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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.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Here's some simple advice if you're asked by a reporter if you can talk off the record - don't do it.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Traditional media has developed a growing attraction to some conversations on social media. I find it annoying and here's why.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Let's kick off a new year by doing an inventory of all the technology we use. My list is a long one.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The readers have spoken - here are my blogs that got the most reads in 2017.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

If you have a potential PR problem on your hands, take these four steps and yu'll feel a lot better. Information is power in any situation, especially one that could cripple your brand.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Too often people don't think of body language when they speak, or do interviews with the news media. A big part of what your body is saying relates to how you use your hands.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Most people get nervous before media interviews. That's natural. However if you remember these four points, you'll be able to say what you want to say during any media interview.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dealing with the media isn't always easy, especially if you say something you shouldn't to the reporter interviewing you.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

As the Edmonton Eskimos head into this weekend's Western CFL Final against Calgary, debate about whether the team should change its name has died down. And the team likes it that way.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

What's really changed about the news business in Canada is how consumers get their news fix. That control will only get greater in the coming years.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

There was shocking news this week that fake Facebook posts by Russians reached 126 million Americans and likely a huge number of Canadians too. Should we be worried?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

A lack of municipal election coverage last week in Edmonton is just another sign traditional media is losing its grip on being the "go to" source for news.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Like the seasons, major news stories and events come and go, but trying to explain why these stories virtually disappear from the media and our attention isn't easy.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Crucial conversations in the workplace don't have to cost you sleep. Learn these five steps and you'll be ready for your next difficult conversation.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

From time to time, we remember why local news is still important and we got another sad reminder last weekend.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Doing a great media interview starts long before the reporter asks the first question. It begins with preparation, so here's how to get ready.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Edmonton Northlands is on life support, but it was a huge part of my teenage years and those memories will live on.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The person who controls a conversation isn't the one doing all the talking, it's the person asking great questions. It's a powerful concept to understand and use.

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