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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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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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Attacking News Media

If you think you can do what Donald Trump does and attack representatives of the news media, think again. Watch what news media does to Trump when he criticizes journalists. When Bloomberg News anchor John Heilemann hears Trump admitting his own staff … Continue reading

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Spokespeople Fact Check On the Fly

In the race to deliver news, fact checking has grown to become a real-time skill for spokespeople. Back in the day before newsroom budgets were slashed, there were fact checkers who would dissect a story line by line in an … Continue reading

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Media Training TIPS for Elizabeth Lauten

If a high profile Spin Doctor gets it wrong, imagine how hard it is for everyone else. Elizabeth Lauten, a Republican congressional aide made a critical career error by doing the unthinkable. Through social media, Lauten called out President Obama’s … Continue reading

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goodreads.com Book Reviews

As described on their website, goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Their mission is to help people find and share books they love. This popular and respected publication reviewed my book, “When the Headline Is … Continue reading

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