Author Archives: Samuel

Connecting with journalists – how to leverage social media

For PR pros, there’s no denying the effect that social media has on what we do as corporate communicators. Since my last blog post featured tips on effective media relations that I’ve developed as a PR pro and journalist, I … Continue reading

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10 tips for effective media relations

As both a freelance journalist and public relations consultant, I’ve been on both sides when it comes to media relations. I’ve done my fair share of crafting press releases, developing media lists and pitching media. But I’ve also been on … Continue reading

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Five benefits of attending the National Stuttering Association’s 2013 conference

Last week marked the National Stuttering Association (NSA)’s 30th annual conference held at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. More than 600 folks – both people who stutter and people with an interest in stuttering (including family … Continue reading

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Stutter Social hosted Hangout on Air to raise awareness of stuttering

I promise this is my third and final post for National Stuttering Awareness Week. I’m going for the trifecta. As the week draws to a close, Stutter Social broadcasted a Google+ Hangout on Air last night, featuring a panel of … Continue reading

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Five common misconceptions about stuttering

As seen in The King’s Speech, when King George VI – before he became king – sought speech therapy (before seeing Lionel Logue), he was advised to fill his mouth with marbles and try to speak as a means to … Continue reading

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Michigan man embarks on mission to spread awareness of stuttering

Cameron Francek is a man on a mission. For the past 100 days, Francek, a 26-year-old man from Royal Oak, Michigan, has been introducing himself to strangers and disclosing his stuttering in an effort to both incite positive change in … Continue reading

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The faces behind Richmond Hill’s Relay For Life 2013

As I’ve been blogging about recently, I’m one of the seven members of the organizing committee for this year’s Relay For Life in Richmond Hill. We thought a video may be a good idea to introduce the faces of the … Continue reading

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Relay For Life 2013 and why I’m involved

Adrian Sarracini, a 21-year-old York Region resident, was diagnosed with and treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma when he was 17 years old. Now, cancer-free for the last three years, he said his struggle with the disease has made him stronger. “The … Continue reading

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I was interviewed on Rogers TV

As you may or may not know, I’m on the steering committee for this year’s Relay For Life for Richmond Hill in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. On Thursday evening, we had an exciting kick-off event to launch this … Continue reading

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Five reasons to attend PodCamp Toronto 2013

This weekend marks PodCamp Toronto 2013 (PCTO), one of Canada’s largest gatherings of digital media folks, held this year on February 23 and 24 at Ryerson University’s Rogers Communications Centre. This will also be my second consecutive year of being a part of … Continue reading

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