Caveat: This is an example of a politician not-answering a question and then walking off the set. I’m not taking sides here, but using this as a teaching moment for others who either coach spokespersons or want to be interviewed. Read more
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Virginia Tech’s shooting massacre in 2007 changed the way universities and other public institutions respond to crises. As a result of the slow, manual campus warning system in place on the day a deranged gunman killed 32 people, emergency and crisis response leaders more rapid alert protocols, adding blast texts and emails along with other traditional warnings. Read more
The media recently reported on an incident involving home/vacation rental website www.Airbnb.com. It turns out that a “guest” at an Airbnb property in San Francisco vandalized the home of the lessor. Read more
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