Voce Student Weekly Reading 2/10: Share Your Saved Images on Snapchat, How to Land a Job Even if You Don’t Have the Experience & More
“Snapchatters rejoice! It is possible to send an image from your Camera Roll in Snapchat. With the ephemeral messaging app’s Chat functionality, you can send photos and screenshots to your friends directly from your smartphone’s photo gallery.”
Voce Insight – The Snapchat app for iOS and Android enables you to share images from your camera roll with your social media friends. In order to enable this feature, head to “Settings” menu, click on “Privacy,” then “Photos” and toggle to “on” for Snapchat.
In the Q4 earnings calls, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo confirmed the deal with Google, but he also mentioned that it would still take some time for real-time results to start appearing in search pages. With 288 million monthly active users, Twitter intends to reach even more people than before with this deal with Google and get new users signed up to their service.
Voce Insight – Real-time search with Google and Twitter has huge benefits for consumers and marketers. Users can find the most up-to-date information about natural disasters, trending topics around the world, etc. Brands can capitalize on this by watching for trends to interact with, and by trying out the new ad display opportunities that real-time search will bring.
“A new infographic from LookbookHQ and Beutler Ink titled “Effective Storytelling” gives marketers some much needed reminders about what it means to tell a story. We’ve never had so many tools and toys at our fingertips to help us tell our brands’ stories. Here are some tips to help you take advantage of them.”
Voce Insight – If you only have time to skim this infographic on information overload, one idea you should retain is “show, don’t tell”. Rather than relying on verbose, tired descriptions of innovation, disruption, or insight, give your reader strong examples and let them make their own inferences. This will make your message shorter and more effective.
“We know the songs, princes and goofy sidekicks, but what we failed to realize while watching Disney movies are their hidden PR messages. Walt Disney was seemingly preparing us for future communications careers; it’s amazing how much you can incorporate these fairytale lessons into daily life as a PR executive.”
Voce Insight – Our favorite Disney princesses taught us important lessons to become a successful Public Relations pro. As Walt Disney has taught us, every story has a lesson that can be applied to our lives, both personal and professional. PR pros should consider heeding every warning Belle, Ariel, Snow White and Cinderella have taught us. Non-verbal communication is just as pertinent to a brand as verbal communication: Actions speak louder than words. After all, the princess always gets her happy ever after.
“Joining a new company is hard enough. When you’re also in your first management position as a fresh-out-of-college millennial, there might be a little extra trepidation when getting started. As a millennial, there will be times when your suggestions aren’t taken seriously and when references or jokes are lost on you. It comes with the territory. But millennials also possess distinct advantages in the workplace — specifically, a different viewpoint and a great level of comfort using new technologies and mediums.”
Voce Insight – As a millennial, you more than likely work a bit differently than your more experienced counterparts, which doesn’t have to be a challenge. Intelligent managers will recognize the value of a younger voice. As long as you have data to support your new ideas, you will be seen as an important asset for the future.
“Although hiding behind email is tempting, face to face communication is still important in the office. Do your part to improve the team’s collaboration and productivity by actively communicating throughout the work day. Young professionals who communicate effectively are valuable assets and will stand out among their peers who rely on technology.”
Voce Insight – Rome wasn’t built in a day – neither will your career. Envision where you want your career to be in a few years, and start living it, talking it and looking the part. Dress for the position that you want, not the position that you have. Understand what skills you need for the position you want and gain them. Not only does this show initiative, but you will learn the skills you need to get to where you want to be.