This edition of C-suite Blueprint Radio features a conversation with Carol Booker. She is the widow of Simeon Booker, the legendary reporter who was among the first to shine a light on civil rights injustices in the 1950s. Together, they wrote Shocking the Conscience, which draws upon Simeon Booker’s first-hand reports telling the story of […]

Following is an excerpt based on the second edition of The Truth About Public Speaking: The Three Keys to Great Presentations. Buy it here or at your favorite bookseller. Most people tend to think that presentation skills are important only when they watch someone deliver a speech. But this aptitude is crucial to success in […]

Longstanding media relations principles still apply when participating in interviews with reporters in the field. You still need a rock solid message and first-rate communications skills. Yet in these times when we need to enforce physical distancing, some changes have occurred. (By the way, this need to stay apart has axed one of my favorite […]

We have all came to the realization that in person presentations and media interviews are not going to return any time soon. The lack of human interaction during presentations is especially nerve wracking for those speakers who use their slides as a crutch. How will they manage without them? The semi-good news: You can still […]

Here’s an excerpt based on Chapter Five of my new book, Reporters Don’t Hate You: 100+ Amazing Media Relations Strategies, available wherever you prefer to buy your books. The chapter contains “Hot 100+ Media Tips.” This segment revolves around how your company can foster a top notch media relations shop. Bring your communications staffer with […]

I’ve been asked quite a bit over the past few months about how one’s approach to media relations should change in light of the current glut of remote interviews. My answer? Not much. The only thing that has changed is the tool being used. True, many of us were not accustomed to remote on camera […]

No question about it. The coronavirus pandemic has created an entirely new Capitol Hill fly-in environment. Face to face meetings are all but impossible in the near term. Everyone has to adjust — your government relations staff, your advocates, Capitol Hill offices, and the consultant you work with to ready your troops. Will this at […]