Lessons for PR pros from the BBC Skype interview dad

PR Daily

For media relations experts, nothing produces more anxiety than an interview on live TV. An anchor can pivot from a previously discussed line of questioning, leaving your executive hung out to dry in front of thousands or even millions of viewers.

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Mega’s New Audio and Video chat: What does it mean for Skype and related services?

Ron Torossian

He said that in the coming years, the new company would expand to include, among other things, The post Mega’s New Audio and Video chat: What does it mean for Skype and related services? In February 2013, cloud-storage guru and founder of the now defunct MegaUpload Kim Dotcom began dropping hints that his new venture, Mega, was destined to be much more than a successor to MegaUpload.

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The Power of Storytelling in PR

Cision

In late 2015, Microsoft rolled out Skype Translator. It had been a goal of Skype to break down language barriers and connect people all over the globe. Check out Skype’s English-German translation in action in this live demo: A few more storytelling tips….

A Quick Guide to Social Chat Channels for Businesses

Cision

Google Hangouts / Skype. Google Hangouts and Skype are more or less extensions of traditional customer service. Both do have embed codes so that customers can initiate calls from a third-party site: Google+ “Hangout” button and the Skype “Contact Me” button.

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Top 10 Reasons To Work At A PR Firm

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

At Crenshaw and other firms our size, it’s common for interns or entry-level staffers to sit in on client meetings, both in-person and by Skype or conference call.

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Media Bullseye Roundtable 2016.11 with Paul Gillin

Media Bullseye

For some reason Skype used my laptop microphone rather than my fancy-pants audio setup.). In this week’s episode of the Media Bullseye Radio Roundtable, I’m joined by Paul Gillin of the content marketing firm Gillin + Laberis.

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Which Tools Should You Choose for Podcasting Success?

Cision

Well, besides adding the ability to record more than one person at a time, they allow you to incorporate other sounds into your recording, like music or Skype calls, and simplify and provide better control over the post-production process.

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If you have a #PR “To Do” List, Then You May Also Need a PR “Don’t Do” List

PR Expanded

Although it’s impossible to help everyone, all of the time, try your best to make time each week to answer questions, whether it’s via email, Skype or through your social media channels. Most professionals I know have a running To Do list.

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Best PR Practices For Working With International Clients

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Skype, FaceTime, Viber, WhatsApp and more. To concentrate on a call where the language barrier or strong accents hinder note-taking, try one of the Skype add-ons like Callnote that records your conversation.

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Truth! 11 Rituals for the Best Social PR Year Ever

Social PR Chat

We are bombarded with approximately 126 emails a day , spend about 35 percent of time in meetings, or Skype calls and live in an era where practically everything is in real-time. It’s hard to imagine slowing down when the digital world is moving faster than the speed of light.

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So, You Wanna Be a Crisis Management Professional. Here’s What You Should Know.

Melissa Agnes

And when you meet people on social, after a while, connect with them in person over coffee or on Skype. He wowed me so much that I decided to spend twenty minutes chatting with him on Skype.

How to Electrify Your Resume

PR Job Coach

You can accomplish both tasks using the video function on your smart phone or other tools such as Skype for the desk top or Google+.

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5 Digital Trends That Affect PR in 2016

The Proactive Report

Line is going after disenchanted Facebookers as much as it’s hoping to woo Skype-calling addicts. Traditional and Digital PR are rapidly converging. A new Holmes report lays out five areas where digital changes are likely to intersect with, and have an impact on, Public Relations this year.

Across the Generational Divide: Two Marketers’ Perspectives

PR Expanded

Whether keeping in touch through Skype or social media or taking a moment to teach someone something new, it can bring people together. A Guest Post by Gail Nelson, Head of Marketing, SYZYGY & Amanda Degelmann, Marketing Coordinator, SYZYGY.

The Relationships You Must Commit to for Content Marketing Success

Cision

What would happen to your marketing, Andy asked, if you met with like-minded, noncompetitive marketers once per month via Skype, Slack, etc. With just one statistic, Joe Pulizzi delivered a stark wake-up call to this year’s Content Marketing World attendees.

You’ve Got Meal: Stepping away from email for lunch

Barokas

And even when someone was out for a quick 15-minute food run, you could still count on them to respond to a Skype or email while they were waiting in line. PR often feels like a game of email ping pong. Ideas are shared, tasks completed, reports delivered.

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If you have a #PR “To Do” List, Then You May Also Need a PR “Don’t Do” List

PR Expanded

Although it’s impossible to help everyone, all of the time, try your best to make time each week to answer questions, whether it’s via email, Skype or through your social media channels. Most professionals I know have a running To Do list.

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Tips for helping future PR pros secure jobs and internships

PR Daily

After three semesters’ worth of résumés, writing tests and Skype interviews, I’ve seen it all; unfortunately, some of it can’t be unseen. Downplay a Skype interview. We interview all our intern candidates via Skype to be as efficient as possible. Want to work in public relations?

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How To Use Google Apps to be More Productive and Awesome

Cision

How it can help communications and marketing professionals: The Hangouts feature is a great tool for certain circumstances, and the video call feature has the utility of Skype with deeper Google integration. Perhaps more of a one-off from Skype and Messenger than a replacement.

Burger King pays for Burger/King wedding

PR Daily

Joel Burger and Ashley King, a seemingly lovely young couple from Springfield, Ill., are getting married this summer. That’s right: It’s the Burger-King wedding. Chuckle all you want—the fast food giant is paying for their wedding.

