Why Your Company Needs More Ceremonies to Navigate Change

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Early last year, our company was well into a great season of change. We had turned our org chart on its side, so that nearly every person in the company either had a new boss or was a new boss. The post Why Your Company Needs More Ceremonies to Navigate Change appeared first on Duarte. Business Culture Delivery Presentations Strategy business communication ceremony change company presentation

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Hardball - Playbook of Ride-Hail Companies in California

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The San Francisco, California trial judge who reclassified Lyft gig workers, along with those at Uber, as employees had been willing to hold off on imposing the ruling until August 20. That, he concluded, was long enough to the defendants to appeal. But he won't budge beyond that deadline.

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How to Create an Effective Brainstorming Process in Your Company

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What Companies Use Brainstorming Today. The company’s motto is ‘have a backbone’ or in other words, if you are developing a new product, you should be fully on board with the idea. When every person in a company is deeply vested in the idea, great things happen: People act more productively and efficiently when they fully support some cause. The post How to Create an Effective Brainstorming Process in Your Company appeared first on SlideModel.

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Washington Post: When travel companies sue their customers

Matt Eventoff

The post Washington Post: When travel companies sue their customers appeared first on Princeton Public Speaking. 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. Originally posted 2010-02-08 10:42:46. » » Read more.

Your Company is Bleeding Cash, and You Can Stop It!

Matt Eventoff

For more information, please see this article from USA Today. “If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.” ” - Dave Barry. We all attend them, participate in them, and to varying degrees, loathe them. The meeting. One study estimates that executives spend close to ½ of their time, during working hours, in meetings.

News Companies - Add Them to Economic Victims of COVID-19

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Roughly 28,000 workers at news companies nationwide have been laid off, furloughed or had their pay reduced."  Add those news companies to the list of the "victims" of the coronavirus. Both the news companies and the world of advertising, as we have known them, could be in for a major reset. "  - Marc Tracy, The New York Times, April 10, 2020. Yes, traffic is up at news outlets such as BuzzFeed and Gannett.

2020 40

Is Your Company Socially Engaged?

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Skip to content Follow: RSS Twitter Home About Contact Us Current Programs Inner Circle Newsletter Products 20 Presentation Skills That Kill: Audio CDSeminar Social Media and Public Relations: Audio Task Oriented Teams: Audio CDSeminar What We Do Is Your Company Socially Engaged? Conversely, companies with low levels of engagement saw operating income drop more than 32% and earnings per share decline over 11%.” Is your company socially engaged?

If you are a presenter you MUST watch this company: Prezi (new features just released) — Scobleizer

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

Scobleizer Searching for world-changing technology Home About Archives Index Favorites Posts Comments If you are a presenter you MUST watch this company: Prezi (new features just released) September 10, 2010 By Robert Scoble Maybe because I worked at Microsoft for three years I really can’t stand Microsoft PowerPoint. By the way, Prezi is hosted on Rackspace and we’re very proud to be hosting this very cool company that was invested in by TED, too.

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Gawker the Company Valuable for Ecommerce

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

If Ziff-Davis buys Gawker the company, the high-profile content/commenting gossip site Gawker could disappear. Instead the company is bankrupt and Denton has put his Soho apartment up for rent for $15K a month. As John Herrman points out in The New York Times , the company's value is in its potential for ecommerce. That's not where the real money is.

Among IBM Layoffs: Jobs at Weather Company, Including Category 6 Blog

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But now we know those layoffs have extended to its subsidiary - the Weather Company. IBM has been chopping away at jobs. How many it hasn't disclosed. MediaConfidential reports the cuts are happening in Weather.com and Weather Underground. At the latter what's being eliminated is the popular blog Category 6. Over the years that site had covered and analyzed extreme weather events such as Hurricane Katrina.    The last day for employees will be June 22nd. 

