Keep up with the latest trends within the Communication field by reading our blog! Both current students and alum contribute to the blog by writing about various topics ranging from internet scandals to popular social media insights.
4 Easy Steps to Writing the Perfect Social Media Caption
Let’s be honest: writing captions are the bane of many a content creator’s existence. You don’t want to bore audiences with a long caption, but you do want to adequately tell the story behind whatever you’re posting. If you identify with this dilemma, try SCF.
Lights, Camera,...Covid: How the Pandemic Affected Indie Filmmakers
Think back to the last time you watched an incredible movie. Maybe you watched a film that compelled you to laugh so hard you cried or opened your eyes to a new point of view. Or maybe you’ve never had a profound experience with an on-screen display and you’re thinking, “Look, I just watch movies on Friday nights for fun.” And that’s great too.
Melting Away Public Support: Why the M&Ms Rebrand was a PR Mistake
What happens when a famous chocolate company attempts to align its product with a modern audience? A lot of work for the company’s PR team.
Communication during COVID: The Importance (and Lack of) Nonverbals
Living in a pandemic, society adapted and continues that adaptation, navigating a whole new way of living and communicating. Measures like masks and social distancing provide protection; however, they also muffle communication both literally and metaphorically. Alternatives like video calls have a similar effect, inviting distractions and the potential for miscommunication.
Profile Pointers: How to Get Your LinkedIn Looked at
Connecting businesses and business professionals alike, LinkedIn has outgrown its birthplace in co-founder Reid Hoffman’s living room. With that said, the networking site can feel a bit daunting to budding students still adding to their experiences. These tips will help you create and maintain your own LinkedIn profile.
Top 5 Resume Builders
Every college student has felt the panic of looking for an internship or job and staring at their subpar resume wondering why it looks like every other template. But you can polish your average resume to better reflect the accomplishments and skills you already have.
Fashion as Communication: What Do Your Clothes Say?
With five minutes before you need to leave for work, there is no time to spend on a put together outfit. With disheveled hair and a cardigan that doesn’t match your pants, you head out the door. Throughout the day, you feel distracted and self-conscious about your unkempt appearance.
Don’t Let Online Lose its Fun
Just because we had to say goodbye to convention centers and handshakes doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to successful conferences altogether. Read more for 10 tips on how to hold a virtual conference without losing any of its value.
10 Tips for Communicating with Deaf Individuals
There is no standard for communication, even in the deaf community. These individuals use a combination of visual, auditory, and tactile methods to express themselves, such as American Sign Language, lipreading, gestures, and residual hearing with the help of an aid or implant. However, none of these methods are foolproof. It’s important that both hard-of-hearing and hearing people put forth equal effort to overcome these challenges and find success. Build your communication skills with these 10 tips for how to effectively talk with deaf individuals:
Say It Louder for the People in the Back
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.