All posts of Anne Dickerson

So you are working from home?

So you are working from home?  Doing some meetings by video conference?  Take some lessons from media training to make your “appearance” on your computer camera a little more professional. Don’t backlight yourself.  Turn off lamps behind you. If you are lucky enough to have a window in your office, face it. Don’t hostage-video yourself.  […]

Delivering a great presentation

Good presentations don’t just appear out of thin air. They are scripted, choreographed and practiced. Last week I saw a great presentation at the ComNet in California. The team at Adamec communications and FrameWorks reminded me again what makes some talks an absolute pleasure to watch. Here are some things I noticed in their presentation: It was well rehearsed.  […]

We really do have binders full of women

There’s a new list on the block. was just launched to be an easy-to-search database for women who work in tech policy.  Sourcelist grew out of a twitter query a few years ago from Susan Hennessey, who started keeping a list for people who asked her.  Now the list lives under a Brookings banner […]

Simplicity Takes Work

Good media training is focused on sound bites, but not the kind we've all come to hate. A strong sound bite can change the way people think.