Prosocial Communication

The Communication Blog

This discussion of prosocial communication is a preliminary version of a section I'm considering adding to the new edition of The Interpersonal Communication Book. Prosocial Communication In Chapter 10 we looked at the dark side of interpersonal relationships (jealousy and relationship violence) and, in this chapter, we looked at the misuses of power (sexual harassment, bullying, and power plays), other “dark” sided. Communicating with cultural sensitivity.

Improving Communication is Key to Closing Millennials’ Workplace Skills Gap

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication Public Speaking Carly Fiorina Hewlett-Packard millennialsIt’s universally acknowledged that employers seek applicants with strong speaking and writing abilities.

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Steve Jobs on communicating your core values

Presentation Zen

The problem was, Apple had for a long time before Jobs came back got away from communicating its core values, and in fact the employees may have even forgotten what they were. Also, it is a more complicated and noisy world and more difficult for any brand to communicate its message.

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Daily Mail Rings Out 2016 With Myriad Donald Trump Stories

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The year 2016 might have been a good or bad one, depending on who is doing the assessing. And, that's how the influential Daily Mail is ringing out 2016. But what isn't ambiguous is that it has been The Year of Trump Everything.

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Drudge Report - Tuesday, November 8, 2016 Dangerous Day

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Instead of putting the knock on Sick-Hillary or hailing The Donald, it focuses on how dangerous Tuesday, November 8, 2016 is. Contact Jane Genova for complimentary consultation on getting the results you need in your marketing communications (janegenova374@gmail.com).

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4 Ways to Become a Charismatic Speaker

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Communicating your presentation idea alone won’t be enough to convince your audience. The power of voice is immense in speech communication. Use hand and body gestures to communicate with the audience. Accessed April 12, 2016. Accessed April 12, 2016.

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WSJ/Marketwatch: At her first press conference, Janet Yellen’s communications style will be tested

Matt Eventoff

The post WSJ/Marketwatch: At her first press conference, Janet Yellen’s communications style will be tested appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. By Greg Robb. "…Although

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Do your audience's filters override your message?

Speak Schmeak

Communication Preparation Public Speaking Techniques and StrategiesIt's a story about a fig. It's a very simple story. This fig is HUGE. I posted this picture on Facebook of the fig filling the palm of my hand. I thought the fig would speak for itself. But I was wrong.

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How to start a presentation

PowerPoint Tips

For example, if you are speaking at a conference about how boomers and millennials can communicate better with each other, you could ask how many people have felt that they couldn’t easily get their thoughts across to people in other age groups.

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Uber's Communications Director Leaving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it's news that its director of corporate communications, Nairi Hourdajian, is leaving. As PR Week reports, she is going to venture capital firm Canaan Partners as the Vice President of Communications. Uber has as many public relations challenges as it does legal ones.

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287,000 New Jobs Created in June 2016 - But, not so fast with the euphoria

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Yes, the positive development is that 287,000 new jobs were created in June 2016.    But those on the front lines of marketing communications like myself know that there is no reason for euphoria.

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Book Review: Illuminate, by Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Casting Light on the Dark Arts of Communications Any book on communications that starts out quoting 19th century French sociologist Émile Durkheim has my attention. Business Communication Speechwriting Storytelling

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Michelle Obama: Could She Have Won 2016 Election for U.S. President?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

She can count me in as volunteer in content communications.  Contact Jane Genova for complimentary consultation to get the competitive edge in your marketing communications (janegenova374@gmail.com).

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Meeting Report: Success Secrets for Small Businesses

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication Janis Joplin rick gilbertPast NSA Northern California Chapter President Rick Gilbert presented ‘Mind-Blowing Success Secrets for Small Businesses’ at the Saturday Chapter meeting.

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The New York Times - Hundreds To Be Cut in Second Half of 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" - Claire Atkinson, New York Post, April 23, 2016. Journalism is where so many of us in communications got our start. "The New York Times Co. is preparing to lay off a few hundred staffers in the second half of the year, The Post has learned.

