The Credible Spokesperson’s Handbook – Ch.2: Fake News

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Chapter 2: Fake News At a time when social media dominates the news landscape a torrent of ‘fake news’ is playing on the human desire for bias confirmation and accelerates it with click bait. Trust becomes an increasingly difficult commodity to build and to maintain when the information highway has its own vandals. In the … Read More

The Credible Spokesperson’s Handbook – Ch.1: Guardians of Democracy

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Chapter 1: Guardians Of Democracy The search for truth, as it can most accurately be told, is the essential role of the news media. Within this, credible spokespeople are more important than ever. They are a central part of the bulwark the news media plays in our collective fight for individual rights and freedoms and … Read More

Navigating Life When Things Get Hard

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Credible Spokespeople Build Credible Reputations

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In the housing development industry there’s something called the broken window theory that’s proven to be critical to the improvement of neighborhoods and cities across North America. A Harvard criminologist had noted that if a broken window in a building went unrepaired all other windows would soon be broken. Apparently, the unfixed window sends a … Read More

It’s Not a Conversation

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I loved what American comedian and TV host Jon Stewart said about the news media a few years ago. At the ‘rally for sanity’ held in Washington just before the 2010 US congressional elections when the Tea Party was about to make big inroads. Stewart compared the News Media to a bright sun focusing its … Read More


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WhatsCred, the name of this blog, is about thinking and behaving in a way that builds trust and maintains credibility. Everyone spins. Every time we put our sunny side up we’re spinning.  All of us want the world to see our shiny side, our best profile and our most credible self. In today’s 24/7 social media … Read More

Truth telling

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Today we have so little darkness: our world is lit up 24 hours a day. Its transparent with blogs and social networks broadcasting the buzz of a whole new generation of people who have made a choice to live their life in a much more public world in a much more noisy world. So one … Read More