Topaz Partners’ Doug Haslam to Present Social Media Skills Workshop at the Yankee Chapter PRSA May Meeting

May 12, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Media News
Want to know more about blogs, podcasts, and other social media? Doug Haslam of Topaz Partners will join Chip Griffin, CEO of CustomScoop, to share their expertise on the benefits of social media for PR professionals and their clients at the Yankee Chapter PRSA’s May meeting. Haslam and Griffin will also provide tips on how to use social media tools such as blogs, podcasts, and Twitter as part of your everyday PR toolkit.

Attendees will learn how to:

• Pitch your company or client successfully
• Build relationships through commenting on blogs and podcasts
• Communicate your message unfiltered through your own blog or podcast
• Assess your social media coverage using free or paid services
In addition, the workshop includes a hands-on opportunity to help create a simple blog and podcast.

The workshop will be held at The Yankee Chapter PRSA Meeting Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH; on Tuesday, May 15th, 1:00-5:00p.m.

About Topaz Partners
Topaz Partners is a leader in the evolving world of technology public relations, integrating both mainstream media and consumer-generated media strategies. The agency’s senior team of professionals draws on experience with top PR firms and in-house corporate marketing organizations to provide counsel and hands-on support in media and analyst relations, and online communications, PR strategy and message development, the creation of editorial and marketing materials, and other areas of strategic business communications. Topaz serves a growing base of clients across a broad range of technology segments—as well as business-to-business and consumer markets—in regions around the world. Established in 2002, Topaz has quickly emerged as a PR leader and is ranked among “Boston Business Journal’s Top 25 Largest PR Firms in Boston.” For more information, visit Topaz on the Web at or call (781) 404-2400.

About The Yankee Chapter PRSA
The Yankee Chapter is comprised of approximately 130 public relations professionals who work in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The Yankee Chapter meets every other month for professional development sessions and networking opportunities. Meetings feature seminars, prominent speakers, workshops and discussions on various topics and issues of interest to those who practice public relations. The sessions also provide the opportunity for professionals at all levels to improve and refresh their skills and to meet and converse with colleagues from throughout northern New England. Visit for more information.

Contact: Brooke Blew, Topaz Partners, at or at (781) 404-2424