About the Author
Andrew D. Gilman
Andrew Gilman, a lawyer and award winning journalist, is president of CommCore Consulting Group. He is co-author of the best-selling book Get to the Point (Bantam 1990). Andrew frequently is called upon to help senior executives prepare for media interviews, new business presentations, Board meetings, testimony before Congressional committees and regulatory agencies, expert witnessing in lawsuits, road shows and security analyst presentations. Andrew also develops and directs the CommCore training and consulting services. His copyrighted training innovations include the Two-Minute Talking Memo, Art of the Sound Bite, and Message Mapping for Media Interviews.
Andrew also is an experienced crisis strategist. Specific challenges include providing crisis advice to the University of Virginia Medical Center in the baby-switching incident. Early experience in crisis communications includes preparing Johnson & Johnson Chairman James Burke for an interview on 60 Minutes during the first Tylenol crisis, and preparing senior Martin Marietta executives for congressional hearings following the Challenger accident. Andrew also conducts crisis simulations for clients where he teaches participants how to take control of news events instead of just reacting to the next fact.
As a journalist, Andrew has experience as a reporter for trade and consumer publications, as well as a radio reporter and host. His overseas assignments have taken him to Asia, Singapore, Scotland, Norway, Portugal and Kenya. On radio, Andrew was a frequent contributor to National Public Radio's award-winning programs "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition." His articles have appeared in The New York Times, National Law Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Risk Management Newsletter and the Washington Business Journal. He has received awards from the Fund for Investigative Journalism and has been nominated for Sigma Delta Chi and National Magazine Awards.
Andrew is admitted to the Bar in New York State and Federal Courts. He has lectured at Wharton School of Business, Harvard Business School Club of New York, American Bar Association, China External Trade Development Council in Taiwan, American Association of Advertising Agencies, New School of Social Research, American Society of Association Executives, Cable Telecommunications Industry Association and D.C. Bar Association.
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