• Blind Man Swinging at a Piñata
    Thursday November 3, 2011

        By Eric M. Seidel, CEO The Media Trainers®, LLC   First, this disclaimer: I have no preference in the GOP presidential contest. I observe press conferences, interviews and debates through the prism of techniques. With that said, Herman Cain’s response to sex harassment charges has been a graduate-level course in what NOT to […]

  • …But You Can’t Hide
    Tuesday February 22, 2011

    By Eric Seidel, CEO The Media Trainers® Did someone forget to tell doctors in Wisconsin about cameras, smart phones, the Internet, social media and cable news outlets? You’d think people smart enough to get through medical school would understand that in today’s world of instant global communications anything they say or do, especially in the […]

  • Internet Forecaster Predicts Future
    Wednesday December 15, 2010

    Andrew Gaspar predicted the Internet By Eric M. Seidel, CEO The Media Trainers, LLC The Internet: our instant connection to the world. What does the future hold? Andrew Gaspar is something of a futurist. In 1980, he predicted the Internet. (I don’t know if he consulted first with Al Gore.) In those days, he says, […]

  • Honest Opinion vs. Political Correctness
    Thursday October 21, 2010

    By Eric Seidel, CEO The Media Trainers, LLC The Juan Williams episode reopens these long-unanswered questions: Where does the right to express an opinion end and political correctness begin? And, how has political correctness managed to become a duplicitous tool to control speech while being applied unevenly in American society? Whether you agree with Williams […]

  • You Talkin’ To Me?
    Tuesday January 5, 2010

    He almost looked at the camera. Almost. (Click on the video below.)But Joe Romm with the Center for American Progress never quite made the full optical commitment and as a result most, if not all, of what he was saying probably wasn’t heard. Because of his eyes. He was looking at something. Or someone. Perhaps […]

  • 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 […]