TODAY’S HEADLINES – 08.14.2018  
 
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WRITING AND EDITING

10 ways to get the writing juices flowing

The empty page or blank screen can seem daunting, but often that’s not the real impediment. Try these exercises to unblock your mind.


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INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS

Expert advice on crafting effective workplace surveys

Before you gather employee feedback, consider this helpful guidance regarding length, design, frequency and format.


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WRITING AND EDITING

Costly commas and other pricey punctuation goofs

The smallest of marks can alter the meaning of a sentence—or an entire contract—and cost companies millions.  



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CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

5 crisis communications lessons from ‘Stranger Things’

The characters from Hawkins, Indiana, are fighting a crisis of epic proportions, but you can apply takeaways from them in your own reputation management efforts. Consider these lessons.


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EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATIONS

Cultivate these essential qualities of professional speakers

It takes more than talent to succeed in a life at the lectern. You need drive, self-knowledge, self-discipline and much more.


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MARKETING

5 marketing certifications that matter to recruiters

Communicators looking for career advancement can look to these programs to elevate their skillset and add desirable accolades to their CVs.


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RAGAN CONFERENCE ALERT

3 reasons you can’t miss the Media Relations Pitch Clinic Workshop

Join Mark Ragan and reporters from Mashable, Allure, i-D Magazine, Financial Advisor and more in New York.



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PR DAILY AWARDS

Don’t miss Friday’s Corporate Social Responsibility Awards deadline

Enter PR Daily’s 2018 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards in more than 20 categories. The late submission deadline is Aug. 17.


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RAGAN CONFERENCE ALERT

Prove you’re a PR powerhouse and bring this iconic event to your organization

We’re looking for hosts for our PR & Media Relations Conference in New York City next March.


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CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

Officials express sadness after employee steals and crashes airplane

A Horizon Air worker took a 76-seat plane for a joyride before crashing it off the coast of Washington state. Airline officials are offering condolences—and talking new safety measures.


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THE WORKPLACE

How to manage, engage and motivate remote workers

Get the most out of your virtual team members by accommodating their work styles, communication preferences and personality characteristics.


PR DAILY

6 stories not worth a pitch

Journalists don't have a lot of time and errant pitches will only irk them. Here are some stories that will only waste their time and yours. Plus, Facebook's latest live video moves, how to spy on your competitors, the secret history of idioms, and more.


HEALTH CARE COMMUNICATION NEWS

3 questions doctors ask patients with Type II diabetes

The number one question doctors ask patients with diabetes is "How often are you checking your blood sugars?" Check out the others in this infographic. Plus, tasty tips for delectable blog posts, expert advice on crafting employee surveys, and much more.


Join storytelling experts at Intel HQ this fall!

Join us Sept. 26-28 in San Jose, California and learn to craft engaging stories that capture attention, build brand loyalty and boost your organization’s bottom line