• Executive Rewind: Your Message Consistency is Crucial
    Wednesday January 16, 2019

    When you have good news, you want to get it out far and wide, and quickly. So, General Motors recently held an “Investor Day” at the New York Stock Exchange, where CEO Mary Barra set up camp to report GM’s optimistic predictions: upgrading the company’s original forecast for 2018, and an even rosier picture for […]

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  • Executive Rewind: Defying the Retail Ice Age
    Sunday August 19, 2018

    This is an instructive example of  several important elements you need to consider before interacting with the media. First, be sure you know what story you need to convey. Next, what’s the angle, or news hook. Now, identify your target audiences ahead of time. That’s critical to developing your messaging. And finally, make sure your […]

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  • Executive Rewind: CEO’s Need to Study this CEO
    Tuesday January 5, 2016

    When it comes to interacting with the media, Ken Frazier is among the best. This Merck CEO projects so many positive attributes. He’s accessible, positive, credible, and he answers questions responsively, yet on his terms. And, most importantly, he’s extremely well prepared. Frazier recently was interviewed by Maria Bartiromo on the Fox Business Network. Using the videos […]

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  • Executive Rewind: Mastering the “Sound Bite”
    Thursday March 19, 2015

    It’s a sound bite world. There’s so much information coming at us every minute of every day, it takes a strong “sound bite” to break through the din. Instead of resisting it, learn to master it. Here are a number of very brief (well, after all, they are sound bites) examples. As you watch and listen […]

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  • Practice! Practice! Practice!
    Wednesday August 3, 2011

    By Eric M. Seidel, CEO The Media Trainers®, LLC When it comes to dealing with the media, it’s all about impressions made on target audiences. Bad ones can be made very quickly and be long lasting. Good ones can be quick, too, and need to be repeated. One misstep can change good to bad right […]

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  • You’ve Got 30 Seconds!
    Wednesday August 26, 2009

    Click on this picture! By Eric Seidel, CEO The Media Trainers® Have you noticed how time-constrained live interviews have become on the cable news networks? Tight formats, “hard breaks” and very interruptive news anchors are making it more difficult than ever to clearly make a point. Typically, you get little if any warning just how […]

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