I’ve just been awarded fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in recognition of my “outstanding contribution” to the profession. I understand that fewer than 3% of the Institute’s membership are fellows – and I’ve joined an illustrious group.
Looking within MIPAA alone, there are ten existing CIPR fellows, each of whom I respect for their contributions to public relations in the motor industry. It is an honour to follow in their footsteps with this recognition.
Wondering exactly what might be expected of a “fellow”, I decided to look up a few quotations.
Or what about the US journalist Kin Hubbard‘s view that: “Nothing is as irritating as the fellow who chats pleasantly while he’s overcharging you.” – surely he didn’t mean a PR consultant?
I could opt for the paranoid quote from philosophical Viking, Hagar the Horrible: “As you journey through life take a minute every now and then to give a thought for the other fellow. He could be plotting something.”
- You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it’s a little thing, do something for others – something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.