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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.

6 Ways to Spot Communications Fraud

Every day we are bombarded with false messages that try to capture our attention and get into our wallets or our hearts. Creative scammers armed with sophisticated technology manipulate audio and video and make it harder and harder to determine what’s authentic. What’s real?

By |August 17th, 2023|Categories: Corporate Communications|Tags: |Comments Off on 6 Ways to Spot Communications Fraud

Authentic Communication Is The Antidote to Deep Fakes and AI

Authenticity matters. Lying and truth distortion are nothing new. But at a time when technology can mimic our image, our voice, and our words – and create doppelgangers that appear more real than ourselves

By |August 2nd, 2023|Categories: Corporate Communications, Personal Branding|Comments Off on Authentic Communication Is The Antidote to Deep Fakes and AI

Empowering Employees with Open Communication

When a friend of mine recently retired from the job she held for seven years, she decided to be totally honest in her exit interview.  Freed from the need for an employer’s reference, she felt comfortable being honest, yet respectful, about why she was leaving—despite their offer of more money and flexibility to stay.

By |July 19th, 2023|Categories: Corporate Communications|Comments Off on Empowering Employees with Open Communication

Want to Write Persuasively? Declare Your Editorial Independence 

Some years ago, I found myself in editorial purgatory--working on a speech for my boss and going around and around in search of the next great sound bite. Then, after the 13th draft, inspiration struck.  I declared editorial independence with a copy of the Declaration of Independence.

By |July 3rd, 2023|Categories: Messaging|Comments Off on Want to Write Persuasively? Declare Your Editorial Independence 

6 Ways to Get Comfortable When Feeling Anxious, Threatened and Just Plain Uneasy

Communication apprehension is welling up in you. You are meeting with your boss and presenting your proposal for a new project. Your boss challenges you at every turn and you can’t seem to muster any counter-arguments. Instead of crawling under your desk, use these techniques.

By |June 21st, 2023|Categories: Communication Apprehension|Tags: , |Comments Off on 6 Ways to Get Comfortable When Feeling Anxious, Threatened and Just Plain Uneasy

5 Ways to Meet Your Unexpected Opportunity of a Lifetime

When we think about how we respond when the unexpected happens, we tend to focus on what to do in a crisis. But how do we prepare to meet the moment where a chance encounter can propel us to something great. Here are a few tips.

By |June 7th, 2023|Categories: Corporate Communications|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 5 Ways to Meet Your Unexpected Opportunity of a Lifetime

Our Humanity is Under Assault; Now is the Time to Reclaim Conversation

Our very humanity is under assault.  And we’re doing it to ourselves.   At a time when we have more ways to communicate and connect, we are actually divided, distrustful and disengaged from each other.

By |May 22nd, 2023|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Our Humanity is Under Assault; Now is the Time to Reclaim Conversation

Want a Winning Meeting? Avoid the Disastrous ‘Facipulation’ Trap

Organizations sometimes invest in planning retreats for team building or exploring new solutions, when, in reality, they only want to convince the team to do what management wants. It’s an approach that devalues employees or partners and erodes trust.

By |May 17th, 2023|Categories: Organizational Alignment and Internal Communication|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Want a Winning Meeting? Avoid the Disastrous ‘Facipulation’ Trap

6 Reasons to Hire a Professional Facilitator for your Next Meeting

We’ve all been in retreats or meetings that go off the rails, are unproductive or unnecessary. Why? Poor planning, lack of an agenda and insufficient management of the conversation. As a result, meetings are viewed with dread as time wasters, and opportunities to tap into the collective wisdom of teams to identify solutions and advance fresh thinking that opens up possibilities for business growth are missed. Worse yet, a poorly run meeting can deepen disagreement and discord.

By |May 3rd, 2023|Categories: Corporate Communications|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 6 Reasons to Hire a Professional Facilitator for your Next Meeting

Five Qualities of Good Communications Consultants

Attention spans are short. Inboxes and social media feeds are flooded. Solid useful information is obscured by trivia, advertising, spam, and misinformation. As a result, it’s tough for businesses and nonprofits to get past the clutter so their messages are heard. A good communications [...]

By |April 26th, 2023|Categories: Corporate Communications|Comments Off on Five Qualities of Good Communications Consultants

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