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#Communications

3 Sure-Fire Ways to Undermine Your Leadership Integrity

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

When you possess leadership integrity, people trust your decisions. They understand you have a vision, and because of your positive influence they take ownership in the plan, the process and the product.

Communicate with Clarity & Leave No One Behind: How the UN Is Scaling Sustainability in a Post-2015 World, Part 1

Mark Coleman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

On July 8th I had the unique opportunity and pleasure to speak with Ms. Mohammed about the post-2015 development process and agenda.

Communicate With Clarity & Leave No One Behind: How the UN Is Scaling Sustainability in a Post-2015 World, Part 2

Mark Coleman | Posted 08.05.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

Part 2 of 2: A Conversation with Ms. Amina Mohammed, UN Special Advisor of the Secretary-General on Post-2015 Development Planning The fate of humani...

7 Publicity Rules Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Robert J. Szczerba | Posted 07.24.2015 | Media
Robert J. Szczerba

What if you invented a revolutionary product that replaced narcotics to alleviate pain, but you fumbled the public relations (PR) effort and your news got lost in the media echo chamber?

How U.S. Brands Can Engage The New Cuba

Jack Leslie | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Jack Leslie

Communications is the corporate world's most powerful catalyst for long-term success in and for Cuba. Marketing communications pertaining to products and services may end up doing more to determine the shape of U.S.-Cuban relations in the decades to come than diplomatic dispatches pertaining to politics.

Digital Relevance Often Comes in a Package

Sean Donahue | Posted 07.17.2015 | Media
Sean Donahue

Though it would be quite unwise to call all content marketers insane, it's clear that we're actively living out Einstein's definition in the online world: Consistently producing content in the same way and expecting more influential viewers, fans and followers to sing our respective praises.

An Interview with Sara Terry on Effectively Documenting Climate Change

James Whitlow Delano | Posted 06.24.2015 | Green
James Whitlow Delano

Sara Terry is a media force of nature; an award-winning filmmaker, documentary photographer, and journalist. While working as a staff writer for the ...

It's Time for a Modern Communications Infrastructure

Kim Glas | Posted 06.17.2015 | Politics
Kim Glas

It's not just our transportation system that's in desperate need of an upgrade. The fact is that from pipes carrying water and natural gas, to our energy grid, to our communications systems, we need action now to repair and modernize systems we rely on every day.

Practical Strategies for Building a Bigger Tent

Sarah Beaulieu | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Sarah Beaulieu

From political gridlock in Washington, D.C. to a fragmented media landscape, more Americans are forming opinions and consuming information from niche sources and polarizing points of view.

Addressing Conflicts of Interest

Melissa Schwartz | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media
Melissa Schwartz

Whether you believe in the "Liberal Media" or a "Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy," it is hard to get through many cable news segments without questioning if there isn't some bias driving the latest "scandal."

How Product Hunt One Ups TechCrunch

Reid Wegley | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology
Reid Wegley

Ryan Hoover is handing out golden tickets like Willy Wonka right now. The show is Product Hunt, Hoover's web platform for showcasing 15-20 new technol...

Spin Fail as Clinton Foundation Keeps Books Firmly Shut

Till Bruckner | Posted 05.21.2015 | Media
Till Bruckner

Earlier this month, I was in Marrakech to cover the Clinton Global Initiative schmoozefest and make up my mind about whether the Clinton Foundation is as sinister as its critics make it out to be.

Muhammad: More Than a Prophet, More Than a Cartoon

Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Mohsin Mohi-Ud Din

While leading storytelling workshops with Syrian refugee youth, I found myself unavoidably drawn into a spirited exchange in which some perceptions of religion and culture both encouraged and discouraged the pursuit of self-expression, creativity and communication.

Huge Lesson From Ms. Mosby and the City of Baltimore

David Bradford | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
David Bradford

One huge lesson that Executives can learn from the situation in Baltimore is this: Distrust leads to chaos. Unless, you have trust, nothing is going to happen positively in your organization. When trust is absent, everything deteriorates.

Trailblazing Women: Nancy Duarte, Principal of Duarte Inc

Anne Ravanona | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Anne Ravanona

"You can have a great idea, but if you don't communicate it well, it will go nowhere. We need to be more careful in how we communicate and not just what."

Naomi Klein's Own Form of Climate Change Denial: Blame Capitalism

Till Bruckner | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

Having thus alienated mainstream readers -- exactly the people the climate change movement most urgently needs to reach out to and bring on board -- Naomi Klein's book then goes on to block meaningful debate among the already converted.

For Startups, the Most Important Question Is Why? What the San Francisco Tech Market Taught a Swiss Brand Consultant

Dr. Alexander Haldemann | Posted 06.27.2015 | Small Business
Dr. Alexander Haldemann

The numbers don't lie: more than 75% of venture-backed startups fail. The most common reason? Failure to understand target-audience motivations and to communicate effectively to them.

Are You Short Selling Yourself?

Melanie Young | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I believe everyone has a story to tell. Many have several. Just as the average person dreams 4 or 6 times a night, I think an average person can spin ...

Elephants as Super-Communicators: New Books on Cracking Their Codes

David Tereshchuk | Posted 06.08.2015 | Books
David Tereshchuk

We owe our growing knowledge of their highly sophisticated communications systems to a fine lineage of animal behavior researchers, scientists who are in very large part women, as it happens.

Be Honest With What You Do Best -- Pretending Is a Slippery Slope

Rick Roth | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business
Rick Roth

Agencies should be honest about what they do best. Pretending is a slippery slope. If they have evolved their capabilities to offer more value, if they've acquired other talent to deliver differently, they should say so... when it's true.

Top 10 Business Communication Trends in 2015

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Jonha Revesencio

With 2015 offering an abundance of new communications technologies and services, it is essential for businesses to be aware of the latest trends and attempt to gain an advantage over the competition.

#WeWashing: When "Sharing" Is Renting and "Community" Is a Commodity

Lee-Sean Huang | Posted 05.16.2015 | Technology
Lee-Sean Huang

Based on terms like whitewashing and greenwashing, WeWashing is when corporations, brands and other groups use the language of "sharing" and "community" to describe what are essentially capitalist commercial transactions.

Creating Advertising That Does a Better Job of Selling

Ira Kalb | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

When you look at the data, you find that much of the advertising that is done is not just mediocre ¬- it doesn't work. When I make this statement to my clients and students at the beginning of an engagement or course, they don't believe me.

Marketing Agency Darwinism: Grow or Go

Gabrey Means | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Gabrey Means

Truth be told, though we live and die by our to-do lists, when we started our agency we didn't have a business plan. What we did have was an identified need, a good idea and a bottle of wine to fuel our courage to take the plunge.

Communications: Resolving the Trust Deficit

Liz Wainger | Posted 04.26.2015 | Business
Liz Wainger

Your claims about being the best thing since sliced bread might get someone to buy your product or support your cause, but the experience must live up to the hype. Ask yourself whether you company or organization really does deliver on its promises.