Archive for April, 2011

How Could We Market NASA?

How Could We Market NASA?

Friday, as the world absorbs the Royal Wedding, another event of historical and sentimental significance is scheduled to take place this side of the pond. After almost 30 years, and more than 130 flights, the US space shuttle program is set to begin its next-to-last mission. Despite the accomplishments of the program, and its tragedies, […]

A Day Without Wi-Fi

A Day Without Wi-Fi

Technology convinces us that we can communicate at any time with any person in any place. It gives us a confidence of connection that, as communicators, we rely on. And, when it doesn’t work, we can lose it. Quickly. But creatively. Today, in parts of the US, Verizon’s 4G network was the 0G network. Any […]

Age Bias in the Communications Profession? (Part Two)

Age Bias in the Communications Profession? (Part Two)

I thought – when I posted warnings from an “executive search consultant” about the dangers of aging – that I would simply experience the therapeutic benefits of blogging, release the negative energy the conversation created, and return to life as a mid-century communicator. But there’s much more to this issue than one chat with a […]

Donald, We Hardly Know Ye

Donald, We Hardly Know Ye

For all of Donald Trump’s success in business he fails a critical test for anyone who aspires to be President of the United States: We don’t know him. Oh we do know Donald Trump’s excessive lifestyle and artificial hair. But we don’t know him. What drives him. What gives him hope. What he wants. What […]

Age Bias in the Communications Profession?

Age Bias in the Communications Profession?

I had a most disturbing conversation with an “executive search consultant” looking for a head of internal communications for a Fortune 500 company. He told me he only wanted candidates with strategic views of how communications can engage employees. Good. He only wanted candidates with the emotional intelligence to deal with a collection of strong […]

How Do You Work Through "Communicator's Block?"

How Do You Work Through “Communicator’s Block?”

I haven’t posted in a while. I found myself experiencing communicator’s block. You know that “I have something to say but I simply can’t find it” panic? That happened to me with this blog. So I took time off to rediscover why I started writing and, as a result, learned a few lessons about what […]