Mind Your Media: The Basics of Issuing Public Apologies

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Mind Your Media : The Basics of Issuing Public Apologies And why so many fail miserably at it There are more than a few basics we learn as children that prove quite useful in adulthood. Put things back where they … Read More

Live Training Returns

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PRESENTATIONS IRL How to get your communication mojo back Written by Aileen Pincus             We’re all a bit out of practice now in delivering presentations and briefings in person. As we begin leaving our ZOOM meetings behind though, there’s … Read More

VIRTUAL PRESENTATION HOW TO’S

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Zooming in on successful communications       Your business presentations probably look quite a bit different now, as virtual communications become a necessity. While we wait for a return to more “normal” interactions, including in-face communications, there’s no need for our virtual … Read More

Public Speaking From Notes: Some Tips and Techniques

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Among the most common questions we get at the Pincus Group, are those brought about by “podium panic.” That’s what I call the moment a speaker realizes he or she won’t be able to hide behind a lectern or read … Read More

Papa John’s Latest PR Debacle: A Crash Course in Bad Crisis Communications (or the dangers in confirming the worst people think they know about you)

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**Update**  As of July 12, 2018, it was announced John Schnatter is stepping down as Chief of the Board of Directors, but will remain on the board. You don’t have to be a Crisis Communications expert to slap your head … Read More

Executive Presence: What Is It and How Can I Build It?

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Developing and Displaying Your Executive Presence Ever been in a meeting when an executive with real leadership skill walks into the room? Everything subtly changes. Voices quiet, smiles widen, backs straighten, and anticipation is heightened. That effect is less about … Read More

The Three WORST Pieces of Advice Given Presenters

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And how best to ignore them Ever hear the one about picturing your audience naked to overcome your fear of presenting to them? How about the one about practicing in front of a mirror? Anyone who has ever tried either … Read More

Communicating With Power: A New Year’s Resolution

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Getting Past the Myths of “Women Can’t”   Remember “Mean are from Mars and Women are from Venus”? Family therapist John Gray was hardly the first to insist communication problems are gender-based. In fact, Gray’s pop-psychology tome of the early … Read More

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