Power of Persuasion: Making Your Message Count

Power of Persausion


“We really appreciate these top professionals’ willingness to share their knowledge and experience with our stduents in this panel discussion.”

-Tom Graham


News Release

San Francisco’s Journalism Department is sponsoring a public relations panel discussion to help students and professionals learn the necessary skills to compete in today’s communications marketplace.

Guest speakers include Randy Wittorp, director of public affairs for Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, Ryan McKeel, associate director of public affairs for Gilead Sciences, and Melinda Franklin, regional managing director, corporate and government affairs for United Airlines.

The panel discussion titled “The Power of Persuasion: Making Your Message Count” will explore how to become a better communicator, target local media outlets with effective public relations techniques and make your message count.

This free event will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at City College of San Francisco’s main campus Multi Use Building, Rm. 140 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at 50 Phelan Avenue in San Francisco. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

“We really appreciate these top professionals’ willingness to share their knowledge and experience with our students in this panel discussion.” said Public Relations instructor Tom Graham. “Last year, our class sponsored a similar event on ‘Why Journalism Matters,’ which exceeded our expectations. The standing room only crowd was really engaged in the topic and the Q&A session was quite lively.”

The event, organized and hosted by CCSF’s Public Relations class, is designed to explore the educational opportunities in public relations and journalism at City College of San Francisco.

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