- What were you asked to do?
Throughout this unit I was asked to continue learning about Public Relations tools, and this week specifically we learned about Fact Sheets and Backgrounders. I was then asked to write my own Fact Sheet and Backgrounder on the Tipton Children’s Home.
- What can you pick up on now that you couldn’t before?
I learned that fact sheets and backgrounders are commonly found in four places. They are found in media kits, accompanying news releases, as promotional materials, and during a time of crisis. I now know the proper format to create fact sheets and backgrounders and this is important because if I ever need to create them in the future for my job, I will have no problem doing so.
- What else would you like to know about this skill set?
I would like to learn more about the history of how they came about and why people started using them. I would also like to learn more strategies on how to design the format, especially with the fact sheet, so that it is more appealing to the eye.
- How does this particular skill set jive with your expectations of the responsibilities held by a public relations professional?
This lines up with what I expect from a public relations professional position. It is a great way that a person in this position can control m the flow of information, so that facts are set in place. This can prevent things that are not true about an organization from surfacing.
- How do you see this particular skill set helping you in your career?
This particular skill set can help many people in many careers. Facts are always going to need to be established, so knowing the correct way to go about that is helpful to anyone.