Author Archives: Jeff Ansell

Hands Up! Police learn to manage news media effectively.

Talking to a reporter is way harder than it looks on television. Real life has real challenges. Life would be much easier for law enforcement if the general public was more cooperative and police could solve crimes in one hour. … Continue reading

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Reporters’ Attention Spans Plummet Radically

8 Seconds?! If you can get 8 seconds out of a reporter you’ll be lucky. According to a recent fishy fact, the average human today has an attention span of only 8.25 seconds, a drop of 3.75 seconds since 2000. … Continue reading

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Flips Flops and Flies Review of 2016

What a year! 2016 delivered more surprises than anyone could have predicted. The loudest news of course was the presidential election, and when Donald Trump won, it started the whole world talking. Well, more like arguing, with yelling and crying … Continue reading

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Trump’s Method to Our Madness

It’s going to be interesting over the next few months to watch the battle between President-elect Donald Trump and mainstream news media. It could be a tipping point for news companies, because whether you like the man or not, he … Continue reading

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5 Essential Tips for Spokespeople

The number one thing spokespeople fail to do when talking to a reporter is breathe. It sounds simple, but the reflexive thing to do when you’re nervous is to hold your breath in preparation for fight or flight! If you … Continue reading

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5 TIPS to be a Better Speaker

If you want to be a better speaker and spokesperson you need to deliver your story one point at a time and not confuse reporters or your audience with multiple layers of information. Keep it simple. How you speak can … Continue reading

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Free Speakers’ Training Videos

FREE Training Information! This week only! LinkedIn has named October 24-30 the Week of Learning During the entire week, LinkedIn members will be able to access its library of over 5,000 courses on LinkedIn Learning, entirely for free. Be sure … Continue reading

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