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Weekly Chat: The new COVID challenge >> too many zoom meetings! Let’s hack the virtual meeting!

Join us for a fun cap to the week where we’ll hack the virtual meeting. We’ll explore how to make our virtual team and client meetings shift from dreaded to welcomed (well at least more welcomed). Peggy Hoffman, PRSA Maryland administrator, will share video meeting tips she’s figured out and gather your tips. We’ll troubleshoot some of pain points with virtual meetings. And we’ll have fun. Bonus – bring a meeting tip, share it and in fun “tip-off” we’ll find a winner who gets bragging rights and maybe a gift (you have to join in the fun to find out). Join us for a 45-min break in the dreaded virtual world.

About PRSA Maryland Weekly Chat: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the ways it is affecting our professional and personal lives, we are holding weekly virtual meetings to gather and address a variety of topics.

Missed past chats? Click below for recording and recap:

We hope this Zoom meeting finds you well!

How we’re living, working, and coping during the COVID-19 crisis.

 

Let’s wrap the week with a dose of optimism and ideas to find a balance. Priming our chat will be three PR pros who are sitting in the middle (you know that space where you have to delegate down and up?) and looking for balance. Add the dimensions of kids or spouses or pets and maybe a little too much videoconferencing? Two are playing substitute teacher. One is an introvert (with no place to go in a small place), another an extrovert. One much prefers the office.

Join Lauren Walbert (Sandy Hillman PR), Emily McDermott (Van Eperen), and Phill Yerby (Weber Shandwick) for a conversation – with you, so come ready to talk! We’re all looking for positive ideas and resources.

The chat will be open with Lauren, Emily and Phill kicking off to get us all talking. Join with or without video.

Dress quarantine casual  ** Pets encouraged ** Heck, kids in the background (or on the lap) are cool **

PRSA MD WEEKLY CHAT: How can your organization financially survive this pandemic?

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the ways it is affecting our professional and personal lives, we are holding weekly virtual meetings to gather and address a variety of topics.

We’re passing the two-week mark since the state’s stay order, ushering in a new phase in our lives. Our organizations are all in different stages of adapting. What questions are we still struggling with? And thinking ahead, how will our firms and institutions not just survive but thrive?

This week we’ll focus on finances with panelist John Miller, director, Strategic Advisory and Valuation practice, Chesapeake Corporate Advisors (CCA).  John can address the Paycheck Protection Program, give an overview of the Cares Act, and talk about the new CCA service to assist business owners in forecasting and optimizing their cash flow and liquidity during these critical times. We’ll also hear from Todd Marks, CEO & Founder of Mindgrub. 

This will be an open discussion in which all attendees are welcome to participate, or just listen in. The chat is FREE and we’ll share back the ideas gathered.

PRSA MD Weekly Chat: Virtual Idea Swap – Coping with COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the ways it is affecting our professional and personal lives, we are kicking off this weekly virtual meeting to gather and address a variety of topics.

Sorting out how to work differently and guide our staffs and clients at the same time has created angst. And yet it’s also spurred creativity and thinking outside the norm as we balance it all. Let’s continue on by tapping the wisdom of the community. We’re hosting the virtual idea swap to share how we’re handling clients, staff, projects, remote work, crisis communications, social distancing, and yes family.

We know there are many ideas floating around so join us Monday, April 6, at 12:15 pm ET by registering below. You’ll have a chance to post your troubling question. Gathering on a call, we can figure this out together! The Swap is FREE and we’ll share back the ideas gathered.

This will be an open discussion in which all attendees are welcome to participate, or just listen in. Here are a few of the questions on our mind that we’ll discuss. And add your question on the registration form.

  • What new questions or concerns are you hearing from staff or clients? How have you responded?
  • How are you communicating critical messages with the media, staff, community?
  • How are you adjusting to working remotely? What questions or issues are on you mind?
  • How are you keeping your communications open with your clients, contractors and staff?
  • How will you respond when an employee comes down with the virus? With the closing of all schools, how have you, if you have children, or your employees dealt with the situation?
  • Are you experiencing any supply chain issues? If so, how are you adjusting?
  • How, if at all, are you helping employees cope with the uncertainty in general?

Moderator: Peggy M. Hoffman, FASAE, CAE, President, Mariner Management

Connect with Peggy on LinkedIn & Twitter.

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