Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August's top 10 communications and social media tips

Put up those surfboards already? August was a wild ride, with natural disasters making most of the waves, news-wise and otherwise. Communications directors were still reading and readying for fall, however, with these posts from the blog attracting the most readers in August:
  1. 16 ways I use Evernote on business travel is the latest in my series of posts on how I'm using this workhorse tool...this time, on the road. Remind me to add a natural disasters travel pointer to this post later on.
  2. Do you keep telling us what you're going to tell us? will help you counsel your experts and spokespeople to avoid over-anticipatory language. Just tell us, already!
  3. Nominate a communicating scientist for these two awards clues you in to a pair of prizes offered to scientists who reach out effectively to public audiences. Deadlines are in September and October, so act fast--there's top prize money at stake.
  4. 3 reasons Warren Buffet's "tax me" op-ed worked so well took an opinion piece that trended on Twitter and showed you how to emulate its success.
  5. July's top 10 communications tips and issues got August off to a strong start, and features some of the best-read-ever posts on the blog.
  6. Do your Flip one better: ZOOM camcorder for sound starts my quest to replace my Flip cameras. They still work fine, but a new camera might improve on some of the Flip's shortcomings.
  7. The weekend read: My weekly share on Twitter for August 5 got the month started well, with lots of readers. Find out why.
  8. Pros & cons from the pros: What's your advice for journos who want to try PR? yielded just a few high-minded answers. Still time to weigh in, if you dare...
  9. Do comments matter to readers? offers data that will help you discern who's really looking for the chance to opine on your posts--and whether comments scare them off or not.
  10. 10 ways to stop disappearing, for communications directors will help make sure you're a networked communicator who can remain visible, even when things are busy.
As always, I appreciate your readership. Welcome, September...

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