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Monday, May 6th, 2013
Sunday, September 23rd, 2012
Conference calls, video conference, presentations, meetings, updates, and interviews. How many of these communication scenarios have you had in the last week? Do you travel and notice that the one place where you were untouchable, is now a place where GoGo Inflight has made it possible for people to find and contact you at 30,000 feet? If you’re like me, technology has become both a blessing and a curse. It’s making it easier to get your job done, and easier to pile more jobs on.
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011
I have just returned from one of the most enjoyable facilitation experiences I’ve had in a long time. I conducted a brief workshop on crisis communication for the Cooperative Communicators Association Institute in San Antonio. The Annual Conference was packed with more than 130 communicators from coops around the country. Every industry from financial to farming, power to produce.
A funny thing happened to me on the way to the podium, so I couldn’t help but change my open:
“You know, when I lead presentation workshops, I always tell clients to ‘lead with sexy.’ Not the Congressman Weiner kind, but definitely something that grabs the audience’s attention so you start with a bang! Of course, I wasn’t planning to start a fire as my open, but how appropriate and convenient is it, when the conference is called Caliente! Hot Ideas for Cooperative Communicators, and the opening workshop is Crisis Communications: Staying out of the Hot Seat?! A little crisis, with a fast clean up is the perfect way for us to get started!”