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How Can You Develop Thought Leadership?

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Thought leadership -- a term marketers use to position people inside their companies as experts to influence a specific audience -- has been picking up momentum. According to a 2019 study by LinkedIn and Edelman, thought leadership is more powerful than people think. Some CEOs have even started to vet companies and determine if they ... Read more How Can You Develop Thought Leadership?

Boost Your Communications with Audience Framing

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Key messages are critical when communicating value to your audience. Some experts call the way you communicate your message, “audience framing.” Framing is an important aspect to business communications. Even though the concept of framing theory is important, it's also jargon. It means how you deliver a message and how you create meaning for your ... Read more Boost Your Communications with Audience Framing

Clarify Ideas: Make Your Idea Real

Clarify Ideas and make your ideas real. If you can't communicate it, how will others understand it?
Here's what usually happens when you try to express your ideas. You have an idea you're in love with. It’s a product, or something that will improve performance at work, an idea that will change things for the better. It might be something to do with your passion. Or it’s a new business idea. It ... Read more Clarify Ideas: Make Your Idea Real

3 Ways to Lose Your Audience When Speaking in Public

Public Speaking: How to lose an audience? By not having message discipline or considering the audience.
Have you been in this scenario? You’re listening to a speaker who is on a roll. He or she hooked and engaged the audience. People want to listen to the speaker about the topic. Then the speaker says: “Today I'd like to cover the three critical things that we need to do to accomplish our ... Read more 3 Ways to Lose Your Audience When Speaking in Public

Key Messages for Business or Personal Growth

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Here's the secret, rhetorical question about key messages for business or personal growth. How can you possibly create good copy without a clear message… without knowing the most significant point about your topic… or the overarching point you want to get across to your audience? And I’m not just talking about any message… I’m talking ... Read more Key Messages for Business or Personal Growth

7 Steps to Build Key Messages for your Brand or Business

You don’t need multiple key messages, you need one point to get across to your audience. Think of your key message more like a thesis statement. Your key message is usually a general point about what you’re doing or offering to a specific audience. Then you back this up with secondary and supporting points. Here ... Read more 7 Steps to Build Key Messages for your Brand or Business

The Purpose of Communication: Be Useful

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The Purpose of Communication The purpose of communication is to be useful by sharing important information that can help someone else. Communication is a vehicle that carries key information needed so we can make better decisions and understand how to personally or professionally become better and what dangers exist in our environment. I’ve been a ... Read more The Purpose of Communication: Be Useful

Marketing Message: 3 Reasons Why it’s Difficult to Talk About What We Do

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Many marketers will tell you how to push your marketing message to your audience. They tell you the latest social media trends and how to get your message out, or how to write great content. What most marketers assume is that you know how to clearly express the problem you solve for your customers. If ... Read more Marketing Message: 3 Reasons Why it’s Difficult to Talk About What We Do

4 Reasons Why a Brand Message is Critical to Your Business

What's the Big Deal About a Brand Message? A brand message can influence everything from the person answering the phone to your Google Ads. A brand message – which is similar to a mission statement – will also direct you when you don't know what to do, it will keep everyone on the same page, ... Read more 4 Reasons Why a Brand Message is Critical to Your Business

The Power of One Message

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When I interned at the Oklahoma State Capitol during college, I licked envelopes. Literally. People actually do that for a living. And I was one of them. While I licked my 798th envelope my dad was about to teach me one of the biggest lessons of my career. And it would set me on an ... Read more The Power of One Message