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PR SEMINAR 2017 . HOUSTON, TX

Posted by mrsmart on December 20, 2016

Planning your 2017 training schedule?

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This seminar is dedicated to empower those who communicate on behalf of your organization: PR Professionals, Public Affairs, Corporate Communicators, Social Media novices, Company Spokespersons, Executives, and Leaders. Front-line staff: Customer Service, Client Relations, Sales, More. Gain the skills to communicate organization’s best; to help build, manage, and protect your organization’s brand reputation!

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IN DEFENSE OF FBI DIRECTOR COMEY, A GOOD MAN. Take a deep breath, y’all.

Posted by mrsmart on October 29, 2016

The FBI is supposed to be impartial and non-political in its discharge of its duties. I believe that’s what FBI director James Comey was attempting to show in his announcement yesterday. It l…

Source: IN DEFENSE OF FBI DIRECTOR COMEY, A GOOD MAN. Take a deep breath, y’all.

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IN DEFENSE OF FBI DIRECTOR COMEY, A GOOD MAN. Take a deep breath, y’all.

Posted by mrsmart on October 29, 2016

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FBI DIRECTOR JAMES COMEY.

The FBI is supposed to be impartial and non-political in its discharge of its duties. I believe that’s what FBI director James Comey was attempting to show in his announcement yesterday. It landed like a bomb in the 11th hour in this hotly contested presidential election.
After constant berating from the GOP since July, and later by Mr. Donald trump, the GOP nominee, because he declined to charge Mrs. Hillary Clinton for only God knows what, Mr. Comey wanted to show his impartiality and do “the right thing.” For the GOP, yesterday, he did the right thing.
With that, Comey is once again the darling of the right. Mr. Trump changed his tune. He now calls the federal system not as rigged as he thought.
I’M HAPPY.
For that, I’m happy for my brothers and sisters, Trump’s supporters. They get another crack at Hillary Clinton’s e-mail “investigation.”
This begs the question. Would the GOP accept director Comey’s finding this time if he comes back with the same conclusion that he did in July, and not indict Hillary Clinton for her e-mails?
To be sure, for Hillary’s supporters, the timing couldn’t be worse. The media didn’t help matters.
All day the media reported wrongly that the FBI is reopening Hillary’s e-mail investigation giving her supporters unnecessary anxiety.
However, I think they too are overreacting. Reread the letter.
Director Comey just made a mistake in wording his letter and possibly its timing. The letter simply says the FBI is REVIEWING new set of e-mails they just found from a laptop and may be tied to Hillary Clinton. This laptop happens to belong to Hillary’s staff, who just happens to have been married to ex-congressman Anthony Weiner, whom they are really investigating. They want to see if there’s anything worth opening an INVESTIGATION further into Hillary’s e-mails. That’s all.
For Hillary’s supporters, take a deep breath. I think this is akin to hitting a speed bump on your way to your destination.
Emmanuel A. Smart, Strategic PR Consultant
Houston Public Relations Training Institute
Houston, TX
713-834-4138

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DIVERSITY CONTINUUM–WHERE IS YOUR ORGANIZATION?

Posted by mrsmart on August 29, 2014

Diversity Training Houston, TX

Diversity Training in Houston, TX. Choose one-on-one coaching or small group session.

Consider our diversity training today. More information: Visit http://www.houstonprtraining.com/diversitycross-cultural-training/ One-on-one coaching or small group workshops.

When it comes to diversity, each organization has its place on the diversity continuum. Oblivious – Aware – Acceptance by law – Celebrated. Wherever your organization’s marker, our diversity training will help you reach your diversity goal.

We cut through the veneer, peeling off sensitive layers, and discuss the issue of diversity like no other. You get it right the very first time. Contact us today.

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How to Name Your Business

Posted by mrsmart on May 1, 2014

NAMEFORBIZA good business name leads to a good domain. A good domain forms good foundation for effective Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Effective Search Engine Optimization gets your company found over and over online.

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/21774#

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LA CLIPPERS. NO NEED FOR NAME CHANGE.

Posted by mrsmart on May 1, 2014

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LA Clippers

 

In the wake of the LA Clippers’ owner, Mr. Donald Sterling’s, ban from the NBA, some are suggesting a name change for the team. From a crisis management perspective, here are three reasons the new owners need not change the team’s name.

1. With the expulsion of the principal, Mr. Sterling, any threat to the LA Clippers brand is over.
2. The LA clippers brand is stronger as a result of the crisis.
3. Lastly, it’s a new day in LA. Now is the time for those sponsors who left, to return and start gaining from the Clippers’ new public goodwill.

 

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Don’t listen. ACTIVELY LISTEN!

Posted by mrsmart on March 24, 2014

LISTENActively listening is ONE CRITICAL COMMUNICATION SKILL FOR NEW AND RISING PR PROFESSIONALS:
Actively listen to incoming communication to appreciate what is communicated. Actively listen to outgoing communication to gauge how what one communicates may be received.

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The Power of The Apology in Forgiveness. It works!

Posted by mrsmart on February 25, 2014

ukraineUKRAINE: RIOT POLICE KNEEL DOWN AND BEG FOR FORGIVENESS.

Contrary to popular misconceptions, apologizing in a conflict as what we just witnessed in Ukraine is neither a sign of admission of guilt nor a sign of weakness. It is in the spirit of community preservation. The unexpected outcome may be greater national unity as a result.

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT ORGANIZATION’S SPOKESPERSON.

Posted by mrsmart on February 21, 2014

CHOOSING THE RIGHT ORGANIZATION’S SPOKESPERSON..

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT ORGANIZATION’S SPOKESPERSON.

Posted by mrsmart on February 21, 2014

spokespersonIn good times or bad, like in a crisis, your organization’s Spokesperson represents your organization, creating or reenforcing its public image. Choose wisely:

Find someone good looking and articulate; someone with knowledge of your organization and its stakeholders; someone who speaks the native dialect and preferably with distinct local accent. Remember BP CEO, Tony Hayward, a Briton, serving as Spokesperson during the 2010 Gulf Oil-Spill Disaster near Texas?

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