Monday, July 31, 2017
Many - many years ago, I took a college class on public relations. The professor was an adjunct, a former head of public relations for Coke-Cola, who worked in media relations at Disney. He had a list of five basic principles, he kept saying if you don't remember anything else 25 years from now I want you to be remember these five principles, so the exam was simple, list the principles.
1: Always tell the truth.
2: If you won't know the answer, say you don't know the answer
3: When you mess up, admit it and take responsibility
4: Never piss off people who buy ink by the barrel
5: If you say you are going to follow up, do so
I am amazed at the people here in DC, who don't remember these five simple exam answers.
What did you learn that has stuck with you?
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Well.... the only thing that comes to mind at this hour was the night of election when it looked like Trump won. The one thing I remember was what Tallulah Bankhead taught. "Thank God for alcohol. It makes all you more tolerable."ReplyDelete
And with DC today it still applies.
verbal contracts mean shit in a court of law...get it in writing!ReplyDelete
Take responsibility, don't blame others.ReplyDelete
Never stand up in a canoeReplyDelete
"Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow."ReplyDelete
Well.... the only thing that comes to mind at this hour was the night of election when it looked like Trump won.ReplyDelete
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