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5 Great PR Lessons We Can Learn from Mark Twain

Time Mark TwainSo, I’m sitting in church this past Sunday when I heard my pastor delve into the Bible discussing how there is nothing we can do to deserve a blessing.

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. ~Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)

Whether you believe that or not isn’t the point of this particular story. To echo that sentiment from the Apostle Paul, we were all reminded of the profound words from Mr. Samuel Langhorne Clemens. You may know him as Mark Twain. He penned, “Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.”

And the ‘Amen’ corner shouted.

That’s when this latest edition of “5 Things” hit me: What else can we learn from this beautiful mind? So, I did some research. Here are 5 great PR lessons all flacks can learn from Mark TwainRead more

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Ask MSNBC What Is Wrong with National News

FULL DISCLOSURE: This is not a political diatribe about the foot-in-mouth disease most national news reporters seem to have when it comes to a zeal to become a “personality” instead of doing their effin’ job as a “reporter.”

FULLER DISCLOSURE: When you see the video, you will laugh out loud, so please abstain from drinking liquid for the next three minutes.

Now then: How are you today? Well? That’s grand, really.

Many people across our proud nation are reeling with economic problems, turmoil from being unemployed (or underemployed), domestic drama or even trying to get a hand-up from the “man.” And since none of us can figure these serious times in which we are battling, we received the golden envelope yesterday. That’s right — America has the answer as to what is wrong with our priorities, and we have MSNBC to thank for this!

How? Well, ask serious newswoman Andrea Mitchell. She is in the middle of a stern-faced interview with former Congresswoman Jane Harman (D – Calif.) who is on a fairly intelligible rant about the NSA and how they may need to stop collecting phone records.

And then…BREAKING NEWS…and I just accidentally swallowed that Liquid Plumber I was gargling. Ah, well.