Monthly Archives: May 2014

Cheering Against the Team

If I hear one more screed about the benefit of working in a team environment… This represents the last in our series of analyses centering on the Arthur W. Page Society publication, “The CEO View: The Impact of Communications on Corporate Character in a 24×7 Digital World.” It involves a touchy subject for many. The […]

Handshakes and Introductions: A Primer for Global Communicators

Today we continue with an excerpt from my recent position paper, “The Global Communicator’s Welcome to Washington Guide.” The most obvious step for solidifying bonds with reporters is the direct approach. Write or call reporters who cover the diplomatic beat at major newspapers like The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street […]

Welcome to Washington, D.C.

Today we continue with an excerpt from my recent position paper, “The Global Communicator’s Welcome to Washington Guide.” Imagine yourself plunked down in the middle of a foreign country. You’ve never been there before. You’ve had only a quick and hasty course explaining the new country’s culture and style. Worst of all, you don’t know anyone […]

“The Global Communicator’s Welcome to Washington Guide”

Today begins a series of excerpts over the next few weeks from my new position paper, “The Global Communicator’s Welcome to Washington Guide.” One area of consensus became clear as I conducted research for this paper. During interview after interview with non-U.S. communicators posted to Washington, D.C., there was agreement that few reliable resources exist […]

Get Out of My Office

Today we cover some sage advice from “The CEO View: The Impact of Communications on Corporate Character in a 24×7 Digital World,” released recently by the Arthur W. Page Society. One Fortune 50 CEO who responded to the society’s study reported that he banished his chief communications officer from company headquarters for three weeks immediately […]

Communications Training Videos Now Offered on Two Channels

This one’s from the shameless self-promotion department to let you know that today I launched my new video channel on Vimeo and overhauled the “Communications Training TV” channel on YouTube. These bite-size video lessons should prove a boon to executives—especially those who learn best visually—who don’t have the luxury of spending long, uninterrupted periods of […]

Global Public Affairs, PR Executives Arriving in DC, This One’s for You

International communicators face a daunting task when they arrive for a posting in Washington, D.C. Until now, answering their questions about navigating new surroundings was often challenging. How to learn about the unique characteristics of the American media? How to get in touch with reporters who cover their issues? Who to turn to for help […]