Why Your Company Needs More Ceremonies to Navigate Change

Duarte Blog

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.

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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.

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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.

Class Action Lawsuit Targets Avon's Branding as "company for women"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" It's by two former employees who contend the company practiced systematic discrimination based on pregnancy, maternity and right to pump breast milk at work. Essentially this litigation takes on Avon's branding as being the "company for women."

2019 56

Is Your Company Socially Engaged?

Communication Steroids

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?

Ways of Creating and Maintaining a Positive Company Culture

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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. Once you’ve defined the culture of your company, you need to announce it.

2017 78

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.

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

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

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. Then focus on the interesting – whatever your company has to offer that’s different and new, and why.

2010 285

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 52

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.

2019 56

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. 

2019 56

"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. 

2012 52

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.

2018 52

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.

2014 65

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.

2018 52

Media Companies are Becoming Public Speaking Companies | Public Speaking Training

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Uncategorized public speaking training

2013 52

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.

"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.

2018 52

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

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.

2015 65

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.

2019 52

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.

2015 65

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

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Newscorp splits into 2 Companies

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized news corp Rupert Murdoch

2012 52

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.

2016 56

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.

2018 56

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.

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

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

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. 

2018 52

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.

2014 56

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. 

2018 52

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.

2018 52

Social Media & Companies - Not So Fast in Declaring Angry Postings a "Crisis"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It rarely represents the constituencies companies must be concerned about. Those who are sophisticated about how to leverage social media for maximum attention frequently will have little or no impact on the business and reputation of a company

2017 52

Does your company have enough effective managers?

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

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

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. 

Law Office/Title Company, South Florida - Marketing Reps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here  are details and how to apply. careers

Influence, But No Business - How Being Out There Can Deep-Six Your Company

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Unfortunately that alternate state of being can be downright counter-productive to the profitable operation of your company. Their companies didn't have the infrastructure or the resources to support being run by what might be thought of as an absentee landlord.

2015 65

Company Branding & Unusual Benefits - Pawternity Leave Coming to Columbus, Ohio's BrewDog

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Scottish craft beer company, BrewDog, is opening its first U.S.-based BrewDog could set in play employee demands at non-tech companies for benefits such as Pawternity Leave.  When based office in Columbus, Ohio. That will be next Monday.

Make Sure Everybody Knows Company's Social Media Rules.

Communication Steroids

Make Sure Everybody Knows Company’s Social Media Rules by Roger Pike on February 1, 2011 Clients have been lost. As of last year, only about a third of American companies had an established social media policy.

Procter & Gamble - Can This Old-Line Company Make Leap Into The Fun Economy?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

But one thing I know is this: P&G is not a fun company and we have entered The Fun Economy. There is also the too-buttoned-down ethos of the company.  Old-line player Procter & Gamble reported lower sales. This isn't an aberration.

2015 65

Alejandro Rhett: J. Crew Reportedly Fires Him For Joking Around About Company Layoffs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

So, it's unforgiveable that Alejandro Rhett leveraged the layoff of 175 at his company J.   Losing a job is right up there with other big-time traumas such as the death of a loved one.

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