• Honest Communication Is Not Optional
    Wednesday July 29, 2009

    By Eric Seidel, CEOThe Media Trainers® Cyber space is bloated with articles, blogs, video and audio criticizing and condemning businesses and their leaders, helping to form negative impressions. Online examples are easy to find: The people at the top in general are the subject of a recent blog post entitled The Demonization of Corporate Executives. […]

  • Congress Fiddles; Does Business Enjoy Being Burned?
    Sunday March 22, 2009

    By Eric Seidel, CEOThe Media Trainers, LLC “Retention bonuses are a form of extortion.”—Barney Frank on CBS’ Face the Nation, 3-22-09.While public anger in reaction to the AIG bonus payments is understandable, knee-jerk legislation from Congress is not. Yet, on top of the punitive 90% surtax bill already passed by the House, Financial Services Committee […]

  • Why AIG is Getting Such a Bitter Reaction
    Monday March 16, 2009

    “Anyone who talks about you…or your business…is media!” Emotions always, A-L-W-A-Y-S, trump statistics and, usually, legitimate facts. So, even if you can see a rational reason for the latest bonuses paid to AIG executives, people are upset, angry and, in some cases, demanding retribution. And the president is looking for legal ways to recover the […]