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6 tactical tips for interns and entry-level PR pros

Your resume is stellar, you nailed the interview and got the position. Now what? If you’re like me, you’ve seen the vague advice floating around online that tells you to “work hard” and “be yourself.” While that advice still applies, it’s helpful to have a few more specific strategies in your arsenal that enable you to stand out from the crowd.

As a former D&E intern who later got the job, I can attest to the usefulness of the tips below. I learned them from valued mentors and coworkers, from trial and error and from helping to train and support the interns who have come after me. I’m still learning and growing myself every day, but the following strategies helped me get to where I am. I hope they prove useful to you as well!

1. Get really good at Google.

It…

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5 ways to tell a more powerful story with PowerPoint

PowerPoint is everywhere. It has been used (and abused) in the business world for so long that many are addicted to the same structure they’ve used for years.  While your company might not make the list of the worst presentations, you may have become simply numb to the idea that anything new and exciting could be done with PowerPoint.  

Of course, many companies are evaluating and using new tools to reinvigorate presentations.  One of our favorite approaches is to use Adobe Spark to create an impactful scrolling web page for special meetings or even proposals.  Still, since we know PowerPoint won’t disappear overnight,  why not revisit how it can be used most effectively?

Use these guidelines to upgrade your company’s PowerPoint brand template, make your next…

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