audience’s attention, and fundamentals of public speaking. Pam is sure to make NSA and PR~Link proud!
This year, PR~Link is nominated for multiple PRSA Cincinnati Chapter Blacksmith Awards for its public relations launch campaign on behalf of Otterbein Homes’ new Avalon neighborhood – Clear Creek. Avalon by Otterbein neighborhoods are situated in convenient, familiar residential locations. The small house removes people from the traditional model of institutional care and takes them “back home” to their communities. The design of the small house and the location within the community provides the optimal opportunity for family and friends to stay connected.
Additionally, PR~Link CEO Pamela Gilchrist is nominated for PR Professional of the Year.
Speakers and authors are often overwhelmed by social networking such as: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and blogging.
Authors and Speakers repeatedly are asking PR~Link President Pamela Gilchrist, “Do I really have to do social networking and how much time is it going to take?” Her answer is a resounding “Yes. Your online persona, networks and communications are an essential part of your brand identity and community building.”
Speaker-Link™, a new social media networking program developed by PR~Link, will help you break through online clutter. With Speaker~Link you will learn how to increase business visibility, optimize social networking, and turn online profiles into cash.
Speaker~Link will carefully develop your online brand profiles with marketable keywords best-suited to drive sales and will optimize your profiles, blogs and website for higher search engine rankings. Let Speaker~Link help you to break through the internet masses to garner higher recognition and experience booming business development in a rough economy.
Promoting and branding your experts in the media has never been more important. In a tough economy, the experts who successfully market their influence win a bigger game. Pam spoke on how thought leadership and PR can increase your ROI. She outlined her Expert Influence™ program to attendees at the 2009 NYC Bulldog Reporter Media Relations Summit Conference. PR~Link’s Expert Influence™ program will teach you the secrets of leveraging thought leadership with industry groups and trade media. Pam will show you how this trifecta of techniques pays-off for her clients and will explain why they are absolutely the most powerful, proven PR & marketing tools for B2B.
PR~Link® Wins New Clients
Three new clients have selected PR-Link as their agency of record. They are: TechSolve, JP Snyder and Licensed Counselor and Author Leslie Kuerbitz. PR-Link is handling regional and trade media relations for TechSolve, brand strategy and website development for JP Snyder and author promotion for Kuerbitz.
Recently, PR-Link secured major media placements for Kuerbitz on Sacramento & Co and View from The Bay. Additionally, PR-Link secured a major trade media feature story for TechSolve in a prominent niche journal. To learn more about how PR-Link can help your company grow email email@example.com or call Kathy Vicory at 859-431-9090x2.
PR~Link® Wins a National Gold Bulldog Award
CINCINNATI - June 11, 2008 - PR~Link, a Cincinnati-based public relations firm, is the winner of a national Gold Bulldog Award in the Best Education/Public Service Campaign category. The award was given for PR~Link's work with Time Warner Cable Southwest Ohio Division on the 2007 VH1 Save The Music Foundation donation of musical instruments to Cincinnati Public Schools.
The 2008 Bulldog Awards Hall of Fame summarized PR~Link's winning campaign as follows: "While the VH1 Save the Music Foundation has provided almost a million dollars worth of musical instruments to the greater Cincinnati area since 1999, there had been no media coverage of the donations and concerts - until PR~Link signed on in 2007. Once on board, PR~Link identified a need for stronger messages to get through to the media. They went to work crafting press materials based on research from The Journal of Neurological Research and Gallup polls suggesting that, while musical training leads to higher standardized test scores and increased interest in academics among children, school budget cuts have put many school music programs in danger. They also added a compelling image to the mix: an oversized check for $300,000 - in the shape of a bass drum. This time around, more than 4 million media impressions resulted, including hits in The Cincinnati Enquirer as well as FOX, ABC and other broadcast affiliates."
"Our efforts to restore music education in Cincinnati in partnership with Time Warner Cable and Cincinnati Public Schools were brought into the spotlight, thanks to the efforts of PR~Link. The media push was a significant help in highlighting the importance of music education in every school for every student," said Rob Davidson, program manager for VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
The 2008 Bulldog Awards is the only PR awards program judged entirely by journalists. "PR professionals tell us that because this program is journalist judged, winning a Bulldog Award is one of the highest honors they can receive. One PR pro told me her gold award was the pinnacle of her career," notes Bulldog Reporter publisher Jim Sinkinson.
