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October Professional Development Meeting

October 15, 2021 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

“Why It’s Okay to Fail”

Friday, Oct. 15 | 11:45 a.m. Networking | noon – 1 p.m. Presentation

The Ocala Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association will hold its monthly professional development meeting virtually via Zoom on Friday, Oct. 15, noon-1 p.m., with networking starting at 11:45 a.m. 

This month’s speaker is Tim Walsh. Fearless leader, game inventor, filmmaker and founder of The Playmakers, Walsh believes if you work hard you should play hard. Through his observations and direct experiences, you’ll discover how the WHAM-O Toy Company survives to this day despite failure after failure. Learn how the massive responsibilities of today’s COVID-19 world and Public Relations sometimes result in failure that improves your life, your workplace, and your worth. Walsh will share even more creative and imaginative ways of succeeding, even when you miss the mark. He has presented at FPRA’s Annual Conference and is highly regarded for his entertaining approach to success.

Walsh was born to seize the play, arriving early Christmas morning in 1964 because, as he put it, “I heard all the fun my four siblings were having with their new toys and wanted in on the action. I dreamed from a young age of playing for a living.”  He attended Colgate University, with a major in biology and minors in art and art history. Walsh invented the game TriBond together with classmates Dave Yearick, and Ed Muccini in 1990. He invented Blurt! in 1994. The author of “WHAM-O Super Book,” “Timeless Toys,” and “Right Brain Red: 7 ideas for creative success.” Walsh has also produced the movies  “Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story” and” Operation: The Power Of Play.”

The cost to attend the virtual meeting is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. The reservation deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 13. Please RSVP below.


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About the Monthly Program

The FPRA Ocala Chapter’s monthly professional development meeting that includes lunch is held on the third Friday of each month from August through April either virually or at the College of Central Florida – Ewers Century Center, 3003 SW College Road, Ocala, FL 34474. From May through July, the chapter meets on the third Thursday of each month at the same location (due to the College of Central Florida’s summer schedule).

Networking takes place from 11:30-11:55 a.m., and the one-hour program begins promptly at noon. RSVPs cannot be guaranteed without payment.

If you have already prepaid annually or quarterly for the professional development meetings, RSVP by emailing Kristina Donohue at [email protected] to reserve your seat.

To prepay online and save time when checking in at the meeting, RSVP by using your PayPal account or credit card to pay for your seat.


October 15, 2021
11:45 am - 1:00 pm
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