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by Emily Munnell

Say What You Mean to Say (in writing)

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new normal. Everyone is working remotely, and turning to applications like Zoom, FaceTime and Microsoft Teams to preserve face-to-face interactions. At the same time, we are relying on written communications…
Working from Home
by Kelly Kerner

DAR Teleworking: Reminders and Resources

As we find ourselves in a "new normal," many of us are working from home for the first time. We’re confident this is the right decision for our staff and our local community, but we also recognize that teleworking can pose challenges. Please…
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by Katie DeGenova

The BEST Super Bowl Ad: what can we learn?

As a marketing professional and an American, it’s my job to have an opinion about Super Bowl ads. Which ones were funny? Which ones were terrible? Which ones were worth it? These :30 moments cost $5.25 million, and that’s just for the…
Traffic Jam Photo by Iwona Castiello d'Antonio on Unsplash
by David Jones

Solicitation Traffic Control

Savvy UGA communicators can rely on the GAIL Planning Calendar to manage the channels and messages reaching our alumni and friends.
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by Zach Armstrong

Choose Your Own Productivity Adventure

No one's perfect, especially when it comes to managing tasks at work. We hope a few of these tools can be useful to you in your day-to-day work.
Storybrand - Don't be the hero
by Tyler Daniels

Don't be a Hero: The Key to Good Storytelling

Storytelling can be an incredibly powerful tool for any type of persuasion, but there’s a common mistake we often make that can limit our power to persuade.
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by Edwin Hammond

DARCOMM Video Tips

In the days of yore, you needed an actual video camera to make videos. In today’s modern world, though, if you have a smartphone, you’ve got a movie-making machine right in the palm of your hand. With such easy access to a…
Staff Meeting Rut
by Katie DeGenova

Overcoming the Staff Meeting Rut

Have you ever sat in a weekly staff meeting, listening to a colleague read their to-do list, wondering what you should fix for dinner? Or, worse, have you ever LED a staff meeting and witnessed someone falling asleep? I have. A few months…
by Andrea Parris

Want more hours in your day?

Here are some tips for planning more efficient meetings. According to Franklin Covey, employees typically spend up to 40 percent of their time preparing for and participating in meetings. “With poor planning and unclear agendas, meetings…
by Andrea Parris

Workaholics are Bad for Team Morale

Did you know that workaholics are bad for team morale? According to a recent study of 5,000 workers, the best performers were those who were most focused at work, not the ones who were most present at work. “The main finding, and it's…