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Paul Rhynard
Works at Shawn Douglas Communication
Attended Florida State University
Lives in Norfolk, VA
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Tired of the corporate rat race? You can do these jobs just as easily overseas while reporting only to yourself.
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It’s a well known (and accurate) adage among crisis managers that success in responding to crisis is 90 percent in the planning and preparation. I don’t know if I agree 100 percent with the 90 perc…
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One reason superdelegates are unlikely to buy Bernie Sanders's electability argument.
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The latest peer-reviewed, scientific research on social media & crisis computing has just been published in the prestigious journal, Science. The authors pose a question that many of us in the …
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It’s a well known (and accurate) adage among crisis managers that success in responding to crisis is 90 percent in the planning and preparation. I don’t know if I agree 100 percent with the 90 perc…
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Howdy Folks! It’s a brand new day here in Crisis Commsville, and you’ve just been named Public Information Officer (PIO) of a large-scale incident. Congrats! Hopefully, your first job isn’t tearing…
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Are you struggling to keep up with your Twitter activities? Discover six tools and techniques that will boost your productivity on Twitter.
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A practical approach to social media in emergencies.
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Education
  • Florida State University
    BS - Media Production
  • Columbia Southern University
    MBA - Marketing
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Communication & Resilience in Crisis
Introduction
I was a public information officer in the U.S. Coast Guard for nearly two decades before starting my own business. In that time, I built a reputation for communicating with – or on behalf of – people and organizations on their worst days ... oil spills, hurricanes, flooding, terrorist threats, airline disasters and sinking ships ... I think you get the idea. 

Communicating effectively during crisis when people are angry, frightened and distrustful requires more than a particular set of PR skills – it requires no small measure of integrity, empathy, experience and a never-ending penchant for practical, scientific (of the social kind) and philosophical knowledge.

For my business partner and me, staying in this business after our military careers were over was a decision based solely on passion for the profession ... our personal and professional brand are one in the same so you'll find my G+ activity to be a fusion of crisis comms and disaster resiliency talk, with best bars and Buffalo Bills talk. 

I'm not on G+ to stay in touch with family and friends (that's what Facebook is for.) I'm here to meet new people (virtually), commiserate, discover and share meaningful ideas, learn about how others see things, and to enjoy a laugh here or there. 
Bragging rights
Public information first responder during 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and Hurricane Sandy.
Work
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Crisis & Resilience Communication
Employment
  • Shawn Douglas Communication
    Managing Partner, 2014 - present
    Providing meaningful, principle-based expertise to organizations, agencies, companies and people who want to communicate deliberately with integrity, empathy and sincerity.
  • Loyola University Maryland
    Affiliate Professor, 2015 - 2015
    Public Relations, Communications Department
  • U.S. Coast Guard
    Public Information Officer, 1994 - 2014
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Norfolk, VA
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Annapolis, MD - Elizabeth City, NC - Arlington, VA - St. Petersburg, FL - San Francisco, CA - Ft Myers Beach, FL - Honolulu, HI - Toronto, ON
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