Posts Tagged:Barack Obama

Assad Rally

PR Wars

No thinking person in the west can help but be apalled by the situation in Syria.  Why then have our governments been so slow to act?  Of course we are deeply concerned about becoming mired in another Iraq or Afghanistan — or for the US, another Vietnam.  Before anyone can lead their country into battle,…

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U.S. President Obama meets with a bipartisan group of congressional leaders - DC

Stakeholder Relations – Talk

So I confess it, I was so desperate last night I watched Piers Morgan who was interviewing Dan Rather.  Part of their discussion focused on the gridlock in the US Congress.  According to them, Barack Obama and John Boehner have not actually talked face to face since mid-November.  How is that possible, particularly for a…

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microphones, sound bite, scrum

Media Training — ‘Just Answer the Question’

The public is great at double speak too.  Every man on the street interview during the US election run-up expressed in some way the wish for straight answers to questions.  Everyone seems to think that it should be possible to reduce the most complex issues to a 40-character tweet.  Someone in my office today said, “Barack Obama…

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