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Andy Cohen and I have two very major things in common – a passionate love for the evil magic tube known as the “television” and big mouths.

And just like Cohen, my love for television has honestly helped me in my communications career, while my big mouth has gotten me into trouble.

In his new book, Most Talkative, the “Real Housewives” creator has the guts to admit mistakes his mouth has made – mistakes all of us have made to some degree. Among them:

  • Gossiping to co-workers about others – and getting caught.
  • Sharing sex stories near a microphone – that was on.
  • Mispronouncing someone’s name – on stage at the Miss USA pageant.

Gossiping – guilty.

Oversharing – guilty. (But not about “that!”)

Messing up someone’s name on camera – guilty.

And guess what – Andy and I, big mouths and all, are still standing and working in communications. We are also learning to stick our feet in our mouths a little less each day.

So are you.

Dare to share a moment when you put your foot in your mouth in the workplace – and how you got passed it?

Alison Bailin
Alison Bailin
Senior Account Executive Alison has a lot to say…about pretty much everything...all the time. From the current state of public relations to the social media impact on Shark Week to crisis communications in the sports world, Alison’s blogs are focused on “amusing through her PR musings,” and then some. Check out Alison's full bio


  1. Stephanie Lough says:

    Andy Cohen is the new Chelsea Handler.

    I got “Most sarcastic” in high school. I think that sums up any and all times I have put my foot in my mouth.

  2. Katie says:

    I wish I could like your comment Steph. I think we are all well known for being opinionated and talking entirely too much. That is why we are in this industry. We say what everyone else is thinking.

  3. I don’t think anyone is immune.

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