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Monday, June 15, 2020

The lame statements coming from companies during the pandemic made me examine some of the canned lines spokespeople use when speaking to the media. They're just as weak.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Most television interviews are now done virtually. How will that change in the coming months? Here are some tips to doing online interviews better.

Monday, June 1, 2020

We see politicians and health officials play it safe when making public announcements on a daily basis. Last Friday night, there was a rare exception and I loved it.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

As the NHL, NBA and MLB work on plans to return to action this summer, it's now clear than fans in the seats have a huge impact on the audience watching at home.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

As the PM holds daily news conferences in Ottawa about the pandemic, there's a growing trend towards independent journalism in Canada.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Most of the interviews on television today are done over video. Here are three tips to do better interviews from your home or office.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Spin doctors are using words to try to soften the impact of decisions made during the pandemic. Stop it!

Monday, April 27, 2020

A recent interview on national TV showed how dishonest politicians look when they don't answer simple questions.

Monday, April 20, 2020

This Wednesday will mark six weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared. My business has changed a lot since then.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Political leaders are between a rock and a hard place these days. How much exposure for them is too much?

Monday, April 6, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone the light on some new TV stars. Here's are my thoughts on the people we now see on a daily basis.

Monday, March 30, 2020

We're a long way from the end to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing's for sure - many things will be different in the future because of it.

Monday, March 23, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has a long list of victims. Will some media outlets be next?

Monday, March 16, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed people's lives drastically. It's affected mine too, but much less than many others who do what I do.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Media training teaches people how to speak effectively to the news media, but these days, it also involves a few things that may surprise you.

Monday, March 2, 2020

I support doctors in their fee fight with the Alberta government and am worried the government doesn't know what it's doing.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A heated dispute between Alberta's doctors and the provincial government has got messy. Doctors are using Twitter to fight back.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Houston Astros faced the media music for the sign stealing scandal last week. It didn't go well.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Four years have passed since Black Tuesday, a day that saw the biggest job losses in Canadian newspaper history. What's changed?

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

I spoke at an agricultural producers conference last week and it became apparent to me that social media can be public enemy number 1 in a crisis situation.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Connor McDavid has made an incredible recovery from a serious knee injury, but the reporters who cover the game totally whiffed on how bad it was.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Decades ago, the Girl Scouts talked about being prepared. That's great advice for people doing media interviews to follow.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Now that the fuss over whether people writing stories for Alberta's War Room has died down, we need to question whether others really are unbiased reporters and journalists?

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

We're two weeks away from a new year (and a new decade), so it's a great time to look back at my most popular blogs of the the year.

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