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How to Really, Really Get to Know Your Audience

Cision

Pick a few and schedule a time to sit down over coffee (even if it’s virtual coffee on Skype!) Let me start out by being a bit harsh with you: if you don’t know who you’re trying to reach with your marketing, there’s absolutely no point in you even trying. Don’t waste your time.

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Speak Up, Stand Out: Q&A With Dorie Clark

Cision

” He’s created a conference around the concept, and there are now Lean Startup meetups in more than 80 countries – to which he’ll sometimes phone or Skype in for free, to support their efforts. We’ve passed the mid-year mark, prompting many to reassess goals, strategies and dreams.

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Five Quick and Easy Ways to Show #PR Thanks

PR Expanded

Even just a little time each week to share thoughts with a student via Twitter or to schedule a Skype “coffee” chat is a fantastic way to show thanks. Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks.

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New Year Resolutions for the Social PR Pro

Waxing UnLyrical

So find ways to engage offline: Face-to-face calls on Skype. Group calls using Zoom (works great, better than Skype most of the time). I hear 45% of Americans usually make New Year resolutions (are you one of them, or one of the 38% who absolutely never make ’em?!).

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Advice for PR grads: Neaten thyself up a bit

PR Daily

Recently, a well-qualified college student scheduled a Skype interview for a highly sought-after internship. Her suggestion to conduct the interview on Skype showed initiative and an understanding of technology and proactive thinking.

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How Social Media Changed Communication

5W PR

They can have business meetings over Skype or other video conference servicing. Social media has not only changed the speed at which people can communicate, it has also changed what people say to each other as they fit it into as few characters as possible.

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Are we ever going to have a northern PR powerhouse?

Norton's Notes

However, in the modern era with the emersion of more mobile technology and the use of more and more free conferencing tools like Skype, do we still really need to have some kind of office in the capital to do business?

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4 Ways To Put a Little Love In Your PR

Waxing UnLyrical

Then, when we’re ready to record, he dials everyone in via a Skype group call, which means we can all see each other (unless someone chooses not to turn their camera on, which would just be gauche among friends and colleagues).

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5 Tips to Build Client Partnerships

Solo PR Pro

That means we’ve hashed out client projects on Hipchat and What’sApp, Basecamp and Podio, Skype and GChat, texting and Facetime. This is a guest post by Heather Whaling, president of Geben Communication. The people who hire you – are they clients or customers ?

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Five Business Lessons Learned From Hiring a Virtual Assistant

Waxing UnLyrical

When I did shortlist candidates – I think six or seven – I asked them to follow a specific process to set up a Skype interview with me. for screen sharing, now that Skype doesn’t let you do that without a premium account?

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Is Your Agency Failing You? Here’s 5 Warning Signs That They Are

PR Matters

All requests for action you make of your agency, whether by phone, face-to-face or Skype should be confirmed by them in writing.

Boost your brainstorms with this simple geeky method

Frederik Vincx

And Google Hangout or Skype if you’re working remote. Reading Time: 3 minutes To produce good content, you must first produce good content ideas. Recently, my team found a geeky approach that gives us a ton of content ideas in record time.

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Break These PR “Rules of Engagement”

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Arrange to meet in person, or at least by Skype to see what kind of chemistry exists. Want your public relations to rule? Then be prepared to break some rules. Face it, the typical client-agency relationship can sink into a routine that, over time, becomes a little too comfortable.

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TCIP #056 – Terrorist Attack Crisis Management with Daniel Linskey

Melissa Agnes

This is due to the fact that I’m in the process of a move and my office is empty (which makes it echoey) and the fact that the Skype connection was a little wonky. Welcome to episode #056 of The Crisis Intelligence Podcast, with Melissa Agnes and Daniel Linskey.

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Master Podcasting Practices: Q&A With Kerry O’Shea Gorgone

Cision

If you plan to interview people who aren’t sitting next to you, you’ll also need Skype or other VoiP to conduct phone interviews. Are there services other than Skype for recording podcasts? The person on Skype would be captured as system audio (separate track).

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The dimensions of PR history: 60 x 75 x 94 x 350,000

PR Conversations

The fastest acceptance was 10 minutes from dispatch of an email when a Singaporean author was looking at her computer around midnight and Skyped me immediately to discuss the project.

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A quick social media glossary

PR Daily

Skype. —. “After you read my blog, just ping me on chat.”. Though many PR professionals speak fluent social media, some of our clients, executives, or audience members may not.

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The Well Written Press Release: Research The Journalist

ISEBOX

Imagine you’re a sports journalist, and you go to your already crazy crowded inbox to find a whole bunch of releases with titles like “10 MUST SEE HONEYMOON DESTINATIONS IN HAWAII” or “Microsoft Launches New Skype Emojis To Honor Game of Thrones”.

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Social Media: The Key to Transforming Doctor-Patient Communication

Waxing UnLyrical

Whether a doctor uses Skype to consult with a patient or creates an educational video or blog, the obstacle is insurers don’t cover the time and energy doctors put into using social media to help their patients. Your child has come down with a rasping cough.

The PR Pro’s Guide to Podcasting

Cision

Call Recorder for Skype or GoToMeeting are good for recording your podcast episodes. Turner says that iPhones can do the job but recommends sending guests a microphone or asking them to use a landline to dial into Skype.

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