Posted on Mar 27, 2013
What an outrage! Imagine. An elected official complimenting a teenage girl on her cooking. And then, to add insult to injury, that same elected official suggesting that that girl will make a wonderful wife for somebody someday. Oh, the humanity! What is this world coming to? We can’t have this.
But let’s just take a breath here. Is it all that...
Posted on Mar 20, 2013
The best communications is communications that leaves you feeling something. Last night’s dinner at the Fredericton Convention Centre put on by the Canadian Action Group on Homelessness Fredericton (CAGH) did that in spades. And that something was hopefulness and inspiration.
Frank McKenna showed he has still got it as a gifted speaker. As...
Posted on Mar 15, 2013
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By now, you probably know about Peter Penashue, the former federal Cabinet Minister from Labrador who the other day resigned amid allegations of breaches of the Elections Canada rules related to his campaign.
In a nutshell, here’s what it is about.
First, that his campaign overspent the limit, by something like $48,000. Also,...
Posted on Mar 07, 2013
He didn’t have a great voice. He strummed a guitar no better than countless other people, and some of what he wrote could accurately be called hokey, but there was something incredibly genuine about Stompin’ Tom Connors, something that ingrained him in the Canadian psyche.
I heard about Stompin’ Tom’s passing while I was watching the Leafs game last...
Posted on Mar 05, 2013
Usually in these blogs about communications, my focus is communications in the media, but effective communications is effective whether it’s on the local news or talking with your child over your morning Corn Flakes. The tone you set, the words you choose, it all matters.
This struck me yesterday morning when by mere coincidence I saw evidence...
Posted on Feb 28, 2013
An interesting battle is brewing between retired civil servants and the provincial government, and watching how it plays out could be an interesting study in who’s best at communications.
It’s about pending changes to provincial government pensions.
The government is pushing a change from the traditional Defined Benefit plan to its Shared...