The Association of
Public Relations Officers
and Bulletin Editors
Society for the Preservation and
Encouragement of Barber shop Quartet
Singing in America, Inc.
Bruce T. Anderson
2010 So. 26th St.
Lincoln, NE 68502-3025
Tel. (402) 435-0974
VICE PRESIDENT FOR PUBLIC RELATIONS
2130 Apple Tree Drive
Ontario, NY 14519-9726
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IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
P.O. Box 276
Dallas, TX 75231
Tel. (214) 369-5893
1017 Meadow Drive
Norwalk, Iowa 50211-1215
Tel. (515) 981-0057 home
(515) 270-8048 business
(515) 270-8056 FAX at business
7930 Sheridan Road
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53143-5944
Tel (800) 876-SING (7464)
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(in this issue)
- PROBE listens, progresses with changing times
- President Bruce Anderson reflects on recent changes in PROBE.
- From the editor's cauldron
- Public relations: an everyday occurrence
PROBEmoter editor John Petterson reflects on the teamwork aspects of barbershop, and suggests our PR efforts might benefit from the same approach.
- Public relations opportunities
- President Bruce Anderson suggests a number of potentially overlooked opportunities for PR, along with listings of resources for even more.
- Know what you want to say, and how to say it
- Grady Kerr provides model responses for stories or interviews.
- Bulletin contests are easy
- Jerry Kindred makes some simple recommendations you can use to make entries more competitive.
- Bulletin contest rules change was unfair but can be made fair
- Grant Carson reflects on recent changes allowing bi-monthly publications to enter the IBC.
- Mentor Committee capacity exceeds commitment
- Chair Grant Carson announces recent, highly qualified volunteers who have no assignments.
- Award-winning PR: a lesson in basics
- Reprint of Reed Sampson's May/June 2002 article in The Harmonizer outlining reasons for the success of Lee Roth, PROTY winner of 2001, 2002, 2003.
- J-School - Want instant results? Go weekly!
- Former IBC winner Tom Pearce gives the pros and cons of weekly newsletters.
- How does he do that?
- Lloyd Davis wonders how coaches, arrangers and other barbershop "experts" get that way, and decides maybe it's not really such a big secret after all.
- Brian Moore announces that it's time for your entries. You do not have to win a district level event to enter the PROTY contest. Contact Brian for information.
- Take credit for a job well done
- Reed Sampson shares ideas on how to publicize and promote your chapters.
- The 10-minute barbershop show and tell
- Grady Kerr provides more ideas for occasions to talk about our favorite hobby - including two outlines to follow for brief presentations.