Leaders in business juggle communication challenges from all angles–their teams, the media and even their families. On the plus side, if we’re open and communicating, we’re able to choose the message that others hear. Unfortunately, that’s not always what happens in the real world.
As this week’s guest, Scott Harvey, tells us, too many people aren’t active listeners and don’t always communicate openly with the press–to their detriment. On this week’s episode of the Confident Communicator Podcast, Scott is sharing tips on how to be a better listener and how to make sure your message is front and center (even if asked a question you don’t want to answer).
In a departure from our typical episodes, I also asked Scott to talk about social media from our children’s perspectives. As parents, we want to make sure our kids are safe online and he shares some great tips for doing just that–so you can go back to being a leader at home and beyond.
About Scott Harvey
After 20 years in law enforcement and over 10 years owning his own company, Scott has learned a lot about what makes people successful. From supervising officers as their Sargent to teaching thousands of D.A.R.E classes, and speaking professionally to over 100,000 people, Scott has honed his ability to teach these leadership skills to others. He is one of the most in-demand youth speakers in Kentucky, and does over 70 shows each year passing on what he has learned.
Through his business coaching and mastermind, Scott also gets the opportunity to sit down, face-to-face, with the entrepreneurs and challenge them to grow their businesses without sacrificing their family or their health. He’s using his experiences and unique style of personalized motivation to help entrepreneurs every day.
With over 10,000 followers across his social media channels, Scott is someone people enjoy hearing from. His wife of 20+ years and his two teenage daughters keep him on his toes, and on his best behavior! They also provide a lot of his content as he is “in the trenches” everyday as a husband, a dad, and an entrepreneur. Find out more about Scott on his website.
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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.