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Why Does Thesaurus.com Consider "Honesty" an Antonym of "Strategy"? It Has to Do with Trust -- and Trump

Sometimes you stumble upon something by accident and realize it's pretty profound.

Thank you for that, Google Machine.

Today, I was searching on...

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Trust Me, These Are the 10 Greatest Countries in the History of the World

How much can we trust the history we're taught?

This website is devoted to the trust signals we send to make others believe in us, our brands, our...

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After Price, Trust Is the Biggest Factor in Purchase Decisions

In a new survey of more than 20,000 consumers by the global PR firm Edelman, trust emerged as the second most important factor in purchase...

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77 Trust Signals to Increase Website Visitors and Conversions

"Trust signals," broadly defined, are the evidence points that inspire confidence in your brand online. The term goes back to the early days of...

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"I Don't Disagree": Weasel Words and Passive-Aggressive Business Talk

People are more likely to trust you when you are direct with them.

And yet, the business world is replete with examples of frustratingly indirect...

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When All Trust Is Lost: 75 People and a Cat Who've Been Compared to Hitler

Years ago, attorney Mike Godwin asserted what became known as "Godwin's Law":  "As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a...

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Photojournalism, Technology and Ethics (eBook)

In 2012, I wrote the 57-page eBook "Photojournalism, Technology and Ethics" for Black Star Publishing.

This eBook explores many topics that are...

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What Is a Trust Signal?

Let’s say you are interested in the topic of a book by an author you aren’t familiar with. 

Before you buy this writer’s book, a question crosses...

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The Breakfast Meeting: A Conversation About How PR Has Changed

I hadn’t heard from my friend David in years. But when my former colleague reached out over LinkedIn to ask for a breakfast meeting at a nearby...

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Why The Future of PR Must Be Built Not On Tactics, But On Trust

While I’ve enjoyed my time as a corporate communications executive and an agency owner, I admit to having a love-hate relationship with the...

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