July marks our annual Chapter meeting and what would be the most appropriate discussion topic you ask? Leadership of course!

A big thanks goes out to Gulf Coast Business Review for sponsoring the luncheon! We had a great turnout with quite a few guests!

For those of you who are not aware, PRU has been moved to October! The theme was announced at the meeting….drum roll, please….High Tech, High Touch. Stay tuned to the blog, facebook, and Twitter accounts for more information on the event!

If you missed yesterday’s meeting, you missed the presentation of the Chapter Member Awards for 2009! Congratulations go to:

2009 Rising Star Carla Ulakovic
2009 Chapter Member of the Year Laura Puerto
2009 PR Professional of the Year Tina Haisman, APR, CPRC

The SWFL Chapter welcomed Dr. Wilson Bradshaw, FGCU President for a refreshing chat on Leadership.

Dr. Bradshaw had members laughing throughout as he told tales of Brad’s Follies.

We were left to mull over his four key points of success:

1. Seek first to understand then to be understood.
2. Be open to ideas.
3. Consider the consequences if you make a wrong choice. How will you handle the situation?
4. If you mess up, fess up. (Bradshaw reflected on the Holiday Cheer mess at FGCU last year)