Skills for PR pros to learn during social distancing

Take some time to develop your skillset during your downtime, all from the comfort of your own home.

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The last two weeks of coronavirus fallout have affected every aspect of the life as we know it.

Schools are taking extended breaks, restaurants have moved to carry-out only menus, and shopping malls, movie theaters, and other entertainment venues are being forced to close.

For most PR pros, coronavirus has prompted us to activate our crisis strategies and manage consistent communications for media, customers and key stakeholders. Many pros in our industry have also dealt with the transition to working from home, while our normal day-to-day work has been in limbo and crisis has been the focus.

Timelines for tactics like pitching media, social media content development, or event planning have been paused until further notice.

Our daily work might slow down and change, offering a perfect opportunity for PR pros to learn some new skills that will help us hit the ground running when social distancing comes to an end.

Online learning sources like Udemy, Skillshare and LinkedIn Learning are offering extended free trials for their courses right now. Here are some skills you can learn using these online resources:

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