08/02/2020
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Communications Journalism
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3088 Views
Journalist Jungle: Knowing the Rules
"Are we 'off the record?', 'on background' or is it 'not for attribution'? What's the difference? When speaking with the media, you need to know, particularly when managing a crisis. There are rules of engagement and understanding the media parlance is imperative. Here's a guide
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13/02/2020
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Communications Finance & business Journalism
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4000 Views
Hong Kong Inc: Crisis Strategy Guide
Crisis Guide: Hongkong is known for its resilience and will need every ounce of that right now. Eight months of protests were quickly followed by the debilitating hashtag#coronavirus, ripping out the annual spending spree of the Chinese New Year. The dread of the economic hurt is to come and the impact will be brutal. More than ever, business owners need a crisis strategy, to manage the immediate pain and to navigate the long-term. I hope these suggestions can help.
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John Dawson
19/04/2015
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Communications
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4032 Views
PR Week Interviews Former Bloomberg Anchor John Dawson On His Transition To Communications
The long-time former Bloomberg TV anchor has switched sides to the PR world. He talks about why he made the decision, what he's learned so far and the road ahead.
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24/01/2020
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Communications
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3378 Views
Davos Guide: Panel Power
A rabbit in the headlight, a peacock on show; or the lion in the jungle? Which one are you? Which one you would rather be is a given. Attaining panel fitness, like any workout, requires an investment of time, practice, self-discipline and following a few rules
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25/01/2020
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Communications Journalism
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3511 Views
Davos Guide: Winning with Journalists
“There is no way I’m speaking to the media. It’s too risky.” In my 20 years with Bloomberg, I must have heard, and overheard, that same mantra countless times. At the 50th annual World Economic Forum, which kicks off today in Davos, Switzerland, it will become a chorus line. “It’s too risky!” Maybe but it doesn’t have to be if you are prepared, know your message, know the journalist(s) you engage with and, here’s the kicker, you’re on point with what they’re after.
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05/03/2020
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Communications Entertainment
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3595 Views
Oscar Nerves: How to Conquer Your Fear of Public Speaking
OSCARS: The 92nd Academy Awards in Los Angeles will see winners from 24 different categories step up to accept an Oscar. For non-actors, the acceptance speech may trigger an adrenaline rush of euphoria and sheer fear. Public speaking is regarded as the most dreaded phobia in the world, topping spiders, divorce, heights and losing your job. What can you do to ease the nerves? Here are a few tips and, as inspiration, examples of public speaking greatness from past Oscar winners.
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