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Posts Tagged: media training

Media and Presentation Training FAQs

With 25 years of communications consulting under our belt at CommCore, we get a lot of the same questions about the need for executive media or presentation training. Our top questions:

Q: Our CEO has been conducting media interviews and making public appearances for years. Read more

Are your sound bites tweetable?

Twitter is now the platform of choice for communications- whether it’s protesters in the Middle East, athletes and other celebrities at an event, elected officials in session, or professional communicators announcing corporate news. 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

Mike Wise’s Unwise Spoof

Just because the term “Social Media” contains the “M” word doesn’t mean professional journalists in the Mainstream Media always know how to use it properly.
Case in point: On Monday morning, popular Washington Post sports columnist Mike Wise intentionally posted a fabricated tweet announcing that Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would be suspended for five games, rather than the initial six game suspension he received after allegations of personal misconduct. Read more

Rolling Stone and McChrystal: Sucker Punch or Not?

The recent Rolling Stone article that got General Stanley McChrystal sacked as commander of US forces in Afghanistan has also raised an important issue about what it means to go “off the record” with a reporter. Read more