The chart’s complete. The “100 words or less” challenge is over. – SCN Encourager

TGIF definitely has new meaning for me.

This week was rough.

Attempting to compose five consecutive Encouragers that are both brief and effective in under 100 words was stressful.

Even my (now copyrighted) School PR 101 chart could only get me so far.

And boy, a few of you weren’t much help at all –

By giving your ideas about what to include on my chart.

Sharing “must-haves” like:
•  authenticity
•  visually appealing
•  conversational

Because your suggestions were way better than what I came up with for today, they added to my stress.

Thanks a lot!

You’ll see what I mean.
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My word “Improve-able” seems wimpy compared to three alternatives, doesn’t it? 

Cindy asked me why I just didn’t swap my word for one of the others and call it good.

But I couldn’t, I explained.

School communicators if anything must be committed the continuous improvement of their skills so that the precarious times we live in will never be able to drown out the positive messages about the good work of our schools.

That’s why I came up with “Improve-able.”

“Oh, I see,” she said. “You believe it’s important for school communicators to be hopeful.”


Now I’m really glad this challenge is over.

Even Cindy’s word is better than mine!

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