Monthly Archives: February 2017

Don’t Get Lost in Techno Limbo

Technology can be your friend. Or it can work against you. Have you ever noticed how some people tend to get bogged down with the bells and whistles when they speak in public? I recall one presentation skills training workshop that drove the point home. The project involved teaching a handful of leading experts who […]

Secure Your Reputational Insurance Coverage Now—Before You Need It

Once upon a time, I worked in the field of insurance regulation, so I know how important it is to get insurance coverage right. Your business has insurance for fire, cyberattacks, worker injury, and a laundry list of other things. But are you insured in the event of a communications crisis that threatens your treasured […]

The (Not So) Wonderful World of Webinars

I’m not a big fan of webinars. Sure, they can be useful for technical types of training. However, I’ve never found them useful for my purposes in aiding clients in need of a magnetic message and the communications skills to deliver it. With that bias acknowledged, I admit that I do try them out every […]

Persuading Team Trump: The New Inside-the-Beltway Reality

Following is an excerpt from my latest position paper, “Persuading Team Trump The New Inside-the-Beltway Reality.” It was a scant two days after the 2016 presidential election. A friend and I had long ago planned to catch up over coffee. It just so happens that he handles government relations for a trade association. You can […]