What was your favorite subject of study in school? English, perhaps or science? Maybe it was math. No matter the subject, we all shared in the excitement of school in one way or another and often found ourselves, especially with college courses, reading the catalog description to try and glean … Read more
Leaders come in many shapes and forms with various personalities, strengths and weaknesses. While the same can certainly be said of fathers, there is another underlying aspect to dads everywhere that in some ways is far more powerful than the picture of your average leader.
Without trying to sound … Read more
Business owners have a lot on their mind these days. Among other things, they may be:
- Trying to figure out how to manage a remote team.
- Encouraging potentially nervous employees to come back to the physical workspace once shelter-in-place orders have been lifted.
- Reinventing how they safely deliver their product
Whether your company is open or closed, it’s still important to communicate with your customers, employees and vendors. But before you do that, you should be asking yourself:
What does your audience really need to know about your organization right now? There is too much information coming out every day; … Read more
Let’s focus on everything that happens behind the scenes before you ever even receive a crisis communication. In other words, the communication itself didn’t just appear (like some viruses); it is transmitted only after careful thought and assistance from professional communicators.
Understand that for companies large and small who are … Read more
We all know the power of messages, the drama that beautifully crafted words can bring to telling a story. This idea of storytelling through a consistent brand message is so powerful that sometimes we forget the other key component to messaging – the visual.
So, what makes up a great … Read more
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, I want to revisit briefly a topic I have written about before, namely “loving your customer.”
Here are three simple ways to show your clients and customers some love this month.
Respect their decision-making
We should always respect the choices customers make … Read more
Companies work hard to establish their brand, using valuable resources (time, people and money) to create a brand that will make their customers come back again and again.
Yet it doesn’t take much to jeopardize that brand – a bad review on any number of online sites (Google, Glassdoor, Yelp, … Read more
Whether we like it or not, media are looking at our company’s social media channels for information, news tips and more. So why not think of social media as being a complement to your existing communications efforts? After all, social media provides an interactive way to tell your story and … Read more