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Announcements

  • CampCommunicationfirewebRegister now for the 2019 Annual Conference

    Click here for more information on registering for the 2019 Annual Conference, to be held Feb. 18-21 at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort.

  • BestOfStarNoNumberSubmit your 2018 Star Awards entries

    TSPRA is accepting Star Awards entries until Monday, Nov. 12. Click here to submit. 

  • CampCommunicationfirewebSubmit your session proposal for the 2019 Annual Conference.

    TSPRA is now accepting proposals for concurrent and roundtable sessions. Click here to submit. 

  • Spoken Word Mission2019Register now for Spoken Word at Mission CISD

    Mission CISD will host a Spoken Word Media and Crisis Communications Training January 22, 2019. The cost is $250 per person. Click here to register.  

    Conference registration will open in late September. 

  • Charles Foster Johnson named TSPRA's 2018 Key Communicator

    CharlesFosterJohnsonKeyCommunicatorTSPRA has named Pastors for Texas Children founder Charles Foster Johnson as its 2018 Key Communicator. 

    Click here to read more.

  • tspra logo mediumTexas Public Schools Week 2019

    Texas Public Schools Week will be March 4-8, 2019 (because March 2 is a Saturday).

  • Meet our 2019 Conference keynoter

    lynne westerTSPRA is pleased to announce that Lynne Wester will be our 2019 conference keynoter. 

    Click here to read more.   

TSPRA E-newsletter

October 17, 2018 Newsletter
In this issue...

Feature Story
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♦ TSPRA deadlines
♦ Get to know your Executive committee
♦ Sponsor spotlight

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GOOD TO KNOW

Words to Delete from Press Releases

We all know how important it is to avoid jargon in our writing, but it's not easy to banish corporate-speak from press releases and blog posts. We want our communications to be clear, concise, and not sound like they were written by a focus group with a thick thesaurus.
 
Look for better words than bland constructions such as "end-user," "value-added" and "mission-critical." Try substituting "use" for "utilize," "outcomes" for "deliverables," and "expandable" for "scalable."
 
All the contacts and connections in the world don't mean anything if your audience can't understand your message. Watch your vocabulary to make it easier for them. 

- Becky Gaylord, Gaylord LLC  

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    • Oct. 25, 2018 - Conference proposals due.
    • Oct. 31, 2018 - Membership renewal deadline.
    • Nov. 12, 2018 - Star Awards deadline.
    • Nov. 20, 2018 - Conference scholarship deadline.
    • Dec. 7, 2018 - Last day to vote in TSPRA Executive Committee elections.
    • Dec. 14, 2018 - Deadline for Professional Awards nominations.