Category Consultants

Get Your Copy of the Updated Buyer’s Guide

Magnetic messaging and strong communications skills are vital for executives who deal with the media, deliver presentations, and advocate before policymakers. You already know that if you are a regular visitor here. What stymies even the most experienced communicators is the challenge of nudging their C-suite and other spokespeople toward improvement. Sometimes it takes an […]

Seeking the Right Strategic Communications Consultant

One longstanding publication of mine is ”A Buyer’s Guide to Communications Strategy Consultants,” now in its sixth edition. I initially wrote it more than a decade ago to help potential clients separate the wheat from the chaff, and have updated it periodically since. Why? Finding the right fit in an expert advisor can be a challenge […]

Get Back to Where You Once Belonged

Picture this scenario a few weeks or months down the road. You’ve managed to struggle back to the office after a coronavirus-imposed isolation at home. You can’t quite get into the flow. Neither can your office mates. The water cooler chatter helps as does the simple joy of connecting with others face to face. Still, […]

Your Consultant’s Responsibility

Communications strategy consultants can – and bear an obligation to – motivate extended learning for your C-suite by suggesting specific steps, both formal and informal. Your executives need insights into why they need to practice after their workshop, understanding that they are not undergoing training simply for its own sake. There’s a much larger goal […]

Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde?

Who would you rather do business with? The principled professional or the creepy fiend? In the real world the choices aren’t always that stark. Some shady characters are skilled at concealing their actual intent. Indeed, they consciously work to refine their shiftiness day in and day out. Oh, it’s not always a massive, pull the […]

Expect the Unexpected

There is simply no way to prepare for every public speaking contingency. To be sure, you can — and should — search out the fire exits and prepare yourself to guide attendees if evacuation should become necessary (I’ve been on the receiving end of strange looks from hotel staff while wandering back service corridors; that’s […]

Prepare Your Strategic Training Consultant

There are a lot of elements to pull together if the communications training program for your C-suite is to prove of strategic benefit. The groundwork can be broken down into five main categories: Prepare the participants. Prepare your training consultant. Prepare other internal staff. Prepare the training facility. Prepare the training curriculum. Today our focus […]