First, let’s skip past the three usual suspects: The AP Stylebook, a dictionary and a thesaurus.
Move past the stapler, stress ball, coffee mugs, hand sanitizer and pictures of family and friends.
We asked members of MyRagan, a social network for the corporate communications industries, what makes a communicator’s desk special. Here’s what some of you are looking at:
A green sequin bat and a rubber duck.
-Nancy, public relations
A microwaveable heating pad.
-Kelly, Canada, corporate communications
A stack of reporter’s notebooks, proportion wheel, X-Acto knife, pica ruler and photo loop. “It’s hard to part with old friends like these.”
-Lula, Ohio, PR
A space shuttle, space capsule and astronaut stress toys.
A Drew Carey autographed bowling pin.
-Rich, internal communications
The office Zhu-Zhu pet.
-Maureen, media relations
A purple, fuzzy gorilla.
-Shannon O’Brien, public relations, Canada