Archive for June, 2010

A Video Welcome to A Communicator's View

A Video Welcome to A Communicator’s View

Welcome to A Communicator’s View, my new look at what is happening in the world through a communicator’s eyes. Every day, in many worlds we observe, we can learn the fundamentals of effective communication, simply by taking a sharp look at what’s happening inside and behind the events. So join us. Please subscribe. And take […]

How Must Communicators Change?

How Must Communicators Change?

My mother once asked me why I didn’t become a doctor or a lawyer. “Why,” I asked, “would you get nicer birthday presents?” “No,” she replied, “so I wouldn’t have to explain what you do to everyone. No one knows what a business communicator is.” I thought of that today as I tried to explain, […]

What if Nobody Says Yes?

What if Nobody Says Yes?

As I sat with the head of talent of a major energy company last week, he reviewed the list of job openings in the final stages of negotiation, many of them senior-level positions. And he marveled how much difficulty the company was having “closing the deal” with these potential employees. All of a sudden the […]

When Do I Get to Sleep?

When Do I Get to Sleep?

When I was growing up – yes, back when televisions had rabbit ears and cities had three or four stations maximum – a weekend afternoon watching a golf tournament was an opportunity for sleep. One or two cameras, at most, would take a very long time to show very little, as fuzzy television figures walked […]

Obama: Is He the Communicator We Need?

Obama: Is He the Communicator We Need?

He reportedly rarely runs late, is never unprepared and always has something to say. But when, in the US, we elected Barack Obama to the White House in 2008, what else were we expecting? Did we vote as much out of hope as from evaluation? And are there any reasons to be disappointed? Any communicators […]