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4 Tips for Conquering Public Speaking Fears

The most beautifully written speech in the world won’t do you any good if you suffer from stage fright and fail to make the speech memorable—and that won’t do you any favors with senior managers. | MORE »

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4 Ways to Avoid Overservicing PR Clients

Overservicing, doing more than you’re getting paid for, is a common challenge for PR firms and firm leaders. But it is a trained behavior that can be untrained. | MORE »

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A Crisis Team Can Save Your Brand

It’s an occupational hazard for many companies: If the legal squad and the communications crew are unable to find a way to be responsive during a crisis, you’ll be left at the starting line while negative messaging runs free, the opportunity to protect your reputation gets lost, and your inability to respond weakens. | MORE »

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Make Sure Your Message Has a Goal

A lot of PR is about follow-through and follow-up. Read. You have to know what’s going on in the news and how different news outlets are telling stories. Get work experience, put in your time and take internships. You’re not credible without experience. | MORE »

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Goals, Spending Help Find Best Social Site for Your Brand’s Message

PR managers and directors may think that a robust social media strategy means having brand presence on every last social channel. Yet they may want to maximize their social strategy by being more selective. | MORE »

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Analytics Can Help Your LinkedIn Profile

Unlike other social media platforms, LinkedIn is almost exclusively tailored to professional connections, which makes it an effective tool to protect and build your brand online. But are you making the most of it? | MORE »

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Relevant Content Makes Discovering It Easier

Content discovery, a native ad unit recognized by the Interactive Advertising Bureau, occurs when an ad or paid content link is delivered via a “widget.” Steve Cody, CEO of Peppercomm, said even the best funded combinations of search discovery tools will fall flat “if the content itself is self-serving and intended to sell products and services.” | MORE »

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4 Tips for Working With External Bloggers

Working with external bloggers is an entirely different process than having staffers blog in-house. Issues include recruitment, work structure, FTC regulations and compensation. Then there’s the question of trust. | MORE »

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Toshiba Uses Strategic Meetings to Integrate and Boost Communications

When Toshiba America Medical Systems was set to roll out a national advertising and marketing campaign late last year, Charlene DeBar, manager of corporate communications, thought it was an opportune moment | MORE »

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Building Successful Media Partnerships for Your Brand

In an ideal partnership a brand and its media partner will share a like-minded audience, and both parties will have clear goals in mind for the campaign. | MORE »

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