Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Media Coach 30th August 2013

Exam Nerves; Cliff Morgan; Cold Call profits; LG phone disaster; Doctor King had a dream; Phoning in a Story; Three reasons to blog; An interview with Phillip Riederle; Music from Nugent & Belle

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

The Media Coach August 23rd 2013

Challenging times; A virtual book tour; A big burger; Elmore Leonard; Non-PC history; Three speaking myths; Three media myths; Three social media myths; An interview with Lois Creamer; Music from Jim Boggia

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Media Coach 16th August 2013

The Exceptional Speaker; Skateboarding Ducks; Ron Burgundy; A dreadful interview; Visual, Auditory or Kinisthetic? Well maybe; Allow me to explain; What’s wrong with this picture?; An interview with Pete Weissman; Music from We are Kodeta

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Giant steps are what you take....

Did a man really walk on the moon? Yes, of course. Twelve men did, to be precise Is there any doubt? Well, apparently, according to a conversation I had with a pal from Australia a few days ago. Despite being an intelligent bloke in his mid-40s, he is totally convinced that the whole thing was faked, having read some "evidence" on the Internet.

Which brings me to my point. The great thing about the Internet is that it allows everyone to express a view. The bad thing about the Internet is - er - that it allows everyone to express a view. Without getting into a philosophical discussion about "what is truth", I'd just like anyone viewing a "conspiracy theory" website to take a pause for thought. Conspiracies, of their very nature, require groups of people to act together and not reveal their activities to others. The more people involved (or the more complex the alleged conspiracy), the more difficult it is for everyone to keep the secret. In fact, it doesn't happen. Someone always gives the game away, for reasons of conscience, bravado, or money.

So, the moon landings did happen, there is no New World Order and the planet is not governed by shape-shifting lizards. What we see really is what we get.

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Friday, August 09, 2013

The Media Coach 9th August 2013

Thoughts from New York; Gettysburg Address; Doomed graffiti; Another dumb politician; You can ask questions too; Know your nuggets; What’s the point, I mean really?; An interview with Tim and Kris O’Shea; Music from Lisbee Stainton

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Friday, August 02, 2013

The Media Coach 2nd August 2013

NSA in Philadelphia; The Exceptional Speaker; A lot of drums; Anthony Weiner; Block it, spot it; Hold the line; Ten ways to give a little love; An interview with Pam Lontos; Music from Paul Carrack

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