• Executive Rewind: When the Media Report Your Story
    Wednesday January 23, 2019

    So, you submit to a news interview, get in most of your important messages, and you’re anxious to see the reporter’s resulting story. Time for perspective and a dose of realism. Let’s go to the videotape. In a recent post, we took you through three business network interviews of GM CEO Mary Barra on the […]

  • 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 […]

  • You’re Fired!
    Friday December 4, 2009

    GM Chairman and acting CEO, Ed Whitacre Outsted CEO Fritz Henderson By Eric Seidel, CEOThe Media Trainers® It’s bad enough having your firing announced live on national television. But how would you feel if the executive making that announcement treated it cavalierly, as if he was making a new product presentation? That’s how General Motors […]