Category: Panel Discussions

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1980s Music: The Best Songs (and My Favorites) From The Decade

I’m a huge fan and collector of music from the 1980s.

Although most of the content on this blog is about media and presentation training, I decided to indulge my hobby on this “hidden” page.

Each week, I’ll add a 1980s song that I think you should hear. You’ll know many of them—but I hope to add several along the way that you’ve never heard before. Please jump in and let me know what you think in the comments section!

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April 2016 Group Media Training Workshop

Media Training Workshop April 5 & 6 In NYC: Early Discount Ends Soon

Are you a spokesperson for your company, organization, or agency? Do you have a memorable message to deliver to the media? Do you know how to answer even the most challenging questions with confidence?

Please join us in NYC on April 5 & 6, 2016 for our two-day media training and message development workshop! Each participant will receive on-camera practice with personalized feedback, as well as an in-person evaluation of their messages and media strategies.

The early registration discount for this workshop ends soon.

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Now Open: The Donald J. Trump School of Media Training (A Parody)

Donald Trump has found great success while doing virtually everything we teach spokespersons NOT to do in our workshops.

That got me thinking: What would the Donald J. Trump School of Media Training look like?

In this parody piece, I imagine how he would advertise his school. If you’re a Trump fan and don’t appreciate humor about this sort of thing, you might want to skip this post. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy.

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This Week: It’s Time For My Annual Summer Break

Dear Readers,

It’s time to get away from the computer, spend some focused and restorative time with my family, and take a week off for my annual summer break.

I’ll be back on Monday, June 15. Until then, I wish you a wonderful week ahead.

Thanks for reading, and see you soon!

– Brad

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It’s Time For My Annual Summer Break

Dear Readers,

It’s time to get away from the computer, spend some focused and restorative time with my family, and take a couple of weeks off for my annual summer break.

I’ll be back on Monday, July 21. Until then, I wish you a wonderful couple of weeks ahead.

Thanks for reading, and see you soon!

– Brad

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Just Updated: Our List Of Books You Should Read

Looking for some great books to read?

I just updated our recommended reading list, which features the best public speaking, crisis communications, body language, and media training books I’ve ever read.

Since several websites are already pointing to the original article, I decided to keep the URL the same.

The updated post is here. Hope you enjoy it!

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Just Updated: Our Popular “PowerPoint Mistakes” Post

Three years ago, I wrote a post called “The Five Most Common PowerPoint Mistakes.”

I recently reread that post and concluded that it needed to be refreshed. (What started out as a “refresh and update” post became an almost entirely rewritten post.)

Since several websites are already pointing to the original article, I decided to keep the

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