The world is changing. Just watch the news and you’ll see something new and different every day. That means us, as BCM/DR/EM professionals, need to change as well; from our planning practices, recovery protocols and restoration activities to how we network amongst ourselves and how we get our message out to the masses.
Over the years, no matter the organization or the industry, getting one’s true message understood by employees, the community and even the media at times, can be quite a challenge. There’s the regular email and poster campaigns and the usual ‘lunch-and-learn’ session and press releases but quite often that isn’t enough.
Professionals don’t always get to share their ideas; not even at conferences, where you may or may not be lucky enough to get passed the microphone to ask a question. As the world changes, so to must our ways of conveying ideas and talking about our practices. Now, the emergency, disaster and business continuity realms will be able to take a new step forward with creating a global community and the sharing of ideas by leveraging and old-time friend of yesteryear with that of the internet.
In mid-July 2017, I started a weekly internet talk radio show on the VoiceAmerica.com radio network (www.voiceamerica.com) called “Preparing for the Unexpected”. The show is a new vehicle to get the business continuity/emergency/disaster management message out there to the masses – the global masses!
Using commentary and conversational style interviews with industry experts, the show aims to increase the awareness of Emergency Management, Business Continuity, Crisis Management and other like-minded and accompanying practices and industries by sharing ideas and opinions and providing guidance in sight on existing processes. There really are allot of ways for us to prepare for the unexpected. …and now everyone has the opportunity to be a part of it.
Is there something you’ve always wanted to know or a topic you want to discuss? Do you have a burning desire to get a particular message across to people? Well, you now have the opportunity to tell the world by leveraging “Preparing for the Unexpected”. Help increase the level of awareness and reduce the level of suffering emergencies and disasters can cause by sharing your ideas and knowledge with individuals around the globe. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s see if we can get you on the show.