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Kathryn Janicek is a three-time Emmy Award-winning television producer with 20 years of experience creating and coaching teams of anchors, reporters, producers and writers in newsrooms across the country.

She has extensive crisis communications experience including overseeing all international, national and local media when the 35W bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River.

As a social media lead for NBC Universal, she created brands with followings far surpassing others.

Kathryn is now a sought-after media and public speaking expert training entrepreneurs and corporate executives around the world. Click HERE to book a complimentary consultation with Kathryn.

There is a long list of things you shouldn’t do if you’re trying to build a brand on social media, but for brevity (and because we love the number three) we’re sharing three things you could be doing right now that could damage your online brand. Professionally and personally.

Hear the habits you should cut out of your social media life as well as some tricky things to avoid that we find ourselves guilty of as well! Continue Reading Podcast: Three Things You Could be Doing to Damage Your Online Brand – Episode 3

You’re interviewing for a job.

You’re getting ready for a media interview.

But you’re afraid — what if they ask you a question that you don’t want to answer? Or can’t answer?

Do you remember the big controversy around the Today Show interview with Jane Fonda? I’m going to show you what Fonda did right – and how you can do the same when you don’t want to answer a question during a media interview or in a job interview. Continue Reading What to do when you don’t want to answer a question during an interview

You must do anything you can to find out how you look and sound to your audience. NOT how people around you say you look and sound. Here is an example as shown in The Crown on Netflix.


Watching the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle this weekend, made me appreciate The Crown even more.

I feel like I know the players.

I know the back stories better now of the women and men who were banned from marrying their loves – because they were divorced.

Have you seen any of the series? It’s on Netflix and follows Queen Elizabeth’s rise and rule.

In season 2, episode 5, Queen Elizabeth is criticized by a lord who’s the editor of a newspaper. He points out that her recent speech was tone-deaf.

Continue Reading Lessons from The Crown: When You Shouldn’t Listen to People Around You