Leadership communications with Rob Cottingham
Whether you’re a leader who needs to connect with audiences, or a communications professional helping leaders tell their stories — this podcast is for you.

You’ll find out what I’ve learned over three decades of speechwriting, speaking and communications strategy. And you’ll meet some guests with their own wisdom to share on reaching audiences with powerful messages.

Join me at the IABC/BC Bronze Quill awards!

I'm going to be emceeing (take that, autocorrect!) the IABC/BC Bronze Quill awards next Wednesday night, June 12, at the swishy Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside. (For everyone who is suddenly consumed with anxiety at that news, the organizers have spoken with me and...

The Art of Social Media starts Jan. 17 at Emily Carr University

Heads up, Vancouverites: next week, my workshop The Art of Social Media begins its six-week run Monday evenings at Emily Carr University of Art and Design:

An introduction to social media for people who want to use social media as a platform for creat…

What’s missing from the Vancouver Police Twitter feed?

Last week, the Vancouver Police Department launched their Twitter presence with a day-long marathon of tweeting the calls that came into the force. It was a success, rocketing them from zero to well over 1,800 followers that afternoon.
I got to commen…

Raccoonery at the Vancouver Fringe

Ever had the experience of knowing a friend was talented - really talented? And then you see her truly rock out, and you realize, oh my god, I'd only seen a sliver of what she can do? That's how I felt watching Morgan Brayton performing her show Raccoonery last night...

Warm hearts vs. cold feet

If you've ever accidentally soaked your shoes in a puddle on a freezing day, you'll appreciate how miserable the experience can be... and how desperate you can be to get to your home, school or workplace to change into a spare pair. When you're living on the streets,...

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