2020 40

Another Industy Hit Hard - Real Estate Companies/Mom & Pop Shops Leasing Apartments/Rooms in College Towns

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That leaves the real estate companies and the Mom & Pop shops which lease student apartments and rooms in a pickle.   Those real estate companies and Mom & Pop shops focused on student rentals should retrofit their businesses to target retirees. Summer courses might be cancelled for many institutions of higher learning. And so might the fall ones. Colleges and universities might not officially open until January 2021.

2020 43

Disbarment - Michael Cohen Has a Lot of Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" Cohen has plenty of company in losing his law license. On May 6th, Michael Cohen will report to prison to serve a three-year term.    When he is released he will have to embark on career transition. He has been disbarred in the state of New York.

2019 40

Hill + Knowlton Strategies Cuts 5% of Global Staff - Companies Treat Professional Services as "Discretionary Spending"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" More and more companies are not initiating new projects with public relations agencies and are not searching one to manage  X or Y issue. This is the era of public relations. It's commercial suicide to go out there without carefully positioning and packaging a message and continually developing a social brand. If copywriter Don Draper form "Mad Men" were in business today he would be working at a public relations agency, not an advertising firm. 

2020 40

What is an Innovation Strategy and Why Your Company Needs One?

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Competition today is tough: a company that sits on its laurels with a great and popular product or service, will not sit on that pedestal very long. Others will come along with improvements and replacements and push that company off of its pedestal, sometimes sinking it to irrelevancy. Only when he returned did the market growth picked up, and Apple again disrupted the other companies that had taken over the marketplace. Consider Amazon, a company that began as a bookseller.

2020 40

Ways of Creating and Maintaining a Positive Company Culture

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Therefore, your company, no matter how small or how new, cannot be only profit-oriented. Much the same as an individual, every company has its own identity, as which we refer to as company culture. Researches show that creating and sustaining a winning culture within the company increases efficiency and general happiness. With this in mind, here are several effective ways in which you can create and maintain what is considered to be a positive company culture.

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"Nuke Nostalgia," FAST COMPANY

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

FAST COMPANY presents the values of Generation Flux with the same revolutionary conviction that Martin Luther did his treatises about religion.    In essence, FAST COMPANY's message is that we better, no matter what our actual generation, become comfortable with chaos.    If we are to "Nuke Nostalgia," as FAST COMPANY indicates , are we heading for trouble attending, say, our college reunion.  Dreamstimes.com.

2012 40

Matrix Organizational Structure – Is it the right structure for your company?

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In this post we will discuss the various types of organizational structures, with a specific focus on the Matrix Organizational Structure to help you determine if it is the right structure for your company. For example, an automobile company might have a President at the top, followed by divisions for making different types of cars such as SUVs, Sedans, Trucks, etc. The post Matrix Organizational Structure – Is it the right structure for your company?

2019 43

Thomas Cushman - The Company He Kept

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It was just as Mom and the nuns in Catholic school warned us: Be careful whom you hang around with. Birds of a feather fly together and they could be leading us where we shouldn't be. Maybe Thomas Cushman was not given that lesson. He had befriended alleged heroin dealer Robert Vineberg. A few days after actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of the overdose of heroin, police battered down Vineberg's door on Mott Street. Who was with him but Cushman.

2014 50

Maybe Amazon Model "Excommunicado" - Uber Q1 $1B Loss as Public Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Uber, now a public company, may have to scramble to figure out another way to run its business. For Q1, its first as a public company, it reported a $1B loss. Before this development, Uber's chief marketing officer Rebecca Messina and the company parted ways.  Business models come and go.    The model of taking on massive losses in order for a startup to grow globally rapidly may be going.

2019 43

Justice Department Looking into McKinsey & Company's Bankruptcy Practice - What If This Story Catches Fire?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Again, unwanted attention by government and media has been cast on elite management consulting firm McKinsey & Company.  Among the concerns are:  Steering the bankrupt companies' assets to itself.  Not disclosing its own financial interests in the bankrupt companies.   This time, reports The New York Times , the focus is on how it operates its bankruptcy practice. As lawyers know, that niche can be very lucrative.

