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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How to Conduct Skype and Facebook Live Interviews with the Media

Critical Mention

Influencers who know how to successfully conduct a media on Skype and Facebook Live and other social media outlets are more likely to be asked to appear on camera. The post How to Conduct Skype and Facebook Live Interviews with the Media appeared first on Critical Mention - Media Monitoring.

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

Ronn 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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Story Sharing in 2019

Ronn Torossian

Cast your mind further afield, however, and you’ll note that WhatsApp, Medium, Skype, Youtube, Facebook, Facebook messenger and an ever-growing host of platforms have come to offer storytelling capability.

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New report ranks top brand leaders in activating influencer conversations

Agility PR Solutions

According to this year’s TotalSocial® Brand Awards from social intelligence data and analytics firm Engagement Labs, Skype and Regions Bank as the top brands most successful with everyday influencers both online (via social media) and offline (via […].

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Take the “FEEL” Test First, Before You Communicate

PR Expanded

In this short video, you can evaluate how much you FEEL, before you share your tweets and Facebook posts, speak at your team meetings or give those media interviews on TV or on Skype.

Rebuilding Your Reputation: From White Collar Crime to Industry Thought Leader

PR Expanded

I’ve been writing a lot about the Modern Communicator and answering questions that have flowed in through Twitter, Skype, LinkedIn and Facebook. Who is the Modern Communicator?

Free webcast: Increase engagement with cutting-edge collaborative communications

PR Daily

You’ll learn: · The Skype for Business journey—today and the future. · The extended capabilities of Skype for Business—an inclusive approach to communications. Skype Meeting Broadcast video and the importance of the connected executive. ·

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The 5 most popular stories on PR Daily this week

PR Daily

Lessons for PR pros from the BBC Skype interview dad. Here are the five most widely read stories this week on PR Daily : 10 essential skills for the future of PR. 10 crucial steps to great media interviews. A step-by-step guide to influencer marketing. How to use PR and social media during crises. RELATED: Attend the PR and Media Relations Summit in NYC and find what it takes to produce better brand journalism.]. Image via

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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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The Power of Storytelling in PR


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


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.

4 tips for killer interviews in the modern media world

PR Daily

Journalists today conduct interviews using Skype, Twitter and FaceTime. For Skype interviews, conduct a test run prior to your appearance and check for adequate lighting.

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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The Very Long Fall Season and How to Survive It

Solo PR Pro

Digital communications such as email, Skype and Slack can be a time-suck. Mute Slack, Skype and other messaging channels so that you have blocks of time to focus on a single task. The fall season, for many solo PR Pros feels like running a marathon at a sprint pace.

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Tips for Professional Video Chat Interviews and Meetings


The 24-hour news channels have also increased the number of interviews they are doing through Skype, FaceTime and other services. In the early days of Skype interviews, many interviewees would simply put their laptops on their desks and look down at them.

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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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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Dreams come true with Heineken’s PR stunt

PR in High Definition

Encouraged to share their dreams through Skype, Instagram, or interviews at various bars worldwide, the Heineken team spoke to thousands of consumers about their personal […]. A heart-warming PR campaign for April, Heineken made 6 winners’ dreams come true after discovering that people like to discuss their dreams when they have a beer in their hands.

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How To Go From PR Intern To Permanent Hire

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

Consider the young woman who showed up a month early for a Skype interview at Microsoft and proceeded, as anyone would, to send a note to the recruiter asking what’s up. If you’re an aspiring public relation s pro and have nabbed your first internship, congrats!

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.

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


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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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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Why podcasts might be crucial retention tools

PR Daily

Much of the talk about how employers can better engage their millennial employees focuses on young people’s affinity for digital interaction, notably social media and online communication platforms, such as Slack, Skype and Zoom. .

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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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Danger / Opportunity (Pandemic and Your Brand)

David PR Group

Phone, chat, Facetime, Skype, WhatsApp? My sources tell me that the Chinese symbol for danger also means opportunity – or something like that. Frankly, I don’t have time to run down the provenance because right now, I believe it. In this crisis, we must find opportunity.

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11 productivity tips for remote workers

PR Daily

Sometimes, just a Skype call or a video chat will scratch that itch. Establish a quiet workspace, fastidiously track your time, celebrate small wins, and be proactive about minimizing distractions. Working from home is the dream for most employees, but it’s not without challenges.

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The Worst PR Advice We’ve Ever Heard

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

We find a combination of judicious use of media exclusives, in-person or Skype product demos and informed and well-prepared spokespeople can often achieve better results more cost-effectively.

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Podcasting PR Secrets

Social PR Chat

By the way, though a lot of people use Skype, I found Zoom to be better because Skype recorded my guest and me at different volumes, and fixing it made the audio sound worse. Listen up.

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5 PR Mistakes And What To Learn From Them

ImPRessions - Crenshaw Communications

” In-person, Skype or phone calls are considered “rich” channels of communication and are the most effective ways to hammer out complex ideas, solve problems or address larger strategic questions.

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Tech startups, Want to Go Big? Get PR Help, for the Love of God

Flack's Revenge

Here are some you may have heard of (I know from first-hand experience or media reports that the following companies had agencies and/or hired top PR talent): Fusion-IO, Nest Labs, Waze, SoftLayer, Skype, Airbnb, Twitch, Square, SnapChat, Pure Storage, Pinterest, MongoDB, DropBox, etc.

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Which Tools Should You Choose for Podcasting Success?


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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7 alternatives to time-wasting, morale-draining meetings

PR Daily

Thanks to tools such as Slack, Skype and Google Hangouts, you can now have real-time communication with your team to ask questions, share updates or exchange ideas. Today’s fast-paced work environment demands optimum productivity and staff engagement.

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


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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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.

Top tips on how to feel productive whilst working from home


There are some really great, and free, apps that businesses can use to stay in touch including Skype, Microsoft Teams, conference calling platforms and even instant messaging software. In light of the recent government announcement, you may find yourself in a position where you are currently working from home if you are able to do so. At first, this may seem a little strange and you might be struggling to adapt to your new work place.

The PR Pro’s Guide to Podcasting


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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How to Really, Really Get to Know Your Audience


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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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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Should your organization have a podcast?

PR Daily

Remote interviews can be successfully conducted over Skype. Skype uses Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), which gives you better audio quality than a phone call. “I want to start a podcast” is a sentence that flies out of executives’ mouths these days.

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