Changing the Corporate Conversation

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

There are over 11 million corporate meetings every day in the United States, yet how often do we walk into a corporate meeting wondering why we are there? The Social Construction of Reality My own interest in conversation pre-dates my life in the corporate world.

Why corporate storytelling sucks

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A provocative article by Andrew Hill in Tuesday’s FT skewers the current focus on storytelling in executive communications blogs (like mine!).

2014 221

Corporate Templates for Slide Presentations

Manner of Speaking

Many companies unwittingly hinder the effectiveness of their employees’ presentations because of policies that mandate the use of corporate templates on every PowerPoint or Keynote slide. It is typical of many corporate slides that I have seen.

2011 203

10 Tips for Becoming a More Effective Corporate Storyteller

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Business Communication Speechwriting corporate stories storytelling David Lavenda’s August 8 “Leadership Now” column in Fast Company online lists 10 Storytelling Tips from Israeli-based Susan Fisher.

2013 233

Corporate Crisis Response Blueprint, Pt I

Matt Eventoff

Crisis Communication corporate crisis response blueprint crisis communication training crisis message development crisis planning crisis response crisis response blueprint crisis communication plan crisis team crisis training disaster response

How to Throw a Memorable Corporate Event

Duarte Blog

Corporate Event.” At their core, all live corporate events have the same basic goal: to impart a message that leaves attendees inspired to [.] The post How to Throw a Memorable Corporate Event appeared first on Duarte.

2018 61

Corporate Templates Can Undermine a Slide Presentation

Manner of Speaking

Many companies unwittingly hinder the effectiveness of their employees’ presentations because of policies that mandate the use of corporate templates on every PowerPoint or Keynote slide. It is typical of many corporate slides that I have seen.

2011 196

Academia's Power Game - Often More Brutal than Corporate Machiavellianism

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The ways of academia can be more brutal than the dynamics of corporate life. Retired Michigan State University political science professor William Jacoby has been accused by the school of sexual harassment of two graduate students.

2019 52

2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Next month I’m giving two presentations at the 2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit, MI. Tags: Business Communication Keynotes Social Media Speechwriting Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference It’ll be my first ever visit to Motown and my first time at this conference. The event is hosted by General Motors. I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera [.].

2010 109

Corporate Law Firm, Midtown Manhattan - Marketing/Business Development

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2019 40

2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Next month I’m giving two presentations at the 2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit, MI. Tags: Business Communication Keynotes Social Media Speechwriting Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference It’ll be my first ever visit to Motown and my first time at this conference. The event is hosted by General Motors. I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera [.].

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2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Next month I’m giving two presentations at the 2010 Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference in Detroit, MI. Tags: Business Communication Keynotes Social Media Speechwriting Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference It’ll be my first ever visit to Motown and my first time at this conference. The event is hosted by General Motors. I’ll be podcasting interviews with attendees and presenters and grabbing some video with my Flip video camera [.].

2010 100

Setting your corporate writing rate

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

When it comes to setting rates for the corporate market, you have to know the following: - How much you want to gross per year - What your time is worth - What skills, ability, experience you bring to the table - At what level you are working. When it comes to corporate communications, there is a rate hierarchy. If you have been doing corporate work for a year or more, $50 per hour should be your absolute rock bottom rate.

2013 60

When Fun Is Embedded in Corporate Culture.

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  Pichai has instructed leaders and managers to ban that excess both in settings within the corporation and at offsite events. Yesterday, Googlers won a big one. The chief executive officer of Google Sundar Pichai ended the policy of mandatory private arbitration for alleged sexual harassment/assault.    However, today that's followed by another policy he issued. That's an official limit on what he terms as "excessive drinking."

2018 40

Find & price corporate editing & writing freelance assignments – Toronto workshop

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Conquering Corporate Markets: Find & Price Corporate Editing & Writing Freelance Assignment - Sat. 14, Toronto; sponsored by Editors' Association of Canada: Business writing and editing can be a lucrative source of income—if you understand how to sell your services to, and price your services for, corporate markets.

Law Firm, Corporate Communications Dept, NYC Metro Area (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2019 40

Law Firm Corporate Communications Dept, New York Metro Area

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Details. careers

2019 40

Interview: Kathy Hart, Corporate ClarityTM Consultant

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Kathy has worked in corporate environments for more than 28 years. Kathy has worked in corporate environments for more than 28 years. Kathy Hart is President of ClearVision Consulting, Inc., a global company that specializes in accelerating organizational excellence and improving human performance. Kathy is a highly sought after consultant, speaker and coach. She brings to ClearVision broad leadership experience in the non-profit, banking, manufacturing, insurance, [.]

21st Century Fox, Corporate Governance. Shareholder Lawsuits

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Since Enron, governance reform has been on the front burner of issues corporations have to be concerned about. That could undermine investor confidence in the short term prospects of the corporation.

Video: Ragan Corporate Communicators Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

The Ragan’s Corporate Communicators Conference held May 5-7, 2010 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Hosted by General Motors. Full background on my own two presentations - slides, script and references: Speechwriting in the age of social media: Magnifying the impact of a speech to increase your reach What can go wrong in executive communications: [.].

Corporate voices in a web world

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Included in her talk are the reasons the “old style&# corporate approach to communications has to adapt to the web: CORPORATE. The corporation was vertical. Speechwriter and ghostwriter Jane Genova has published a speech covering the many reasons social media has become the primary way she has grown her consulting business. It talked top down. It operated [.].

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Storytelling Vs. Corporate Speaking

Great Public Speaking

2012 66

Not All Corporations Outsourcing - Some Pulling Back Work In-House

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"  - Caroline Spiezio, Corporate Counsel, February 8, 2018.   That survey was conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel's Chief Legal Officers.

