Use These Collaborative Exercises to Tone Your Idea Muscles

PRSay

Do you feel like you’re running in circles trying to develop new ideas for your organization or clients? Is your boss pressuring you and your team to make a breakthrough? Do you want to develop something really cool that pushes the edge?

5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

PR Daily

In " The Talent Code ," Daniel Coyle names it "deep practice," small exercises that are both challenging and repetitive. Tired of the same advice to "read more" and "write more," I've been experimenting with my own challenging and repetitive exercises to. Try a few of these exercises.

10 exercises to shake off the writing doldrums

PR Daily

Consider trying out a new writing exercise: constrained writing. Having trouble coming up with the right words? Unable to string more than a few sentences together? Perhaps your brain needs a workout.

‘Ask Bobby’ Twitter exercise fails

PR Daily

Here’s the tweet that kicked off the doomed #AskBobby experiment, which The Daily Dot described as “another ill-advised, wobbling clambering for social media relevance by a person profoundly unsuited to the exercise”: Have questions for Bobby Jindal? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was supposed to own the news day Tuesday, with his announcement from his old high school that he was entering the 2016 presidential race.

3 improv exercises to improve communications

PR Daily

For this exercise, ask your partner questions to find out two things that you have in common. If there is someone in your life who interrupts you constantly—such as a teenage son or daughter—this exercise can help you address it. Inspiration comes to those who seek it.

Here’s What Your High School English Teacher Meant by “Show, Don’t Tell” in Storytelling

Ishmael's Corner

One of my favorite go-to exercises for our storytelling workshop leans on the movie, “500 Days of Summer.” The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications.

How I Was Inspired by a “First-time Voter”

Waxing UnLyrical

I figured there wouldn’t be much of a crowd (it was just past noon), I’d exercise my franchise, and know I’d done all I could to get my candidate in the door at 1600 Pennsylvania, NW. You may remember that we have this thing called the U.S.

A Three Week Check-In

Waxing UnLyrical

For me, this means making some form of exercise a regular part of my day, whatever shape that exercise takes, getting enough rest, and eating better food… which means I have to cook more, and cook regularly. Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali A Three Week Check-In January 22nd, 2011 Tweet One of the things I wanted to do more of this year was to pay more attention to wellness.

10 Pain Points PR Pros Will Face in 2018

PR News

On the other hand, we easily can turn this exercise on its head and say, dripping with optimism, “These are issues communicators most… Continued. It’s traditional to look to the New Year with hope and optimism. As a result, this post, which highlights difficulties communicators will face in 2018, might not be the most pleasant read.

3 Strategies for Overcoming the Internal Struggle of Crisis Ready Resistance

Melissa Agnes

In chapter four we’ll discuss your organization’s high-risk scenarios, but before we get there, following is an exercise to consider undertaking with different members of your leadership team. This exercise will help you spark discussions and gain necessary awareness.

Discovering the Roadmap in Teaching Social Media

PR Expanded

I remember thinking how wonderful it would be if there was a book that provided not only additional resources on how we can create assignments, exercises, or exercises, but really showed you what you need to know to teach social media. A Guest Post By Karen Freberg.

How PR Measurement Can Put a Smile on Your Face

PR News

Similar to regular exercise and eating a balanced diet, measurement is something communicators know they should do, but often find ways to avoid it. If economics is the dismal science, then measurement surely must make a compelling argument for being PR’s grim discipline.

TCIP #036 – How To Conduct a Crisis Simulation with Garth Rowan

Melissa Agnes

”; “who should be involved in the exercise?”; So I decided to dedicate this week’s episode of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast to answering these questions and helping those of you out there who are interested in conducting a crisis simulation, develop the best scenario and exercise you can for your team. This episode of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast discusses: What a crisis simulation is and why it’s such a rewarding exercise.

6 Tips For Better Strategy Sessions

Flack Me

Category: Flack Me Summary: Brainstorming is often a meandering exercise that ends up wasting time. But that’s not to say group strategy sessions aren’t crucial

Data, Analytics and the Everyday Practice of PR

The Proactive Report

3 minute read. You keep hearing that it’s vital to learn how to use data and analytics, but the very thought gives you a headache. You’re a PR person, not a data scientist. And that’s probably the last thing you’d ever want to be.).

The Year of the PR Tech Tester

PR Expanded

The exercise I discuss in my video is a fun way to increase Tech Testing opportunities among friends, and to learn so much more about different types of technology with your colleagues and peers. We’re moving into the year of the PR Tech Tester.

How to “Play Ball” with the Media

Business Wire

When Business Wire’s Florida team had the innovative idea to host a baseball themed media luncheon, they didn’t know just how effective the exercise would be for all those in attendance.

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Commencement speeches aren't just for college grads

The Stalwart Blog

I''d like to make this an annual exercise to reset and not "lose my youthful idealism" as Katie Couric so eloquently stated: . It''s college graduation season and I always get nostalgic right about now.

