Remembering JFK’s Flair for Communication


John_F_Kennedy_Official_Portrait

Image: wikipedia

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Every conceivable aspect of Kennedy’s life and horrific death is being remembered this week.  We recall JFK as a great communicator, who knew that to lead was to inspire. So we cherry picked a few of his quotes that we thought would have particular resonance for PR pros.

 

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”

“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.”

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”

“Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.”

“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.”

“Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.”

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.”

“The human mind is our fundamental resource.”

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.”

 Follow Matthew Schwartz: @mpsjourno1

 




Tags: | Comments Off

avatar

About Matthew Schwartz

Group Editor, PR News: Matthew Schwartz is group editor of PR News, the leading source of trends, how-to content and best practices for PR professionals. Matthew leads the editorial strategy for PR News’ premium content products—including its weekly newsletter—and for its digital presence. Matthew was editor of PR News from 2003-2005. Prior to returning to PR News, Matthew was a reporter for Crain’s BtoB and Media Business magazines, where he covered business marketers and media companies. He was also editor of BMA Buzz, a biweekly email newsletter covering B2B marketing, advertising and social media, and contributing writer to Advertising Age Custom. Matthew has helped to launch blogs on behalf of ZoomInfo and direct marketing agency The Kern Organization. He also spent a few years in cable-news precincts, working as a writer/producer at CNN and Fox News Channel.



Deals of the Week

Get $150 Off PR News'Crisis Management Boot Camp

Crisis_Boot_banners_175x135_ep

Join PR News on September 15, 2014, at the historic Yale Club in New York City for an intensive boot camp will put you through the paces of crisis communications to help you avoid, or at least mitigate, the damage that can come to a brand.

Use code “150off” at checkout.

Get $50 off PR News' Media Relations Guidebook

book-mediarelations-180x150

This 8-chapter resource contains practical implications for some of the most innovative developments in media relations, including the technologies, methodologies and mannerisms that determine the ecosystem in which PR pros practice this essential part of their craft.

Use code “50off” at checkout.

Save $100 on a PR News Subscription

Let PR News become your weekly, go-to resource for the latest PR trends, case studies and tip sheets. Topics covered include visual storytelling, social media, measurement, crisis management and media relations.

Use code “SUBDEAL” at checkout.

Comments are closed.