You see that middle-aged woman sitting in front of you at the coffee shop? She’s a reporter. Maybe not for a newspaper. But, she has an iPhone that records and 800 followers on Twitter.
It’s easy to communicate when you’re winning. But, how you deal with the media after a loss is the true test for journalists — especially in politics.
This just in: that off-the-cuff quip your favourite politician made? Completely premeditated and rehearsed — as it should be! Only an idiot goes into a news conference or speech unprepared.
Richard “The Badger” Brennan just retired from political reporting after 43 years. I am so happy to announce he is joining me in a media coaching venture. Look out world.
You’ve just been elected after a hard-fought campaign and lots of media. So, you may think it’s time to relax and exhale. Wrong. Time to get to work and dealing with the media should be a top priority. Ignore at your own risk.
Leaving journalism doesn’t have to be a ‘Jerry Maguire’ moment (leave the goldfish). There is, indeed, life after journalism. I made the leap and often share tips and advice with former colleagues looking to leave. This blog goes over those questions and the responses.
It can take decades of hard work and great expense to build a corporate and personal reputation. And, it can take mere minutes to destroy that reputation. This post gives you guidance on how to prepare for the inevitable — a PR crisis.
Mark Twain said people should not pick fights with those who buy ink the barrel. Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper learned that the hard way. This column deconstructs Harper’s ‘war on the media’ with tips and insights on how to learn from his mistakes, whether you’re in politics or business.
“Off the Record”. You hear it all the time in movies and TV shows with reporters looking for information. But, what if I told you that even journalists don’t know exactly what that means? Read on. Trust me. Read on.
Journalists are a rare breed of professional. Educated. Influential. Overworked. Underpaid. So, the last thing you want to do is piss them off. But, if you do want to that, here are some easy ways to get ‘er done. Fill your boots.