Mackinac Policy Conference

Putting Your Best Face Forward

The Mackinac Policy Conference creates the environment to Naturally Network By the mere nature of my career, I have had to learn an important skill – how to network. Over the years, I created a workshop on the very subject called Naturally Networking.  It is now part of my consulting practice. The best place to test your networking skill is at the Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference. I started attending this annual event in the mid-90s as a reporter and have interviewed many leaders in politics and business over the years. Since 2010, I have attended as both the [...]

By |2018-01-25T20:07:58+00:00July 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Putting Your Best Face Forward

Crime Remains King While Positive PR Plays the Pawn in Detroit’s Comeback Swing

Strategically Speaking: A Blog by Denha Media Group It’s the Monday after the Grand Prix and just a couple of days following the Mackinac Policy Conference, and my morning scan of the media was a breaking news story that is a strong reminder that Detroit cannot escape it’s number one problem ­– crime. Crime will always over shadow any positive PR. It’s the old adage that if bleeds it leads and boy have we been bleeding. The first Twitter feed I read that morning was from Tom Jordan and WWJ: “Police investigate Triple Murder on City’s West Side.” [...]

By |2018-01-25T20:34:57+00:00June 7th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Crime Remains King While Positive PR Plays the Pawn in Detroit’s Comeback Swing

Memorable Mackinac Policy Conference Moments

Strategically Speaking: A Blog by Denha Media Group Some of the most memorable Mackinac moments are crafted quotes and comments that were actually strategically created to be memorable sound bites in speeches and media interviews. It’s all about knowing how to tell your own story. Nearly one year later, you may not remember exactly who said what during the 2015 Mackinac Policy Conference and at the Detroit Policy Conference but at the time, the messages were noted. […]

By |2018-01-25T20:38:47+00:00June 1st, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Memorable Mackinac Policy Conference Moments

Strategically Networking At The Mackinac Policy Conference

Strategically Speaking: A Blog by Denha Media Group When I went to the Mackinac Policy Conference for the first time as a reporter for WJR in the 1990s, I learned an invaluable networking lesson that has stayed with me ever since. Know how to network and develop relationships. It was my second time at the Policy Conference hosted by the Detroit Regional Chamber. The first time I went, I was as an editor of a Health Care Business Magazine. The first night on the island — before the cocktail hour started on the porch of the Grand Hotel — my [...]

By |2018-02-06T18:47:20+00:00August 7th, 2015|Blog|Comments Off on Strategically Networking At The Mackinac Policy Conference
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