Sunday, June 14, 2015
Is there an Institute of National Health?
On June 6th I blogged about Playing Whack-A-Vole with a misattributed and bogus statistic at Statistic Brain (attributed to the U. S. National Institute of Mental Health). On June 9th at LInkedIn Pulse Jennefer Witter generated a new variation of that silliness in her article titled Can We Talk? Tips on Public Speaking by claiming instead that:
“According to the Institute of National Health, 74% of people have a fear of public speaking.”
I never heard of them before. But in Paris there is an even more impressively named Institute of National Health and Medical Research. There also is a Swedish National Institute of Public Health.
Jennefer ends the article by plugging her The Little Book of Big PR. I hope the tips in there include to check sources and proofread before posting an article or a press release.