COMMUNICATION TIPS

Filler Word Fixes

Filler words happen to the best of us, including new White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki: There are steps you can take to rid yourself of filler words, and we highly recommend the following two measures: #1 — Work on eliminating filler words in daily conversation. There’s enough to focus on when you’re live behind […]

Politics Doesn’t Have to Be a Raging Fire

At DMG, we agree with President Biden that in America it is about the right to “dissent peaceably.” But many in our country do not think that free speech applies to ideas they disagree with. DMG will continue to defend free speech—ideas that we agree with as well as those we don’t—and help our clients stand […]

Will you kneel?

For the past two weeks, we’ve watched speech mobs dominate the protests and coerce politicians, cops, and Members of Congress into binary discussions to no productive end. As president of District Media Group Beverly Hallberg explained in her latest article: “They demand you condemn issue X and publicly shame you into specific action or silence […]

How to talk about the ERA

In February, the House of Representatives voted to reconsider the Equal Rights Amendment. And just this week, FX is set to launch a mini-series detailing conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly’s fight against the same in the 1970s. For these reasons, it’s a timely issue to message. But it’s also a tricky issue to message because arguments […]

Skype Studio Setup

With most TV interviews being done via Skype to protect against the spread of coronavirus, here’s how we recommend you set up an at-home studio to guarantee the best lighting, audio, and background. For the best lighting: sit so the light (natural or in-door) is shining towards your face and not the back of your head. For the best […]