Category Archives: Public Speaking

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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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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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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Trump vs. Clinton, and the winner is . . .

The Donald hasn’t tapped out, but a series of flip flop statements had viewers of the first presidential debate wondering what inaccuracies he might manufacture next. The Toronto Star reported there were 34 Trump falsehoods declared in the debate, compared to Clinton’s four … Continue reading

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Situational Awareness for Spokespeople

Situational awareness is about being present in the moment and aware of events occurring around you that affect your circumstances. It is often attributed to physical activities, for example a quarterback has a sense for where everyone is on the … Continue reading

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On the Record at Seneca

I did a presentation at Seneca College called On the Record. It was an interesting event attended by a vibrant group of students. On The Record is an informative workshop that addresses the importance of media training for professional communicators, and is … Continue reading

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