Our Event Program Starts In :

Welcome to our PR Training Day

Effective public relations – done the right way at the right time – is an essential part of achieving success and growth in virtually any industry. But many busy professionals are overwhelmed by the thought of crafting their story and getting it out to the public. They WANT to generate buzz and land media coverage for their business, brand, client or cause, but they don’t know WHERE or HOW to begin.

That’s where Michelle Mekky and Mika Stambaugh come in. These PR powerhouses and media veterans are joining forces to deliver a one-of-a-kind all-day seminar that will arm people of all backgrounds with the tools, tips and knowledge they need to achieve serious results by doing their own strategic PR and media outreach.

Pitched Perfect PR is launching on Thursday, May 9 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at TeamWorking by TechNexus.

Why Attend Our Event!

Pitched Perfect PR is a rare opportunity to learn from two of the best in the business. Michelle and Mika own leading PR firms, and they have the unique combo of vast agency and Chicago newsroom experience.

Register yourself and/or your team TODAY, and prepare for these SIX NEED-TO-KNOW, GAME-CHANGING EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS:

  1. The art of storytelling and developing compelling messaging that resonates
  2. Writing for PR purposes
  3. Pitching your story and landing coverage. (i.e. getting the attention of busy
    producers, editors, writers and news desks)
  4. The important role of social media and influencer outreach in getting noticed
  5. Presenting your best self (media training and public speaking tips)
  6. Communicating in times of crisis

Local journalists will join Michelle and Mika for this day of learning, fun and networking, with breakfast, lunch and happy hour also on the agenda!

Event Schedule


9:00am to 9:30am - Welcome Coffee & Breakfast & Kick-off with Dan Ponce from WGN-TV


Program details

1. 9:40am to 10:25am - Brand messaging/Storytelling (Michelle)

2. 10:40am to 11:25am - PR Writing
(Mika & Michelle & Lisa Fielding - Anchor/Reporter at WBBM-AM)

3. 11:40am to 12:25pm - Pitching - How and When
(Mika & Michelle & Cindy Patrasso - 5X Emmy Award Winning Producer, Windy City Live & Phil Donahue)



12:25pm to 01:05pm


Program details

1. 1:15pm to 2pm - Media training
(Mika & Michelle & Cortney Hall - NBC Chicago & Chicago Today)

2. 2:15pm to 3:00pm - Social Media & Influencer
(Michelle & Panel with Lynzee Krohne - Founder of Leo + Laine & Sherrie Tan - Digital Creator, Foodie, Chicago Pastry Chef)

3. 3:15pm to 4:00pm – Crisis Communications
(Mika & Shia Kapos - Political Reporter at Politico)


Happy Hour

4:15pm to 5:00pm

Our Event Venue :

TeamWorking by TechNexus

Location Address :

20 North Wacker Drive #12th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606

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