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Martin Luther King, Jr., a “Committed Life”

Patrice Tanaka, Founder & Chief Joy Officer, Joyful Planet LLC  On this day, we celebrate the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who sacrificed his life in the fight for civil rights. Just days after his assassination, Congress passed the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Two score later, Sen. Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president of the U.S.,…

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Communications Lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Franklin Walton, Artist, Writer, and Communications Counsel As the years pass, we will inevitably come to new appreciations of the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to social justice and American values. Readers at CommPRO.biz will find insights about that from people better qualified than me. I can, however, offer a few PR insights…

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Finite Disappointment, Infinite Hope – Martin Luther King, Jr.  

Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO of CommunicationsMatchTM  Two months before Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, he discussed the struggle for civil rights and said: “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” This year as we celebrate Dr. King’s life and extraordinary achievements, these words have additional resonance.   They remind us that…

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Inspirational Lessons Learned From Martin Luther King Jr. (Presentation)

Editor’s Note: On this national holiday, we celebrate the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., an American hero. How can Dr. King help you become a better leader and entrepreneur? Here are a few lessons we’ve learned from Dr. King that inspire us to keep his dream of moral and cultural change alive. Inspirational…

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Executive Briefing 1.18.16: In Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Legendary Communicator & Leader

In today’s Executive Briefing we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Legendary Communicator & Leader.  First Franklin Walton, Ph.D., Principal, Franklin Walton LLC brings us Communications Lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Also included is Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications insight into how It’s Time to Embrace the Power of ‘Somebodiness’. As we begin 2016 and start our sixth year of…

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Dr. King’s Compassionate Talking 

Susan Kuczmarski, Ed.D., Co-Founder, Kuczmarski Innovation  Effective compassion is rooted in words. The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., engaged in compassionate talking. He was direct, open and deep. All leaders can learn from Dr. King’s use of words and how he communicated to others. Leaders who nurture compassion among employees often experience significant long-term benefits…

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Super Bowl 52: Celebrity Endorsements, A.I. & Vikings, Oh My!

Alyson S. Campbell, CEO & Founder of Heart & Soul PR At a cost of nearly $5 million for a 30 second commercial, according to Sports Illustrated, and with very few spots offered during the Super Bowl 52 this year, this didn’t leave much time or room for marketers to make  an impression on consumers.  At such…

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We Are The Monument – Look!

  “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be…

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Richard Levick on Finding Courage

“Justice is a train that always comes too late.” –Yevgeny Yevtushenko Knowledge may be power but too much of it at once can be, well, overpowering. I’ve been a consummate reader since childhood when Catcher in the Rye and Instant Replay captured my imagination and I realized that entire evenings could be lost in books. A decade later I…

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Richard Levick – Finding Grace

“News is what people want to keep hidden, and everything else is publicity.” – Bill Moyers There is a story in the Talmud – though I have heard variations from other religions – which says that while still in utero, a baby is filled with all of the knowledge of the Torah but that just…

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Is Leonard Pitts Jr., A Sort of Modern-Day Messiah of Journalism?

Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Do you ever come upon an article in one of those relics we call newspapers and it pounds your mind into attention and elicits your respect? Well, one written by nationally-syndicated, Pulitzer-Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. yanked me into reading every word, and then into rereading what stood out…

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Richard Levick – Look

  “’Siehst du?’ in German, ‘Do you get the picture?’ in English, and ‘Tu vois?’ in French are more often than not metaphors that ask about understanding rather than vision. Across a broad range of human cultures, the visual sense has risen to such a position of prominence that to envision often means to understand.”…

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Frederick Douglass: An African-American Patriarch of Public Relations

Jamaal R. Bell, MCM, APR FrazierHeiby, Director of Strategic Communication Frederick Douglass (1818-1895), abolitionist and women’s rights advocate, is one of the most influential black leaders of the 19th century. He was born a slave and became a renowned writer and speaker. While enslaved in Baltimore, Sophia Auld was teaching a young Douglass to read…

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