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NSA September Event: Make Your PowerPoint Slides Sizzle

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication PowerPointThe Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA/NC) welcomes Mike Robertson to the Bay Area on Saturday September 10. Mike is an author, gifted storyteller, and has more than 20 years of graphic design experience.

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Education Labs - Here the help-wanted is yet again, on May 30, 2016

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Could it be a growing organization that is hiring many in communications? Or is the organization collecting data about remote workers in communications?

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Crisis Communications - Admit, Then Change Conversation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On O'Dwyer's yesterday, Fraser Seitel of Emerald Partners simplifies the communications piece. My hunch is that it was Clinton's training as a lawyer which doomed her crisis communications. Expect crisis.

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Are the Belgians Trolling American Beer Drinkers?

Dahle Communication

Advertising Beer Communication MessagingI know it's been sometime since I've posted here (is a 3 year hiatus a bad thing.) but I've been wanting to get back into writing more consistently, so why not talk about beer. And not just any beer, but America!

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How to Open a Speech or Presentation

Matt Eventoff

The audience is seated. The lights dim and the room quiets. All eyes are on the dais. All too often, this is what is heard to open the speech or presentation: “Hi, thank you for having me. It is an honor to be here with you today.

Goldilocks Marketing Communications - Or, As Sometimes Called, A/B Testing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Just like styles in clothing and hair-dos, tactics in marketing communications keep changing. That's why "Goldilocks" Marketing Communications or, more commonly called A/B Testing, is a necessary tool.

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Your (Executive) Presence is Required

Kate's Voice

The study, based on interviews with thousands of people, concludes that executive presence depends on getting three things right: appearance, communication, and gravitas (itself a set of behaviors).

Feedback and the Communication Process

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Communication is a process that often, but not always, ends with feedback. If you want to communicate effectively—in writing or when speaking—you should understand the communication process. Communication requires a sender who sends a message through a channel (email, letter, report, article, tweet, blog post and so on) to a receiver (the reader). Feedback closes the communication loop. When you communicate in person, you can ask for feedback if you want it.

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Marco Rubio Is Repeating Himself… and So Should You (Public Speaking Tips)

Succeed Speaking

Going back to Marco Rubio, whether or not he’s qualified to be President of the United States, whether or not he’s “your candidate,” he does teach us a very valuable lesson about effective communication: Know your message. Embed from Getty Images.

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Marco Rubio Is Repeating Himself… and So Should You (Public Speaking Tips)

Succeed Speaking

Going back to Marco Rubio, whether or not he’s qualified to be President of the United States, whether or not he’s “your candidate,” he does teach us a very valuable lesson about effective communication: Know your message. Embed from Getty Images.

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It's Not What You Say

Professionally Speaking...

Parker, a former vice chairman of the global communications and advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi London, certainly has a wealth of experience with speeches, presentations and pitches -- making them; evaluating them; coaching others to give them.

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Cover Letters - Brevity Communicates Confidence

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Brevity communicates that kind of self-confidence. It was accidental A/B testing. I had prepared a long pattern letter for creating digital content in general. And, a short one for online technical writing. Of course, there was a bit of apples and oranges differences in these.

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Marketing Communications By Any Other Name Will Pay Us Less

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  That's why it's imperative to present our communications services as "marketing communications," not "content-creator." Two clients for my marketing communications services had no problem agreeing to $35 an hour.

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Aging Executive Communications Players Who Lost It All - No, You Don't Have to Think Ecuador

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

They were riding high in communications jobs, including ghostwriting and speechwriting, in major metro areas. Contact Jane Genova for complimentary consultation on getting the results you need in your marketing communications (janegenova374@gmail.com). It's happening all the time.

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Goldilocks & Trumpism - 5 Lessons for Communications Strategists/Content-Providers

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Essentially, Campaign 2016 had been binary. There is plenty for communications strategists/content-providers to learn from this. Also the world, communications styles, and we ourselves are continually changing. There was the lawyerly/wonkish style of Hillary Clinton.

