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Like rubbernecking to see a bad accident on the road is reading bad press about celebrities. I loathe hearing about Lindsey Lohan‘s neglected teeth, courtroom verdicts, rehab stints, and broken commitments. Yet, I have to admit that I actually take the time to click the link, cringe at the pictures, and read about her hot mess. This leads me to stroke my chin and ponder that ol’ saying in PR: “All publicity is good publicity.”

Is it?

Publicity is promotion (in a nutshell). Although, Lindz may be getting attention and keeping her name in the news (she has her own section in ABCnews.com for crying out loud), she is certainly not promoting her self-image effectively. From an amateur’s deductions, I say no. All publicity is NOT good publicity. Though, it does serve the purpose of keeping one’s image current.

Bottom line: Bad press does not impress.

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SPRING BREAK! Keep your shirts on, please. I realize that Spring Break was last month. However, I also realize that I’ve been in terrible error about not blogging about it (is was an actual blogging assignment). Tisk tisk to me.

The dance group on stage after the performance.

My Spring Break was no break, but it was the opportunity of a lifetime. Every semester, Southeastern University hosts a leadership conference called The Forum. This year guests included Former President George W. Bush, Former First Lady Laura Bush, CEO Jim Blanchard, Hillsong church pastor Brian Houston, Joyce Meyer, and many more!

I am a dancer in a group led by Nickolas Dixon that was asked to dance at The Forum. We learned a piece choreographed by Dixon, and rehearsed during Spring Break. It was such an honor to perform for some of the great speakers and attenders of this year’s conference. I will never forget it!

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