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Q&A: NPR’s Audie Cornish on the Intimacy of Interviewing

From Poynter: A great interview is one of the journalist’s most powerful tools. It can be informative, entertaining, thoughtful.  Here, an interview with NPR’s Audie Cornish Jesse Thorn: You have worked at NPR for like 95 percent of your professional career. Is there an NPR way of doing things, do you think? Audie Cornish: There definitely is. And, […]

BBC Interview Goes Awry & Viral

[By Bruce Hennes, Hennes Communications] The blogosphere lit up with smiles this past Friday after a toddler photobombed Robert Kelly’s Skype interview with the BBC from his home in S. Korea.  Kelly, a political-science professor, was discussing the South Korea impeachment scandal from his home office with a door closed behind him.  As the questioning […]

Trump’s Body Language During His Inaugural Address

From our colleague, Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D: On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump took the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States. While audiences listened intently to his inaugural address, some of us were more focused on what his body was saying. I exchanged initial observations with Patrick A. Stewart, […]

Body Language At The Trump And Obama Meeting

[From Carol Kinsey Goman, writing for CommPro:] It was a meeting that was obviously highly stressful for both men. We’ll never know what was discussed when President Barack Obama and President-Elect Donald Trump were alone, but at their joint press conference their words were cordial and respectful. (Photo source: Twitter) So was their body language – […]

How to Project Power

From The New York Times Magazine: ‘‘Keep your limbs away from your body,’’ says Deborah H Gruenfeld, a social psychologist who teaches at Stanford University. Some research shows that people posed in expansive postures feel more powerful, exhibit higher testosterone levels and have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol — all characteristics of high-ranking […]

Body Language at the Second Presidential Debate

From The Washington Post: It’s not our faces that tend to offer the strongest clues about what we are feeling, but rather our bodies. In fact, the more intense the emotion, the more difficult the human face becomes to read and the more telling and accurate body language seems to become. That’s what a team of […]

Looking Your Best on Skype, TV, YouTube & FaceTime

A picture says a thousand words.  A video quadruples that.  Looking your best means taking care with the way you move and gesture, the way your hair is cut and the manner in which you’re dressed.  Make-up, too, is important, for both men and women, especially because of the widespread use of high-definition video. As we […]

The Benefits of Executive Communications Coaching

[by Howard Fencl, Hennes Communications] As part of your organization’s leadership team, you’re a walking, talking standard bearer of your brand and your reputation. What you communicate can dramatically impact your organization’s reputation. But HOW you communicate is crucial. Ineffectual, weak presentations are one of the quickest ways to damage your brand’s reputation. If your […]

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