LESSONS MY DAD’S VIOLIN TAUGHT ME

#1: You Never Know Who’s Important My dad was still a young violinist. Talk about a prodigy, he had started playing concerts at age 8 and now was leading an orchestra one summer in a small coastal town in Massachusetts.  The five-piece orchestra was playing in the only theater.  The audiences were mostly campers. One … More LESSONS MY DAD’S VIOLIN TAUGHT ME

KANDER QUITTING MAYORAL RACE PUTS NEW URGENCY BEHIND ‘AMERICA SALUTES YOU’

My PR firm TransMedia Group was about to issue a news release about “America Salutes You” teaming up with ReverbNation.  Then something happened that put more urgency behind this nationally televised concert series honoring U.S. veterans.   A U.S. veteran and a rising political star, Jason Kander, announced he was quitting the Kansas City mayor … More KANDER QUITTING MAYORAL RACE PUTS NEW URGENCY BEHIND ‘AMERICA SALUTES YOU’

YES, IT’S THE NON VERBAL, STUPID!

Without taking sides in the riveting dispute between Supreme Court nominee Judge  Kavanaugh and Dr. Ford who accuses him of sexually assaulting her when they were in high school, I posted some crisis management suggestions last week after watching an interview Kavanaugh and his wife Ashley did on FOX News.    Thinking back to my … More YES, IT’S THE NON VERBAL, STUPID!

Do You Like a Paraprosdokian As Much As Me?

  Because it takes up so many characters, a paraprosdokian is probably not a word you’d want to tweet very much.  What is a paraprosdokian?    It’s a fulsome figure of speech where the latter part of a sentence jumps in an unexpected direction, often comically. Frequently a paraprosdokian is used for humorous or dramatic … More Do You Like a Paraprosdokian As Much As Me?

GUYS, LISTEN TO LYNN*

One of the sexiest gals in my talent agency,TransMedia Versatile Talent, is the famous Trump Divorcée Lynn Aronberg. Here Lynn picks the best online dating apps she’s become such an expert on since her highly publicized divorce. And Guys, if you want to score big, I suggest you follow Lynn’s Advice on how best to … More GUYS, LISTEN TO LYNN*

YOU CAN SAY STEVE AND I GOT ALONG SWIMMINGLY

  Funny, the guys you wade into in front of my oceanfront Boca Raton Resort and Club. Steve Budin and I were the only ones in the ocean late in the day a few weekends ago and while waste deep we started chatting about everything and anything.  He asked me to wade in front of … More YOU CAN SAY STEVE AND I GOT ALONG SWIMMINGLY

In ‘Gotcha’ World Are Many Prisons, Some Made To Order, Others Undeserving

*rough cut of book cover still being designed    In ‘Gotcha’ World Are Many Prisons, Some Made To Order, Others Undeserving Our news release on PR Newswire caused quite a stir last month in media land. “Imprisoned Author Retains TransMedia Group to Promote ‘My Bizarre Times with Robert Durst” roared our catchy headline. The book’s full … More In ‘Gotcha’ World Are Many Prisons, Some Made To Order, Others Undeserving

TAKE MY CRASH COURSE IN PR

We hurried the other day to give Sam, an anxious prospective client, a crash course in PR before he falls back on a risky, doomed-to-fail DIY approach.   Sam was ready to sign a contract with our PR firm TransMedia Group until something happened to his feet.  They suddenly got cold.   So Sam calls … More TAKE MY CRASH COURSE IN PR

TRUMP ENLIVENS THE CHEMO ROOM AS PATIENTS PONDER WHAT CATEGORY DOES MY BOOK FALL UNDER?

So I’m sitting beside my brave, undaunted wife getting her monthly chemo to combat her relentless breast cancer when I notice on my iPhone an email from BookLife. It says entries for the 2018 BookLife Prize of $5,000 must be in by August 31.  Hmmm, not that far away, I thought. Better hurry. Then I notice … More TRUMP ENLIVENS THE CHEMO ROOM AS PATIENTS PONDER WHAT CATEGORY DOES MY BOOK FALL UNDER?

Global Warming Is Here To Stay

Global Warming is here to stay, but The Global Warming Foundation says what we’re experiencing now is only an early stage.   You might say Vous n’avez enore rien Vu, the title of the French German film shown a few years ago at the Cannes Film Festival.  Or as the Foundation’s founder Peter Ticktin, puts … More Global Warming Is Here To Stay