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Public Relations expert Molly McPherson, APR, reveals the best practices help leaders become indestructible in today's digital age and crisis-proof their organizations. A mix of discussing current news events along with interviews with newsmakers, communications professionals and business owners while providing insight from 20+ years of public relations and crisis communications expertise working for FEMA and heading communications for the cruise line industry to help take the fear out of communicating in the age of scrutiny. This podcast helps leaders communicate confidently--in writing, speaking, body language, social media -- to be heard, seen and relevant.

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Molly McPherson is not your average public relations practitioner. She can whip out a media statement, geek out over how a crisis started and knows her way around Twitter but when you get right down to it, her role is to help leaders protect themselves in the digital age. 

Molly's combined experience as the head of communications for the cruise line industry and her role in shaping FEMA's online media efforts turned into a passion for helping organizations and their leaders feel comfortable communicating in the digital age. She is the founder of the online training program, Confident Leader Network and loves to talk about current events and how *not* to become the subject of the next viral news story. 

The State Funeral of President George H.W. Bush: From the Frosty First Pew to the Eulogy: Ep. 6

December 11, 2018

As the country mourned the passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush, former presidents, congressional leaders and figures from across the political spectrum gathered for his funeral at Washington National Cathedral. While millions of people watched the service to honor Bush as a member of Congress, an ambassador to the United Nations, the director of…

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Just Listen

December 4, 2018

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Stephen R. Covey. Are you really listening? One of the most valuable tools for communication is the ability to listen and understand what someone is saying and feeling. Whether we are solving issues at home or tackling…

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How to Be a Great Conversationalist

November 27, 2018

With our daily communications frequently moving to the online world, we have forgotten some of the nuances of face to face interaction. Improving our conversation skills, both as a speaker and a listener, allows us to sharpen our message and get a better understanding from those we communicate with. This episode features a recent NY…

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Interview Secrets from the Other Side of the Desk with Ellen Mahoney

November 19, 2018

Chances are you’ve been in many job interviews over the course of your career, and maybe even interviewed some candidates for your organization. In today’s episode of Communicate with Confidence, I’m talking to Ellen Mahoney, chief human resources officer of Harvard Business School. Ellen has more than 30 years experience interviewing applicants from a wide…

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How to Get a Handle on Filler Words in Your Vocabulary

November 19, 2018

Filler words. They’re a pesky tic that everyone uses. But if overused, filler words can undermine the potential for your success. We use them to take up space in a conversation, give us time to think up a response or simply because it’s a habit we’re not even aware of.   In this episode of…

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