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THEY SAID WHAT?

As a crisis manager, I have seen the very worst of human behavior and I have seen the very best. Part of my role includes guiding those involved in a crisis about what not to say and what not to … Continue reading

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Knowing When To Rexit

Dear Secretary Tillerson, What a difficult day you have had. Our president dismissed you and let YOU and the world know via Twitter. Something similar happened on an episode of “Sex and the City” when a guy dumped sweet, glamorous … Continue reading

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Stop Talking

Inundated as we all are by endless communication channels around us, the urge is to jump in the mix, speak our minds, and make sure our perspective is out there. We’ve become so accustomed to opinionating on anything, no matter … Continue reading

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I CAN’T FACE FACEBOOK ANYMORE

I needed a break. The chatter, the noise and the anger simply became an enormous distraction and irritant. So, I took the bold step of deactivating my business and personal Facebook accounts. I did this nearly two months ago and … Continue reading

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The Art of Journalism – Balancing Journalism & Decency

While watching Sunday’s news coverage of the rising flood waters in Houston, I felt my heartbeat rise as well watching CNN reporter Ed Lavandera aboard a boat floating outside the home of a family needing to be rescued. While covering … Continue reading

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Stop Talking – It Won’t Help

This hasn’t been the greatest week for high-profile individuals swirling in circles of controversy. Between President Trump’s attorney and Bill Cosby’s wife, Camille, both have demonstrated that sometimes, it really is difficult, but best to stay quiet. After making the … Continue reading

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The News Media Has Pulse Nightclub Covered

As one of the many crisis communicators personally familiar with media coverage as it relates to the Pulse Nightclub tragedy, I can confirm with 100-percent accuracy that our free American press, joined by news media from around the world, has … Continue reading

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An Alternative Idea – Be Truthful

Here’s a fact – not an alternative, but instead a nugget of information that is completely true. Professional public relations and communication practitioners who speak on behalf of and represent individuals, organizations and politicians perform their jobs with integrity. That … Continue reading

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Republican Congress Kicks Off 2017 With A PR Wound

It was just day three of 2017 when Congressional Republicans got bruised by a self-inflicted public relations wound. Early morning newscasts broke the story that just hours earlier on the SECOND day of the new year, when they met and … Continue reading

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A Free Press Is What Makes America Great

From the age of ten, I wanted to be a newspaper reporter, and I had the good fortune to do just that. Although I transitioned into public relations after about 15 years, I still work and live according to the … Continue reading