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5 Communications Blunders You're Making During A Job Interview

You could hear the oxygen leave the room after I asked the question.

The man across the table went white, looked down and fumbled through his papers. 1,348 more words

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The Mooch, The Media & The Message

**UPDATE JULY 31ST, 2017 – SCARAMUCCI WAS FIRED 10 DAYS AFTER TAKING OVER AND ONE DAY AFTER THIS BLOG WAS WRITTEN**

Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci’s appointment as communications chief at the White House is (as he may put it) a huge “fuck you” to both journalism and strategic communications. 940 more words

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So, You Want To Be A Politician?

An acquaintance recently suggested he was going into politics — and asked me for advice.

As someone who has covered politics as a journalist, has worked in politics as a strategist and has close friends in politics, I tend to field this question quite a bit. 1,320 more words

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Ego, Tech and the 'Bro' Culture

Unchecked ego has been the downfall of many a man (and, to be clear, it’s mostly men).

The latest example isĀ Uber CEO Travis Kalanick who resigned after an unending… 878 more words

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Plain Language: An Innovative Solution That Will Change The World

When I first started working with tech companies a few years ago, I was sitting with a founder in Toronto having a conversation about the company’s goals moving forward. 870 more words

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Top 5 Tech PR Blunders of 2016

It’s a troubling trend.

Many of the top PR mistakes in 2016 have included people and companies in the tech sector. It’s actually uncanny how many there have been — and an indicator that tech needs to start paying more attention to reputation management and not just marketing. 996 more words

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White Noise: A New Era of Politicians Hijacking The News

There’s a scene in the movie “Gladiator” where General-turned-slave, Maximus (played by Russell Crowe), is worried he will be unfairly killed by the King during competition. 2,259 more words

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