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.
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.