Monthly Archives: June 2018

Join the Communications Community, Gain Fresh Perspectives

Communications and government relations executives now have a fresh resource to help them advise their C-suite executives. Introducing the “Communications Community.” Every month, members gain strategic guidance on how to assert their communications strategy, deal with the media, deliver winning presentations, and advocate before policymakers. You don’t always have time for an in depth dive […]

Bringing Your Cynics into the Tent

Winning communications strategy and messaging derive from robust debate. Having a bunch of people around the table who march in lock step is a sure recipe for a porous message. They are blind to potential weak spots and, more risky, incoming fire. Charlan Nemeth, in her book In Defense of Troublemakers, holds that sound decision […]

What’s It Like to Write a Book?

Cocktail party chatter. Before long, the conversation typically turns to the predictable question, “What do you do?” When asked, I explain my work with communications and government relations executives who advise their C-suite leaders on reputational and public policy issues. Sometimes that sparks a conversation, sometimes not. Next, I make mention of the fact that […]

How Important Are Your Nonverbal Signals? The Video

Your nonverbal communication matters. Whether you are addressing an audience, dealing with reporters, working to persuade policymakers, or talking with your C-suite leadership, your “body language” comes into play when you connect in any situation. My latest video, “How Important Are Nonverbal Signals?” puts things into context. Yes, those you interact with are listening to […]