Mike Paul , The Reputation Doctor®, praying at the Oklahoma Memorial
I entered the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial (officially called the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum) the morning of May 15, 2013 with a very heavy heart. There are many segments to the Memorial and each touched my heart and spirit deeply. I always planned to tour the Memorial before my keynote speech on reputation and ethics that afternoon for the 2013 Compass Awards sponsored by the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium (OK Ethics) and the Oklahoma Quality Foundation. But what I did not expect at the Oklahoma Memorial, was to experience a flood of emotions tied to my experience with NYC’s 9/11 tragedy.
It became a tale of two cities in both my head and heart and for a few minutes I was overwhelmed with emotion. I thought of all those in both tragedies who lost their lives and I wanted to honor their memory. I decided I needed to share that emotion some how in my speech that afternoon. But how? I was to speak about reputation and ethics. And then it hit me! I felt called to challenge all who could hear my speech that afternoon to remember the terrorist tragedies in both Oklahoma City and NYC and ask themselves the following accountability questions:
If we are truly called to live more ethical and moral lives, how can we not hold ourselves much more accountable by tapping into the memory of all those we lost to these tragedies because they are dead and don’t have that option? Are we lying to ourselves too often? Are we truly seeking to avoid the slippery slope with our reputations each day? Do we care enough to bring lasting change in our lives and our families’ lives?
We all need that type of accountability. The type of accountability that pulls at our emotions. That type of accountability that rocks us to our core as human beings. The kind that puts a line in the sand personally from that moment on.
As a result, I also shared what I call my 6 reputation bricks for building an excellent, long-term reputation:
Mike Paul, the Reputation Doctor®, delivering his 2013 Compass Awards Keynote Speech in Oklahoma City on May 15, 2013
So now, I ask all those reading my blog the same questions:
* Do you have true accountability helping you manage your reputation?
* Have you given someone with experience and trust permission to be your accountability partner and “call” you on your “stuff?”
* Are you really seeking to better your reputation by applying the above 6 reputation bricks to your daily life?
If not, today is the day to begin. Why? Because Your Reputation Is Everything!TM Let me know what you think and follow me also on Twitter @ReputationDr (http://www.twitter.com/reputationdr) and my Facebook Fan Page at http://www.facebook.com/reputationdoctor Both are available as buttons on the top right this blog for easy access to follow. Keep in touch.
PR Veteran Mike Paul Launches New Reputation Management Service Called
The Reputation Doctor® 2-Hour Counseling Session
NEW YORK – MGP & Associates PR launched a new reputation management consulting service today called The Reputation Doctor® Two-Hour Counseling Session for the low, introductory price of only $950. The one-on-one counseling session with crisis and reputation management veteran Mike Paul offers a significant savings over his usual hourly rate of $850 per hour, plus expenses. The low introductory rate offers a total savings of $750.
“This new reputation counseling service is exclusive and only offered by MGP & Associates PR,” said Mike Paul, the Reputation Doctor® and president & senior counselor at MGP & Associates PR. “No other public relations firm in the world offers a reputation management counseling session similar to this, which is like visiting your therapist, but focused solely on improving your reputation.”
The Reputation Doctor® 2-Hour Counseling Session will benefit two types of organizational and individual clients:
1) Those seeking immediate short-term help on a limited budget. Especially in today’s economy, there are many times when organizations or individuals need immediate counseling to find a solution for a challenging reputation problem and are not interested in a long-term contract. The Reputation Doctor® Two-Hour Counseling Session allows an organization or individual to obtain reputation counseling from the top expert in just two hours. Additional sessions are available upon request.
2) Those seeking to engage a reputation management consultant but prefer to ensure quality of service and compatibility prior to signing a long-term agreement.
Trusting the counsel of your consultant is crucial to the success of a long-term relationship. The Reputation Doctor® Two-Hour Counseling Session allows clients to “kick the tires” and “test drive” MGP & Associates PR’s reputation management services before signing a long-term agreement, especially for larger, more complicated reputation problems which require more counseling time.
A few examples of reputation challenges that can be addressed during The Reputation Doctor® Two-Hour Counseling Session include:
For Individuals -
• Fighting for your reputation in a legal battle.
• Overcoming reputation issues associated with a divorce.
• Conquering reputation issues at work.
• Improving your reputation at home and with your family.
For Corporations or Organizations –
• Overcoming a reputation for fraud or wrongdoing.
• Fighting for your reputation in a legal battle.
• Transitioning from a CEO with reputation problems to a new CEO unknown to employees and customers.
• Improving the corporate reputation by stopping hurtful internal rumors and other damaging internal communication problems.
“I disagree with those who say public relations consulting is about placing media stories and spin,” said Mike Paul. Mr. Paul has always believed the public relations profession is more about counseling and truly changing behavior to improve reputations. “Our profession has as many specialties as the professions of law and medicine; crisis and reputation management have their roots in psychology and changing ineffective or destructive habits,” continued Paul.
The Reputation Doctor® Two-Hour Counseling Session is a powerful tool in reputation management because it provides a concrete and focused prescription for repairing your reputation. Why? Because Your Reputation Is Everything!™ To make a confidential appointment for The Reputation Doctor® Two-Hour Session, please call 212-595-8500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT MGP & ASSOCIATES PR
MGP & Associates PR, a leading, virtual, public relations firm, was founded in 1994 in NYC by industry leader Mike Paul, known globally as The Reputation Doctor® and the award-winning firm services leading clients worldwide. MGP & Associates PR helps build, maintain and repair the reputations of leading organizations and public individuals. Clients include global corporations, leading nonprofit and government organizations, as well as celebrities, politicians, professional athletes and more. Mr. Paul, a 22-year veteran in the counseling side of public relations, is considered one of the leading crisis PR and reputation management counselors in the world. For more info on MGP & Associates PR, visit http://www.mgppr.com.
Mike Paul, the Reputation Doctor comments on President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address on ABC’s Good Morning America. What do you think? Let your opinion be heard! Please share your comments in the comments section of this blog below!
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