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October 15, 2022
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Our Perspective

Difficult Conversations Happening in the Boardroom
Introduction By Nora Jacobs, Hennes Communications
Over the past 30 months, leaders in the boardroom have had to adapt repeatedly to unprecedented uncertainty. The role of a board director has never been more demanding, and decision-making requires courage and the ability to pivot fast. The discussions in boardrooms require directors to have the experience, skills and strategic thinking to ensure companies continue to grow and fulfill their purpose to shareholders, employees, customers and communities. 

In the News

September 11: Escaping the South Tower and a Framework of Surviving an Infrastructure Disaster
Kevin Laub was in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11 when the North Tower was struck by the first plane. Despite being told there was nothing to worry about, followed by instructions to stay in-place and the inertia and paralysis of his fellow co-workers, Kevin's military, survival and innate understanding of human behavior gave him the tools to quickly assess the situation and flee the building. You will be glad you read this gripping story of survival.
Tips for Creating Powerful, Pithy and Publishable Soundbites
The 24-hour news cycle drowns countless stories that deserve attention. Stories cannot land press coverage without a tasty soundbite, as Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson describes them. Hence it is paramount to design, deliver and circulate soundbites strategically.
Media pitching tactics
Shifting Pitching Tactics Yields Positive Results for Communicators
A recent survey conducted by Propel, a PR management platform, revealed positive news for media relations pros. The Q4 2022 Propel Media Barometer found journalists are responding to pitches more often.
Better Crisis Communications Needed in Health Emergencies
Trust is key for combatting a pandemic or other public health emergency.  Trust is predictive of how people are going to take in information and act on that information.  Trust is incredibly difficult to earn but so easy to lose.  Here, you'll find a list of guiding principles for crisis communications.
How Social Media Amplifies Misinformation More Than Information
It is well known that social media amplifies misinformation and other harmful content. The Integrity Institute, an advocacy group, is now trying to measure exactly how much — and on Thursday it began publishing results that it plans to update each week through the midterm elections on Nov. 8. 
Crisis plan
Is Your Crisis Communications Plan Up to Date?
Whether it is a data breach or some other sort of crisis that involves a company responding in a timely way, it highlights the vital importance of having an issues management playbook and ensuring it is not only up to date but that the appropriate executives are briefed on it. 

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 Our Upcoming Seminars              In Case You Missed It

10/25/22    Winding River Managing Partner Bootcamp
10/28/22    CAK Safety Council
11/5/22      Library of Michigan
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11/13/22    Ohio School Boards Association

11/14/22    Ohio School Boards Association
11/29/22    Florida School Boards Association
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12/14/22    Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
2/17/23      Ohio State Bar Assoc. Leadership Academy
3/7/23        Aging Seniors Network East
3/21/23      Library of Michigan
3/30/23      Cleveland Devel. Corp. Leadership Program
3/31/23      National School Boards Association
4/1/23        National School Boards Association
4/15/22      Neighborhood Leadership Devel. Program
5/3/23        Highland-Fayette-Clinton Safety Council
5/16/23      Library of Michigan
8/18/23      Coll. of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State Univ.

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 Searchable Archive of Crisis Management and Crisis Communications Articles from Hennes Communications  

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