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The Speechwriting School - Where Communicators Become Speechwriters

OnSpeechwriting

and the place where communicators become speechwriters. Just a reminder that the second edition of The Speechwriting School is coming up. It is THE place to be. where you get to rub shoulders with some of the best speechwriters in the business.

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Natalie Kerris, Former VP Communications, Leaves Twitter

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The pro hired to help do that - Natalie Kerris - has left after serving as vice president of communications at Twitter for less than six months. Twitter can't seem to create the magnetic force which will draw good things, like a rising stock price, towards it.

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You talk funny…and so do I

Kate's Voice

Preparation to facilitate a workshop in India got me thinking about the differences in how we humans communicate with each other, and how that influences the kind of relationships we have with each other. Every culture has its unique language, both verbal and non-verbal. The culture may be that of a country, a state, a […]. Musings conversations listening perception Trevor Noah

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 230) – George Bernard Shaw

Manner of Speaking

Quotes for Public Speakers Communication George Bernard Shaw impromptu speaking Public Speaking Quotations quotes“I am the most spontaneous speaker in the world because every word, every gesture and every retort has been carefully rehearsed.” ” — George Bernard Shaw Filed under: Quotes for Public Speakers.

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Guest Posting: What’s Your Rate of Speech? by Kate Peters

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

a network of communication impact professionals dedicated to guiding and inspiring leaders to be real and relevant heroes in their own stories and the stories of their organizations or causes; heroes who transform hearts and minds, and create solutions for a vibrant and peaceful […]. Kate Peters is the Founder and President of Vocal Impact, Inc.

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Washington Post: When travel companies sue their customers

Matt Eventoff

Matt Eventoff, an expert on crisis management and communications, recommends documenting everything… Executives might have second thoughts about suing a customer who keeps meticulous records and isn't afraid to talk publicly about a grievance… Read More.

Lean Startups & Patents - Briefing for Communications Players

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Those kinds of services range from my field of marketing/advocacy communications to public relations. Only 1 to 2% of patents ever get litigated. But, the topic is a critical one for startups. And, in one way or another, more of the client base for professional services are startups.

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WSJ/Marketwatch: Why Jay-Z has 5 careers, and you don’t

Matt Eventoff

"…Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, made the move into sports agency well after he established himself as an artist, not at the same time while he was trying to build up his brand, says Matt Eventoff, a communication strategist based in Princeton, N.J.

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Dallas Morning News: Reality of storms and Egypt unrest trumps Super Bowl

Matt Eventoff

The confluence of events over the last week is amazing, unprecedented,” said Matt Eventoff, a communication and messaging strategist with Princeton Public Speaking. By TOM MAURSTAD. …“The

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Chicago Tribune: Active, intense preparation required for job interview

Matt Eventoff

"…Before you head into an interview, be sure to turn off your cell phone or leave it somewhere safe outside the room, says Matt Eventoff, a communications professional and owner of Princeton Public Speaking. "Glancing Active, intense preparation required for job interview.

Tips from “The Positive Guy”

Craig Strachan - Keep Talking!

Communication Speaking TipsI hard Andre du Toit speak “ The Positive Guy ” this evening, and he left us with a few valuable tips about public speaking. Here they are. I hope they are useful! Some tips. It’s all about personal brand – you and not your company are the brand. Small audience – content; large audience – a show. You have to want to be a better teacher. PowerPoint is used for training – not for speaking. Companies hire you to: Make more money.

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Gravitas – The Missing Quality for Powerful People who aren’t Being Promoted

Speaking Freely

executive presence Leadership Presence Communication gravitas Leadership presence TransformationAbout Gravitas Gravitas is about using your personal power in service to others and giving up the pleasure of asserting your power with a sharp voice tone. contacted me and shared that he is strong technically, reports to the highest leaders in his company and gets great feedback that his expertise is valuable. He has […].

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Campaign 2016 Is Being Tweeted

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

We in the communications industry witnessed the power of humor. Kennedy and Richard Nixon, the relatively new social network of Twitter will dominate the campaign 2016. Last night's Democratic debate was unique in a number of ways.

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