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Brands Take Strong Views on Social Issues

Socially and politically, the U.S. is very divided, and it’s not just citizens who pick a side and advocate for issues — brands have gotten involved as well.

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4 Reasons You Can’t Ignore Podcasts Anymore

2020 marks the year of many things: the start of a new decade, a presidential election, and, of course, a global pandemic. But it will also be remembered as the year of podcasts.

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5 Tips for Zooming Success

Have you ever joined a Zoom call that felt like utter chaos – multiple people try to talk at once, someone forgets to mute themselves and fills your headphones will loud noise, and then, to top it all off, you find yourself getting distracted by something happening in the background of another person’s video?

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How to Communicate Appreciation and Gratitude in Your Workplace This Thanksgiving Season

Thanksgiving is more than just a day full of turkey, football and family reunions. The holiday encourages a time of introspection to reflect on life’s blessings. Thanksgiving is a time that reminds us to be grateful and express our appreciation to those around us. This includes employees and coworkers in our workplace. Sometimes, it can seem difficult to know how to best express our gratitude in the workplace though. Here is a list of several tangible ways to effectively communicate thankfulness in your workplace during this Thanksgiving season.

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A Christian Approach to Public Relations

Senior communication and sociology/anthropology double major Eve Harbison-Ricciutti shares what it means for her to incorporate Christian beliefs in the public relations field. The Principles of Public Relations course helps students such as Harbison-Ricciutti explore what it looks like to live out their Christian faith in a professional environment. As a part of the course, she developed a personal Ethics Plan to help her confidently handle ethical issues in her future career, a condensed form of which appears here.

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How to Deliver Bad News

“I have bad news.” Those four simple words form a phrase that no one wants to hear. Unfortunately, bad news is a part of life and sometimes we must be the bearer of bad news. From firing someone to giving negative feedback on their work, bad news is difficult to deliver. While this task is never fun, here are some tips to help break the news.

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