I was recently interviewed by Simon Erskine Locke, Founder & CEO of CommunicationsMatch.com, as part of CommunicationMatch’s Insights video series. Check it out for a variety of short, yet highly informative, interviews with global communication experts on hot topics of the day : My topic: Tips for managing fake news. Click below and in 3 […]
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I’ve been a public speaking trainer and coach for more than twenty-five years and have helped hundreds of clients overcome a variety of public speaking challenges. Often the task is not so much telling a client what to do, but more what not to do. Below are three major rules to keep in mind if you want to be perceived as a credible and confident communicator in any professional situation.
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On September 23rd I had the tables turned on me. Rather than being the coach for a media interview, I had the honor of being interviewed by Anna-Marie Capomaccio, a reporter with Radio France Internationale (RFN). This U.S. presidential election has gained extraordinary global interest and RFN is following every step of it for their […]
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Carmie McCook, President of Carmie McCook & Associates, a media interview and public speaking training and coaching firm based in Washington, DC was interviewed by Radio French Internationale (RFI) September 23rd to offer professional insights on the first U.S. presidential debate held September 25th at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. The interview aired […]
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What is the Electoral College and how does it work? What is net neutrality? Why don’t viruses respond to antibiotics? These are just a few examples of questions some my clients, who are subject matter experts in their different fields, have been asked by reporters in long-format radio and TV interviews, and by audiences during […]
Revisiting the scenario from last week: Recently, I was listening to a radio news program where a medical scientist was attempting to explain how mosquitoes transmit the Zika virus. The long, technical, response from the doctor sounded just like that: extremely technical as if he was presenting to a panel of medical students. If the […]
Recently, I was listening to a radio news program where a medical scientist was being interviewed on the Zika virus. The question was, How do mosquitoes transmit this virus? The three minute response from the doctor sounded like he was reading a PhD theses on the molecular biology of infectious diseases. The show’s host kept […]
In a few weeks I will be a panelist at Capitol Communicator’s annual conference in Washington D.C., Friday, June 10, 2016 at the NAHB Conference Center. I’ll be co-leading a session on an important topic: “Media Training: How to Simplify Complex Messages.” Over the past month, I posted a series of articles about what to […]
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Two necessary goals when being introduced as a keynote speaker Imagine this scenario: You were just selected to be the keynote speaker at a conference. This is a great opportunity for you to establish yourself as an authority in your field to a captive audience of potential clients. Of course, developing a short speech that […]
Quick recap: In my last two posts, you’ve accepted the invitation to speak, you’ve done the research on your audience, you know the logistics about the room, and you’re finally ready to present. Just hold that thought one minute, though. What is the format of the speaking opportunity? The term “format” is vague, but in […]
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You’ve accepted the invitation to speak, you’ve done the research on your audience, and you’ve just finalized your content. All done, right? Not necessarily. While you have completed the bulk of the work for preparing to present, two things which are often overlooked are the setup of the room and technical logistics. The layout of […]
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Being invited to speak or present is an incredible professional compliment and opportunity. While the content of your speech is of course key, so is being relatable to your audience in an engaging way. A one-size-fits-all speech is never as effective as one tailored to your audience. Engaging your audience is extremely hard to do […]
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