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The Fed Chairman and The Press

The recent news conference by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was an interesting communications achievement, though it doesn’t contain too many lessons for other government institutions or the private sector.

As Chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Bernanke is in essence the CEO of the institution.  Despite the fact that his peers – the heads of the nation’s central banks have held news conferences – this was a first for a chairman of the US Fed. Read more

Cisco Flips-Out

You may have seen the recent news that the Flip video camera is being discontinued by Cisco Systems. The camera – unique when it first came out as a high definition video device – was killed by smart phones. Read more

There is no one-size-fits-all media interview

Watching the post-game interviews on the Super Bowl and thinking back on recent media trainings reminded me that there is no such thing as a “typical” media interview. Once we remember that reporters are all different and that their approaches and objectives differ, then it changes the way any spokesperson should prepare. Read more

CommCore Shares Photos on FlickR

Happy Monday! We’re starting off the week with a picture update. CommCore has recently joined FlickR. Check out the link to see our photo albums so far and leave us suggestions about what else you would like to see on our FlickR page! Read more

Keep Derek Jeter. Don’t negotiate in the press.

Why is it that smart people who should know better don’t know how to keep from washing their dirty laundry in public?
The last couple of days have been relatively quiet, but last week was an embarrassing time for all involved.
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Communications/Negotiations Lessons from Ted Kheel

Noted labor lawyer and negotiator par excellence, Theodore W. Kheel, passed away this week. As the obituaries attest, for the better part of four decades Ted was the key connector between management and labor in New York City and in Washington. Read more