One of the most uncomfortable positions for a speaker is to be challenged by the press. Unfortunately, it can occur at any given moment during a public event, and it’s something you have to be prepared for.
Reports have surfaced that a massive fast food protest will be staged next week around the country. Employees from McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King are all expected to walk out of their jobs to voice concerns about poor treatment and unlivable wages.
The phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen” holds true for the editing process, as many PR pros can attest. A perfectly good press release or, worse, investor-relations memo, can be transformed into a Franken-doc by the time everyone has made their tweaks.
Most PR pros (79%) agree that video is not being used nearly enough when it comes to content. However, according to a recent survey conducted by PR News and PR Newswire, that will change in 2014.
A recent blog post by my colleague Diane Schwartz, titled, “9 Words to Avoid Saying Today,” struck a chord with communication pros. Using phrases such as “um,” and “you know” won’t do you any favors when you’re trying to impress the CEO or a prospective client.
There have been several CEO-related stories in the last few days. There was the buzz surrounding the feature story on Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer in the September issue of Vogue, accompanied by a two-page photo spread of Mayer decked out on a chaise lounge in a blue Michael Kors dress.
With 40 million users now signed up, Vine has become a household name. Six seconds may not seem like enough time to create a captivating narrative, but Vine has proven otherwise.