Executive Presence Series: Rock the Platform

It has happened… You have been asked to take the stage—to moderate, to be a panelist, maybe even keynote. The appearance is only weeks away, but this opportunity could open doors. Ready to get serious? My team can help. Introducing another offering in my Executive Presence Series: Rock the Platform. We’ll not only prep you, but we’ll counsel you on how to organize your thoughts, have a focus,…

13 Reasons Why People Hate Posting on LinkedIn—and a Cure

  You’re scared.  Admit it. You’ve been thinking about it.   In fact, you have a draft post that you’ve been working on for months, but haven’t yet hit send.  Some of you have dabbled on your camera phones and thought about posting that video where you gave some pretty rocking tips, but then said: “What am I doing? I’m not an influencer?”  Are you lurking on LinkedIn, and…

6 Tips for Your Next EmCee Gig

DIFFERENT SKILLS are required for different opportunities.  The more skills you’ve honed, the more repeat invitations you will receive for those skills. Whether you are asked to be an emcee, a moderator, a keynote, a panelist, a facilitator or host a fireside chat, each comes with different demands and require different skills. I am elite communicator, and with that comes not only the ability to pivot, but the…

Ep 43: #ThrowbackThursday Employee Advocacy with John Graham Jr.

We’re reaching back into the crates and pulling the most downloaded episode of all times with this employee advocacy guru, and my friend John Graham, Jr.  A special tribute to Jinja beverage company founder Reuben Canada is also included at the end of the episode.  RIP, Reuben, your friends, John and L Michelle. Podcast: Play in new window | Download Podcast: Play in new window | Download

Honors Guest Lecture at TCU

I’m headed your way,  Texas Christian University Bob Schieffer School of Strategic Communicationy.  It’s time to go deep.  I’ll bring a PR case from my experience, and we’ll dissect how dialogic ethics could have improved results.  This is an honors course, so I plan to challenge your thinking.  Thank you Dr. Lambiase and Dr. English  for having me. See you there!

Is Employee Advocacy at Odds with Building Your  Personal Brand?

Within the past several years, companies have adopted digital employee advocacy as a way to harness the power of their workforce for low-cost, high-impact marketing, sales and recruiting. Let’s face it, if you have even a dozen or more employees, it can be a powerfully compelling force for outreach. If you have hundreds of thousands of employees bought into one of the many digital platforms like Social Chorus,…

5 Keys to Thriving (not just surviving) in Strategic Communications for Journalists Wondering How to Get the Best PR Gigs

Returning to the National Association of Black Journalists Convention this year was exciting because for the first time since joining a student chapter at the age of 18, I was invited to sit on a panel to speak.  When the organizer and I spoke, we agreed that this wouldn’t be the same PR panel that happens each year–the dialogue that talks about transitioning from journalism to PR with a…

Black Journalism Veterans Share Tips on Powerful Storytelling
The energy at this year’s National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) convention was palpable, but it was noticeably different than in years past. What made the difference? There was a deliberate focus on the power of tech to not only drive powerful storytelling, but to also liberate a profession that has typically been tethered to news desks. It was four days to consider the possibilities of media ownership,…

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