People often confuse mission and message. Mission is about what you do. Message is about why what you do matters.
Too often we lead with the facts and it doesn't persuade. When the facts don't match the frame, it's the facts that get thrown out.
If you want to break through the noise, you have to have to great messages. Effective communicators know how to messages us where we hurt and where we hope. They know how to frame their product, ideas or services in ways that tap into what we most want or fear. Asking yourself, three questions will help you improve your messages.
Fear is one of our most powerful emotions. If we don’t know how to tame fear, it paralyzes us. Worse yet, others can use fear to manipulate us. Fear clouds our brains and stymies effective communication. Learn how to conquer yours in this post.
Storytelling and sharing is one of the most powerful ways to connect us with others. But so many of us don’t realize that we even have stories to tell. We have to have the discipline to see the stories in front of us and learn to tell them well. Learn how in this post.
In our virtual world, there is no shortage of advice. But if you want success in business or in life for that matter, having a clearly defined purpose matters. Purpose isn’t about what we do but about the impact of what we do. This post offers some thoughts on how to find your purpose.
Starting a company is a giant leap of faith and one I took two decades ago. It’s been quite a ride with lots of ups and downs. But what sustains me, especially now in the midst of a pandemic and global economic crisis are some valuable lessons learned shared in this post.
With COVID-19, serendipity has vanished from our lives and to stay connected requires greater effort and intention. Many of us are suffering from communication fatigue as we struggle to stay in touch. This post offers some tips.
Authenticity is the new cool. To be authentic means having a clear sense of who you are, what you believe and what lines you won’t cross. Trying too hard to be authentic is a trap. This post shows you how to avoid it.
Despite, or perhaps because of the pandemic, internal communications is finally getting its due. Here are few tips for how to connect with employees especially as businesses contemplate a return to work.