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A sample of articles by/about/including Bart Mindszenthy and Gail Harcourt-Roberts:



The Independent Review Inc- Issue 06 Spring 2010 - Parting the Kevlar Kimono
We have all witnessed the transformation of boards of directors at many companies both publicly-traded and privately-held.The enlightened organizations with forward-seeing management have opted to embrace significantly improved standards across all aspects of board operations. Read more...

Team Leaders and the Communication Loop- Connecting with employees versus selling an idea. While public relations departments develop and deliver increasingly sophisticated and attractive communications messaging mechanisms, research consistently verifies that employees look first to their managers and supervisors for information about the organization.
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Hospital Quarterly - Crisis: The Ultimate Test for You and Your Hospital. Everyone knows that a crisis is not an option. It is not a matter of "if," but of "when," "how big,"and "how damaging." Read more...

Three National Post Articles 2008 - Election 2008 As the federal election unfolds, people across the country judge the campaign from their own perspectives. With that in mind the Post convened a panel of experts to offer their occasional assessments. Bart Mindszenthy - The Image Guy Read more...

August 16, 2008 National Post interview - PR Experts question city's response to blast- It was a lot of verbiage about without a lot help. A mayor who returned from holiday to handle a disaster only to leave again before a fallen firefighters funeral. A volatile city councillor yelling at a constituent to "shut up" on live television. The comparison of devastating property damange with the Holocaust and Chernobyl. Experts in communication during a crisis are questioning the city's response to the propane explosion that rocked a North York neighbourhood on Sunday. Read more...

Spring 2008 Royal Roads University Newsletter Advancing Professionals in the Workplace Effective Communications within Organiations by Bart Mindszenthy & Gail Roberts, Associate Faculty, Faculty of Management, Royal Roads University. As specialists, consultants, and instructors at the strategic level of organizational communications, we're always amazed that so many organizations in all sectors seem to have myriad internal barriers to communicating effectively. Read more...

February 08, 2007 Julie Rusciolelli blog - Voice from PR Maven I received a great email from my VP Felicia Shiu last week. The eloquent text below was written and spoken by Bart J. Mindszenthy when he accepted a prestigious CPRS award a few weeks ago. She loved his speech so much she asked for a copy and shared this with the entire team here. This is a wonderful PR manifesto and brilliantly written. I wanted to share this with all of you. Enjoy!  Read more...

February 26, 2007 Kathleen Frith blog. Last week I had the opportunity to spend time with Gail Roberts, co-creator of The Manager Is The Medium, a training program that teaches managers to think about communications within a strategic paradigm, and co-founder of Mindszenthy & Roberts Communications Counsel. As a senior communications practitioner with years of experience counseling clients through crisis, conflict and major change, Gail brings experience, depth and insight to any conversation about strategic communications. One of these insights struck me in particular - the concept of achieving 'buy-in' when communicating new initiatives or information to employees. Read more...

PR Canada Profiles New Renaissance Man: Bart Mindszenthy Poet, philosopher, caregiver, composer, artist, parent, author, entrepreneur - oh - and specialist in crisis communications too. Bart Mindszenthy (pronounced "min-zen-tea") does it all - with enthusiasm. "I can't tell you how much I just love what I do!" he exclaims. Read more...

May 8, 2003. Excerpt from speach Empire Club. Madam President, distinguished head table guests, members of the Empire Club, ladies and gentlemen... for years I listened to important speakers stand at this podium and express what an honour it was to address the club. I never imagined I would be standing here to share my thoughts with you. But I am, and I am sincerely honoured by the opportunity. Read more...

September 2001The Crisis Simulation: Testing for the Unthinkable. About two years ago we were planning another in a series of biannual crisis management/communications simulations for a large organization in the energy sector.
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January 2000 Tactics published by the Public Relations Society of America. Ten Rules For The Practice of Public Relations. For new PR practitoners and as a reminder to the veterns, here are 10 golden rules to bear in mind as we enter the new millennium (even if technically that's actually a year away). Read more...

What do Good Scouts and and crisis communications have in common? For public relations people, there is no better training ground for practicing crisis communications than the chemical industry. Read more...

Y2K Crisis Communications: Are you Prepared? No organization really expects to have a crisis, or to fail at managing that crisis well - even a Y2K crisis. Read more...

Communicating in a Y2K Crisis Communications as a form of insurance - The massive uncertainity surrounding year 2000 and the "wild card" of perceptions formed by those who depend on the uninterrupted of your facility Read more...

April 1999 Y2K: What Do I Tell My Clients Y2K is a conundrum. More knowledge does not seem to result in greater confidence. Some say the issue is overblown, other head to remote survival camps, and many just get on with daily business, not knowing quite what to do. Part 1 Read more    Part 2 Read more

Cost-Effective Management for Today's Public Affairs or How to Succeed as a PAO in an Era of Constraints. How C-I-L slashed staff and moved function"ownership" to line management: A case history. To many business managers perceive downsizing as a threat. For them it means the erosion of their departments and a consequent loss of status in the organization Read more...

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