Today's Friday video is an encore presentation of a Writing Boots post from 2009. This is the resignation of President Richard Nixon—Aug. 8, 1974, 40 years ago today—from set-up and rehearsal, through the speech itself. As I observed in the original post: Veteran communicators will find as familiar as strange, the incongruity between profound public moment and backstage banality.
The reason your clients and colleagues have been so respectful and deferrential lately
Digging out last week after my vacation, I came across a big news item I'd missed; a communicator posted it on Facebook. Sorry for the late notice.
A worldwide group of communicators finalized "The Stockholm Accord" June 15, a call to action to improve our reputations.
Boy. Nothing'll ever be the same.