Social Media Strategy Template

The Proactive Report

Analyze the data gathered from this monitoring exercise. Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here.

5 Tips for Creating High Quality Content

The Proactive Report

Research uncovered the fact that damage to unsupported breasts during exercise is, in fact, a medical issue and an expert at a UK University had done in-depth scientific research on the topic.

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Common Crisis Simulation Question Answered: How To Prepare

Melissa Agnes

At the end of the video, I invited viewers to ask me questions so that I could help them – and you – prepare and conduct a successful exercise.

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Can You Teach Creativity? The #PRStudChat Community Shares Insights

PR Expanded

At the same time, we agreed that exercising Creative PR is both valuable and a necessity today. With technology advancing, consumer behavior changing and shorter attention spans, it has become increasingly difficult to build relationships.

Crisis Management Concerns That Leave You Vulnerable

Melissa Agnes

’s Emergency Management Conference, where I put city officials through a simulated earthquake exercise. Using Agnes + Day’s crisis simulation platform , the exercise simulated the digital noise that is a guaranteed result of any crisis or emergency today.

Social Media Strategy Template

The Proactive Report

Analyze the data gathered from this monitoring exercise. Download the PDF of the Social Media Strategy Template here. link]. In January 2014 almost three-quarters of all adults were active in social media, according to the Pew Research Center.

Hope, Lies, And Public Relations

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

There’s been so much upheaval, in fact, that this exercise makes me worry less about any future impact on the the PR profession, and more about the immediate effect on our government. As an industry, public relations has a PR problem.

The New PR: The Intersection of Positioning and Content Marketing

AirPR

Cunningham described the fundamentals of creating positioning: “The first thing we do in a positioning exercise is to split those two things up and do the rational positioning first.

7 Ways To Spark Creative PR Ideas

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Then, take some time to undertake creative thinking exercises without pressuring yourself or your group too much at the outset. The exercise of working — actively writing, thinking, trying things out — can trigger the right connections, eventually bringing you to the right path.

PR Goal-Setting For 2018

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

A good exercise to help set some realistic PR goals is to start at the end of the coming year and ask where leadership would like to be at that point. Where is your company in its public relations planning for 2018?

Your One Thing

Waxing UnLyrical

A simple exercise. Exercise = work. The best exercises are, I think, simple. The thing is, the best exercise in the WORLD is not going to make a darn difference if you don’t actually do it. Thank you to all our veterans, every day, but especially today.

Infographic: Video marketing trends to watch

PR Daily

As more companies develop video teams and offerings, several important trends have separated effective campaigns from futile exercises. Is video a big part of your content strategy for 2018?

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Crisis Management Concerns That Leave You Vulnerable

Melissa Agnes

’s Emergency Management Conference, where I put city officials through a simulated earthquake exercise. Using Agnes + Day’s crisis simulation platform , the exercise simulated the digital noise that is a guaranteed result of any crisis or emergency today.

Making That Pesky and Inaccurate Information on the Internet Go Away

Ishmael's Corner

The app evangelizes a healthy lifestyle, encouraging people to embrace the one exercise that can be done anywhere, walking. The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. It’s not easy. Here’s the situation.

Are CEOs Ready To Embrace Social Activism?

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

In the wake of the most significant corporate tax cut in decades, Fink reminds CEOs that “stakeholders are demanding that companies exercise leadership on a broader range of issues,” citing the impact of automation and resulting infrastructure and worker retraining needs.

The Power Of Creativity In PR

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

The more you exercise those creative muscles, the stronger they become. Some people don’t think of PR professionals as particularly creative – except when it comes to hatching wild PR stunts or gimmicks, like KFC’s fried-chicken-flavored nail polish in 2016.

3 Must-Do’s (Right Now) to Make 2015 Crisis-Free

Melissa Agnes

I’m not talking about a traditional table-top exercise here, those are lame and ineffective. Then, work with a specialized team that will help you make this exercise a great success. Happy New Year!

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6 Common PR Mistakes Made By Startups

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Here’s an exercise for a startup: take the brand name and corporate information out of your press release or media pitch.

Voter: A Strong Brand

The Stalwart Blog

Instead, all I received was support from a wide variety of peoples who appreciated my decision to exercise my civic responsibility. The California primaries are taking place as I write this.

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What U.S. Service Members Can Teach Us About Communications

PRSay

In addition to participating in tactical-training exercises, our group was provided top-level briefings that gave us a deeper understanding of the roles and mission of the U.S.

Information Silos are Hurting your Crisis Preparedness

Melissa Agnes

Conduct team building exercises that are cross-departmental. Some organizations do this naturally, while others tend to have their department heads decide on team-building exercises for solely their departments. Information silos can trigger issues and handicap your crisis management.

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Don’t Stop Preparin’ – Why Just Having a Crisis Plan Isn’t Enough

Barokas

To be clear, the client knew all along that this was an exercise – otherwise, we would have had some explaining to do. The whole point of this exercise is to learn, so make a point to sit down with your team (in person, if possible) to talk through the drill when it’s all said and done.