10 more quotes to inspire PR professionals
These utterances from a variety of sources—from a baseball hall of famer
to a media tycoon—will help inspire your work, or at least make you nod
I present another 10 of my favorite media training and public speaking quotes ever.
As always, please add your favorites to the comments section below.
On media training
1. “If a reporter doesn’t like the person he’s writing about, it shows
up in his article.” Willie Stargell, baseball hall of famer
2. “News is something somebody doesn’t want printed; all else is advertising.” – William Randolph Hearst, publisher
3. “Wooing the press is an exercise roughly akin to picnicking with a
tiger. You might enjoy the meal, but the tiger always eats last.” –
Maureen Dowd, columnist, The New York Times
4. “A news story should be like a mini skirt on a pretty woman. Long
enough to cover the subject but short enough to be interesting.” – Anonymous
On public speaking
5. “Always leave them wanting more.” – Helen Hayes, actress (and others)
6. “There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave.
The one you practiced, the one you gave and the one you wish you gave.” –
7. “I’ve decided to discontinue my long talks. It’s because of my throat. Someone threatened to cut it.” – Anonymous
8. “The audience is 50 percent of the performance.” – Shirley Booth, actress
On crisis communications
9. “Watch out for emergencies. They are your big chance.” – Fritz Reiner, orchestra conductor
10. “That which is not resolved today will find you tomorrow.” – New York Yankees media training manual
Brad Phillips is the author of the forthcoming book The Media Training Bible: 101 Things You Absolutely, Positively Need to Know Before Your Next Interview. He tweets @MrMediaTraining.