Communications services

30 years of excellence in communications management

I provide expert service in crisis and issues management, media relations and integrated marketing communications.

I’ve polished my skills with some of Manitoba's major issues of our times.

 Degreed and certified from:

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Crisis management

A crisis is a turning point – for better or worse – successfully handling a crisis demands refined skills, an inventory of assets, and quick responses. You will be judged not only by the actual event – but by your response to the event.

The time to acquire these skills is long before a crisis.

A crisis management course with Charles McDougall will prepare you to respond in a way that reduces uncertainty, manages risk, and accelerates a return to normal operations.

Media training

Preparing to interview or be interviewed can be challenging especially when trying to get your message loud and clear out in the media world. The 24-hour news cycle demands clear, concise written, verbal, and visual presentation skills.

A media-training course with Charles McDougall will help you to identify, prepare, and deliver your key messages quickly, effectively and with confidence.

Media-training course

Type: Instructor-led, individual or group training

Duration: 1-2 days

Format: Formal lecture, instructional video, participation in realistic simulations video-recorded for follow-up analysis

Location: Our studio in Winnipeg or your facility

Attendees: Managers and leaders of public and private organizations; executives and spokespeople with IR, PR, and GR responsibilities

With a solid foundation of communication strategy and through practical live on-camera rehearsals, you will learn:

• What the media is looking for and how it operates;

• The elements of an effective communication strategy;

• How to talk through the media to the public, and 

• To recognize the techniques journalists use—and how to stay on message—no matter how tough the questioning. 

Programs and services

In addition to crisis management and media relations, Foxtower Communications offers a full suite of communications services that includes:

Communications strategy

Charlie's strategic approach to communications plans includes consistent messaging and branding across all platforms.

Event planning, promotion and evaluation

Charlie's event plans have evaluation methods built into the plans that help you to determine what you did well and what you could improve  to make your event even better next time.

Coaching for public speaking and speechwriting

The old cliché is true—speaking is the #1 fear among North American adults. This must be overcome to achieve your objectives. Fumbling for words might work with direct reports—they have to listen. But in England, in financial circles, with investors and many others, anything other than excellence will not do.

Writing and editing 

Do your marketing materials need improvement? Charlie is an expert writer with 30 years' experience, who can help refresh and revise your written products. 

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