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Communicate on a Budget: Free and Cheap Communication Tools

The shift in the way society receives information electronically along with current budget constraints present a need and opportunity to utilize unique, and cost-effective tools to reach internal and external audiences. AJ Huff, school public relations specialist will share inexpensive and free 21st century communication tools that have been successfully implemented by schools and Project SEARCH programs.

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  • 1. Communicate on a Budget: Free and Cheap Communication ToolsAJ Huff, School Public Relations Specialist
  • 2. COMMUNICATE MORE WITH LESS
  • 3. COMMUNICATE MORE WITH LESS
  • 4. COMMUNICATE MORE WITH LESS
  • 5. COMMUNICATE MORE WITH LESS
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  • 13. COMMUNICATE MORE WITH LESS
  • 14. “Today and every day, 500 million users log-into Facebook and create 100 million "likes" onFacebook pages. In fact, on a daily basis, thereare 2 billions posts liked and commented onwith another 250 million photos uploaded. Thisis a living map of human connections neverseen before.” Linda Fisk, Social Media Today
  • 15. ✤ FREE Facebook Pages✤ Free Facebook Groups✤ Customizable Privacy Settings✤ Engage your stakeholders with photos and video✤ Reach your stakeholders wherever they are - web & mobile✤ Respond to your stakeholders in a quick and personal format https://www.facebook.com/ ProjectSearchProjectLifeButlerTech
  • 16. “Twitter is a free social networking andmicroblogging service which enablesyou to broadcast short messages(limited to just 140 characters) to yourfriends, family, co–workers or so called“followers” in real-time.” About Us, Twitter
  • 17. ✤ FREE✤ Follow and create the conversations that you care about✤ #hashtags✤ Tweet and Retweets✤ Twitter on the go! twitter.com/projectsearchuk
  • 18. ✤ “WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.” About Us, WordPress
  • 19. ✤ FREE Hosting✤ FREE or Inexpensive Designs✤ Completely Customizable✤ Social Media Integration✤ Multiple Authors and Permissions http://transitions.butlertech.org/
  • 20. “MailChimp makes it easy to designexceptional email campaigns, sharethem on social networks, integrate withweb services you already use, managesubscribers, and track your results.” About Us, MailChimp
  • 21. twitter.com/projectsearchuk
  • 22. twitter.com/projectsearchuk
  • 23. ✤ Forever Free Plan - 2000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month✤ Customizable with website design compatibility✤ Amazing analytics✤ Email notifications✤ Mobile compatible✤ FREE Resources www.mailchimp.com
  • 24. “Prezi is a cloud-based presentationsoftware that opens up a new worldbetween whiteboards and slides...The result:visually captivating presentations that leadyour audience down a path of discovery.” About Us, Prezi
  • 25. ✤ FREE with upgrade options✤ Pan and Zoom✤ Import Media such as video, photos, PDF, etc.✤ Learn Prezi...with Prezis of course!✤ iPad app available✤ Search millions of Prezis for your own use or inspiration www.prezi.com
  • 26. “Flickr - almost certainly thebest online photomanagement and sharingapplication in the world” About Us, Flickr
  • 27. ✤ FREE/Inexpensive online management and sharing tool for photos✤ Embed photo galleries on websites and other social media✤ Privacy is customizable✤ Photo editor included✤ Analytics and messaging www.flickr.com BTtransitions
  • 28. “YouTube allows billions ofpeople to discover, watch andshare originally-created videos.” About Us, YouTube
  • 29. ✤ FREE video hosting✤ Embed videos on websites and other social media✤ Create a Project SEARCH Channel✤ Customize your channel to match your brand✤ If people can see Project SEARCH Interns in action, then it sells itself www.youtube.com/MadisonMohawks
  • 30. “Were the worlds leading providerof web-based survey solutions,trusted by millions of companies,organizations and individuals aliketo gather the insights they need tomake more informed decisions.” About Us, Survey Monkey
  • 31. ✤ FREE and inexpensive survey options✤ Create surveys using question templates with various question formats including open ended questions and anonymous feedback options✤ Collect responses via email, websites, Facebook, Twitter, and blogs✤ Analyze and summarize responses for informed decision making www.surveymonkey.com
  • 32. “Google Alerts are email updates ofthe latest relevant Google results (web,news, etc.) based on your queries.” About Us, Google
  • 33. ✤ FREE email alerts✤ Create alerts for things that are important to you✤ Customize how often, the result type, and how many✤ Alerts to consider: your name, Project SEARCH, Partnering Agencies, specific disabilities, etc. www.google.com/alerts
  • 34. “Dropbox is a free service that lets youbring all your photos, docs, and videosanywhere. This means that any file yousave to your Dropbox will automaticallysave to all your computers, mobile devicesand even the Dropbox website.” What is Dropbox?, Dropbox
  • 35. ✤ FREE for 2GB, Pro starting at $9.99 a month✤ File saving solution across multiple computers✤ Share public folders via email with non-Dropbox users✤ Simplify your life! www.dropbox.com