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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

I've added a section to my media training workshops, how to do media interviews over Skype. Read this before you end up like Professor Robert Kelly.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Say what you want about massive budget cuts that have taken the teeth out of the Canadian media, we still get some terrific reporting on stories that matter.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

News reporters get criticized for twisting statements, or looking for "bad news." The reality is, they only want three things from an interview.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

More celebrity carnage following Twitter posts over the last two weeks. Don't blame Twitter or social media and don't feel sorry for people who have dug their own social media graves.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The move by Global to merge its radio and TV operations leaves me empty. Here's why we all should be concerned.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Fair warning - This week's blog is more of a rant to try to demand people stop inventing words.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

No surprise here - Facebook is the most popular social media site in Canada. Some of the other numbers from this survey may surprise you though.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

There are huge benefits for organizations to have their people do solid media interviews, but first they need to get over their fear of messing up.

I've written 100 blogs in the last two years and it's been an education. Here are four big lessons I've learned.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

From newspaper headlines to office conversations, extra words are used far too often. Please stop.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Kellyanne Conway's response to a question was a perfect illustration to show why people being interviewed should answer the question and not question it.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Humboldt Broncos bus crash story, as tragic as it was, followed a familiar pattern of what occurs during the coverage of major news stories.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

You were the one who invited Facebook into your personal life, so don't expect to say goodbye to Facebook so easily.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A right-wing talk show host in the US and one of the biggest names in professional wrestling were both no match for the power of social media.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Police scanners will soon go silent and we'll be worse off for it. Except for police.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

In the story behind the firing of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson lies a journalistic debate on the use of off-the-record statements.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The recent high profile showdown between a lawyer and a Vancouver reporter was a great example of why many lawyers don't understand the media.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

When it comes to gun legislation in the US, small steps have been made in the last two weeks, all because of vocal students and social media.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

If you have a question about media training or answering questions from reporters, chances are I'll have the answer for you.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The high school shooting in Florida is still grabbing headlines. The authorities who spoke to the news media the morning after it happened deserve a great deal of credit for grace under pressure.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

We're less than a week into the winter Olympics, but already one thing is clear - Canadians have it pretty good when it comes to TV coverage.

Should members of corporate Boards and CEOs be concerned about what their companies are doing in social media? In a word, the answer is YES!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

We rarely get into meaingful conversations in the workplace because they're scary and we don't know how to. Here's a plan to help you the next time you really need to talk to somebody.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Many employees don't like their jobs because of poor communication and bosses say communicating with their employees makes them uncomfortable. It's easy to see why communication in the workplace is such a problem.

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