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About Pam Gilchrist & PR~Link
Pamela Gilchrist is a strategic communicator with nearly 25 years of industry experience. As a business leader, her combination of vision, research and implementation methodologies helps organizations achieve maximum results.
Pam is the founder of PR~Link Public Relations®, LLC and Navianz Strategy Group. Growing companies turn to PR~Link for profitable business value. Navianz and PR~Link provide business strategists to help organizations reach influencers, cement customer loyalty and engage employees. For more information, visit www.pr-link.com or www.navianz.com.
PR~Link Public Relations, LLC as its public relations agency of record. PR~Link will provide strategic communications counsel in media relations, public affairs and community relations for the division which serves Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and the surrounding areas.
"We are impressed by PR~Link's senior level team which has a clear understanding of our business due its deep technology and telecommunications experience," said Karen Baxter, Director of Public Affairs for Time Warner Cable's Southwest Ohio Division. "Time Warner Cable's commitment to the region is rock solid and we look forward to working with PR~Link to help us continue to increase our visibility in Southwest Ohio."
"Our experience in building strategic communications programs for Fortune 500 companies and deep technology expertise make us a good fit with the Time Warner team," said Pamela Gilchrist, PR~Link president. "We are honored to partner with Time Warner Cable and look forward to introducing the company, its products and services to the region in a new way."
Companies turn to PR~Link to help them create profitable business value. PR~Link's Parallel PR Programs drive visibility by connecting multiple communications channels. Additionally, PR~Link's team provides expertise in thought leadership programs, stakeholder engagement, media/spokesperson training, rapid response crisis communications and integrated communications. The firm's management consulting arm also offers gap analysis, benchmarking studies, behavioral communications, competitive intelligence and program measurement. PR~Link's counselors have direct experience with companies such as: Procter & Gamble, Morgan Stanley, Deloitte & Touche, Tyco Electronics InterCall, Cincom Systems, PSC, Inc., International Paper, Erie Insurance Group, LJB Inc. and Cincinnati Financial Corporation.
About Time Warner Cable
The Southwest Ohio Division of Time Warner Cable leads the way in meeting the entertainment, information and communication needs of more than 640,000 customers in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton and the Miami Valley. It serves 339 communities, provides free services to more than 1,000 schools and employs nearly 1,700 people. Time Warner Cable is a division of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX). Time Warner Cable employs nearly 46,000 people across the U.S., passes more than 26 million U.S. homes and serves 13.5 million customers in 33 states. The company owns and manages the most advanced cable TV operations in the U.S. Time Warner Cable's fully upgraded network delivers the future. The company has invested billions of dollars in new Cable, High-Speed Online and Digital Phone to bring them home faster to customers. Its history is one of innovation, including the design of the fiber-coaxial technology that is now the industry standard. For more information visit: www.timewarnerohio.com.
PR~Link is a Cincinnati-based public relations firm, founded in 1999 by President Pamela Gilchrist. Gilchrist has nearly 25 years of success as a strategic communications leader at Fortune 500 companies and PR firms. She is a member of the PRSA Counselors Academy and serves on the leadership team for the Cincinnati Chapter of PRSA. PR~Link team members are master level practitioners with a minimum of 10 years industry experience. The firm's industry expertise includes: business-to-business; high technology; manufacturing and distribution; engineering; construction; financial services; health & wellness; telecommunications; sustainable (green) products and author/speaker promotion among others. For more information visit: www.pr-link.com.
CINCINNATI, OHIO - March 9, 2005 - Inspirational speaker and author Pamela Gilchrist-Corson travels to Michigan March 14th to talk about the "invisible disability" Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) that affects nearly 10 million Americans. She is a featured speaker at Adrian College's Disabilities Awareness Week 2005. She will discuss the disabling, misunderstood chronic-pain syndrome at a brown-bag lunch at 12:00 noon in the Ridge Student Center Arrington Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Gilchrist-Corson developed the condition after a car accident. Experts estimate that 5 percent of the world's population suffers from the severe the chronic pain, fatigue, weakness and other problems associated with FMS which can be extremely debilitating and interfere with even routine daily activities.
