The Company You Keep

The Company You Keep

  Tell me with whom you associate, and I will tell you who you are. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Like many of my fellow Canadians I watched in shock and horror the coverage of the latest mass casualty shooting in the United States at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentines Day. While I tried so hard not to be cynical about the response, the inevitable talking points that I expected to dominate the media coverage did indeed fill the air waves. Our thoughts and prayers... Now is not the time to talk about gun control... A

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What Caught My Eye This Week – February 17, 2018

What Caught My Eye This Week

  I'm not a gay Olympian. I'm just an Olympian. And now I'm an Olympic medalist and I happen to be gay. It has nothing to do with how I got here. It does help to have nice eyebrows, though. ~ Olympic Medalist Adam Rippon While many LGBT people have won Olympic gold medals, this week Canadian figure skater Eric Radford has become the world’s first openly gay Winter Olympic gold medallist. He told them media,“I take it seriously that I can deliver a powerful message and hopefully inspire other gay athletes.” #OutAndProud #OhCanada Edelman released their 2018 Trust Barometer.

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Communications Ethics

Communications Ethics

  Ultimately, the source of our problems lies at the level of the individual. If people lack moral values and integrity, no system of laws and regulations will be adequate. ~ Dalai Lama, Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World The power of communications is enormous. From media relations and crisis communications to publicity and social media, we have the ability to develop and execute campaigns that change minds and influence behaviour. The work we do has an impact on audiences - big and small. All public relations and communications professional associations have Codes of Ethics that set out the values

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What Is Your Intention For Today?

Set your intention

  Our intention sets the “tone” of whatever we are about to do. Like music, intention can influence our mood, thoughts, and feelings—setting an intention in the morning we set the tone for the day. ~Thupten Jinpa in Set Your Intention & Rejoice in Your Day   OK Google, tell me the news. That's how I used to start my day. Before I even got out of bed. The Google assistant would then give me quick hits of news from CBC, CNN and the BBC World Service. As a communicator, it seemed to make sense. I needed to know if

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