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Doing and Saying the Right Thing
Professional Risk and Crisis Management Sextant Publishing, 2004 ISBN 0-9731134-1-3 Bibliography, 24 pictures, diagrams and illustrations Perception is reality, but[...]
Speaking, Writing and Presenting In SOCKOS – E-Book
Speaking is the #1 fear among North American adults. Twenty percent of all business communication is designed to clear up[...]
The Bonner Business Series – Media Relations
   This definitive text at several leading Universities and Colleges is journalism in reverse. It demystifies public affairs, starting with examining your[...]
Wounded Leaders: How Their Damaged Past Affects Your Future
Why are we in a leadership crisis? Up to 85% of mergers and acquisitions destroy value, executives are in jail,[...]


The American Rust Belt Unveils Its Treasures

Have I seen the epicenter of the fabled "rust-belt" of America? Perhaps. But mostepicenters are movable feasts, changing as criteria change and through history and otherlenses.As I drive regularly between Chicago and Boston, my cup runeth over with epicenters.The Detroit train station, Packard plant, GM Headquarters and old hotels -- all empty --are [...]

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Lessons from David Bowie

David Bowie did not register with me until very late in his career, and long after myintense interest in rock and roll.I had been in the right place on a couple of occasions, starting in 1968 in Montreal’s PaulSauve Arena for a concert by Cream, the supergroup. That was an end of grade 8 treat. Thenmy family moved to Vancouver where I saw Zepplin, Creed [...]

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Troy SecretIn the classic movie Animal House staring John Belushi, some of the roudy students are put on "double-secret probation." Yieks. You're in trouble and you don't know it and if you could find out you're in trouble, you'd have to find out twice to get out of the double-secret part.Which brings us to the "double-secret" City of Mississauga emergency plan. Cit [...]

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Media Relations – Gentlemen of the Press

"Gentlemen of the press" the man said as he walked into the CHSJ Radio and TV newsroom in Saint John, New Brunswick. This was decades ago when I was a university student and writing news in the summers and on weekends.The great Jack Pineo read the six o'clock news which I wrote. He was "great" because he'd worked in the big time--not just CFRA Ottawa, but the flagship Metro [...]

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Courses From The Bonner School

  • Speaking & Presentation
  • Crisis Management
  • Media Training
  • Research & Writing
  • Negotiation & Dispute Resolution
  • The Socko System

Speaking and Presentation

Speaking and Presentation Training

Duration: 4 Weeks

Public speaking is the number #1 fear of North Americans. Professionals from different industries and all age groups share this fear of blundering an important presentation to board members, or forgetting the words of their speech in front of stakeholders. This fear is pretty common. The good news is that you can manage this fear and improve as a speaker if you work at it.