The Art of Coffee Talk

Making small talk is part of my DNA. But, despite thousands of impromptu encounters during my 20-year public relations career, invitations to events where professionals meet and mingle do occasionally produce some uneasiness. Thankfully, my best PR skills kick in and...
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Let me be perfectly clear…

Any savvy spokesperson would agree that often in media interviews, silence is golden. But, even the most seasoned spokesperson or media-trained interviewee can trip up when he or she is on the media hot seat. Two pitfalls that frequently get interviewees into trouble...
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And the Winner is… You

Scanning the entertainment headlines yesterday I saw that four-time Emmy Award winner Edie Falco said she has an ambivalent relationship with awards. Falco had recently received her first Tony Award nomination. It got me thinking about awards and their value. Sure,...
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My sympathies to Rip Van Winkle

Everyday we hear more jarring statistics or anecdotes showing how integral on-line channels are to reaching consumers and influencing stakeholders. Sometimes I feel akin to Rip Van Winkle, who awoke after a 20-year sleep to a changed world. Perhaps the most...
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