Insights into navigating strategic communications
Here’s my free advice of the day: If you are near a microphone, it may be on. And if you are WEARING a microphone, it
Last week Mitt Romney and Paris Hilton were each defending private exchanges that were made public by others. Let’s review. While at a fundraiser earlier
Around the globe, executives arrive at meetings and conferences armed with glossy slide decks, laundry lists of talking points and FAQs. And all of it
As the funniest, and most sarcastic person I know, even I have the good sense to understand when to keep my humor at bay. While
Let me start by saying that this is a non-partisan commentary. On Monday, Paul Ryan was interviewed by a reporter with ABC12 in Flint, Michigan.
There IS such a thing as bad press. The New York Road Runners gave us this lesson when they made themselves a lightening rod during
We are often confronted with this question about questions. During press interviews, we have watched many executives of varying media savviness look perplexed when confronted with
Media and presentation trainers around the world will now show the clip of a rather thirsty U.S. Senator Marco Rubio giving the GOP rebuttal to
We are asked, frequently, about the reported demise of the press release. In some people’s minds, the traditional press release has gone the way of
What does a Navy SEAL have in common with The Little Mermaid? Well, not much really, but in recent weeks I had the privilege of seeing
Last week we clicked on a video to watch a senior financial industry executive being interviewed about his area of expertise. He looked great. He
Last week, during a live interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart” Chip Wilson, the founder of Lululemon, was asked an open-ended question about issues with the material
Some may wonder why Bill de Blasio flack Lis Smith’s personal relationship with a certain former Governor and NY Attorney General is an issue for
Movie director Michael Bay was to deliver a keynote address for Samsung at the Consumer Electronics Show, detailed HERE. When the teleprompter stopped working, he fumbled,
Recently Tim Armstrong, CEO of AOL, was forced to reverse an unpopular revision to the firm’s employee benefits plan. In an employee call, detailed HERE, Mr.
There’s a great read in today’s Wall Street Journal, Inside the Showdown Atop Pimco. This story has all the elements of what reporters want—and everything executives and their
Last week I heard a familiar statement: “Our message is so simple, I don’t know why people can’t understand it.” But I could see why.
This week we saw BMW’s new CEO Harald Krüger, collapse on stage. This is something many speakers and presenters fear but will rationalize that it will
An early indicator of when a leader may soon be leaving their organization is often their very own statement that they are not stepping down.
If nothing else, Sarah Palin gives us many teachable moments. Let’s focus on her most recent interview which generously provides us with two lessons learned.
Public relations pros around the world consistently dread the reaction from their clients if they are left out of an important story. If you are
Whether you are a seasoned executive or spokesperson, or it’s your first time speaking with the press, common mistakes are often made before you even
The day has come and you have decided to speak or meet with a journalist. You prepared, learned about the reporter and are ready to
Recently, I have written about common mistakes that people make before and during media interviews. Unfortunately, once the interview is over, you may still undermine
I asked, and they answered. My unscientific poll included senior writers and editors at well-known news organizations including newswires, top financial magazines and national newspapers.
Recent headlines have ignited a fight that has pitted those who support working with the media against those who see advantage to working against the
The answer is: Never. Really. Lying to the press is essentially an open invitation to become an even bigger target for both journalists and the
Recent Trump interviews have brought this topic back into the headlines. A Google search on “abruptly ended interview” yielded over a half-million results so it
4 Reasons Why Those Who Aren’t on LinkedIn Should Be The Investment and Wealth Advisor Edition Obviously, if you are reading this on LinkedIn, you
Last week, The New York Times drew “a clear line” against the practice of allowing sources to approve quotes after an interview takes place and