"We don't look 'sick' and most FMS sufferers have become experts at hiding our serious symptoms from all but our closest family and friends," Gilchrist-Corson said. "It's time to give greater visibility to this condition, and to let Fibromyalgia sufferers and their families know that there is hope and help available." To promote increased understanding, Gilchrist-Corson will share her inspirational story of how the disabling condition has dramatically changed her life. Most importantly, however, she will offer hope and coping strategies to sufferers, their friends, family and employers.
Fibromyalgia (pronounced Fy-bro-my-AL-ja) remains largely misunderstood among the medical community and the general public. Its cause is uncertain and there is no known cure. There has been little attention given to the "secret world" of its sufferers. To bring greater attention to FMS, National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day is celebrated annually on May 12. You can learn more at: www.fmaware.org.
Last year, Gilchrist-Corson was published in the #1 New York Times Best Seller Chicken Soup for the Soul's "Life Lessons for Women: 7 Essential Ingredients for a Balanced Life." Her contribution, "Ties That Bind," was selected from more than 3,000 stories worldwide and is a story about a super-woman trying to "do it all herself." In addition to her contribution in Chicken Soup, she is working on her own book: Buckle-Up... Life's a Bumpy Ride!, a survival guide for women.
Gilchrist-Corson is founder and president of PR~Link Public Relations, LLC, where her client roster includes international high-tech companies, authors, financial services, and health and wellness clients. She is also an assistant professor of Communications at the University of Cincinnati where she teaches public relations and serves as the Professional Advisor to its Public Relations Society Student Organization. She serves on the Cincinnati PRSA Board of Directors and is also active in music ministry.
Inside Scoop On Soup
CINCINNATI, OHIO –- April 1, 2004 — Here’s a scoop on the latest edition of Soup. Cincinnati author and speaker Pamela Gilchrist Corson will be featured in the newest edition of the #1 New York Times Best Seller Chicken Soup for the Soul. Called “Life Lessons for Women: 7 Essential Ingredients for a Balanced Life” will be in bookstores Tuesday, April 13, 2004.
Gilchrist Corson's contribution, “Ties That Bind,” was selected from more than 3,000 stories worldwide by co-authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. Her true, personal, story is about a super-woman trying to “do it all” to prepare for her wedding -- and the intuition of female friends who knew she needed help. In addition to her contribution in Chicken Soup for the Soul’s, Life Lessons for Women, Gilchrist Corson is working on her own book: Buckle-Up…Life’s a Bumpy Ride!, a survival guide for women.
Why are these life lessons so important to Gilchrist Corson? “Sharing life lessons is important to me because I’ve learned the hard way,” she said. “My goal is to help other women become more successful and, if possible, avoid some of the bumps I’ve experienced.”
Gilchrist Corson is a leading female entrepreneur in the tri-state. She is president of PR~Link Public Relations, a communications consulting firm she founded five years ago. She uses her 20+ years of public relations experience to counsel businesses and entrepreneurs on communications strategy, messaging and marketing. She has been recognized as one of the top 40 leaders under 40 by the Business Courier and has received numerous national and international awards for her communications work.
In addition to contributing feature stories to a variety of newspapers, magazines and books, she serves as a communications and public relations instructor at Xavier University in Cincinnati. She is available to speak on a variety of topics ranging from life balance techniques to successful entrepreneurship. She also presents business workshops including: Speak Up With Confidence, How To Get Along With People @ Work & Play, and her popular executive media training program How To Meet The Press Without Having A Maalox® Moment™.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Gilchrist Corson holds a master’s degree in Journalism/Public Relations and earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. She is a Certified Personality Trainer (CPT) through Loyola University in Chicago and is also accredited (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). For more information on book signings, speaking engagements and workshops go to www.pamelagilchrist.com or contact Gilchrist Corson at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to learn more about PR~Link Public Relations log onto www.pr-link.com.
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