Tipsheets, webinar & 4 other ways to communicate during the pandemic
Here are 7 more tips for writing during the coronavirus pandemic:
- Learn How to Write During Covid-19 at this webinar from PRSA and me. Originally free to PRSA members only; this webinar is now also FREE TO YOU with coupon code WYLIE420. Thank you, PRSA!
- So how do you write during Covid-19? I’d love to get your questions, best practices, favorite posts and articles and examples of good and bad pandemic writing. Just email me your thoughts. I’ll share the best at the webinar and in this email newsletter.
- Writing lots of service stories — from how to wash your hands to how to shelter in place? 1) These tips for writing tipsheets should help. 2) Model the Smarter Living service stories from The New York Times — on stockpiling, home schooling and stimulus check investing. 3) Need more help? I’d love to write your service stories and tipsheets.
- Where does the crisis communications credo of “Communicate early and often” meet “Please, please, please, won’t you please shut up”? Get guidance from one of my favorite writers, FleishmanHillard’s John Armato. Best tip: “It’s not about you. It’s about them.” Amen … and as true during “normal” times as during pandemics.
- The last time I spent so much time at home was in the previous century, when I was flat on my back with a ruptured L5-S1 disk. I edited magazine articles on the couch with a 16.5-pound Mac 512K balanced on my stomach. Well, one thing’s for sure: The technology certainly has gotten better! Here’s The New York Times’ advice on rocking online video meetings, looking great via webcam and more.
- My Pilates teacher insists that lying in bed reading novels and eating halva is not a fitness regime. Feeling less slug-like than I am? Might add YogaGlo and Pilates Anytime to your quarantine routine.
- I’m spending my quarantine presenting online workshops, writing and editing, and researching best practices for writing during the pandemic. How are you spending yours?
What do you need from me during the pandemic? Please send me your questions and ideas, I’ll try to address them in the next installment.
In the meantime, stay healthy and have fun!