At our meeting on Tuesday, we had the opportunity to hear from Lee Reynolds, the Director of Development at our beloved Gaylord College. Many of us were surprised and excited to hear that she graduated from OU with a PR degree!
Lee gave us a brief history of her time thus far within the PR field. After graduating from OU, she lived in three different states before returning to her roots: Norman, OK.
She recommended five lessons that we should implement in all of our PR endeavors:
- Importance of storytelling
- Every interaction is a networking opportunity
- You can never over-prepare
- Personal touches can be a game changer
- Utilize every resource available
In addition to informing us of these helpful tips, she also gave us interview advice by suggesting we position interviews as conversations. We're trying to learn as much about them as they are about us!
In honor of Lee's two favorite words, we say "thank you" to everyone who came to the meeting and heard the wise words of Pritch, Dean Ed Kelley and Lee!
And remember: "It's not the grades you make; it's the hands you shake." -Lee Reynolds