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Larry Barron Provided Big Life Moments, Then and Now

I remember exactly where I was sitting the first time I heard what Larry Barron sounded like on the radio. If the building was still standing now, more than 33 years later, I could take you through the door, around the corner and just down the hall and point to the exact spot where I … Continued

Social Media Right Now: “They’re All Pretty Bad.”

Any conversation about the state of social media these days calls to mind an absurd, but amusing, conversation in a classic movie. 40 years ago, in “The Blues Brothers,” characters played by comedy legends John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd chatted up characters played by music legends Aretha Franklin and Matt “Guitar” Murphy. It centered around … Continued

Are You Ready for Some Ethics? I Know I Am.

In recent days, I was honored to be asked to speak – virtually of course – to the Central Michigan University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Interacting with our next generation via schools and contiguous organizations has always been one of my greatest joys. Such audiences are always interested and … Continued

For Business Success Now, Think Like A Broadcaster

You didn’t sign up for it. But if you’re spending much of the day on Zoom and on conference calls then, congratulations, you also have a broadcasting gig. To be effective in your job, you now need the skills of a broadcaster. Think about it:  Chairing a conference call meeting is a lot like anchoring … Continued

Social Media Is Like A Funhouse Mirror

If you’re lucky enough to have a job these days and it’s in communications, chances are you’re spending at least some conference calls or Zoom meetings analyzing social media posts like they are chemical particles for the awaited vaccine. During the pandemic, we’ve seen an acceleration in sensitivity to what’s posted on social media platforms. … Continued