Allow Me to Interrupt This News Conference to Hug a Friend!

Allow Me to Interrupt This News Conference to Hug a Friend!

When holding a news conference, the rule of thumb is to avoid distractions and stay focused on your message. Most rules, of course, have exceptions. We found one when Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo talked with the media about his decision to resign and become the...
Winning the Interruption Tug-of-War

Winning the Interruption Tug-of-War

Reporters love to interrupt someone who is in the middle of delivering a key message. Interruptions give control of the interview to the reporter and they really like that. If you are being questioned by a reporter, it’s your job to not let interruptions happen...

The Four C’s of Presentations: Connection

In our series on the Four C’s of Presentations, Terri discusses the importance of creating connection: Connection is more than just being likable and engaging. While you should certainly strive for both of those elements, connection is about helping your audience feel...

The Four C’s of Presentations: Credibility

In our series on the Four C’s of Presentations, Terri discusses the importance of establishing credibility: If you cannot bring credibility into your presentations, you will struggle to motivate your listeners to take you or your message seriously. Don’t...
He’s Not the Grinch, but He Admits to Stealing Christmas!

He’s Not the Grinch, but He Admits to Stealing Christmas!

It is every communicator’s desire to deliver a memorable statement that dominates water cooler chat the next day. With passion and authority, Premier Brian Pallister of Manitoba, Canada accomplished that by pushing COVID-19 restrictions during the holidays. His blunt,...