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EXT MarCom: Changing Landscape of Videos on Social Media

Erin Knowles reviews the 20-year history of how videos have changed on social media. She offers practical solutions and best practices for Extension staff to capitalize on the overwhelming interest…

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EXT Comms: Branding Hiccups and How to Fix Them

You have more to do than figure out which Block I goes on what color background. Matt Wiley provides a simple review of the branding requirement, including first look at the new campus…

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EXT Comms: Using QR Codes

QR codes have specific uses.

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Wednesday Wake Up

Trailer of upcoming attractions for communication training from Extension

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Adding Photos on Extension Drupal Websites

Follow these simple steps when uploading photos on Extension's websites. Learn how to work around the photo caption glitch.

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EXT Comms: How to Make a QR code

Learn how to make a QR Code using either Webtools or Canva. Download the guide on when to use and when not to use a QR Code.

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EXT Comms: Understanding What Makes People Take Action

We'll explore how people make "purchasing" decisions. There are two basic reasons people fail to act, according to Annie Niemand, research director for the University of Florida's…

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EXT Comms: Writing Effective Emails

Here's why people aren't reading your emails. We're doing email all wrong. By the numbers: Only 5% of readers make it to the end of an email, so all the things you think people are…

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EXT Comms: Writing Press Releases

I heard it. That collective sigh across the system when you even think about writing a press release. We've got a formula that will turn writing releases into the best part of your day. In this…

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EXT Comms: Creating Website Events

It's not enough to just list the time and place for an event. People have many options available to them, so it's important each listing uses best marketing practices that motivate people…

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EXT Comms: Creating Website Sliders

Sliders add interest and provide easy ways for readers to find the content they want. There are best practices for creating sliders, including how to slide photos consistently.

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EXT Comms Basics: Writing Bios

Don't leave people guessing who you are. This training outlines a simple template you can follow that provides a professional bio for every staff member. Bios help improve our SEO with Google so…

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EXT Comms: Website Editing Formatting, Photos, PDFs in Drupal

It's been a long time since many of us received our initial Drupal website training, so it's time for a booster. Together, we'll walk through: Sizing and adding photos Adding PDFs…

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Learn how to make your social media posts accessible for all clients.

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EXT Comms: Which Required Statements Should You Use?

Extension was authorized by the passage of the Smith-Lever Act in 1914. The federal law established the Cooperative Extension Service to be administered through each state’s land-grant…

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EXT ACCESSIBILITY: Putting the Pieces Together

This session ties together the month's training as we review the accessibility functions for Microsoft applications and for YouTube.

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EXT Comms: Copyright Basics

Copyright laws protect the creators of intellectual property from the unauthorized use of their content. Just because we find something on the internet does not mean we can use it without asking…

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EXT Comms: Creating One-Page Impact Reports

It's a three-step approach to Impact Report Writing: Issue | Action | Impact. Learn how to craft issue statements that appeal to donors and stakeholders.

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ACCESSIBILITY: Website Accessibility

The Extension accessibility training continues, this issue focusing on practices for adding content to the Extension website.

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EXT Comms: Brand Standards and Canva Templates

A clear brand identity includes a consistent visual representation of your organization. Extension carries the primary branding of University of Illinois. Learn how to use the correct version,…

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Extension creates hundreds of videos. Learn what is required for captioning our videos and what tools are available to help.

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EXT Comms: Putting Together All the Pieces of Webtools | Creating Short URLs.

Ensure the public has an easy way to get to your webpages, videos, and registration sites by creating short, memorable URLs. We also demonstrate how to organize your short URLs, sent emails, and…

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EXT ACCESSIBILITY: Digital Presentations

Ensure your digital trainings and presentations are fully accessible for all your participants.

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EXT Comms Using Skin Designer and Email to Create Emails

Consistent branding is important to establishing Extension's brand identify and alignment with campus. This training reviews the CAN-SPAM Act requirements, the newly-released Extension Webtools…

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