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In this blog, we explore what it takes to engage, inspire and connect whether you are building a personal or organizational brand.

Join us in this ongoing conversation about creating effective leadership communications with strategies and tactics that foster understanding and motivate people to act.

Join us in this ongoing conversation about creating effective leadership communications with strategies and tactics that foster understanding and motivate people to act.

How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

I Just Don’t Want to Look Bad It’s a refrain we hear from our public speaking and spokesperson training clients. At the core of this sentiment is a fear of being judged, of making a mistake, of feeling shame and embarrassment, and of being perceived as less than or incompetent.

By |May 8th, 2024|Categories: Communication Apprehension|Comments Off on How to Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking

It’s Not Difficult to Communicate about Your Brand; You Just Have to Want to Engage

Every brand is built on a core message, an identity that seeks to resonate with consumers in a way that goes beyond product features and price points.

By |April 24th, 2024|Categories: Branding and Positioning|Comments Off on It’s Not Difficult to Communicate about Your Brand; You Just Have to Want to Engage

You Are About to Lose Me With Your Over Complicated Messaging

Companies and nonprofits alike make it challenging for their audiences to understand who they are and why they matter. My new electric car reminded me that complicated messaging frustrates your audiences. Here are a few tips for avoiding the complexity trap.

By |April 3rd, 2024|Categories: Corporate Communications, Messaging|Comments Off on You Are About to Lose Me With Your Over Complicated Messaging

Show Me The Love At Work

It’s Valentine’s Day and love is in the air. It may seem odd to talk about love in a business setting but when we love our clients, our colleagues, our teams, and our partners and they love us back, it makes work not seem like work. It is about healthy and strong work relationships, and the best way to build authentic connections is by showing those most critical to your success, some love. Here’s how.

By |February 14th, 2024|Categories: Corporate Communications|Comments Off on Show Me The Love At Work

Is Your Communications Strategy Ready for the New Year?

With 2023 in the rear view mirror, what does 2024 hold? If you haven’t updated your communications strategy, now is the perfect time to do so.  And if you don’t have a communications plan, it isn’t too late.

By |January 10th, 2024|Categories: Corporate Communications|Comments Off on Is Your Communications Strategy Ready for the New Year?

7 Tips for Expressing an Attitude of Gratitude

These days the thank you note and other expressions of attitudes of gratitude can sometimes seem like an endangered species. Expressing thanks is an important part of social well being. Here are some tips for how to do it right.

By |November 15th, 2023|Categories: Messaging|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 7 Tips for Expressing an Attitude of Gratitude

Avoid Black and White and Embrace Gray Thinking

We live in a world where everything seems to be “either/or.” It’s “Us vs. Them” “For or Against.” “My way or the highway.” Polarized communication is destroying us. We have to stop focusing on black and white thinking and move toward gray thinking.

By |October 25th, 2023|Categories: Messaging|Tags: |Comments Off on Avoid Black and White and Embrace Gray Thinking

Delivering Bad News In a Good Way 

Bad things happen to good companies and organizations. While most organizations worry about their reputation externally, it is equally important to make sure you are communicating to the people who are responsible for that reputation – your employees. Here are some tips to deliver bad news in a good way.

By |October 11th, 2023|Categories: Internal Communication|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Delivering Bad News In a Good Way 

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Get your point across more effectively through email and other written communication.

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Feel more confident delivering that big pitch or speaking to a group of one or one thousand.

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Find the words and tools to express your value.

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Make your case to convince and avoid mistakes that prevent others from getting your point.

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