Category Congressional testimony

How the Pandemic Has Altered Congressional Testimony

As with most things in life, the coronavirus pandemic has shifted the Congressional testimony landscape. Rather than appearing in an ornate hearing room, the odds are high that witnesses — and a fair share of the members of Congress — will appear remotely. In response, I’ve just published a new edition of the research report […]

Congressional Testimony: The Seven Deadly Signs

In last week’s column (“Your C-suite Is Playing a High-stakes Game”), I mentioned in passing the Seven Deadly Signs that indicate a need for added Congressional testimony preparation. It occurs to me that these need more definition, so here goes. Granted, some are tongue-in-cheek. That aside, I think you’ll find some kernels of truth — […]

Your C-suite Is Playing a High-stakes Game

If your business is typical, you and your C-suite influencers need occasional help preparing to testify before lawmakers. In fact, you owe it to yourself and your company to seek it out if you want to emerge a winner. But where to turn? First, find an advisor who can offer a healthy dose of experience […]

The Most Important Business Meetings You’ll Ever Have

Today’s post is a passage from A+ Strategies for C-suite Communications: Turning Today’s Leaders into Tomorrow’s Influencers. Publication date is right around the corner on January 8. A post here early in the new year will outline how you can add your review to Amazon and Goodreads. And don’t forget to spread the news on […]

Advocacy: Greatest Hits

Today we’ll take a look at some perhaps forgotten C-suite Blueprint gems dealing with advocacy. I’ve curated some of the best for your benefit in this top 10 greatest hits list. Do you have one entry that particularly resonates with you? Share your thoughts with the community in the “Leave a Reply” box below. Winning […]

Winning at the Witness Table

I’m slated to lead the discussion about Congressional testimony at the National Press Club on Thursday of this week, so this seems like a good time to review some advice on how to prepare your executives when they venture to Capitol Hill. One of the best ways of advancing your company’s public policy agenda is […]

Hey, Ed, How Did You Get Interviewed on the CBS Evening News?

I’ve been hearing this question quite a bit since CBS News ran its lid-lifting piece on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Congressional testimony. I’m hoping you will find my experience helpful the next time a reporter approaches you. I wish I could say there was a grand plan to nab that interview in an attempt to […]