How to Start Loving Public Speaking

(DGIwire) — The sheer thought of having to get up in front of a crowd and speak is absolutely nauseating for some people. Yes, it certainly can be a terrifying and vulnerable experience, but before you start breaking out into a full sweat, public speaking can actually have some major benefits. For one, while highly […]

Engaging the Media: Use Email Effectively

(DGIwire) — Human communication is in dire straits. Texting, commenting on someone’s Facebook status and “liking” Instagram posts is not truly communicating—it’s more like an electronic game of tag. When was the last time you spoke to someone on the phone or sent an email that resembled an actual letter instead of a collection of fragments? […]

Publishers: Partnering with PR Firms Increases Book Sales

(DGIwire) — Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins: it used to be that if an author landed a contract with one of these or another of the major publishers, they knew they had “made it.” They’d typically receive an advance that would be enough to live on—for a short while at least—and the publishing company […]

Is Your PR Invisible?

(DGIwire) — Most businesses, products and people benefit immensely from positively framed, quality media exposure. A touch of “fame” or respectful recognition—whether within the editorial pages of magazines and newspapers or a variety of news show segments—can catapult a company into the minds of its desired partners and customers. More so, strategic media coverage can […]

Four Tips for Successfully ‘Engaging’ with the Media

(DGIwire) — In The Devil Wears Prada, Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of Runway magazine, is known for instilling fear in her editorial staff. When one of her editors modestly suggests running a floral spread for their upcoming spring issue, Priestly rolls her eyes and cuttingly replies: “Floral? For spring? How groundbreaking.” Although the movie portrays fictional characters, it accurately […]

Four Tips for Successfully ‘Engaging’ with the Media

(DGIwire) — In The Devil Wears Prada, Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of Runway magazine, is known for instilling fear in her editorial staff. When one of her editors modestly suggests running a floral spread for their upcoming spring issue, Priestly rolls her eyes and cuttingly replies: “Floral? For spring? How groundbreaking.” Although the movie portrays fictional characters, it accurately […]

Surf the PR Waves So You Won’t Go Down in a Storm

(DGIwire)   Public relations is the lifeblood of strong companies. Without a solid public relations plan, even the best company can lose traction among its flashier competitors. But like every aspect of business, the way in which people tackle their media outreach must evolve as the years go on. The Business Journals, a premier online media […]

Engaging with Your Desired Audiences Just Got a Whole Lot Easier

(DGIwire) — Self-promotion is tricky. We’ve all created an online profile at some point, whether for LinkedIn, Facebook, a website bio or a speaking opportunity. Writing or talking about ourselves without sounding too promotional is harder than it seems. If writing about ourselves in the right tone is difficult, imagine having to create a unified […]

Five Tips for Making a Better Corporate Video

(DGIwire) — Creating corporate videos can be intimidating because of how important they can be for improving an organization’s image—or not. The good part is, whatever it is that makes them unique and great, an engaging corporate video has the power to truly distinguish a company or organization. The bad part? Many struggle to grasp […]

Calling All CEOs! What’s Your Company’s Morale Score?

(DGIwire) — One of the most difficult things for a business owner to accurately gauge within his or her own company is also one of the most important: morale. When it’s good, it’s good but when it’s bad…let’s just say you want to work on getting things good quickly. The reason it can be so […]

What’s Your Corporate Crisis Management Style?

(DGIwire) — The Boy Scouts of America have the best and simplest motto that can be translated into all aspects of good PR and Crisis Management: Be Prepared. Years ago, if a company was involved in any type of crisis, big or small, it was much easier to take control and minimize damage. You had […]

Are Great Leaders Born or Made? The Answer is…Both!

(DGIwire) – If only life were like the movies. Everyone is a Vice President or CEO or “in-charge” of someone or something. Every problem magically works itself out in record time and the hero(ine) gets a promotion by the time the final credits are rolling. Think Working Girl circa 1988. The movie ends with the […]

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