Last week, I had the chance to present in front of the leaders of South Carolina in Myrtle Beach at the 2016 South Carolina Business Disaster Recovery Symposium.
It was a packed house! (Photo credit: A. Hardin)
It is outstanding to see everyone, especially private industry building partnerships with governmental agencies. I talked a ton about the use of social media and communications.
Just me, standing on chairs dancing away.
Of course all the news media was there too…
WMBF News (NBC Affiliate)
PIO interview skills in 3…2…1…
“We must work in tandem with our partners in public safety…” (Photo credit: A. Hardin)
And the reporter?
Trust me, the WPDE (ABC affiliate) News reporter Liz Cooper was hilarious. (Photo credit: A. Hardin)
At this Symposium, not only were they talking about preparedness…
Gahhhh, I love preparedness! My favorite month is……. (Photo credit: A. Hardin)
…we talked a ton about response and RECOVERY!
Because it isn’t as sexy, the recovery phase in Emergency Management does not have the same visibility when compared to the Preparedness phase or the Response phase. So this symposium is a perfect opportunity to showcase some messaging and how communications needs to be an integral part of any government or private business during recovery.
And when the Horry County Office of Emergency Management deems your presentation “on fleek” – *swoon*
Many thanks to the team at the City of Myrtle Beach. Special Alohas to EM Rockstar Allison and Senior Planner Diane for the invite.
Preaching the good word about Disaster Recovery in South Carolina!
Looking forward to next year!