This latest long talk features a snippet of a learning television special delivered by Dr. Allan Bonner on the topic of best communication practices. It is commonly understood that any kind of disaster is also an information and communication disaster. In this talk, Allan shares his communication do’s don’t’s, tips and tricks.
Dr. Bonner, BA, BEAD, MA, MSc, DBA, LLM, MScPI, MPPA(Cand.), is the founder of Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc., which is a communications company that has helped clients on five continents face some of the most contentious issues of our times. For 30 years he has taught regularly at the post-graduate level, as a sessional, contract, and intensive one-day instructor across Canada, and as a guess lecturer around the world. He has worked with the military, including Peacekeepers, the Provost Marshall, the Judge Advocate General (JAG), and the Military Complaints Commissioner. He has helped international diplomats; domestic, central, and offshore banks; 11 oil, gas, and chemical companies; and other blue-chip clients on five continents. His political work includes helping heads of government, cabinet ministers, G7, G8 and UN delegations, the WTO, NATO, IAEA, and many others. He has worked in Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Beijing, Singapore, Canberra, Budapest, Geneva, Bled, Vienna, Kuwait City, Nairobi, most American States, Mexico, and all Canadian provinces.
Allan was the first North American, and still only Canadian, to be awarded a post-graduate degree in risk, crisis, and disaster management. He taught on most Canadian military bases, the Canadian Police College, and worked with security and intelligence officials. At the international level, Allan has worked with several UN and international entities with security responsibilities.