What were you doing 18 years ago this week, on September 11, 2001? If you’re like most people in my talks and workshops, you know exactly where you were, what you were doing and what you thought about first when you heard about the first plane crashing into the World Trade Center.
But have you thought about how the way you find and react to news has changed since that day? Today, we wouldn’t run to television stations to find the latest on breaking news; we’d grab our cell phones or laptops. Not only that, but the public now has a bigger voice in how news is disseminated–good or bad.
Today on the Confident Communications Podcast, I’m sharing my own thoughts and reactions to the attacks. And I’m sharing why if you’re not changing with the times in your own reactions to big stories, you’re going to be left behind as a leader.
Mentioned In This Episode
- Live coverage of the Today Show – 9/11/01 (fast-forward to 1:46:30 for coverage)
- Podcast on how engineers can communicate better
- Episode 37: The JFK Jr. Plane Crash
Stay Relevant in the 21st Century
If you want to stay relevant in how you get and respond to breaking stories–both in your organization and out–be sure to download my Top 5 Rookie Mistakes guide.
Molly McPherson, M.S., APR, combines her knowledge of current communication practices with years of news and PR experience to help people become modern-age communicators in their industry and help to build crisis-proof businesses. From her work in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the cruise line industry in Washington, D.C., Molly develops the right plans and messaging for clients to protect and build their reputations. Molly founded Confident Communications executive learning program and frequently speaks on crisis communications, public relations and social media.