2019 40

Rumors Your Company Is Being Acquired/Merged - Beware

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The acquiring company, for example, gets immediate access to market share or a whole new line of business. A classic instance was when, under the gun by regulators, Philip Morris began acquiring food processing companies. The executives in acquired company, once a leader in that category such as food or energy, become "hired help." Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is a common strategy for growth.

2018 40

Media Companies are Becoming Public Speaking Companies | Public Speaking Training

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2013 40

Universal Basic Income - FL Company Conducting Experiment in 50 States

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Now, on Craigslist, there is an announcement that a Florida company will be conducting an UBI experiment in 50 states. Once morally reprehensible to many Americans, the concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) seems to be making some sense. Who doesn't fear Artificial Intelligence or blockchain will take his or her job? UBI would fill in the financial gaps.    UBI can be configured in almost an infinite number of ways.

ConAgra Splits Into 2 Companies - Disruption In Food Industry Continues

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In response, ConAgra has announced that it is splitting into two independent public companies. As Ezequiel Minaya reports in The Wall Street Journal : "One of the companies is slated to house the consumer-brands business and will be renamed ConAgra Brands Inc. while the second company will be named Lamb Weston and will spin off ConAgra's frozen potato products."

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Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes & Superlawyer David Boies Part Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal   reports that Boies and Theranos parted company over disagreements how the company should handle the investigations by regulatory bodies, the U.S. Superlawyer David Boies had been both a legal adviser to Theranos and a member of its board of directors. Now, he is no longer representing Theranos. And, it is unknown if he will remain on the board.

Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes & Superlawyer David Boies Part Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal   reports that Boies and Theranos parted company over disagreements how the company should handle the investigations by regulatory bodies, the U.S. Superlawyer David Boies had been both a legal adviser to Theranos and a member of its board of directors. Now, he is no longer representing Theranos. And, it is unknown if he will remain on the board.

Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes & Superlawyer David Boies Part Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal   reports that Boies and Theranos parted company over disagreements how the company should handle the investigations by regulatory bodies, the U.S. Superlawyer David Boies had been both a legal adviser to Theranos and a member of its board of directors. Now, he is no longer representing Theranos. And, it is unknown if he will remain on the board.

"Forced Retirement" - Did Your Company Do That to You, Grandpa?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"The estate of a deceased broker [Michael A. Lorig] filed a wrongful death lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase & Co., saying he took his life after becoming despondent because he was forced to retire."  "  - Christian Berthelsen, Bloomberg, April 2, 2018. Here is the article. For years Michael A. Lorig had been a star in the world of finance. That accomplishment took place despite his struggle with clinical depression.

2018 40

Twitter's Layoffs - Company Has To Do More To Survive

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The company, which re-hired Jack Dorsey, has to figure out how to turn the enterprise around. As expected, distressed social network Twitter has announced a layoff. More than 300 employees or 8% of employees have been cut. But, those sophisticated in business know that a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) might only be a ploy to appease investors. And the effect of that will be temporary.

2015 50

Company's Publishing Activities, Rockville, MD - Copyrights Clearance (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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The New York Times Company - Q1 Loss of $14.3 Million

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The New York Times Company had a lousy Q1. As Kevin McCauley reports in Odwyerpr.com : "Revenue slipped 1.6 percent to $384.2 million, largely due to a 5.8 percent dip in advertising sales. Print ad revenues plummeted 11.1 percent, while digital spots increased 10.7 percent to $42.3 million, which represents 28.2 percent of total advertising."

2015 50

Does your company have enough effective managers?

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I read a recent article about the importance of effective managers which seemed to sum up a lifetime of experience. It summarised a number of recent research articles looking at the value of effective managers within any organisation For example did you know that effective managers can increase productivity between 12% and 25%! Another study [.]. Effective management Influencing Leadership Presentation Skills management TOM

Newscorp splits into 2 Companies

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Uncategorized news corp Rupert Murdoch

2012 40

Superhero Branding - Municipal Leaders Who Take on Former Lead Paint Companies

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The op-ed for WBUR urges Massachusetts to follow the example of California. Of course, CA is always a kind of pioneer.    It was the first state to win a class action public nuisance lead paint lawsuit. Many recall that the high-profile Rhode Island one had been tossed by that state's supreme court.    Already municipalities in Pennsylvania have embraced that CA template. Targeted is deep pocket Sherwin-Williams.

