Liar, Liar, Brian Williams Wasn’t Under Fire!

motivational-speaker-colette-carlson-nightly-news-brian-williams-nbcIf you put yourself on a healthy media diet, perhaps you missed the lie NBC front man of “Nightly News” Brian Williams shared when covering the Iraq war. Williams claimed the helicopter he was traveling in was hit by enemy fire, yet during Wednesday’s broadcast he apologized for “a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago.” 

As a journalist, it’s William’s job to report the truth which is why both his credibility and career are now in question. In fact, this truth has led to a secret task force being put together to check into all his reported tall tales. So why lie?

Telling a lie is easy and effective. Lies temporarily get people off your back, protect you from revealing your shame, and often boost your approval rating when sharing exaggerated or fabricated accomplishments.

We lie because there is a payoff. We lie because we choose to ignore the huge price we will pay one day. It takes courage to speak your truth every day in every way. Pay the price. You are worth it!



Step into the Truth Booth, improve your life, and laugh along the way with funny motivational speaker Colette Carlson. How did she go from emotional coward and the Pizza Delivery’s favorite customer to #1 sales producer for sales legend Tom Hopkins and Brian Tracy, featured in Success Magazine, a 50 lb. weight loss, and inspiring audiences at Microsoft, Accenture, Pepsi, Boeing, and organizations worldwide? Visit her at or call 760-230-1212.

Colette founded Speak Your Truth, Inc. to share her success systems and inspire others to Think It! Speak It! Live It! Her tools and takeaways create authentic, long-lasting change in every aspect of your life. With a MA in human behavior, a successful business and 2 teenage daughters, Colette provides a unique combination of education, research, real-life experience, and heartfelt humor to motivate you with her high content programs. Improve your Communication Skills, Work-Life Balance, Sales, Leadership, Assertiveness, Negotiation…all wrapped in the genuine power of Speaking Your Truth.

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  1. Isn't there a common line that says something like, if you tell the truth, you don't have to worry about remembering what you said 12 years ago….because if you told the truth then, it would still be true today.  Sounds like he was saying, "I don't know what version of the truth I said 12 years ago."  By the way, you are the perfect person to chime in on this hot hot hot story!  Have you seen the memes online?  They are hilarious!  

  2. We are seeing a little flurry of this "mis-remembering" problem of late, aren't we? And here's my question: When you are a very high profile person and are being filmed almost every moment of your life – doesn't it stand to reason that misrepresenting yourself is a very dangerous endeavor? And just plain foolish. We live in SUCH a transparent society anyway, but when you are a public figure like that… Bad choice. 

  3. Let me say this now…..for the record….my town of Prides Hollow is MADE UP. The characters are not real. They do not resemble characters living or dead. They are purely a figment of my imagination.  There. I feel better.  Now I'm covered if I ever get to be on Oprah.  I actually have a paragraph in the beginning of my book that says, "All the parts in here are true except the parts that I made up."  :)

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