Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pres-Elect Election & Social Media Meeting - March 2

Hello Members!

The next Quotes meeting is an exciting one. We will be voting in a new PRESIDENT ELECT and discussing the Social Revolution with social media guru Caleb Edwards. Meeting is on March 2 at 6 p.m. in COM 209.

Spots are still open for the President-Elect position. He or she will immediately be a part of the Quotes board and new president starting Fall 2010.

If you are interested in running for this position, you must be a Junior who has already been accepted to the Advertising/Public Relations major. We also prefer that you have already taken Writing for Public Relations (PUR 3100).

This is a big commitment but there’s no better way to get involved with Quotes. If you want to become a part of the legacy of a strong standing club at UCF, email a short blurb about yourself and your accomplishments to and prepare a two-minute speech for the 3/2 meeting.

Please do not hesitate to e-mail Quotes if you have questions about anything. See you all next Tuesday!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Recap: Quotes Member Meeting 2/16/10

Hello Members!

If you weren’t able to make it out to the meeting Tuesday, February 16, here’s a recap of what you missed:

Glenn Gutek of Awake Consulting and Coaching, a firm that teaches leadership principles to small businesses and organizations, presented an interactive workshop to teach Quotes members about their individual leadership styles.

Glenn started out by teaching us the three maxims of leadership:

1. Leadership is more about who you’re becoming than what you have done in the past

2. Being an effective leader is fundamentally more about who you are than what you do

“In the task of leadership, being is far more important than doing,” Glenn said. He explained that leaders have the potential to impact more people based upon who they are and that their actions have greater ramifications because of this.

3. Leaders understand that the process is more important than arriving at the destination. He explained that good leaders understand that the ends do not justify the means.

Glenn then explained the Meyers-Briggs personality assessment test and how it’s important to understand how you best operate in order to effectively lead others. He explained all of the components (energy sources, how we process information, decision-making styles and worldview) and let members determine which of 16 distinct personality types they each are.

Then, Glenn administered a leadership style assessment. Based on a questionnaire that Quotes members filled out, they were able to learn whether they are a Charismatic, Technician, Strategist, Team Builder, Manager or a Directive in their leadership approach.

Glenn finished up his presentation by explaining that the biggest problem isn’t your weaknesses but, rather, when you let one of your strengths run wild or you don’t realize that your strength isn’t particularly helpful in any given situation.

Feel free to contact Glenn with questions at or visit

Make sure to come out to our next member meeting, Tuesday, March 2. We’ll be holding elections for the President-Elect position so make sure to come out and cast your vote to help shape the future of Quotes!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

First Spring Meeting, Re-Cap

Hello members and welcome back to Quotes for Spring 2010!

We had our first meeting Tuesday, February 2 at 6 p.m. in COM 209. Here’s a recap if you weren’t able to make it out:

  • Lenora Lockett, co-chair of the Image Awards for the Orlando chapter of FPRA, taught us everything we need to know in order to enter an award entry into this year’s Image Awards.

  • Students studying public relations are encouraged to enter work from their classes, internships or other clubs and activities in either the student category or any of the three professional-level awards categories. Entries are judged by local accredited PR professionals.

  • Lenora told us about this year’s theme, “PR Evolves,” and how it reflects the changing climate of the field of public relations. She also explained the different levels of awards and showed us examples of past award-winning entries.

The rules and information packet, along with the entry form is available from the FPRA Web site:

There is a fee for submitting each award entry. By joining Quotes, you’ll receive a discount on the regular student entry fee of $15. (Student FPRA members, i.e. Quotes members, pay only $10). All entries are due by Friday, March 12 at 5 p.m.

The awards ceremony will take place Thursday, April 22. Quotes is looking for a few select volunteers to help out leading up to and during the event. Email if you’re interested in serving on the Image Awards committee. Volunteering or attending the event is a great way to network with PR professionals throughout the Orlando area.

About the Image Awards, from the FPRA Web site:
“The Image Awards competition is conducted annually by FPRA's Orlando Area Chapter to recognize outstanding public relations programs in Central Florida and to encourage and promote the development of public relations professionalism. The Image Awards have become a standard of public relations excellence. The awards competition includes four divisions of entries: Public Relations Programs, Printed Tools of Public Relations, Audio/Visual Tools of Public Relations and Student Projects in Public Relations. Awards are presented at an evening celebration each April and an Outstanding Public Relations Professional is also honored at the conclusion of the program. The program is modeled after and leads up to the statewide Golden Image Awards competition held on a state level.”

We concluded the meeting with an “Awards-Off” competition. Seven brave Quotes members gave their best try at presenting an award to Lenora, the lucky winner of the mock Image Award. The crowd chose and Kelly will be handing out awards at the Image Awards ceremony on April 22. Congratulations, Kelly!

You won’t want to miss our next meeting, Tuesday, February 16 at 6 p.m. We will hosting a compelling leadership workshop. Check our Facebook page and Twitter for more upcoming information!

--Julie Primrose and Masha Murakhovsky