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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

An interview done last week on CBC Calgary about the Winter Olympics was a great case study on how not to do an interview.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We see them speaking in public and answering questions from the media all the time. Here's my report card rating the media skills of our political leaders.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

It makes about as much sense to blame a lack of readers for the financial problems of Canada's daily newspapers, as it does to blame journalists. They're both facing a far bigger enemy.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Canada's new marijuana legislation will give the news media good stories to cover for the rest of the year.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The Brett Kavanaugh saga was another great example of biased political coverage in the US and the question now is, will we be seeing the same in Canada?

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh made some common mistakes that I tell people to avoid when I do media training. Will it cost him?

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

It hasn't been reported by the news media, but Kelly Pocha has again left the car dealership she worked at, following a racist rant caught on video last spring.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

It will be legal to use marijuana for recreational purposes in Canada in less than a month and the PR problems associated with the change are just around the corner too.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Although the Landon Smith story has been a tragic one so far, there's a glimmer of hope, made bigger by Landon's positive outlook on life.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Off the record statements from Donald Trump are much the same as what he says on the record, so why even speak to reporters off the record?

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Cutbacks in the number of reporters and media outlets are presenting a challenge to local politicians who rely on the news media to get their message out.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

What's billed as "The Final Canadian Derby" takes place this Saturday in Edmonton and maybe that's not such a bad thing after all.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A large US study has concluded people have greater trust in news coming from local papers, radio and TV stations, again showing the importance of local news.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

There are many misconceptions about what happens during media training and one of the biggest is, people are told how to lie better.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Walterdale Bridge in Edmonton opened to traffic close to a year ago, but thanks to politically sensitive politicians, there's still been no official opening.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

It keeps happening - smart, successful businesspeople keep messing up in the media, sending their careers to the corporate graveyard.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Whether you're a person who wants to bulk up your personal branding, or an association or company that wants to grow its following, here's a roadmap to follow.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Mike's News was an Edmonton landmark for years and I may be the only person alive who was a customer, a supplier who worked there and a witness at City Council the day it was forced to move.

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.

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