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.

Try This Writing Exercise to Kickstart Your Work Day

PRSay

“How do you start off on a typical day?” asked my 13-year-old son as he sat across from me in my office, pencil in hand, anxious to finish filling out his school worksheet so he could go home. We were finishing up his “job shadow” day.

‘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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

The Productivity Challenge: Are Convenience Apps Making Us Less Productive?

Ronn Torossian

We now have exercises that can be done to practice concentration and mindfulness. Today’s workplace culture is all about productivity and the practice of increasing it.

Digital Marketing Success Takes Time: Tracking Progress for the Long Haul

Ronn Torossian

It’s important to exercise patience with marketing campaigns, as acting hastily can signal the wrong message to consumers. As with any other project, success in a digital marketing campaign can take some time to gain traction and show results.

10 ways to get the writing juices flowing

PR Daily

Try these exercises to unblock your mind. The empty page or blank screen can seem daunting, but often that’s not the real impediment. The post 10 ways to get the writing juices flowing appeared first on PR Daily. Content Marketing Marketing Social Media Speechwriting Writing & Editing

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.

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.

Orange Theory: The secret to being productive in social media

Karen Freberg

My secret has been simple: exercise. Exercise teaches you humility, focus, and dedication. Exercise is not only physical in nature, but it is truly a mental task as well.

Infographic: How to escape content mediocrity

PR Daily

Here are some exercises and mindsets that can help you hone your craft and create better content. Writing, like any other task, requires practice. Anyone can write, but writing well requires lots of practice.

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.

Crisis Scenarios and Simulation

Reputation Us

Tabletop crisis scenario exercise. Make sure your organization is prepared. Enhance your reputation by putting the crisis plan to the test ahead of time to ensure your organization is prepared and resilient. Prepare your crisis task force by practicing how/if/when/to whom to communicate during a crisis. Crisis simulation. We encourage you to “get real” with a realistic and engaging (and safe) company-wide simulation so everyone will understand their roles and goals.

Getting Political in Branding and Messaging

Flack's Revenge

PR messages are workshopped too, although it’s typically a less abstract exercise. It used to be a much simpler world for brand development. The tough questions related to name, design, and color.

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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.

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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10 ways to get the writing juices flowing

PR Daily

Try these exercises to unblock your mind. 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.

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.

Hong Kong seeks to hire PR crisis firm—but finds no takers

PR Daily

The Holmes Report wrote: According to a spokesperson for the Hong Kong government, “The Information Services Department (ISD) carried out a quotation exercise to procure services for external promotion.

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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.

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.

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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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.

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

Buzzstream

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.

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.

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

Good News for Leaders, Here’s What #Millennials Like About You

PR Expanded

Use Ethics and your good judgment by exercising your values and beliefs with every interaction and being true to yourself through your communication. Last September, the World Economic Forum published an article discussing what Millennials really want from businesses.

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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.

An Open Letter to Public Relations Professionals

B2B PR Sense

In a world of fake news and a blurring of paid and earned media, PR professionals must exercise integrity and caution. "PR Dear PR Professionals: PR is evolving at warp speed. In fact, in five years, what we know as PR will have a different complexion.

Launching the FEEL First Before You Communicate MODEL [INFOGRAPHIC]

PR Expanded

I’ll be building out the model in much more detail in the weeks ahead with exercises and different ways to advance your steps with the FEEL First Approach. Communication is at the heart of your business and every relationship you build.

7 Common PR Mistakes Startups Make

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. Photo by Daniel Von Appen. In general, startups make great PR clients — especially those with a story to tell.

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