Monthly Archives: September 2020

Remote Presentations Still Call for the Three Keys

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 […]

A Checklist for Remote Media Interviews

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 […]

The Regional Reporter — An Integral Part of the DC Journalism Landscape

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 […]

Greatest Hits: Devotion Over Time

Regular readers are well familiar with my plea for executives to take special heed of the need to sharpen their communications edge over time. A one-time training experience will likely provide some minimal and short-term benefit. The real pros who are committed to helping their companies work toward their business and public policy goals realize […]

Reader Mailbag: Questions I Hear as an Author

People seem fascinated by authors. I don’t say this to puff up my own profile. I recall feeling the same way as a reader before publishing my first book. Looking at it from the outside, it does seem a daunting endeavor — writing many thousands of words. Shaping them into a coherent flow. Dividing the […]