PRSA Nashville July Meeting

"There's No Such Thing as a Free Consultation"
As PR professionals, we're full of ideas and want people to succeed. But how do we dra w the line between helping people and giving away free services? Learn tips on how to balance creativity and counsel without giving away the farm.
Presenter: Jim Holmes of the Sandler Sales Institute.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Southern
150 Third Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37201
Free valet and validated parking for the Pinnacle garage are available.
 Register on or before July 8 for our discounted rates:

$35 for members/$45 for guests
 Prices go up to $45 for members/$55 for guests on July 9
Student rate: $25

About the Speaker:
Jim Holmes, a native Nashvillian, works with Sandler Training to provide consulting, coaching and training in customer service and HR; business development training for sales people and other professionals and management training for executive, mid-level and first time managers.
Jim is certified by Sandler at their highest level and as a Human Behavior specialist by Target Training International. In the corporate world, Jim ran organizations from $1 million to more than $2 billion in sales and managed from as many as one – himself – to groups of 300. Jim has covered such diverse industries as logistics, IT and entertainment as he spent 11 years with the Walt Disney Company.
Jim is a member of the Hendersonville and Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s, Middle Tennessee Society of Human Resource Managers, Society for Marketing Professional Services, is a founder and member of the Nashville Business Forum, and serves as a mentor for the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.
RSVP: Please read the Reservation & Cancellation Policy, then Register (Online registration closes June 13. See the Reservation Policy for on-site registration information.)

The PRSA Nashville board would like to thank its members for their support in 2013.  As chapter president Jackie Cavnar notes in her final letter to the chapter, PRSA Nashville is one of the most admired chapters across the country. Serving its members and guests has been both Jackie and the board's honor. 

After a year-long study of our chapter's financial structure, the board voted to strengthen our chapter's sustainability through increases in dues and luncheon fees for 2014. Chapter president Jackie Cavnar explains more in her letter to members.


The Nashville Chapter of Public Relations Society of America announced on December 12, 2012, the creation of the PRSA Nashville Scholarship Endowment Fund, established in testament to the chapter’s commitment to the future of public relations in Middle Tennessee.

The fund is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable organization connecting generosity with need, and will be permanently endowed, ensuring the chapter’s resources will be available to support deserving students in Middle Tennessee for years to come. 

“PRSA Nashville has been privileged to provide an annual scholarship to students for more than a decade, and as the chapter continues to grow we wanted to strengthen our commitment to the next generation of communicators,” said Chapter President Todd Smith. “We are energized by the educational dreams that will be realized thanks to our endowment. This is a real milestone for public relations in Middle Tennessee.”

To read more about this scholarship endowment, please click here!

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