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APPR May Seminar Led by Professional Speaker Anne Bonney

APPR May Seminar Led by Professional Speaker Anne Bonney

The All Points PR team recently welcomed professional speaker Anne Bonney to lead our monthly seminar on Monday, May 18, entitled: “Ignite Your Team: Leadership and Collaboration Summit.”

Anne specializes in delivering “engaging, inspiring and educational programs igniting the courage in audiences to embrace the discomfort of change, effective communication and presenting.” She connected with the team over multiple sessions via Zoom and led interactive discussions on leadership, effective communication and conducting virtual meetings and presentations.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has certainly redefined the way in which we work and communicate with one another, a change that many professionals around the world needed to adapt to very quickly. Anne shared a variety of tips and tricks to consider as we work remotely and practice social distancing, many of which focused on leading team meetings, conference calls and presentations virtually. She demonstrated several functions we can leverage via Zoom, such as polls, chat messages and screen annotating. Anne also expanded on ways in which we can reframe our approach to communicating with one another to effectively convey our thoughts and ideas.

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Anne for spending the day with the APPR team and leading such a spirited discussion on leadership and collaboration. Our team looks forward to implementing these learnings through our work, remotely and when we’re back in action inside the office.

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April APPR Seminar Led Virtually by COO & Executive Vice President Lauren Izaks and President Jamie Izaks

April APPR Seminar Led Virtually by COO & Executive Vice President Lauren Izaks and President Jamie Izaks

On Thursday, April 30, The All Points PR team hosted its first-ever virtual seminar via Zoom, led by COO and Executive Vice President Lauren Izaks and President Jamie Izaks.

Jamie kicked off the seminar by diving into some of the positives we’ve shared as a team so far this year. This reflection included our growth as an agency and the strategic planning we’ve implemented with our clients, from the beginning of Q1 to navigating the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Lauren then took the virtual stage to cover a variety of topics related to working from home, returning to the office and keeping our mental and physical health top of mind. While the uncertainty of this time can be overwhelming, Lauren offered a variety of tips and tricks addressing these areas, as well as ways to keep ourselves grounded. Complete with a demo of the “box breathing” technique, she provided plenty of thoughtful insights on managing our work, health and wellness. Ultimately, we were reminded of the importance of staying focused and channeling our energy toward situations that we can control.

Although the team couldn’t be together physically for the April seminar due to social distancing, it was an essential time for us all to gather and reflect on the impact of the current situation at hand. It’s critical that we remain positive, continue to work together as a team and keep pushing forward, both personally and professionally. Thank you to Lauren and Jamie for hosting such a great seminar, and we look forward to all that’s in store for the next one!

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The All Points Team Discusses Work from Home Best Practices During March Seminar

The All Points Team Discusses Work from Home Best Practices During March Seminar

It’s now more important than ever to be connected, especially during times of uncertainty. In light of recent developments, the All Points team grouped up for our March seminar earlier in the month before departing the office to work from home.

Led by COO and Executive Vice President Lauren Izaks and Senior Director Bailey Hewitt, the March seminar focused deeply on best work-from-home practices. It’s essential that we leverage the tools and systems we have in place to stay productive and connected. This seminar served as a great opportunity to implement our new collaborative workflow tool, Monday.com, for work-from-home purposes. We explored all the ways in which we can work together, organize our tasks and create consistency across the board by using the comments section, “My Week” function, email alerts, status labels and more.

As a tight-knit office, we understand the significance of communication, especially when it comes to the support of our clients and staying strong as a team. By aligning on best practices, our team members are better equipped to approach each day with a solid plan.

Here are a few tips we encourage those working from home to keep in mind:

  • Get ready as if you were leaving for work (take a shower, get dressed, etc.)
  • Create a dedicated workspace
  • Maintain regular working hours and mealtimes
  • Limit household distractions (electronics, roommates, family members, etc.)
  • Stretch, stand and stay active – consider at-home workouts and fitness apps

The health and safety of our team members, families, clients and communities is of utmost importance. Maintaining social distance during this time allows us to keep ourselves and others healthy, and continue to provide effective integrated public relations support to our clients.

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The All Points Team Powers Up 2020 with January’s Seminar

The All Points Team Powers Up 2020 with January’s Seminar

Going on six years, the All Points team holds an agency-wide seminar once a month that’s led either by a team member or an outside resource. The goal of these seminars is to empower others to share their skills and expertise to help the agency grow as a whole. Some months, topics focus on ideas related to PR, content marketing, digital advertising or social media, and other times, we focus on internal matters.

As we Power Up 2020, our January seminar focused on internal processes and systems. We pride ourselves on being an extension of our clients’ teams, and in order for us to do so, we have to have efficient programs in place.

We took an in-depth look at how our team members organize projects, communicate internally and how performance updates were delivered to clients. Led by Senior Director Bailey Hewitt, the agency gathered this month at an off-site location to dive into a full day of learning. During the seminar, we rolled out a new project management tool and refined other elements essential to how we serve our clients. Our team members also learned more about the social media platform TikTok, and how our clients can get involved.

As it can be difficult to set aside the time to focus on internal structure, it’s important to do as we continue to grow with our clients and develop new skills that help us stay creative and competitive. We look forward to implementing this tool and delivering more results.

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All Points PR’s Gillian Losh and Alex Sanchez Share Key Takeaways from the PRSA 2019 International Conference

All Points PR’s Gillian Losh and Alex Sanchez Share Key Takeaways from the PRSA 2019 International Conference

The All Points PR team is constantly looking for new ways to stay on the forefront of the industry and explore today’s latest and most pressing topics in public relations, social media and content marketing. Director Gillian Losh and Public Relations Associate Alex Sanchez recently attended the Public Relations Society of America 2019 International Conference in San Diego, CA, and the rest of the All Points team had the pleasure of hearing more about their experiences during the November seminar.

Featuring workshops and keynote speakers, including renowned journalists Bob Woodward and Laura Ling, the PRSA conference offered the exclusive opportunity to network with communications professionals and gain practical insights into today’s public relations landscape.

With tailored discussions about digital marketing, crisis management, big data and measurement and more, Gillian and Alex enjoyed the opportunity to hear from industry leaders on today’s best practices, trends and outlooks. Key takeaways included ways to enhance pitching with data, the importance of keeping an updated crisis playbook and the effect of tailoring your language to your audience by avoiding too many buzzwords and industry jargon.

Our monthly seminars serve to promote ongoing education and refinement of skills, motivating and inspiring our employees via relevant topics and out-of-the-box ideas. We thank Gillian and Alex for sharing more about their time at the PRSA 2019 International Conference, and we look forward to implementing and continuing their learnings across the agency.

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