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Entries for May, 2014

Why we celebrate Memorial Day

[To comment: larry at larry litwin dot com] (The following appeared in USA Today on May 24, 2014) Americans love Memorial Day and, according to various polls, celebrate it in o variety of ways: 55 percent have picnics or barbecues, 21 percent take a trip somewhere, 21 percent go to a parade.           However, many […]

Jack Welch’s 5 Stages of Crisis Management

[To comment: larry at larry litwin dot com] Jack Welch is a former chair and CEO at General Electric. His “Five Stages of Crisis Management” along with hundreds of other words of wisdom on crisis communication are contained in The Public Relations Practitioner’s Playbook for (all) Strategic Communicators. Check it out. 1. Denial – Denial in […]

5 Commandments of Strategic PR

To comment: larry at larry litwin dot com. The George Washington University offers a master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations. One of its promotional emails offers this: EMPOWER WITH CRUCIAL PR SKILLS Public relations in the modern era is fast-paced, highly visible, and unforgiving. PR professionals are tasked with increasing demands and accountability; the ability […]

An ACCC Pioneer

On Friday, May 2, 2014 Atlantic Cape Community College honored me with its “Faculty Pioneer Award.” I was asked to make a few remarks. Those remarks follow. To comment: larry at larry litwin dot com.        Congratulations to all award recipients tonight. I am honored to be included.        When I hear the term pioneer, […]