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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.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

A friend recently asked me what goes on in a media training session. That's a pretty basic question, but one I don't think I ever fully answered in print, so here goes....

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The recent death of famed Edmonton photographer Con Boland brought up the thorny issue of dealing with the news media during a time of grief.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The next time you prepare for a media interview, put yourself in the shoes of the reporter. If you can anticipate the questions you'll get, the interview will become much easier.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Much like playing golf and hitting a tee shot to a par 3 green about 50 feet below, TV interviews done with people standing provide a much different prospective than if they are sitting.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

There's a troubling trend in communication. People are using useless words far too often. So stop it!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Compared to today, media outlets we read, watched and listened to were awful in the 1960's.But we liked it that way.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Good public relations has never been more important than it is today, but it is not a cure all for everything.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I respect the work done by numerous Board of Directors, but the reality is, too few of them have written rules to follow and that needs to change.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Is it media training or communication training? The answer is - it's both.

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