Media and Communications

Media and Communications
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
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Bill Connor hates to see executives and officials waste their time – and there's no bigger waste of time than a badly prepared, lackadaisically delivered presentation or interview. So Bill specializes in helping high-level professionals crystallize their key messages and deliver them in clear and compelling ways, in media interviews, speeches and presentations. Before joining Oratorio in 1997, Bill worked as a White House television correspondent and anchorman for twelve years. He has received numerous professional awards for his work, including an Associated Press citation for excellence in investigative reporting. He holds a B.A. in French Literature from Vassar College and an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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Absolutely in agreement with Bill. In speeches or conversations, "I" is the more stilted word to be used, however when it comes to personal mistake or setback, it's the most appropriate word to use manifesting humility. The word "We" is to be used when accomplishment or achievement is involved. For criticism, it's "They" to used to appear more authentic.
Last replied by Mohsin Lodhi on Monday, 22 December 2014
Fully agree! Please see
Last replied by Fernando on Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Important aspects you bring attention too. Distractions can make one lose the audience and cause loss of impact. Also reminds me how Sir Winston Churchill used this to his advantage by a hat pin in his cigar trick while in parliament to distract his colleagues during speeches by his opposition.
Last replied by Dr. Najib Azhar on Sunday, 21 April 2013
Thanks Dr. Najib - I think he handled it well by having Jay Carney relay his apology, rather than issuing a statement or addressing it directly in an interview - which is not to say that the question won't be asked in a future interview. The subject matter is a minefield, of course, so he has to appear to be taking it seriously while not making too much of it.
Last replied by Bill Connor on Monday, 08 April 2013
Bill, I agree that overall presentation really matters, but for men wearing make up, can it harm them to be mistakenly taken as an artificial cover up than realistic ?
Last replied by Ali Agha Jafri on Friday, 29 March 2013
Thanks Bill for your advice
Last replied by Ali Agha Jafri on Wednesday, 06 March 2013
Thank you, Ali.
Last replied by Bill Connor on Monday, 25 February 2013