When you were in school, you were likely told to focus on your weakest subjects. For me it was math. No matter how many times the teacher explained the concept, I still didn’t get it. And no amount of tutoring ever got me out of the C range. In Grade 12 a teacher said something to me that changed my…Read More
Why the Heck Do You Need Communications?
Communications is a skill that is rarely taught, but is one that many professionals are expected to master. It is assumed you will know how to be a good public speaker, writer, presenter and interviewee all based on the fact you are good at your chosen profession. Because of these assumptions, few people take the extra step to improve their…Read More
5 Tips to Take Control of a Brewing Issue
On any given day there are many stories in the media about wrongdoings or allegations against a person or company that threatens not only their reputation but also their future. Accountant accused of fraud, contaminated product, inappropriate comments made by staff, are just a few events that can unwillingly push an organization into the spotlight. But guess what? Rarely do…Read More
The Power of Giving and Embracing Feedback
A couple of weeks ago I posted a Facebook live video. I was talking about the various elections (in Canada and US) and how we can learn the importance of key messaging from the candidates. Who is clear on their message (you know exactly what they stand for)? And who throws out the usual comments like cutting taxes, getting spending…Read More
Follow Your Passion at Work!
In our personal lives, many of us are passionate about a cause or activity, and don’t think twice about throwing our energy into its pursuit. It could be coaching a sport, running marathons, painting, photography or advocating for your child. By following our passion we are inspired, motivated and have impact. But how often do we follow our passion in…Read More
How to Speak to Your Ideal Customer
Social media has changed the way we communicate. And complicated it. While it has allowed many professionals to do away with corporate speak, it has also created a gray area for those working in corporate communications to figure out how personal can I be? And when can should I be corporate? Many struggle with how to speak to your ideal…Read More