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Working Through Coronavirus: Tips for Mastering Conference Calls, Virtual Meetings

by Jesseka Kadylak on March 10, 2020
We’re facing a difficult time as Coronavirus spreads, and many companies are preparing infectious disease plans. As you think about how to limit the risk at your workplace, these 10 tips will...
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On International Women’s Day, Taft Women Talk About Being Working Mothers

by Jayne O'Connor on March 8, 2020
This International Women’s Day, we reflect on how much has changed for the better for working moms — flextime, part-time and work from home arrangements — and the progress that still needs...
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A Win for Civility Online

by Jon Shure on February 27, 2020
Starting today, nj.com will make its little corner of the Internet a saner place by no longer allowing reader comments.
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Communicating Your Message: Be Clear, Simple

by Jon Shure on February 13, 2020
Regardless of your audience, use language in your messaging that is clear and simple.
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Increase Productivity by Actively Listening

by Sheila Cort on January 22, 2020
Active listening is key to getting the most out of any conversation. It helps build trust, create and maintain relationships, obtain accurate information, and avoid/reduce conflict.
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Words Matter: A Communications Resolution for 2020

by Jon Shure on January 2, 2020
As 2020 begins, let’s make a resolution to put this word out to pasture.
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Special Delivery: Holiday Crisis News From Taft

by Taft Comms on December 23, 2019
'Twas the night before Christmas, at Taft Communications. Not a staffer was stirring, they’d all gone on vacation...
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Fundraisers, Does Your ‘Ask’ Sell Your Work Short?

by Jon Shure on December 3, 2019
How can you avoid what some experts say is the worst mistake you can make when asking for donations?
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The Art of the Pitch

by Meghan Bianco on November 19, 2019
PR professionals need to be able to package a good story in a compelling way that interests the reporter and makes them want to tell it to their audience. These five tips will help.
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What’s in a Name Fuels Image

by Jon Shure on October 15, 2019
Don’t be surprised if more companies and events connected with fossil fuels revisit their branding, as “climate change” takes on a second meaning beyond the weather, as in business climate...
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