10 exercises to shake off the writing doldrums

PR Daily

Consider trying out a new writing exercise: constrained writing. The post 10 exercises to shake off the writing doldrums appeared first on PR Daily. When you’re struggling to find the right words, sometimes it helps to think outside the box.

‘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.

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.

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.

Use These Collaborative Exercises to Tone Your Idea Muscles


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?

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.

5 Professional Development Exercises Your Marketing Team Should Try

PR 20/20

Exercising your mind, especially in the workplace, is a great way to improve key traits and characteristics needed to fuel a successful career. One way the PR 20/20 team exercises the mind is by conducting monthly morning meetings to focus on a variety of professional development activities.

Writing is like Exercise

Bad Pitch Blog

Social media is changing the skill sets needed to succeed. That said I think writing is more important than ever. From long form to short form, from using text speak to fitting something into 140 characters -- the better you can communicate, the more successful you will be.

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.

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.

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.

Infographic: 5 types of emails every organization should use

PR Daily

Email is still an effective marketing channel, but it’s crucial that marketers exercise caution when reaching out online. Email marketing is economical and effective—but marketers worry about overloading readers. Here are the basic approaches that you should consider sending your customers.

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.

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.

2019 Corporate Crises: Failure To Plan Is Planning to Fail

Reputation Us

The simulation exercise is designed to test the organization’s response to a crisis and refine the crisis plan based on what was learned during the exercise. Our training is a collaborative exercise that uses preparation techniques, on-camera questions and answers, along with group feedback to fine-tune talking points and improve participants’ ability to communicate in a clear and compelling manner during interviews with the media or in response to a social media firestorm.

Scraping the SERPs to Determine Timing of Journalist’s Topic Coverage


I very much recommend learning those rules because there’s much more you can do using XPath rules – but for the sake of this exercise, you just need to configure Screaming Frog with a few rules. We took the first 100 results on Google News for a few topics and did the exercise above.

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.

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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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.

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.

20 ways to unleash creative writing energy

PR Daily

A bit of brisk exercise can snap you out of a sluggish funk—and provide a jolt of creative writing energy. Take frequent breaks to stretch or roll on an exercise ball to keep your muscles loose and limber.

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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

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.

10 tips to improve your writing and ignite creativity

PR Daily

For a terrific writing exercise, pluck out several miscellaneous words and phrases from your spam folder, and reanimate them into an original poem. This is a fun exercise that can work for almost any type of writing. However, enforcing brevity is a great exercise. Of course, adverbs aren’t all bad , but this sort of exercise will help you weed out weak words and increase brevity. To get the words flowing, try starting at the end.

The 5 most popular stories on PR Daily this week

PR Daily

Here are the five most widely read stories this week on PR Daily : 5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills. 4 tips for better press releases. 7 ways to reignite your creative spark. PR takeaways from Maria Sharapova's doping crisis. How to boost content marketing with video. RELATED: Executive communicators— Join our new LinkedIn group and get FREE tips and strategies to improve leadership communications. Image via

Letter from Hexham: talking about mental health

Stephen Waddington

Breathing exercises, fresh fruit and yoga aren’t going to help if an organisation has a sick culture. Exercise is powerful as it improves your personal wellbeing as well as your mental state.

7 alternatives to time-wasting, morale-draining meetings

PR Daily

When planning a team-building exercise, keep it casual, fun and engaging. Mix up the format by sharing a TED Talk, inviting a guest speaker or doing a team-building exercise. Today’s fast-paced work environment demands optimum productivity and staff engagement.

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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10 time-savers for busy PR pros

PR Daily

Exercising can help a lot with that. Make your own exercising routine and do what works for you. If exercising first thing in the morning is not your thing, try reading motivational content, or maybe meditate.

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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.

Noel Edmonds boasted about driving his sports car at 186mph while NAKED at 4.30am

Mark My Words

He said: “I thought I’d take it out for a breather, the poor thing was stuck in its stable and needed exercise. In a 2006 interview with lads’ mag Loaded, Noel revealed how he had woke up one morning and decided to take his Ford GT40 out for a spin in his birthday suit. “I remember arriving at a roundabout horrendously fast, I almost didn’t stop.”

Survey: Most PR Pros Say that Media Relations is Getting Harder – Here’s What You Can Do About It

PR Expanded

For many, media relations is just an exercise in exporting a spreadsheet of contacts and hitting the send button. By Frank Strong, Founder & President of Sword and the Script Media. Media relations is hard and getting harder.

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4 experts shaking up the PR world

PR Daily

You’ll network with industry peers, take part in interactive learning exercises and even get to tour PayPal’s innovation showcase. See how they’re helping MSNBC, Spotify, PayPal and ESPN gain unprecedented engagement. For PR pros, it seems like everything is getting smaller these days.

The New PR: The Intersection of Positioning and Content Marketing


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.

The 5 most popular stories on PR Daily this week

PR Daily

Here are the five most widely read stories this week on PR Daily : 5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills. 5 ways PR pros can perfect their pitches. Snapchat vs. Instagram Stories: Which is best for your organization? 6 great ways to make videos engaging. Lessons from Cheerios' near PR crisis. RELATED: Attend the Big 5 Social Media Boot Camp and learn to use Facebook, LinkedIn, Snapchat and Instagram to get huge results.]. Image via

How running changed my career and life

Stephen Waddington

For me, it was exercise, and more specifically running. But I keep exercising, and have discovered new passions, new habits, new purpose. It started - as these things often do - as a throwaway comment.

10 ways to get the writing juices flowing

PR Daily

These exercises can work for fiction and nonfiction alike: 1. You can also do this exercise with a fellow writer and give each other your noun, adjective and verb to see what you both come up with. This exercise is also great if you need a laugh.