Want to learn what drives employees to their company intranets? How to create compelling content to keep them engaged and informed? Then you’ll want to check out the webinar I’ll be presenting with Interact on November 13th at 2pm ET: http://www.interact-intranet.com/events/ The intranet has grown into a highly effective tool for internal communications and after … More Save the date!
Remember when business professionals always carried a card on them? “Here’s my card,” was an undeniable part of business speak, especially when wheeling and dealing. Now, you don’t see that as much anymore. You’re referred to people’s LinkedIn profiles or Facebook pages or Twitter handles. One quick search on all these sites and you’re able … More Long live the business card
If you’re a busy freelancer like I am, odds are you don’t have much time for a vacation this summer. As you look at people’s Facebook photos or admire the tans on friends just returning from week-long breaks, it’s hard not to feel a little envious. Of course, it’s great to have work but sunny skies … More How to Cure Vacation Envy
An email. A phone call. A meeting. If you’re communicating to employees, all of the above work well but you have to know when to use them. I like email for prodding. If you’re inquiring about the status of a project or to set up a meeting, email is ideal. No need to bother someone … More Vary your channels for optimal communication in the workplace
Does this scenario sound familiar? It’s the start of the work day, you have your coffee in hand, and you board the elevator. You’re tired, you just endured a long commute, and you know you have a busy day ahead. When you’re confined to a small place with other human beings, it requires a special … More Going Up?
The other night, while I was having dinner with my friend, there were two young women seated next to us. As my friend and I were enjoying a nice meal and stimulating dinner conversation, we noticed our “neighbors” weren’t saying a word to each other. Why, you ask? They were texting! No, they weren’t texting … More Look Me in the Eye – or Can You?
As a writer and video producer, it’s essential to master the art of interviewing. Having many years under my belt both writing and producing, I’ve developed some helpful techniques to ensure I get a good story. 1. Make your subjects feel at ease – You’re not going to get any content if the person you’re … More Three Quick Tips for a Successful Interview
In corporate communications, storytelling has long been recognized as a successful tool to communicate important messaging. It’s easier to reach employees with engaging content that pertains to them. People want to read about people – the faces behind the words. Of course, the power of storytelling extends beyond the workplace. We might enjoy a good … More Everyone Loves A Good Story
Remember when we used to wait by the phone to ring or when we checked our answering machines when we got home, in anticipation of a special phone call? We relished the communication and our hearts skipped a beat when we heard the person’s voice. Now, it’s Facebook. Or Twitter. We get a ping. Or … More Has technology made us lazier communicators?
What’s not in the cards, you ask? Proper sentiments. Maybe it’s because I’m a writer, or maybe I remember a time when greeting cards expressed the perfect sentiment. These days, however, many cards have become downright insulting. Jokes about getting old, watching your weight…whatever happened to simple sentiments – short and sweet greetings that get … More It’s not in the cards