Donald Trump: A model for effective communication.

image credit: fortune.com Controversial statement number one: Donald Trump is an effective communicator.  Controversial statement number two: Organisations can learn from him. I should preface this comment by saying that I’m not a fan of the 45th president of the United States or his policies but, I would argue, he’s an effective – if slightly [...]

By |2019-12-05T11:18:10+00:00December 5th, 2019|Crisis communication, Media Training, Presentation Training|0 Comments

Answer the question!

As the general election campaign gets under way politicians are increasingly being accused of not answering the questions put to them by interviewers.  During discussions with an audience there has been laughter and hoots of derision when a member of the political class, as they’re described these days, blatantly dodges a question.   People often [...]

By |2019-11-28T14:23:35+00:00November 28th, 2019|Media Training|0 Comments

Interview of the week: Prince Andrew and Emily Maitlis

Image: BBC   Poor Prince Andrew.  At least that’s how he’d like us to feel.  And, in a way I do feel sorry for him.  But not because of the onslaught of unsavoury allegations and unflattering headlines that he’s had to suffer.  No, I sympathise with the prince because he’s been so badly advised.  I’ve [...]

By |2019-11-18T11:15:35+00:00November 18th, 2019|Media Training|0 Comments

Five mistakes that you might be making in your media interviews

Whether you’re doing a media interview yourself or preparing a colleague or client for one, it’s easy to forget some of the basic rules.  Very often we find our media training courses that people are, quite understandably, so focused on their messages and the aspects of the interview that are most important to them that [...]

By |2019-11-12T08:54:40+00:00November 11th, 2019|Media Training|0 Comments