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 […]

I’ve had the recent pleasure of speaking before audiences at the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics and the National Press Club. The appearances have all been on Zoom. There are many drawbacks to that technology, chief among them the lack of audience interaction before, during, and after the presentation. That said, there is one […]

Everyone is fixated these days on how to deliver remarks on Zoom. But don’t think everything about public speaking has changed just because the venue has shifted. While there are logistical differences from in-person presentations, I submit that we still need to abide by the same tried and true public speaking principles stellar speakers have […]

Here’s an excerpt from my new book, Reporters Don’t Hate You: 100+ Amazing Media Relations Strategies, available wherever books are sold. Interviews conducted over video conferencing services were becoming trendier. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit and their frequency, well, zoomed up. Who knows? A couple of years from now we could be back to holding […]

This edition of C-suite Blueprint Radio features a conversation with Jonathan Salant, Washington Correspondent for New Jersey Advance Media. He is also the president of the Regional Reporters Association. That association consists of journalists who cover the nation’s capital for their hometown newspapers, both print and online. Its website notes that members “help each other […]