2018 52

Manhattan & Media - Meredith Cutting About 300 Time Corporate Jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The Wall Street Journal reports that Meredith will lay off up to 300 Time corporate employees. The glam is in the old Hollywood movies. Students at elite universities longed to work there. All have the image of Manhattan as the media capital of the world.    It was. And still is.

2018 52

How to convert your Website content into inexpensive video | Corporate Communications

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized corporate communications Media Training

2013 52

Corporations & Communications - Will More Of Work Be Pulled In-House?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Corporations were looking for more better outcomes, with more cost-efficiency. That became the playbook for corporate legal departments when they also were confronted with the mandate for increased productivity.

2015 68

Corporate Speaking Challenge 2015

Max Atkinson

Thought leaders in all aspects of Public Speaking Home About us Blog Events Courses Course Dates Contact Home Events Corporate Speaking Challenge 2015 Corporate Speaking Challenge 2015 ‘Everything needs to change, so that everything can stay the same.’ Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa) This year’s Corporate Speaking Challenge gained its influence from Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, an Italian writer, who was known for his only novel Il Gattopardo, translated as The Leopard.

2015 43

"Mountain Between Us" - Useful Tutorial for Corporations on Team Work

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

For corporations, this provides an engaging and persuasive tutorial on how entities, even though they might grate on each other personally, can achieve miracles if they pull together toward a common goal. 

2017 52

A recipe for an efficient corporate PowerPoint template

Presentation Guru

2017 55

Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead Mock Mitt Romney’s belief that corporations are people

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized corporations are people Lizz Winstead Mitt Romney Sarah Silverman

2012 61

Writing services you can offer corporate clients

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Writing services you can offer corporate clients. Excerpt from Everything You Wanted To Know About Freelance Writing: How to Develop Article Ideas and Sell Them to Newspapers and Magazines & How to Find, Price and Manage Corporate Writing Assignments - [link]. And I’ve included the department or person (job title) within the corporation who is most likely responsible for assigning the work. The writing is often coordinated by corporate communications.

2014 40

Book Review - SocialCorp: Social Media Goes Corporate

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

SocialCorp: Social Media Goes Corporate Postman tells it like it is when it comes to the bind in which social media has placed many corporate communications managers. He addresses the challenge that “Inside companies, people are clearly confused about social media&# (p. This book goes a long way to dispel any confusion. It’s chock-full [.].

Legal Nightmare - Eliminating the Legal Services Corporation

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Few, though, know about the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). Pop culture has made us familiar with public defenders. On television crime shows they parachute in to assist the low- or no-income with criminal defenses. That function is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment. Started in 1974, it assists the poor with civil legal matters. Those range from preventing foreclosures to end of life issues. The Trump Administration wants to eliminate LSC. 

2017 40

Staff RIFs - Legal Sector Following Corporate America Model

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In Corporate America that has been happening since the mid 1980s. With automation and outsourcing, staff members are sitting ducks for layoffs in law firms. Cost efficiency is the name of the new game, as the billable hour is being increasingly challenged by clients.

2017 52

Crisis Response – Plan to Protect Your Corporate Reputation… Today, Pt I

Matt Eventoff

An unfortunate reality of life is that crises occur, and they often occur when we least expect it. Few organizations are hit with a crisis situation on a Tuesday afternoon at 2pm when things are a bit slow and all hands are on deck. So what are some steps your organization can take to prepare today? 1) Start planning now. Plan and prepare before you need to. What are your organizational themes when you are not in crisis mode? Identify your key messages. Who is on the messaging team?

Loudest Voices in the Room: Institutional Investors Ranting about Facebook's Corporate Governance

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Investor grumbling about corporate governance at Facebook is nothing new. The question has shifted from if Zuckerberg's almost total control of the corporation will be broken to how much of it he will lose and when.

2018 52

Trinh Huynh - Branding Implications When Corporation's Lawyer Is Murdered

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The fact that an executive was gunned down is not good branding news for a major corporation. Police believe the murder of UPS in-house lawyer Trinh Huynh was planned.

2017 52

Dont be afraid of spicing up your corporate presentations

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

It transpired that he had recently received feedback that his delivery at work was “a bit flat” when giving a corporate presentation. Please share it this post on spicing up corporate presentations using the social sharing buttons at the end of this post.

2014 73

Free webinar: How to Find Corporate Writing Gigs

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Free webinar: How to Find Corporate Writing Gigs. https://www.bigmarker.com/PauLima/how-to-find-corporate-writing-gigs#. . For freelance writers (and editors), this webinar looks at how to find corporate writing (and editing) gigs. If you want to find such assignments, you need to define the services you offer corporate markets and select the sectors you should target — based on your education, previous work experience and other factors.

2014 61

“How much should I charge for corporate writing jobs?”

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

As a freelance writer who has been around long enough to go grey (due to age, not due to work), I am often asked, “How much should I charge for corporate writing jobs?” I am asked this question by other freelancers – especially aspiring freelancers or freelancers looking to move from periodical writing to corporate [.]. Tags: Freelance Writing - Corporate freelance writing freelance writing for corpoate markets pricing corporate writing work

2009 58

Business Law/Corporate Marketing Landing Pages (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

2018 40

The Deal, REMOTE - Daily Reporter for Corporate Restructuring (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Here are details and how to apply. careers

2018 40

Corporation's Golden Age - Perils of Nostalgia, As By "Alumni" from The Oil Patch

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Corporations' "golden ages" can limit the careers of their leadership and even rank and file employees.    Those players tend to get stuck in time. Or, as it is now labeled "trapped in a comfort zone."

2018 52