“Ratings Death Knell for CNN”: Blondes, bombast and Beale

OK, everyone. Buckle up. This one is going to be a fun ride. News is out about the "cliffs edge" CNN's ratings have fallen off so far this year. PANIC PANIC PANIC in some places, jubilation in others. Let's just put down the blunt instrument and take a step back. CNN can no longer [...]

“Ratings Death Knell for CNN”: Blondes, bombast and Beale2019-05-31T18:46:15+00:00

Mastering the Media: How Joe Biden blew his chance

Joe Biden had one chance to put out the fires over his alleged mistreatment of women in the past. One chance, and he took to Twitter. Then proceeded to blow it as he and his handlers failed to make one thing perfectly clear, and it may indeed cost him any chance at the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination.

Mastering the Media: How Joe Biden blew his chance2019-04-04T12:25:26+00:00

Always Be Closing: Be smart using the “S” word.

I learned many things from my Sainted Granny, that wonderful, loving, red-headed Irish elf. She was a woman of very few well-chosen words. "I have no time for gossip, Edward. It rots the brain like sugar rots the teeth", she would remind me. This from the wise matriarch who was reading ingredient labels on [...]

Always Be Closing: Be smart using the “S” word.2019-03-26T14:48:29+00:00

Always Be Closing: Master the Hidden “I”‘s in “Team”

"There is no I in team". Despite those who swear by it, there is no evidence Green Bay Packers Head Coach Vince Lombardi was first to use the phrase. He certainly may have been a devotee of the phrase and it's meaning, and he might have even coined it somewhere down the line, but [...]

Always Be Closing: Master the Hidden “I”‘s in “Team”2019-03-26T14:24:46+00:00

Mastering the Media: Deleting the Satellite Simulcast Stupefaction

For someone who spends the bulk of his time traveling, and who has been a news junkie since becoming part of the broadcast industry at the age of 20, SiriusXM has been a blessing. Simulcasting the cable news networks allows me to keep up with the latest news, become engaged, (to a certain point), [...]

Mastering the Media: Deleting the Satellite Simulcast Stupefaction2019-03-26T16:59:38+00:00

Always Be Closing: Never Work for Free

It's one of the clear and present professional dangers, whether you're someone seeking a position with a new employer, or a firm of any kind seeking to convince a potential client that you, and only you, are the right person for the job. Like how I weaved that Tom Clancy reference into the first [...]

Always Be Closing: Never Work for Free2019-03-26T15:48:39+00:00

“New Yorker”s Story on Kavanaugh Accuser Sets Dangerous Precedent

The latest story from "The New Yorker" about a Brett Kavanaugh sexual assault accuser could, as all stories begin, be completely true and reveal a new facet of the issue that begs attention and investigation. However, it could signal a turning point in the believability of such accusations, derail the movement designed to bring greater [...]

“New Yorker”s Story on Kavanaugh Accuser Sets Dangerous Precedent2019-03-23T19:02:06+00:00

Ed Berliner: Keynote & Guest Speaker Programs

"Desire. Perspire. Inspire" The New and Powerful Level of Business & Personal Inspiration "Good Night, & Good Luck": The Insider's Guide to "Truth vs. Fake" News Ed Berliner: Motivational. Inspirational. Leadership. Image. Life.

Ed Berliner: Keynote & Guest Speaker Programs2018-10-15T20:12:02+00:00

Banning of CNN Reporter: Fascism or Fool’s Gold?

As always, it depends on which outlet you're reading from and which commentator, some of whom indeed biased, are the ones delivering the news.  Of course, there really is only one answer to the question.  Kaitlan Collins being banned from attending a Rose Garden event at the White House because she asked a question neither [...]

Banning of CNN Reporter: Fascism or Fool’s Gold?2018-07-26T16:04:22+00:00