Friday, 29 May 2009

Intern Log 05.29.2009

With finals fast approaching, my week was in a constant state of chaos and stress. Amidst working at Chaco Canyon Cafe, traveling around Puget Sound, and preparing for next week's exams, I did manage to get a fair amount done for Sound Experience. Probably the biggest accomplishment was my trip to Port Townsend--which I've now made twice--to meet with Elizabeth.

She and I talked about many things: What we've accomplished so far, how the internship has been going, etc. We both agreed that things have been going well and we've had a lot of fun doing it. We brainstormed more ideas, but likely my last big project for this internship is to create a power point presentation for Sound Experience. That is not to say that my volunteering for them is over; I have ideas plans for the entire summer and next fall.

However, returning to the power point idea, we would like to have a standardized presentation for our organization. This idea has been championed by Sound Experience's Marketing Committee. The reason behind it is to standardize our image to the public. The dream of the marketing committee is to designate a volunteer per port we sail from to promote our organization.

To explain that better, we're hoping that we can create a media package to be used by these port volunteers. It would include business cards, flyers and things along those lines, but also a power point presentation that would be as easy as download and start clicking! Long story short, I'm going to start working on that.

Moving on.ast week I created a mock-newsletter for my "Writing for the Mass Media" course. The newsletter was to contain five articles of roughly 100 words each. I decided to write about the Sussex school, as I was a volunteer on board for that trip. I ended up posting that on S.E.'s blog.

Lastly, I did some small things for the Facebook page. I linked our page to our YouTube account so that our movie "Come Sail With Us" is accessible. (I'm working on getting a copy of the AVI file so I can upload it directly to our page.) I also downloaded and implemented a program on facebook that "feeds" our blogger posts to our facebook page. Finally, I've just been doing more frequent updates, letting our fans know what we're doing and how they can get involved.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Intern Log 05.22.2009 Accomplished So Far

The last week was pretty productive. My supervisor was away, but I continued on with my duties. I sent her an update when she got back which summarizes well what I've done. You can see it below:

What I've Accomplished So Far:
  • I've scanned the photos of the Thank Yous from participants. Those are up on the Sound Studies Facebook page.
  • I've been linking newspaper articles to our S.E. Facebook page.
  • I also updated our Facebook picture.
  • I've been posting in our News Feed where our ship is, and promoting our summer programs there as well. Some fans commented on the location-post, so it seems to be helping people keep in touch with us.
  • When I worked on board for the Sussex school trip, I talked to Capt. Josh, and our Galley Coordinator Renae. They have some ideas that I like and want to talk to you about.
  • The blog also has been getting updated with the news articles.
  • I would like to write an article about the Sussex trip I took... Well actually, I sort of have already. See attachments.
I'm taking the course "Writing for the Mass Media," and there were a couple of assignments that I was able to tie into Sound Experience. one was a 600 word magazine article (that was done a little hasily and I'm not particularly proud of) and the other was a Newsletter. The assignment for that was to write 5 short stories, around 100 words each. I had fun with that one and maybe some of them would be appealing to you?

You mentioned a powerpoint presentation on possible advertising options. I've started on it, which is attached. It's an interactive presentation, so most of the icons you can click on to go to their respective pages. There is also a minute video for Facebook Ads. I'd like your imput though, what does it need? What else would you like?

Presentation.pptx is for powerpoint 2007. Presentation draft.ppt is a converted file for windows 97, but I don't know how well it will convert...

Marketing Plan
We'll probably have to discuss this again. I reviewed the notes I took that day, but I'm still not sure what I should do for that. If you don't mind, I'd like to go over that part again!

The list of newspapers is coming along. It's been the most time consuming, and the hardest to buckle down and do. But I've got roughly 20 papers researched (with the help of Wendy). And I'll be spending the rest of today doing that.

I'm not going to put up the attachments on here, and I don't know how to attach power point to my blog, or even if that's possible.

The trick are these final two weeks. I have to write my essay for the internship, a minimum of 10 pages while continuing my work with Sound Experience. It's going well, I hope that I earn some good grades this quarter.


Monday, 18 May 2009

Intern Log 05.18.2009

I wish this was written better, but due to time constraints, sickness, and pending projects, it'll have to be bullets again.

  • Attended meeting with Sound Experience Marketing committee to discuss Sound Experiences 20th annaversary party (Wed night, 6-9)
  • Volunteered aboard Adventuress for the Sussex school sail. Talked to Galley Coordinator about posting on our blog site, as well as Capt. Joshua Berger.
  • Also discussed ideas to thank local supporters, and ways to market in the restaurants that support us.
  • Created new facebook page: Sound Studies Aboard the Schooner Adventuress. Hope to post participants thank you drawings online when I get to my mothers scanner
  • Starting to compile a list of local news agencies and their contact information.
  • Sending out press releases to those papers

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Intern Log 05.07.2009

  • Updated Blog, changed colors, added statistics program
  • Updated Sound studies, Facebook status
  • Updated Adventuress, Facebook status
  • Researched Facebook options: facebook ads
  • Began work on power point presentation, includes information on Facebook, blogger, twitter, flickr, picasa, photobuck, stumble upon, Digg, Yahoo's buzz