Nominate for the Top 10 & win a seat in our program!

Fall is here (though, we San Franciscans consider this summer), Q4 is wrapping up, and so begins the planning for end-of-year. For Decker, that means narrowing and locking in the short list of Top 10 Best and Worst Communicators of 2011.

Here’s the fun twist – you can nominate! And, if you nominate someone who we haven’t yet considered, and that person makes our final list, you’ll get a seat in an upcoming Decker Made to Stick Messaging program in San Francisco or New York City! Time is ticking, so get your ideas down in the comments right away for a chance to win.

Weigh in below with your thoughts on who has shined this year, and who has really fallen. Could be in business, sports, politics, entertainment.. you name it. If they’ve made an impact (bad or good) with their communications, they could make the cut.

Last year’s list featured Sebastián Piñera of Chile as Best, while Tony Hayward of BP was by far the Worst. So what about this time around?

Here are some thoughts to get you going:

  • Should Donald Trump be among the best or worst?
  • Any of the Republican presidential candidates worthy of a list?
  • Charlie Sheen spent most of the year earning his spot on the Worst, but recently has changed his tune. Thoughts?

Year after year, we produce the Top 10 Best and Worst Communicators because, aside from people loving it, there are great teaching points around effective communications that we can all learn from and use. Stay tuned for the official release in a couple months, and in the mean time, chime in with your thoughts!


13 comments on “Nominate for the Top 10 & win a seat in our program!

  1. I think Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO has a great chance at making your list. I mean, who doesn’t think that the best way to respond to a public outcry about changes you are making is to make a video with a pseudo apology and announce more changes. Here’s the link – Any chance you can sign him up for your program?

  2. You are going to see this a lot: “politics aside”…..but…..after just reading “You’ve Got to be Believed….” (great book!), I found this clip of NJ Governor Chris Christie very interesting.

    His eyebrows, facial expressions, direct eye contact and then shifting to the rest of the room…..the tone of his voice… your trained eye, is he a natural, or has he had training, or both? I nominate him for one of the best communicators:

  3. I nominate John Stewart, host of the Daily Show and winner of many Emmys for his work. He has become a very powerful communicator and a vital part of the media lens that helps America decide what is important and how to feel about it. He expresses his ideas with powerful images and SHARPs. He is likeable and personal. And without question he has become the most important critic of the 24-hour news format. His edgy satire is teaching a generation of viewers to take the news with a grain of salt.

  4. I nominate the three-headed monster of Mark Emmert, Roger Goodell, and David Stern (heads of the NCAA, NFL, and NBA respectively) as three of the worst communicators of the year. Emmert for his poor handling of the most scandal-ridden off-season in college football history, and Goodell and Stern for their poor handling of their respective lockouts.

    On the other side of the world, I nominate Yinluck Shinawatra for best communicator for her incredible campaign to become the first female prime minister of Thailand.

    • Thanks for your nominations, Dave! Love the imagery around the three-headed monster. I’ll be in touch after our next Top 10 meeting if they make the cut.