It is a revelation to many speakers that they should drink water and not coffee, tea, etc,, during their presentations. Why is this important? Water wets your whistle, so a sip every now and then when you’re center stage can enhance your performance (warning: Do not chug; more on this in a moment). Many other […]

Occasionally a fleeting idea rumbles through my brain. It may be only a sentence or paragraph, not something that merits an entire blog post or article, or forms the basis for a book. Just arbitrary thoughts about how we communicate in various situations. I’ve collected several of them here, and hope you will let me […]

When strategy is the topic, or a crisis arises, who gets called into the corner office for their advice? The lawyers? Issue experts? Financial executives? Sure. Sadly, there is one component often missing — senior communications officers. Stephanie Craig considers that a potentially fatal flaw. Stephanie is a crisis and reputation strategist. She has served […]

Oh, you haven’t heard the news yet? My new book, Insider Strategies for the Confident Communicator: How to Master Meetings, Presentations, Interviews, and Advocacy, is here. And you can get it for free right here. The book includes more than three dozen heaping helpings on an array of communications and public affairs conundrums. Still not […]

Speakers develop all kinds of lists. You’ve no doubt seen them — Top 10 Tips to Take-out Food. Baffling Bed Making Mysteries. Seven Salad Dressing Secrets. A Dirty Dozen Bathroom Cleaning Clues. Say what you will about the practicality of these inventories. There is one list that is worth its weight in gold to any […]

It hardly qualifies as news that CEO pay is out of whack with the rest of the economy. While the typical CEO earned 21 times the amount of a median worker in 1965, that disparity ballooned to 351-fold in 2020. The U.S. Department of Labor found that hourly wages went up by 4.9 percent last […]

What?! You don’t yet have your copy of my new book, Insider Strategies for the Confident Communicator: How to Master Meetings, Presentations, Interviews, and Advocacy?! What are you waiting for? 🌟 It’s free. Get it here. 🌟 It includes more than three dozen portions of advice on a range of communications and public affairs issues. […]