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13 Things you should never say in a media interview

Tim Ward | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
Tim Ward

(Written together with Teresa Erickson) We are two former journalists (and co-authors of The Master Communicator's Handbook) who for twenty years hav...

The Trickiest Job Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 02.05.2016 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

If you are actively looking for work, you know the importance of adequately preparing for a job interview. These meetings, more than any other components of your search, are the events that will determine your success.

Blossoming Mall Flower: An Interview with Tina Barry

Loren Kleinman | Posted 01.25.2016 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Tina Barry's poems and short fiction have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Drunken Boat; Elimae; Lost in Thought; Bl...

Which Tech Companies Have the Worst Interview Process?

Reuben Yonatan | Posted 01.17.2016 | Business
Reuben Yonatan

We identified trends in the interview processes and calculated the average length of time interviews took at each company. In addition to analyzing the hiring process, we also looked at the interviewees experience. Was it positive or negative? Hard or easy?

Marius Vieth On Street Photography And Starting His Own Magazine

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 01.15.2016 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Marius Vieth Marius Vieth first contacted me about a year ago to ask if I had any interest in writing about his "Broken: Amst...

What A Job Interviewer Says vs. What They Actually Mean

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 01.06.2016 | Comedy

Interviews: It's like your best friend throwing their kid a first birthday party. You pretty much have to go, but everyone in the room knows that it's...

Steve Harvey, Ouch! How to Avoid On Air Errors

Jacquie Jordan | Posted 12.23.2015 | Entertainment
Jacquie Jordan

Ouch! Steve Harvey! That was one of the most awkward hosting moments I can remember in my career as a television producer and media trainer. Certainly, an awkward moment for all who watched. Awkward doesn't describe the confusion between Miss Colombia and Miss Philippines vying for the title of Miss Universe.

A RIFT in the Clouds: An Interview With Kathy Fish and Robert Vaughan

Loren Kleinman | Posted 12.17.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Kathy Fish's stories have been published or are forthcoming in The Lineup: 20 Provocative Women Writers (Black Lawrence Press, 2015), Yemassee Journal...

Photographer Sally Davies Discusses Women Street Photographers

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

Sally Davies continues to inspire and amaze with her own unique take on street photography. Her photographs transport and transform - taking us, the v...

PrimeTime

Sophia Williams-Baugh | Posted 11.20.2015 | Entertainment
Sophia Williams-Baugh

I salute every single famous person out there! I could not imagine dealing with the chaos of makeup, mic's, rehearsing lines, reading small screens and all the other HARD WORK that comes with making a BIG name for fans and money gain!

A Peek Inside the Writing of Paul Beckman

Loren Kleinman | Posted 11.19.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Paul Beckman's stories are widely published in print and online in the following magazines amongst others: Connecticut Review, Raleigh Review, Litro, Playboy, Pank, Blue Fifth Review, Flash Frontier, Metazen, Boston Literary Magazine, and Literary Orphans. His work has been included in a number of anthologies and published in a dozen countries.

Interview: Writer/Director James Vanderbilt On Truth

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.30.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The film stars Cate Blanchett as 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes (upon whose memoir the script is based), and movie legend Robert Redford as news legend Rather, and it's imminently watchable thanks to the investigative format and the sterling cast that's been assembled.

Crash and Million Dollar Baby Screenwriter Robert Moresco Talks Hollywood, Screenwriting, and the Academy Award Experience

ScreenCraft | Posted 10.27.2015 | Entertainment
ScreenCraft

This Post originally appeared on the blog ScreenCraft. ScreenCraft is dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed through educational ...

Mark Lukach Talks About Writing as a Support System

Loren Kleinman | Posted 10.20.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

Mark Lukach is a writer and teacher who lives in Martinez, CA with his wife, son, and bulldog. He has been published in The New York Times, Pacific Standard, and The Atlantic Monthly, among others, and is publishing a memoir with Harper Wave in spring of 2017.

Interview: Director Danny Boyle on Steve Jobs

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

The latest attempt to peel away the layers of the enigmatic Jobs comes via Steve Jobs, a new film from a veritable varsity team of cinematic heavy-hitters: Michael Fassbender playing the title role, a script by Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin, and direction by Danny Boyle.

Interview: Film Historian Robert A. Harris on Restoring My Fair Lady

Zaki Hasan | Posted 10.15.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

In the five decades since its release, director George Cukor's seminal musical My Fair Lady has lost none of its enduring allure and appeal. The 1964 ...

3 of the Worst Mistakes Seen by a Recruiter

Quora | Posted 10.08.2015 | Business
Quora

I love working at tech companies. You see some of the most ridiculously awesome things that would never fly in say higher education or investment banking. I cannot ever imagine working outside of tech. It is the best and I feel like a better and more well rounded person for what I've witnessed.

Letters, To The Men I Have Loved With Author Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol

Eva Augustina Sinotte | Posted 01.20.2016 | Books
Eva Augustina Sinotte

Mirtha Michelle Castro Mármol, actress, artist, good friend and author of the poetry book "Letters, To The Men I Have Loved", sat down with me in 2014, one sunny Summer afternoon in L.A., for a glass of rosé at Jones on Third.

The Accidental Interrogation: Pinning Down Nikki Nelson-Hicks Part I

Paul Bishop | Posted 10.02.2015 | Books
Paul Bishop

I have always enjoyed the company of people who are funny, intelligent, and a bit perverted. My favorite whack-job writer, Nikki Nelson-Hicks, is a rock star in all three of those demographics.

The Accidental Interrogation: Pinning Down Nikki Nelson-Hicks Part 2

Paul Bishop | Posted 10.01.2015 | Books
Paul Bishop

Nikki is an acerbic, sarcastic, hair-exploding, dart throwing contrarian - all of which shines through in the maniacal humor and power of her writing. In her day job as a cubical goddess, she plays with plastic dinosaurs on her desk while thwarting customer service terrorists.

My Real Job

William Kenower | Posted 09.29.2015 | Books
William Kenower

Every time I think I know what kind of a story an idea will turn into before I write it, I am wrong. I never really know what a story will be until I meet it on the blank page.

Why Gratitude Is Good for You

Dr Lauren Tober | Posted 09.14.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr Lauren Tober

If you've been anywhere near social media in the last few years, you'll know that gratitude is good for. You might even have seen quotes like this: ...

How to Handle a Bad Media Interview

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

When business owners are able to strike an interview with a media outlet, it is usually an exciting venture that promises a great deal of much-needed publicity. However, not all media interviews go as smoothly as we all want.

Hold the Dark: An Interview With William Giraldi

Loren Kleinman | Posted 09.08.2015 | Books
Loren Kleinman

"Wolves are our most mythologized animals. We've made monsters of them but they're intensely dignified, intensely talented, master predators. Our ancestors learned much from watching their packs, and we recognized ourselves in those packs."

Leave the C.V. Behind: Hire for These 6 Traits Instead

Alex Budak | Posted 09.08.2015 | Business
Alex Budak

It may be scary to leave the tradition of resumes and C.V.s behind. But once you do -- and instead focus on these six characteristics -- you'll start hiring the right type of people. And more importantly your team won't just look good on paper -- it will be great in real life.