Why tax-funded media training is a bad idea in Scandinavia

Doctor Spin

Obviously, I’m positive to media training. But as the Finnish finance minister’s resignation shows , getting media training as a public official isn’t without its concerns. The party should have paid for her training, not the taxpayers, plain and simple.

4 essential reasons for giving media training to your employees

PR Daily

Don’t put all your media relations eggs in one basket. Savvy communicators all know the benefits of a well-placed story in the media. Earned media can be wildly successful at raising awareness about your brand and enhancing your credibility. Media Relations PR

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3 key takeaways from COVID-19 crisis communications

PR Daily

Be transparent, focus on the facts and be kind to the reporters trying to cover a once-in-a-generation crisis. The most unique aspect of crisis communication during COVID-19 is that it’s a shared experience. We’re all living through the same crisis at the same time.

7 timeless tactics to mitigate PR crisis damage

PR Daily

What’s the cost of a PR crisis? Today, the outrage machine is always ready to get cranking, and the social media mob is more than willing to pile on—even before all the facts are known. Crisis-proof your business first. Appoint a crisis response leader.

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How Talking TOO Much Can Create a Crisis Where There is None

Garrett Public Relations

Lately, there seems to be no shortage of folks who seem hell-bent on creating a crisis for themselves, simply because they seem not to know when to be quiet. The post How Talking TOO Much Can Create a Crisis Where There is None appeared first on PR Consultant Garrett Public Relations Columbus/Worthington OH. communications crisis communications crisis PR media interviews media relations PR PR crisis public relations consulting crisis media training tips PR consultant

Why it’s important to prepare for a PR crisis

Prohibition

In the midst of a crisis, reputations that have been so hard to build can be easily destroyed and the effects can be hard to undo. It doesn’t take much to provoke a crisis, sometimes just a simple mistake on social media can be enough.

In a crisis, use the language of empathy, not legalese

PR Daily

Instead, as those who’ve undergone media training know, the best answer is often to reframe the question. The post In a crisis, use the language of empathy, not legalese appeared first on PR Daily.

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Expert guidance to prep your spokesperson—before a crisis hits

PR Daily

In the world of media training and media interviews, there are some serious flaws you should avoid at all costs—especially when you must do a media interview during a crisis. Crisis communications and media training expert Gerard Braud is based in New Orleans.

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A PR View Of CEO Apologies

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Wherever possible, communicate how you will fix the problem. Media training can be a useful communications tool, whether it be for national TV interviews or phone chats with small trade press. He has clearly benefited from excellent media training.

3 crisis communications lessons from Southwest’s intrepid pilot

PR Daily

Communicators can learn a thing or two from airline pilots. Navy fighter pilot who safely landed a Boeing 737 in Philadelphia after a mid-air explosion took out one of its engines—also gave a master class in crisis communications at 190 mph.

Eight Ideas to Unlearn this Summer: A Communicator’s Checklist

PR News

The post Eight Ideas to Unlearn this Summer: A Communicator’s Checklist appeared first on PR News Blog. Crisis Management Digital PR General Internal Communication Media Relations Media Training Social Media Staffing and Management agencies clients customer service Internal Communications media relations Millennials professional development social media

Follow these 8 steps to prepare for a crisis

PR Daily

Crisis preparedness is important, but is it essential? Unfortunately, the experience of managing a real-life crisis prompts many organizations to finally begin preparing for the next potential disaster. RELATED: Take the first step in achieving corporate communications excellence ].

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Crisis Communications & Social Media When “It” Hits the Fan

PRSay

To be an expert in crisis communications you have to move your organization at the speed of Twitter when “it” hits the fan. In short order, it was followed a barrage of requests from media asking to use the footage. Do you really want someone known as @shroomy0021 managing your corporate communications? Social media is your competition. How long does it take your organization to send out your first official public statement or news release when a crisis happens?

Your Half-Year PR Leadership Checklist: 7 Important Reminders for Communicators

PR News

Which is to say: you still have another five solid months to make this your best year ever as a communicator. The post Your Half-Year PR Leadership Checklist: 7 Important Reminders for Communicators appeared first on PR News Blog. Corporate Responsibility Crisis Management Digital PR General Internal Communication Measurement Media Relations Media Training Research Social Media Staffing and Management branding crisis diversity measurement media relations social media

How to prepare for an extreme weather crisis

PR Daily

Do you have a communication plan in place if a crisis situation should roll in? Make your job easier by anticipating the crisis before it arrives and preparing a system of communication. How will you handle calls from the news media?

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How to Maintain Relationships With Journalists During the Pandemic

PRSay

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating unprecedented challenges for the news media. Social distancing has forced journalists to change nearly every aspect of how they do their jobs as they navigate a new way of reporting amid the biggest health crisis in a century.

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How communicators can bolster workplace emotional intelligence

PR Daily

What might improvement in these areas look like for communication pros? Do you consider yourself a “natural” communicator and thus forgo things such as media training or crisis communication prep? Self-regulated communicators help steady the ship.

How to Mitigate the Transference of Stress During a Crisis

Melissa Agnes

” This is important for leaders to realize prior to experiencing a crisis. Because successful crisis management often requires an appearance, in some capacity, by the organization’s leadership. So what does this mean for your crisis preparedness?

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Being Smart and Strategic When Navigating the Current News Cycle

PRSay

At MediaSource, we’ve been speaking with our key media contacts to keep a pulse on what’s happening in newsrooms, and speaking regularly with our partners in journalism. Within today’s new dynamic, communications professionals have to be more strategic than ever.