2019 40

P&G - The Company which Invented Brand Management Has Irrelevant Brands

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In essence, the company which invented brand management in the 1930s has mostly irrelevant brands. P&G has been a non-performer for a while. And, Jennifer Reingold in Fortune explains how it's trying to get its mojo back. That's because most of them cost more than private label merchandise. And we don't feel "guilty" about it. In addition, the dollar stores are stocked with other options for less than a third of the price of P&G brandnames.

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Law Office/Title Company, South Florida - Marketing Reps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Post-Michael - Magical Thinking That Lawyer Will Win Against Insurance Companies for Flood Damage

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In these grim days following Michael, property owners are surveying the damage on their residences. For many, it's only magical thinking that they can hire a lawyer to override what is stated in their insurance policies. Unless they have flood damage added on, their standard policies probably won't include coverage for flood damage. And even if they do, expect a high deductible. In MarketWatch , Jacob Passy explains the bad news.

2018 43

Public Affairs - Will It Push Sherwin-Williams, Like Tobacco Companies, into a Type of Master Settement?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

and several tobacco companies. Sherwin-Williams and its legal team at Jones Day are waiting to find out if the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) will review its conviction as a public nuisance in "County of Santa Clara v. " If the answer is "no," then the door is wide open for other states, counties, and cities to file similar lawsuits alleging that the residue of lead paint in housing stock constitutes a public nuisance.

The History of Your Company - 98% Irrelevant in Marketing/Sales

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  If we are making a purchasing decision about whether to buy from your company, we likely find the journey back to the past of no value.   When companies shift direction or rebrand they tend to be tempted to cover the past. Some websites have a section on the organization's history. Those of us in digital marketing communications scratch our heads when we encounter that. Henry Ford I might not have been completely right when he spouted, "History is bunk." But

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The Brand v. The Business - Some Most-Hated Companies (e.g. Facebook) Doing Just Great

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

According to 24/7 Wall Street, reports Kate Gibson at MoneyWatch, Facebook and Uber are among the most hated companies in America. The obvious takeaway here is that companies - and individuals - don't have to be liked to be wildly successful in business or professional life.  In its latest earnings report, Facebook Inc. exceeded expectations. Everyone I know is still using Uber. And recently SoftBank made a major investment in the ride-hailing service.

2018 40

That JWT Alleged Sex Harassment Litigation Settled - Now All Eyes on Parent Company WPP

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

However, a more serious one caught fire at the parent company WPP. 2016 seems like light years ago in the history of sex-harassment complaints. But, at that time, before the #MeToo Movement, that particular one was high-profile. The creative world was all-abuzz. The head of communications at J. Walter Thompson - Erin Johnson - filed a lawsuit against its then chief executive officer - Gustavo Martinez. Essentially she alleged he created, through language and behavior, a toxic environment. 

2018 40

Listen Up, Insurance Companies/Taxpayers - The Recovery Mafia Is Wasting Your Money

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The three are made men. They earned that status in the recovery movement by racking up the worst histories of abusing substances. On the Tuesday night meeting in Eastern Ohio they habitually take the three seats at the leader's table.    When it's time to "tell their stories" it's a gush about how low they had fallen. Rare is the satisfied account of present success, personal or professional. And, yes, their social skills still lack grace and charm.

2018 40

Candor + Being a Company Man = Credibility

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Everyone agreed he had done an amazing job convincing us to buy more from his company. The approach was the exact right balance of candor about the less-than-strong points of his service versus the competition with no ambiguity that he was a company man.  Dmyla - Dreamstime.com. The beauty of having high-tech clients is that they tend to invest in us communicators as partners.    Today I had eight hours of training - paid.