Out to Lunch

OUT TO LUNCH finds economist and Tulane finance professor Peter Ricchiuti conducting business New Orleans style: over lunch at Commander's Palace restaurant. Each week Peter invites guests from the New Orleans business renaissance to join him. The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and Inc magazine have all named New Orleans the best city in the USA to be an entrepreneur. Out to Lunch is the cafeteria of the new New Orleans entrepreneurial movement. You can also hear the show on WWNO 89.9FM.

Photo by Rick Lineberger

Good News and Bad News December 24, 2015

We've all seen this guy or woman on TV, and we’ve all said, "Thank God that’s not me." The person sweating behind a bank of microphones, trying to explain away something bad.

What if one day, maybe through no fault of your own, that person is you? Having to explain why things aren’t quite how they look. How do you know what to do? What to say? You could call on crisis management PR specialist, John Deveney.

john deveney

A seasoned crisis management specialist and principal of his firm simply called Deveney, John explains how he does what he does and what to do if you ever do find yourself in the center of a media storm.

Geoff Coats 

On the other hand, if you have some good news to spread about your business and you want to look even more fabulous and hipper than you already are, you could call on Peter's other guest today, Geoff Coats from branding and web design company, Line 58.

peter ricchiuti

Holed up in the coveted but arctic wine room at Commander's Palace for security reasons (and also because the AC was being repaired in the show's normal spot upstairs) Peter Ricchiuti gets the lowdown on what to say when things don't go as expected - in a bad way - (hint: don't use the word "spin") - and what to say to ensure things stay cool and groovy when times are good.

peter ricchiuti, john deveney, geoff coats

Photos at Commander's Palace by Alison Moon

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