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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
Before you have launch into your next difficult discussion at work, make sure you read these eight tips to make it a lot more comfortable.
Stop losing sleep at night before speaking to a boss, employee or co-worker. Follow these tips and you'll be fine when you have that difficult conversation.
A survey on where Albertans get their political news from had some interesting, but not totally surprising results. Maybe traditional media isn't dead?
I would be willing to bet more than 75% of companies are simply not ready to cope with a nasty pr problem that could lead to a social media meltdown.
If there's one quick tip to make you a better communicator, try listening more often. Becoming a better listener will make you a better communicator.
There's a positive side to the pr fiasco involving United Airlines. Other corporate executives can make changes to their operations to make sure the same thing never happens to them.