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Episode #16: How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Nailed Her Speech, the Seattle Kraken Give a Lesson in Marketing, and Unsafe Workplaces
Episode 1627th July 2020 • Talking Shop Podcast • Cam MacMurchy and Ewan Christie
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shows off her communications skills in a passionate rebuttal to Republican Ted Yoho following a confrontation earlier in the week. We dissect her approach and explain why it worked so well, then mentioned a few other tips to become a compelling public speaker.

COVID-19 cases may still be on the upswing, but companies are asking reluctant employees to come back to the office. If you don't feel safe, what options do you have?


"Release the Kraken!" went from an obscure movie reference to centerstage in a genius marketing maneuver in Seattle. We also look at the ice cream museum meltdown, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and more.

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Ewan Christie is an employment lawyer and partner at Duntrune LLP in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cam MacMurchy is a corporate communications executive with a multinational technology company listed in Hong Kong and curator of the Digital Bits PR and Communications newsletter.