Wow – I’d Love Your Help! (with “Social Scripts for Sticky Situations”) Hello, hello: Many of you have asked over the years, “When is the next book going to be ready?” While I love writing blog posts (and I LOVE receiving your… Read More
“I Shouldn’t Have to Ask”: A Fast and Easy Way to Send Yourself— and Others— Around the Bend I don’t know how many of you saw the September 27th piece in Harper’s Bazaar, “Women Aren’t Nags – We’re Just Fed Up” but here at Cole Media Management it… Read More
How Can You Manage Unruly Emotions? The Same Way You Treat Snake Bite A few weeks ago I got an email via the “Ask a Question” button on my website. (Please use it! I do respond.) My correspondent asked, “During confrontation (sometimes not… Read More
What’s the Recipe for Funny? This past week I spoke to a group of health insurance underwriters in Louisiana; a situation that– on the face of it– doesn’t seem like a knee slapper. I’m happy… Read More
“Can You Read that Back to Me?”: A Cheat Sheet for a Positive Interview Experience As you know, beauty insiders are frequently called upon to comment on a company/trend/product or (gasp!) a beauty industry scandal. Here is a quick, down-and-dirty cheat sheet to ensure your… Read More
“When in Doubt, Throw it Out” As I mentioned in my last post we are about to undergo a renovation on our house, which has necessitated a wholesale purging of musty corners and funky closets. In… Read More
Try Softer, Not Harder Hello and welcome to autumn! Here at Cole Media Management, I have been “celebrating” the season by having an emergency root canal, scheduling surgery for my dog, packing up my… Read More
From Watergate to What’s Next?: Carl Bernstein Speaks This past Friday I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Carl Bernstein, the journalist who broke the Watergate story and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “All the President’s Men”, speak at… Read More
Don’t Discount the Message Because You Don’t Like the Messenger A few weeks ago a client and I were discussing strategies for growing her business. One idea in particular seemed like a terrific fit but it had been offered by… Read More
Before You Blow Your Stack—Drink Water This past week I made the—apparently unwelcome—decision to ask someone a question about a process I found confusing. My intention was not to stir up trouble but to gain clarity… Read More