Thomas Whitehead

Do you remember?

Let’s play a quick game. Feel free to grab a pen and paper, open a word doc or just use your head, but take a few minutes and write down or try to recall the biggest news stories of 2013. Yes, 2013, not 2014. Go ahead; I will…

What’s Next?

So this is my last blog post for 2014. As you read this, you are probably planning what you want to accomplish in 2015 and are wondering what the year will hold in store for you, your family, your business and your profession. And you are not alone.…

Project Checklist Time

Ask anyone who knows me, and you’ll hear that I am a very analytical person who asks a lot of questions. I have always believed in the value of questions. It is the only way you can have your thoughts and plans challenged. You should be able to…

Time Left on the Clock

It seems as if in this past decade there have been more stories written about time management, clock management, work-life balance and anything else in the business and personal world that pertains to how we are spending our time. Every year, there are stories of new ways and…

Back To the Future

If you were a child of the ‘80s, I have a television show recommendation that has grown on me since it debuted last fall – ABC’s The Goldbergs. It is a show that pays homage to growing up in the 1980s with all the pop culture references that…

No Punctuation Marks Were Harmed In Writing This Blog

During the holidays, I used some of my spare time to catch up on reading anything I could get my hands on – articles, periodicals, books, etc. Of everything I read, an article in the New Republic was probably the most interesting, telling and, possibly the most, alarming…

White Noises

When we do media and ambassador training for clients and organizations, there is one area that I discuss with them as more important than all others when trying to communicate a message to a listener – noise.  And, there are two types of noise to be mindful of…

Tag, You’re It.

Hashtags. We get it. To some, they are all the rage. To others, they are just a fad. And to even others, well, they just don’t get their purpose. Even Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake had another video go viral showing just how extreme and ridiculous they can…

Extra! Extra! Read All About It

A while back, I was having a chat with a reporter buddy of mine, and he started a conversation about the public relations industry and PR professionals he works with on a regular basis. He said it is frustrating the number of times he receives pitches about stories…