Eight Ideas to Unlearn this Summer: A Communicator’s Checklist

PR News

The post Eight Ideas to Unlearn this Summer: A Communicator’s Checklist appeared first on PR News Blog. Crisis Management Digital PR General Internal Communication Media Relations Media Training Social Media Staffing and Management agencies clients customer service Internal Communications media relations Millennials professional development social media

The Epic List of PR’s Daily Challenges (And How to Overcome Them)

PR News

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Crisis Management 101: Shark Week Case Study, Pt. 1

Shift Communications

Anyone Could Need Crisis Management (…and at Anytime). is suffering a crisis. As our VP of Marketing Tech previously summarized : In a crisis management situation, something has gone wrong and your brand is on fire. Media training. Owned media/messaging.

PR and social media set for continued growth

Stuart Bruce

Yesterday, the Financial Times published the fifth FTSE350 Boardroom Bellwether survey which revealed that almost half the boards of the UK’s largest public companies have not discussed their social media strategies in the past 12 months.

Convincing Clients to Prepare for Crisis

Solo PR Pro

Communications professionals know having a PR crisis plan in place is invaluable. There are clients who understand a PR crisis plan is essential, and either expect or welcome its creation. percent stock hit after the PR crisis, but lost an estimated $700 million.”.

The Sexy Allure Of Crisis Management Is Presenting Risk To Organizations

Melissa Agnes

Thanks to high-profile crises, viral issues, and fun television series like Scandal , crisis management is being seen more and more as a “sexy” and thrilling profession or service offering. Crisis management advisors and consultants are not supposed to be the risk.

A 2-Minute Public Speaking Hack Using Body Language

Polaris

Yet public speaking and media interview skills are essential for most executives and business owners. Communicate poorly to your boss or colleagues, and you may miss opportunities to get buy-in for your ideas. Media Training

How to address the negativity behind the question

PR Daily

As leaders face difficult facts in a crisis, it’s important to revisit these essential tips on how to answer tough questions, from reporters and stakeholders alike. which offers public speaking and media training open-enrollment classes and custom workshops.

Corp Comm Frets Leadership in Crisis Comms, says Study

Sword and the Script

What potential crisis could have a substantial impact on your business? That’s the essence of crisis communications planning – preparing for the worst before it happens. As if convincing management of the need for, and value of, crisis planning wasn’t already a challenge!

5 steps to craft a crisis communications plan

PR Daily

After the initial disaster, the focus quickly becomes, “How is the company handling post-crisis communication?” Manage a crisis without a plan. Fifty-nine percent of business decision-makers have experienced a crisis in their current or previous company, and 79 percent believe they could suffer one in the next 12 months,according to ODM Group. RELATED: Keep your cool in a crisis with these tips.]. Identify the crisis communications team.

How Humour Makes Your Message More Palatable. and More Powerful

Polaris

Yet public speaking and media interview skills are essential for most executives and business owners. Communicate poorly to your boss or colleagues, and you may miss opportunities to get buy-in for your ideas. Media Training

What to Do When Your Internal Communications Goes External

PRSay

” So, what are the best ways to lessen the potential negative impacts of your internal communications going external? Treat every piece of internal communication as if it were external. Thought Leadership email privacy employee communications internal communication leadership

Speed Matters in a Crisis Situation: Shark Week Case Study, Part 3

Shift Communications

Check out part 1 and part 2 before diving into the following post on the importance of speed during a crisis situation. . While they may be faster than Michael Phelps in the water , they are way too slow in controlling their narrative in the media. Just tuning into this series?

The Plane Truth About Following Up on Pitches

PRSay

You know the feeling when a sudden crisis hits. Many PR practitioners let uncertainty they are feeling in their gut creep into their language in the emails they write to media. Michael Smart teaches PR professionals how to dramatically increase their positive media placements.

Digital PR spend increases significantly, but still not enough investment in training

Stuart Bruce

The PRCA Digital PR and Communications Report 2016 reveals a sharp rise in digital PR budgets, but continuing concern over the lack of investment in training. Depressingly the need for more investment in training was also one of the main findings of last year’s report.

Credit Union Times: CU Crisis Planning Essential

Reputation Us

From cyber attacks, to hurricanes, to mergers gone wrong; the negative headlines seem to rule the front pages in media outlets across the CU world. The Credit Union Times interviewed CU crisis experts, including LT Public Relations ‘s Casey Boggs, for the August 31st cover story (below), “Credit Union Crisis Planning Essential.” Credit Union Crisis Planning Essential. You developed a crisis communications plan?’

Coronavirus and Communications: We’re Here to Help

Barokas

Widespread social distancing and remote work has challenged all of us to pause and evaluate how we communicate, operate and manage projects in the workplace. It’s also caused many companies to refocus their PR, marketing and communications plans. Barokas Communications Team.

PR measurement and digital communications two biggest skills gaps for PR

Stuart Bruce

The Qualifications for Communicators Trends Survey 2015 reveals that PR measurement is the top skills gap and digital communications/social media is the top skill that respondents want to address in the next 12 months.

Media Interview Skills: Why Silence Is Not Always Golden

Polaris

Yet public speaking and media interview skills are essential for most executives and business owners. Communicate poorly to your boss or colleagues, and you may miss opportunities to get buy-in for your ideas. A video of the comic’s performance went viral, the media piled on.

These Smart Social Media Tactics Will Help You Prevent A Crisis

Melissa Agnes

Editor’s Note: This is a great blog post that gives you an overview of what you can do, right now, to prevent a crisis. A company with two plane crashes in the last year asks people to post their bucket list destinations on social media. But, are they a crisis?

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A PR Guide To Surviving Thanksgiving

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The Thanksgiving holiday always requires advance preparation, but this year, we’re adding expert PR and media training advice to the list. And just like we prepare a briefing sheet for a client before a media interview, why not do a little research on Fred’s plus-one?