Heckler shut down by Obama. It’s sweet if you haven’t seen it. My father shut down a friend of mine when I was nine. She was spending the night and smelled her food, then pushed it away. He told her if she couldn’t be respectful she should not come back to ‘his house.’ What is respect? If you’re an expect in human behavior (aha, I am — with my masters in human development), then now’s the time to get in front of the media. I make my living at PR, though, not dishing out advice on how to behave. I certainly represent a lot of clients, though, who have books, organizations, products and programs on how to behave and you better bet, I’ll use White House tie-ins.

What’s in your house that might interest the media? Flags are hot topics this week due to the hate crime shooting in Charleston. Anyone associated with government, the flag making industry or companies affected by the removal of confederate images from keepsakes, could get in front of the media with their soundbites and perspectives.

I  just wouldn’t advise calling up the gun debate by stating victims waited their turn to be shot during a shooting spree, like this SC lawmaker. Hmmm. Speak to a publicist first about your chosen soundbites. When will community leaders learn?!?! He issued an apology later.

Finally, your car at your house might bring in some extra revenue for you if you own a Ford. Turns out Ford is now rivaling Uber with a car-sharing program. I bet you have an opinion on that if you own a Ford. If so, your local media might want to hear from you.

Happy home making.



By |2016-10-13T16:37:57+00:00June 25th, 2015|

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Good Morning America Producer Mable Chan calls Michelle Tennant a “Five Star Publicist.” Tennant, a partner and executive publicist with Wasabi Publicity Inc., calls herself a “storyteller to the media.” Her passion is telling “truly good stories” and “exclusively representing people who make a positive difference in the world.” For 25+ years, media friends have solicited her help in crafting news stories by requesting sources, sound bites, and statistics. An award-winning writer, Michelle peppers campaigns with insight from her master’s degree in human development, BFA from a top 25 drama school, and expertise seeing PR transition from typewriters to Twitter. She’s either spinning stories or spinning at the gym. After hours, she savors the Smoky Mountains with her husband, Siberian Husky, and backyard chickens. Learn more about her work through her column at The Huffington Post. Check out the clients she's currently pitching at

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