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Hidden Messages Behind Public Speaking

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Over the years I’ve coached a broad range of clients toward the goal of making their public speaking and media appearances more effective. My clients have included the CEO’s of many of the largest, most successful companies in America, which leads me to my first point. 1) Successful…

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Tips on How to be Better at Public Speaking

 Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR Being good at public speaking is a useful tool in almost every career. In public relations, public speaking is great way to communicate your message to your target audience. Events like conferences, networking and promotional events might require you to inform, entertain and influence an audience.  A good public speaker is not…

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Here’s How to Overpower Your Fear of Public Speaking

Fiona Cutts The statistics on public speaking speak for themselves – 74% of people are afraid of addressing an audience. If you are one of the ones who can do this proficiently, and even enjoy it, you will have more ease in your work life and an edge in today’s competitive world. I am all…

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Glossophobia: The Fear of Public Speaking

By Dian Griesel, President of Dian Griesel International Did you know that as many as 75% of all people suffer from the affects of Glossophobia? Yes, that’s right: Glossophobia or, as it is more commonly known, fear of public speaking. For many, fear of public speaking is a fear greater than death. Fortunately the terror…

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Joining the World of Public Relations

  Ronn Torossian, CEO of 5WPR There are plenty of career opportunities  in the public relations industry, as well as certain things that people can do to excel at landing a position. Ideally, they should try to land an entry-level position in an agency and attend networking events to get the best results.  Choosing a…

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3 Public Relations Stunts and Campaigns That Will Inspire Any Brand

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR In public relations, promoting and protecting a brand is essential. Speaking out may be golden but, in some cases, it can be deadly to a brand’s reputation. Deciding when or how to speak out or stay silent defines a real PR pro. In the past, some amazing brands pulled off inspiring…

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Discrimination Against Russian Speaking Americans Is Wrong

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  Had lunch with a friend of mine yesterday who was born in Russia, moved to New York City when he was three years old and has lived here his whole life, whispered to me at a posh Upper East Side restaurant he is ashamed of his name and is regularly discriminated…

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How To Become a Fearless Public Speaker

Dave Aizer  Okay, so you hate public speaking. The thought of it sends shivers down your spine, produces a lump in your throat and makes your hands clammy. You’d rather do almost anything than give a speech or appear on TV to promote your business or brand. However, there’s one big problem: from a publicity and marketing…

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We Have Met The (Publics’) Enemy And It Is Us

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant The phrase, “We have met the enemy and it is us” has been attributed to many people. But who can truthfully deny that the idiom too often also applies to our craft, the public relations business, and to our elder kin, the advertising industry (and to many of the clients…

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Truth and Facts in Public Relations

Mark Weiner, Chief Insights Officer, Cision & Chief Executive Officer, PRIME Research Americas Public Relations is a function of “truth” and “fact.”  While some of us may focus on one more than the other, as a public relations research consultant, I deal in both truth and facts. Let’s consider the difference between the two: A fact is a reality…

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How Important Are Political Statements By Entertainers? (And the Public Relations Affect Of Actors Talking Politics.)

Arthur Solomon, Public Relations Consultant Prior to joining Burson-Marsteller, where as senior vice president/senior counselor I was responsible for restructuring, managing and playing key roles in some of the most significant national and international sports and nonsports programs and travelled internationally as a media advisor to high-ranking government officials, I worked at a PR firm whose…

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Fired Google Engineer Says He was Fired for Speaking Out

Mark Angelo, CEO, Yorkville Advisors Google is in the headlines again, and not for reasons the company would like to be. A former Google engineer is suing Google, alleging that he was fired because he chose to speak out about “racism, sexism, and harassment.” Tim Chevalier claims he was wrongfully terminated as retaliation for his disclosures…

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Nine Ways to Nail Your Next Speaking Engagement

Filomena Fanelli, CEO/Founder, Impact PR & Communications Once upon a time, an unprepared public speaker who was invited to a speaking engagement before a group of 9-year-olds, bombed big time. She arrived unprepared, failed to make clear points and talked too fast. The audience fidgeted and talked and otherwise fussed, and I, who, as you may…

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10 Effective Habits of Public Speakers

By Dian Griesel, President of Dian Griesel International Are you looking to captivate an audience for your next meeting? Or are you interested in delivering an unforgettable presentation? Public speaking is a useful skill to possess for garnering investors, increasing staff morale or engaging with the media. If you follow these tips, you will surely…

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Public Relations Tactics That Support Investor Relations in Booms & Busts

It’s true that investor relations and public relations perform different functions, serve different internal and external audiences, and operate under their own sets of best practices or – in the case of IR – regulations. And because IR and PR often don’t have the same specific objectives or report to the same supervisors, it’s not…

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Public Relations Explained: An Acceptance Speech ‘Spoof’ from Hollywood’s Biggest Night Breaks It Down

By Alison Monaghan, Communications Director, Happy Medium It would be rare to find a PR professional out there who is not routinely asked, “What exactly IS public relations?” Of course the simplest explanation would be preparing a spokesperson for their moment in the public, whether that be through press opportunities, public speaking, or reputation management. It’s our job…

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Executive Briefing 2.17.16 – We Must Reject Stereotypes; Speaking Up in Business Pays; If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Get Paid

In today’s Executive Briefing we take a look at Shirley Chisholm: We Must Reject Stereotypes from Neil Foote, President & Founder, Foote Communications.  Also included is a look at Why Speaking Up in Business Pays from Jennifer S. Wilkov Founder, Speak Up Women. As we begin 2016 and start our sixth year of publishing CommPRO, I’d like to take a moment to thank…

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Do You Feel Visible?

Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D In a 2016 study, 240 senior leaders of a Silicon Valley technology company were asked to identify the most-critical factors for success at their level. The group agreed on track record and skills-based factors: a history of delivering results, technical depth of expertise, and the ability to manage a technical team.…

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