Media Training

19 Ways Public Speakers Can Lose Their Audience

October 16th, 2014 by

Your content in a public presentation or speech can be just good enough, but your style has to be great if you want to make a powerful impact.

How To Maximize Your Media Training Efforts

October 13th, 2014 by

If you can make the interview process less mysterious, you will spark your CEO’s drive to master the game himself.

3 Ways PR Pros Can Use Game Dynamics to Stand Out

September 30th, 2014 by

In his keynote address at PR News’ Social Media Conference on Oct. 9 in New York, gamification innovator Steve Shenbaum will show attendees how to harness game dynamics for their internal and external communications.

Preparing Yourself for the Media Spotlight

September 29th, 2014 by

One of the first things that clients want to know is whether business communicators can show them how to carry themselves in front of the media and fix any glitches that may be getting in the way of delivering the message. But what happens when you turn the tables, and PR managers and directors are the ones who are being interviewed and relaying the message?

The Costs of Sloppy Grammar Are Incalculable

September 29th, 2014 by

Having poor grammar, misspelled words, sloppy punctuation and excessive jargon and acronyms can damage your credibility—and the credibility of your communications.

Demonstrating PR’s Value to C-Suite Executives

September 29th, 2014 by

In our hyperconnected world, little is hidden from the public view. Most CEOs understand this, but they may benefit from an update on how the scope of public relations has broadened to meet the new stakeholder reality.

Big Fail: 7 Phrases and Clichés to Avoid

September 23rd, 2014 by

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti’s choice of “big fail,” a tired phrase often used in memes, to describe the major flaw in his organization’s handling of the Ray Rice controversy was a cringeworthy moment. Here are 7 other phrases, clichés and jargon to avoid in your public speaking or writing.

PR Pros Need Better Strategies to Handle Crises

September 15th, 2014 by

This year is no exception to the numerous PR crises that have been worsened by faulty actions of crises specialists and clients.

How To Give a Presentation in 9 Words

September 15th, 2014 by

A presentation isn’t about great-looking slides, it’s about ideas that attract people. Refine your point, work out what’s important and make it matter to the other person.

Short. Fun. Sequential. How to Reinvent the Press Release

September 15th, 2014 by

It’s an unorthodox (and new) way of getting your message out. Call it press release by piecemeal. Considering how time-poor journalists are these days, communicators increasingly need to have their press releases cut right to the chase.