By Abbey Violette

Intern 11

Last week, I wrote two pitches for the Maine Maritime Museum. I distributed the first pitch, about  the museum’s yearly Discovery Boatbuilding Program for Grades 5 through 8, This week. The Discovery Boatbuilding Program starts on September 12 for the 27th year in a row. The program has become a generational tradition for some – a mother and daughter duo have both gone through the program during their eighth-grade years.

The second pitch I wrote promotes the museum’s new exhibit that will be opening in January of 2023: “SeaChange: Darkness & Light in the Gulf of Maine.” The exhibit will be designed by EcoArts and is inspired by their previously designed exhibit: “Majestic Fragility,” located at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boothbay. “SeaChange” will spotlight Cashes Ledge, the underwater mountain range located in the Gulf of Maine, and the national 30×30 campaign that aims to preserve 30% of all land and water by 2030. Be on the lookout for the media coverage that these events receive!

For the PRMaven® Podcast, I worked on creating the show notes and social posts for Episode 200: “Celebrating 200 Episodes With Tips From the Top Ten,” and Episode 201: “How to Change Your Leadership Style for the Better, With Kevin Hancock, Chairman and CEO of Hancock Lumber.” I researched the PR Maven® Podcast’s previous guests who are active on social media, writing promotional, episode-specific social posts.

Over the last week, I learned how the lows in life can teach you much needed lessons.  For Kevin Hancock, after developing a condition that affected his speech, he learned to be a better boss by listening to his employees and empowering them to make the right decisions. By changing his leadership style to put employees first, he has made his company, Hancock Lumber, more successful and employee-centric. I have always tried to take any obstacles or lows in my life as an opportunity to learn and better myself, and listening to Kevin’s episode truly inspired me to continue striving to maintain a positive attitude, whatever life throws my way.

Stay tuned next week to read more about what it is like to be an intern at Marshall Communications, and what I am learning!

September 6, 2022