If you’ve got it, flaunt it! – SCN Encourager

Back when I was in high school, this expression was popular among my friends.

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 7.51.50 PMBut maybe this was just a Flint thing.

I sure hope so – because now it’s only embarrassing.

Really, it is.

If I handed you one of my high school yearbooks and one of last Sunday’s newspaper advertising circulars for a national Halloween costume chain store – and you looked only at the photos of the people – you’d be hard pressed to see much difference between the two.

You’d eventually be able to guess which one was my yearbook, though.

The Halloween store circular doesn’t show anybody smoking cigarettes.

As much as it annoys me now to see so many fond parts of my past turned into laughter-evoking party props, I could never call this a crisis.

It comes close… given what Cindy and my daughters put me through.

But no, as school leaders and communicators, we know from experience what defines a real “crisis.”

This is why I was glad to see that MSPRA is bringing  Zac Rantz to Ann Arbor on Friday, November 14, to lead a full day workshop on crisis communications planning and engaging your community.

These are topics worth growing in what you know.

So take a look at MSPRA’s website.

I hope you’ll join me at the Fall Drive In Conference.

And hey! Maybe we can even coordinate our outfits and flaunt it!

But maybe this was just a Flint thing.


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