By Gerard Braud –
As a corporate writer or public relations professional, capturing the attention of your audience and writing effective news releases, let alone great quotes, is not an easy task. That is why I am asking you to contribute to our weekly communications and PR discussion questions by sharing your best advice with your colleagues. Each week we seek your best public relations practices on the BraudCast. Your discussion question this week is, “What is your best tip for writing great quotes for news releases?”
As a journalist, a writer, a PR team member, how do you ensure you capture the attention of your audiences using quotes? How do you make sure that the quote doesn’t appear fabricated or written for the spokesperson? How do you make sure it sounds authentic, direct, and even heartfelt?
This question is one of a series of discussion questions about media relations, crisis communications, public relations, and social media. Yes, YOU are invited to share your bite size bits of best practices each week. Here is how:
Step 1: Subscribe to The BraudCast on YouTube
Step 2: You will see a short video that poses a new question every Monday. You then post your best practices and observations on The BraudCast YouTube channel.
3: Once your opinion is shared, you can follow the discussion online so you can compare your best practices to those of your professional colleagues.
Step 4: Watch the Follow up Friday Video where you will see a short YouTube video outlining some of the most interesting observations. Yes…your comments may actually show up on our BraudCast video, bringing you world-wide fame, fortune, a big raise, glory, street parades, and more.
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