Signature Spice: Interesting Email Closers

By |2019-07-03T22:21:55-05:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Communication|Tags: , , |

Email signatures have become a common business communication convention these days. While most people use email signatures to communicate relevant company and contact information, many use this digital real estate to convey campaigns or include key messages. Recently I have noticed an increase in cr [...]

The War on “Busy”-ness

By |2019-03-11T18:05:51-05:00February 18th, 2015|Categories: Communication|Tags: , |

It’s no wonder we call it “Business,” though more often than not, it should be "busy-ness." Ask any business-person “how are you doing?” or “how’s it going?” and most will respond with “busy.” The word “busy” is an empty yet powerfully addictive word. Its use has become a reflex for many people and [...]

The Wonderful World of CES

By |2019-03-11T18:05:53-05:00January 12th, 2015|Categories: Communication|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The following article is a guest blog by Katharine Greis. Katharine is Vice President of Business Development and Event Production at Starcom MediaVest Group (SMG). The opinions expressed within this article are her own and do not in any way reflect those of SMG, their affiliates or partners. CES is [...]

Email Acknowledgment: 10-4 Good Buddy!

By |2019-03-11T18:05:57-05:00December 8th, 2014|Categories: Communication|Tags: , |

Those who have worked with radios use a system of speech codes called “APCO 10 Codes” or “10 Codes” (see APCO: Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials). 10 Codes were adopted to provide clarity and brevity for the operation of two-way radios. Perhaps the best known 10 Code is “10-4” wh [...]

The Power of Three Magic Words: I Don’t Know

By |2019-03-11T18:06:07-05:00August 6th, 2014|Categories: Business, Communication, Leadership|Tags: , , , |

The other day I overheard a conversation in the airport. Sure, I overhear a lot of conversations at many airports but this one struck me as I waited to board my flight. A sharp-dressed older man in a blue Burberry sport coat, perfectly pressed tan slacks and a custom-tailored shirt was speaking with [...]

The World’s Greatest Presentation on Presentations

By |2019-03-11T18:06:07-05:00July 25th, 2014|Categories: Communication|Tags: , , , , , , |

This week I have the privilege of featuring a talented management consultant and communications guru, Bryan Komornik.  Bryan is a Manager with Invoyent based in Chicago with an impressive track record of clients and projects under his belt.  A few weeks back, Bryan and I were exchanging tips and tri [...]

PowerPoint Rules of the Road (Rule 3: Fiber)

By |2019-03-11T18:06:08-05:00July 16th, 2014|Categories: Communication|Tags: , , , , , , |

This article is part three of a three-part series on PowerPoint Rules of the Road.  You can read rule one and two that covers recommendations and tips on slide deck format and flow. Fiber The Main Point Ironically, the content of the slides is the last component I generally look at.  Only after all [...]

PowerPoint Rules of the Road (Rule 2: Flow)

By |2019-03-11T18:06:09-05:00July 10th, 2014|Categories: Communication|Tags: , , , , , , |

This article is part two of a three-part series on PowerPoint Rules of the Road.  You can read rule one here that covers recommendations and tips on slide deck format. Flow The Storyline Imagine watching 2 minutes of a sitcom, 1 minute of a reality show, 3 minutes of the news and 5 minutes of a docu [...]

PowerPoint Rules of the Road (Rule 1: Format)

By |2019-03-11T18:06:10-05:00July 4th, 2014|Categories: Communication|Tags: , , , , , , |

It's not often that I rant (well, not THAT often at least) but I have a few things I have to get off my chest regarding slide deck creation (also known as PowerPoint).  Like many of of my consulting and professorial colleagues, I spend a lot of time working in the medium of Microsoft PowerPoint and [...]