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4 actions that public speakers should avoid'
Executive Communication   |   Christina McKenna
4 actions that public speakers should avoid Doing certain things can undermine the authority you command as you step up to the lectern. You needn't be haughty; simply sidestep these common pitfalls.
 

Cutting-edge creatives rank high in PR Daily’s Visual and Infographics Awards
PR Daily Awards   |   Ragan Staff
Cutting-edge creatives rank high in PR Daily’s Visual and Infographics Awards
Do you want to impress the masses with your eye for stunning visual design? Enter one (or more) of the 16 categories in the 2016 Visual and Infographics Awards.
 
Make your internal communications irresistible
Ragan Conference Alert   |   Ragan Staff
Make your internal communications irresistible
Join the Crescenzos at our Internal Comms Master Class: Save $200 in Ragan’s 12 Days of Savings.
 
Ragan's Video Awards might make you a star
Ragan Awards   |   Ragan Staff
Ragan's Video Awards might make you a star
Get your video and your team the recognition they deserve. Enter the 2016 Video Awards.
 
Tips for using Facebook Live from Monsanto’s team
Social Media   |   Nick Weber
Tips for using Facebook Live from Monsanto’s team
The agriculture titan brings its audience along for the ride, from planting through cultivation all the way to harvest. How might you use real-time video to promote your brand?
 
Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Microsoft vow to cut off terrorist content
Social Media   |   Beki Winchel
Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Microsoft vow to cut off terrorist content
The platforms are sharing a database to log and quickly quash the spread of hateful content online. Instagram also announced features to quell harassment.
 
5 ways Levi Strauss encourages employee input
Internal   |   Russell Working
5 ways Levi Strauss encourages employee input
Would your senior leaders want to speculate on which actor might play them in a movie? At the clothing maker, staffers are free to ask—and invited to offer their two cents in group meetings.
 
Mall of America endures controversy over black Santa
PR   |   Kevin J. Allen
Mall of America endures controversy over black Santa
The largest mall in the nation isn’t backing down to social media trolls. Here’s what happened—and its response to backlash.
 
7 design flaws that can undermine your intranet
Intranets   |   Kara Pernice
7 design flaws that can undermine your intranet
Certain visual elements can confuse your employees; structural pitfalls can lead them down a rabbit hole. Here are common problems, along with ways to overcome them.
 
Free guide: How to boost engagement and business success
Internal   |   Russell Working
Free guide: How to boost engagement and business success
Staff surveys. Personalized content. Digital screens displaying customer comments. These are a few of the tactics used by organizations that successfully engage their employees.
 
Are you forcing your people to write atrociously?
Writing & Editing   |   Beth Nyland
Are you forcing your people to write atrociously?
You might not realize it, but if you limit colleagues' text to 'safe' language, they'll default to corporate lingo, resulting in banal, stilted emails, presentations and promos. Buck that trend.
 
Why you should invest in Instagram Stories
Social Media   |   Gary Vaynerchuk
Why you should invest in Instagram Stories
Want to appeal to new audiences? Go partner-hunting on Instagram Stories, says this inveterate publicist. Your point of entry is the “account takeover” via Instagram.
 
How to write a captivating bio
The Workplace   |   Elaine Andrus
How to write a captivating bio
Words matter—and nowhere more than in the professional profile you offer on LinkedIn or on your company website. Here's how to bring your personality and expertise to the fore.
 
Have you perfected your media pitch? Enter the PR Daily Awards
PR Daily Awards   |   Ragan Staff
Have you perfected your media pitch? Enter the PR Daily Awards
We’ve extended the deadline for the PR Daily Awards. Share your best media pitch, event marketing and print publications by Dec. 7.
 
Strengthen your brand with videos that move audiences to act
Ragan Conference Alert   |   Ragan Staff
Strengthen your brand with videos that move audiences to act
Save $200. Register today for Video Boot Camp Workshop. It’s Ragan’s 12 Days of Savings.
 
Free webinar: Your 3 major internal communications peeves—and how to solve them
Ragan Conference Alert   |   Ragan Staff
Free webinar: Your 3 major internal communications peeves—and how to solve them
Attend our next free webinar and get the inside scoop from our brand new internal comms survey and solutions to your most stubborn employee engagement obstacles.
 
9 phrases smart people never say
The Workplace   |   Travis Bradberry
9 phrases smart people never say
You may deliver these familiar comments with the best of intentions, but that's not how your listener will interpret them.