Last Sunday I posted an article on a popular blogging platform. In the article, a list type post, I shared a few random facts about an upcoming event. But despite the majority of the reactions I received being positive, I became the target of hate messages, harassment on Facebook and a coordinated bullying campaign on Twitter. How do you deal with online harassment when you have published an article as a blogger or journalist?
These days there are numerous resources online that can help you improve your presenting skills. Back in my high school days, I learned the ropes through an excellent short tv-series called “The Floor Is Yours” by the BBC. Alas, footage of this 1980s tv-series is hard to be found, I couldn’t even find a relevant web link for it when writing this blog.
But a few days ago I stumbled upon “TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking” at an airport bookshop and decided to give it a go. And boy, was I impressed!
You’ve just opened your business, sent out a press release or maybe you only commented on a news article you read online. And then your phone rings. At the other end of the line is a journalist who asks you to answer a few questions. How do you deal with press requests over the phone?