• Commander-in-Chief Rewind: Mishandling the News Media
    Friday October 30, 2009

    By Eric Seidel, CEOThe Media Trainers®Are these really the same people who ran Barack Obama’s brilliant campaign? And is this president the same man who, as a candidate, talked about bringing an end to a politically polarized Nation’s Capitol? It’s too difficult to refrain from commenting on this “war” between the White House and Fox […]

  • Public Official to Reporter: “Do you know that Jesus loves you?”
    Monday October 26, 2009

    Former County Executive Joe Ortwerth By Eric Seidel, CEOThe Media Trainers® Is your local public servant supposed to be doing God’s work? That question probably would receive conflicting—and contentious—responses. The video below concerns a new juvenile justice center built in St. Charles County, Missouri. The county executive, Joe Ortwerth, had been at odds with county […]

  • Attitude!
    Sunday October 11, 2009

    CNBC’s Joe Kernen interviews Xerox CEO Ursula Burns (left); Yahool CEO Carol Bartz By Eric Seidel, CEOThe Media Trainers®Attitude is key! How you feel about an interview going into it plays a big part in what you get out of it. Negative feelings find a way to come out. Facial expressions, overall body language, even […]

  • Making a Case Against Luxury Taxes
    Thursday October 1, 2009

    New revenue injections? By Eric Seidel, CEOThe Media Trainers®Luxury tax: A tax placed on products or services that are deemed to be unnecessary or non-essential. This type of tax is an indirect tax in that the tax increases the price of the good or service and is only incurred by those who purchase or use […]