A piece I recorded in front of the Statue of Liberty: Excuse the delivery – it was cold outside and my lips were a bit numb, plus I didn’t want to make a spectacle shouting at my phone.
Watching my daughter’s participation in a rehearsal of a school performance of Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet, I am reminded what a difference speaking out clearly and energetically makes for communicators.
Too often, speakers and leaders hold back in their delivery and their language and thereby deprive the audience of the benefit of their ideas. It happens in public arenas, meetings and informal discussions. Rehearsing your intent, motive, language and energy all help you to connect with and influence your audience and people.
Like millions of others, I was about to go out to get the new Note 7 when the battery fires story broke. What was turning into a dominant success story for Samsung has quickly become a technological and PR disaster for the company, not to mention the physical damage caused to some owners’ equipment and, according to some claims, vehicles and houses!
There are many actors in crisis situations – individuals, organisations, legalities at play in the theatre of events. In order to create the best outcomes for all involved, here are 6 crisis management and leadership principles reflected in the Samsung case. These are what I label the Crisis ACTORS™:
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Several of my readers have asked for articles on how to promote themselves and their careers or brands, how to develop a strong reputation and credibility. I have just been doing some research on some professional services firms for other
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I always loved watching Awards nights as a kid – Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Emmys, Australia’s Logies. Not only was it fun seeing who would win, one expected to see one’s favourite actors and filmic artists get up and say
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