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How to Apologize During a PR Crisis: Why Ellen DeGeneres Kept Quiet (And Why You Shouldn't)

How to Apologize During a PR Crisis: Why Ellen DeGeneres Kept Quiet (And Why You Shouldn’t)

A few weeks back, the Ellen Degeneres Show fell under heavy scrutiny for how it’s treated its employees in the past. Reports came flying in about the working conditions that many employees have been experiencing while filming the show. Many of which include racism and intimidation. The calls for cancellation are loud and clear – not the for the television program necessarily – but for the host, Ellen DeGeneres. Anyone can find themselves in a…

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How to Win an Argument Every Time

How to Win an Argument Every Time

For many people, arguing is something they would rather avoid. Confrontation is stressful and it sometimes seems like a waste of time. However, in a cultural climate more divisive than ever, it is not unusual to be drawn into a dispute.   On this episode of the Confident Communications Podcast, learn strategies for getting the upper hand in an argument so you can get your point across and win it in the end.    For…

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How to Avoid Writing a Social Media Post You'll Regret Later

How to Avoid Writing a Social Media Post You’ll Regret Later

The political meme posted to Facebook.   The tone-deaf tweet.    The clip of your video rant.    The indiscreet post.    If you’re on social media, then the odds are you’ve posted something regrettable online.    It may seem obvious that people shouldn’t post off-color, racist, sexist, and inappropriate comments on social media, but lapses in judgment can happen when people start posting when they are in a “hot” state.    On this episode,…

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Molly McPherson | Confident Communications Podcast | How to Run a First-Class Virtual Presentation or Meeting

How to Run a First-Class Virtual Presentation or Meeting

 Ten Tips for Success As organizations scramble to turn their in-person meetings into virtual events, the session moderators are scrambling as well, transitioning their in-person presentations for the small screen. ​ For these presenters delivering a captivating presentation in person can be challenging enough, but now they need to compete with technology and distractions. ​ On the podcast this week, ten tips to help you perform a first-class virtual meeting or presentation. ​ For…

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Six Phrases to Make Your Emails More Upbeat

Six Phrases to Make Your Emails More Upbeat

The first half of 2020 has been a challenge to live through, let alone work through, so it is no surprise that the stress and anxiety of coping with the upheaval could be reflected in our emails. Too much of a negative tone in your emails means people may peg you as a sourpuss, add more stress onto your customer or colleague, and increases the risk the conversation may find its way onto social media.…

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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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