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American Distrust in the Media

American Distrust in the Media

New Gallup Poll Shows Americans Don’t Trust the Media to Report the News Accurately Probably not a surprise to many, but Gallup has just released a new poll showing record numbers in Americans’ distrust of the media. Many point to the presidential election season and what Rob Reutaman […]

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Anatomy of a News Story

Anatomy of a News Story

“Selective editing” seems to be the new “taken out of context”. Either way, sadly, it happens. But you have to be aware that selective editing can take place. Bottom line is, President Obama, over the weekend, said exactly what Fox News said he said. But what he said […]

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Presentation Tips from Apple’s WWDC

Presentation Tips from Apple's WWDC

8 Presentation Techniques You Can Copy From Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2012 Keynote Excellent article here from Carmine Gallo, who wrote The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs: How to Be Insanely Great in Front of Any Audience. Some of these same techniques can be used when talking […]

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Reporter claims false imprisonment against the PR guy

Reporter claims false imprisonment against the PR guy

Reporter Mike Elk pressing charges against Honeywell PR Chief A couple of interesting lessons here. We always advise clients to be prepared to answer the questions you don’t want to answer. Just because it’s a tough issue and one that you don’t want to talk about, doesn’t […]

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Media Training 101: Body Language

Media Training 101: Body Language

“A blur of blinks, taps, jiggles, pivots and shifts… the body language of a man wishing urgently to be elsewhere.” – Edward R. Murrow This, from a man who was originally uncomfortable with the idea of television because he thought it placed too much emphasis on pictures […]

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If Mike Wallace shows up at your front door … (+video)

If Mike Wallace shows up at your front door ... (+video)

It was often said that “If Mike Wallace shows up at your front door, you might wanna run out the back!” Man, was he fun to watch, but God help you if you were on the other end of his questioning. If you had something to hide, […]

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Media Training 101: The Questions Don’t Do the Damage

Media Training 101: The Questions Don't Do the Damage

I recently had a series of conversations with my good friend, Elaine Williams. Elaine is already an incredible comedienne, author, and speaker (you may have seen her on Saturday Night Live or sharing the stage with Dane Cook!), but she was looking for some advice on how to better […]

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How to Deliver Key Messages

How to Deliver Key Messages

In the news this morning, ISAF Commander General John Allen delivered apologies to the people of Afghanistan over an incident, or near incident, of Koran desecration overnight. What I want you to pay attention to is what he says over the course of this 2 1/2 minute […]

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Sh*@ Journalists Say

Sh*@ Journalists Say

Jumping onto the whole Sh*@ Girls Say bandwagon, here’s a nice jab at journalists. Trust me, I know a few of ’em and this pretty spot on. I’m thinking of doing one of the vids myself – Sh*@ Media Trainers Say, or SH*@ Voice Over Artists Say….

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Spec Ops commander advised to ‘Get the Hell Out of the Media’

Spec Ops commander advised to ‘Get the Hell Out of the Media’

An interesting exchange earlier this week involving Special Operations Commander Adm. Bill McRaven regarding Special Ops’ increased presence in the media under his watch, including the Osama bin Laden raid. Keep in mind that these guys are our most elite warfighters and history has portrayed them as […]

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