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May 14, 2013

How to Speak in Sound Bites

Speaking succinctly is important for a number of reasons. When you speak concisely, people are more likely to pay attention to what you’re saying and also to remember your message. Furthermore, if you’re being interviewed for a story on a news broadcast, editors will need to find short clips (sound bites) from your interview that they can use for the story. If you’re rambling on and on, it’s going to be hard for them to find a good clip to use. (Read more…)

September 11, 2012

How to Hold a Great Press Conference

As I’ve already discussed on this blog, many press conferences are unwarranted. The truth is that many of you reading this right now have never hosted a press conference before. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Press conferences are not the backbone of public relations, and in most cases, there are far more effective and efficient means of communicating with the media and getting your message out. (Read more…)

February 19, 2010

Public Relations at the Local Level

When people think public relations, they think of slick PR pros courting journalists or holding press conferences in front of national media. But the truth is that most businesses and organizations are relatively small, relatively localized entities. (Read more…)

February 8, 2010

When (Not) to Hold a Press Conference

If television and the movies are to be believed, press conferences are the backbone of the public relations industry.  Every time a character in a movie makes good, he or she is often seen standing in front of microphones from the likes of the BBC and CNN while dodging rapid fire questions from reporters.  But the operative phrase there is “in the movies.” (Read more…)

December 17, 2008

In Public Relations, It’s a Fine Line Between Gift and Bribe

There is nothing wrong with giving gifts–unless you work in public relations and your recipient is a journalist. There is a very fine line between a token of appreciation and a bribe. It is a line that once crossed can cause problems not easily rectified, problems that go beyond a public relations snafu. So when I received the following email, I had to do some serious thinking. (Read more…)