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Being Black in the White Workplace. A perspective on race-related challenges from Cedric Brown

Being Black in the White Workplace. A perspective on race-related challenges from Cedric Brown

The month of June in the year 2020 will always be known as the month that racial inequality was recognized at a global level and discussed on a digital level like never before in history. One area of the discussions that arose from this month –  the experience for racial minorities in the workplace. On this week’s podcast, Molly speaks with PR professional Cedric Brown about his work experience as a black man working in…

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Celebrating Juneteenth: Why organizations should have noted the day on social media

Celebrating Juneteenth: Why organizations should have noted the day on social media

In the week leading up to June 19, 2020, many communicators were faced with the question: to celebrate Juneteenth or not to celebrate Juneteenth on the company’s social media feed. For big brands, the choice was an easy one to make: definitely.   But if you’re that lone communicator still agonizing over your organization’s silence on racism in the month of June—whether in its public statements, internal communications, or commitment to long-term action—you likely need…

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What To Say About the Lack of Diversity in Your Boardroom

What To Say About the Lack of Diversity in Your Boardroom

As organizations grapple with their responses over recent racial injustice issues, many boards of directors are recognizing the need to change policies at practices at the organizations they govern. However, one overlooked policy could bring the greatest scrutiny straight back into the boardroom – the lack of diversity on the board. On this episode of the podcast, discussing how the composition of the board reflects on the organization and sets the tone for future communication…

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How to Build a Sense of Belonging with Rajkumari Neogy

How to Build a Sense of Belonging with Rajkumari Neogy

A sense of belonging is a human need. People need personal connections to feel accepted and supported. Without it, the feeling of exclusion can create toxic environments at home and at work. According to my guest, the key to these personal connections to feel accepted and supported can come from the traits, tragedies, and traumas of our ancestors for over 200 years in our cellular biology. Rajkumari Neogy is an epigenetic coach and executive consultant…

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A Crisis Response Case Study: Minneapolis

A Crisis Response Case Study: Minneapolis

 The emotions are raw, the disbelieving television coverage from the protests and riots over George Floyd’s death is fresh. In such a tragic and confusing time, one thing is clear – the actions from four officers from the Minneapolis Police Department created a nationwide outrage that spilled onto the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and eventually, cities across the country. But did the department’s response have a hand in adding to the…

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How to Bridge the Technical Divide Between Leaders and Employees with Colleen McFarland

How to Bridge the Technical Divide Between Leaders and Employees with Colleen McFarland

For leaders, it’s not always an easy task to figure out their employees’ needs, wants, or struggles in their job, especially if there is a significant age gap. The risk of losing employees who don’t feel connected to the leadership at a company is far greater if an effective line of communication is not in place.   On the podcast this week, how to bridge the gap between leaders who feel out of touch with…

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Molly McPherson Eating Our Words Episode 82

Eating Your Words: Cookbook Author Alison Roman’s Recipe for an Apology

“Like, what Chrissy Teigen has done is so crazy to me.” That statement, in part, was one of the reasons why food writer and New York Times cooking columnist, Alison Roman, faced a severe backlash and a place in the Twitter Hall of Shaming after she attacked the business strategies of the face of the Cravings brand along with Marie Kondo – the best-selling author devoted to helping people declutter their homes and live by…

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What You Need to Be Telling Your Audience Right Now About Your Pandemic Plans

What You Need to Be Telling Your Audience Right Now About Your Pandemic Plans

If you turn on the television or spend any time on social media, there is no doubt you’ve heard from numerous companies sharing their concerns about the coronavirus outbreak. The ad copy is heavy; the music – somber.    Now more than ever… In these times of uncertainty… As the doors may be closed…   It’s understandable that many businesses adjusted their advertising, voice-overs, and copywriting to show care and concern for customers during the…

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How to Be An Exceptional Podcast Guest with Kelly Glover

How to Be an Exceptional Podcast Guest with Kelly Glover

Podcasting has become one of the most effective communication mediums today. Whether it’s a weekly internal program for employees or sitting in as a guest in an area of focus, leaders can utilize podcasting for optimal reach and influence.   On this week’s podcast, Molly speaks with Kelly Glover, the founder of the Talent Squad, who helps clients get booked on podcast interviews to reach their ideal clients. In this episode, Kelly shares her tips…

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Ann Wylie

How to Write During COVID-19: 3 Steps to Communicate Better During the Pandemic

As leaders and communicators head into month three of responding to the coronavirus outbreak, many are starting to feel the stress creating content.  I know I feel it. However, writing would feel far more overwhelming to me if I couldn’t tap into one of my favorite writing resources: my favorite writing coach, Ann Wiley.   Her workshops have transformed my writing, and now I’m sharing these valuable writing tips with you In this episode, Ann teaches…

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