Quantified Communications applies data science to communications.
Our proprietary Enterprise Language ManagementTM and Professional Communication AnalyticsTM platforms use predictive analytics to help improve messaging, delivery, consistency and communications effectiveness.
We have the largest database of human communications in the world, and we strive to transform organizations with actionable recommendations that have measurable results.
Quantified Communications is a private company founded in 2011, headquartered in Austin, Texas, with funding from Rockway Partners.
Founder and CEO
Leads Quantified Communications. Formerly on Wall Street and in Private Equity, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management MBA, Economics degree from Dartmouth
Director of Client Solutions
Directs our client services and products. Formerly at McKinsey & Company, USAA, and combat leader in US Army, Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management MBA
Director of Feedback
Leads our feedback at Quantified Communications. Former public communications and speaking consultant with Stanford University’s Continuing Education Program, Kellogg School of Management and various other clients in the public and non-profit sector
VP of Engineering
Leads our technology development at Quantified Communications. 20 years of experience building enterprise analytics software, previously Director of Software Engineering at GXS (now OpenText) and Director of Product Development at BetweenMarkets
UX Developer and Designer
Supports the technology, web, user experience and design efforts at Quantified Communications. Experience in web design and development at Visa, Ringtail Design and Enspire Learning
Supports the application development efforts at Quantified Communications. Experience in development at Ringtail Design, Mobile Blasts, and Overwatch Systems
Chief Data Scientist
Peter Zandan, Ph.D.
Manages our data analytics at Quantified Communications. Vice Chairman of Hill & Knowlton Global Communications Firm. Founder and CEO of Intelliquest, a publicly traded information firm. Founder and CEO of Zilliant. Ph.D. in Evaluation Research, MBA from University of Texas, Austin
Steve Murray, Ph.D.
Directs our language analytics efforts at Quantified Communications. Professor at University of San Diego, Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering and Design
Performs client services, communications coaching, and product development at Quantified Communications. Formerly in strategic corporate communications for the CEO at Dell, data analytics and consulting at McKinsey & Company, and helped launched Disney Interactive. MBA from the University of Texas, Austin and BS in Engineering from Stanford University.
Performs client services, research, data journalism, and product development at Quantified Communications. International business degree from University of New Mexico.
Since 2004, Kelly has directed the TED experience, including oversight and selection of all speakers. Kelly also runs TEDActive at TED Conferences. TED is the premiere global set of conferences, devoted to “ideas worth spreading” in the fields of technology, entertainment, and design
Andy is the Vice President of Strategic Marketing at Cisco Systems. Previously, Managing Director for 18 years at BCG’s San Francisco office, Product Manager at Apple, Stanford MBA, and Princeton Engineering MS
Davis is the Chairman of Quantified Self Labs, a Distinguished Scholar at MediaX at Stanford, and Co-chair of the President’s Circle of the National Academies in Washington DC. Davis previously co-led Cheskin, a design and research firm, for 30 years.
Mark served as the Chief Strategy and Media Advisor to a former United States President and scores of political campaigns, corporations, and non-profits across the world. A frequent guest on National TV News Shows, Mark was previously on the faculty at Harvard Kennedy School and the Vice Chairman of Public Strategies.
Cassandra has over 20 years of senior executive management experience in human resources, external affairs, and finance at AT&T (formerly SBC). She was previously the Vice Chair of Talent at Hill & Knowlton Global Communications Firm, and serves on multiple public and non-profit boards.
Erik is the Chief Technology Officer and EVP of Product at Sprinklr./Dachis Group. Erik has 20 years of strategic technology development experience, previously as CTO of Inovis, Founder and CTO of BetweenMarkets, architected analytics products at eCustomers and SMART Technologies.
James Pennebaker PhD
Jamie is an internationally recognized social psychologist, the Chair of Psychology Department at the University of Texas at Austin, the author of 10 books including The Secret Life of Pronouns, and ranks among the most cited researchers in psychology and the social sciences. Jamie’s most recent research focuses on how language reflects social and personality processes.
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The look of a leader
Quantified Communications, a Texas-based company, asked people to evaluate speeches delivered by 120 executives. They found that voice quality accounted for 23% of listeners’ evaluations and the content of the speech only accounted for 11%. Academics from the business schools of the University of California, San Diego and Duke University listened to 792 male CEOs giving presentations to investors and found that those with the deepest voices earned $187,000 a year more than the average. Read More
How to Overcome Shyness
Recent data analysis by Quantified Impressions, a communication-analytics company based in Austin, Texas, suggests that in order to forge an emotional and meaningful connection before or during a conversation, you need to engage in eye contact for 60 to 70 % of the interaction. What’s more, eye contact increases a person’s likelihood of participating in a conversation, according to a 2002 study at Queen’s University, in Ontario, Canada. “If three people sit down for coffee and one person isn’t being looked at, that person is less likely to talk,” says Briar Goldberg, the director of feedback at Quantified Impressions. Read More
Why Likability Matters More at Work
Listeners tend to like speakers who seem trustworthy and authentic, who tell an engaging or persuasive story and who seem to have things in common with them, says Noah Zandan, president of Quantified Impressions in Austin, Texas, a provider of communications analytics. On video, these qualities can be hard to convey. Read More
8 Power Poses That Will Make You More Successful At Work
Your shoulder posture in this position is pivotal in shaping how observers interpret the folded arms, according to Noah Zandan, president of communications-analytics company Quantified Impressions. If the shoulders are rolled forward, others will interpret the arms as a sign of weakness, sending the message that you’re scared. But if you roll those shoulders back and hold your head high, the crossed arms become a signal of confidence. Read More
What’s in a word? Company grades Yellen, FED chiefs communication skills
Quantified Impressions, an Austin, Texas, communications-analytics firm, took a different tack. They measured the Fed’s incoming chairwoman’s skills against her predecessors – Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker – in three categories that matter a lot to audiences: clarity, credibility and confidence. Read More
Getting Attention and Respect, From a Chair
Separating a handicap from self-image can be a challenge for many people with disabilities. But many tools for conveying an image of confidence and authority are still within your reach, says Noah Zandan, president of Quantified Impressions, an Austin, Texas, communications-analytics company. Read More
What’s a True ‘Power Pose’?
Noah Zandan, president of Quantified Impressions, an Austin, Texas, communications-analytics company, says the posture of the shoulders shapes how observers interpret other nonverbal signals. Read More
How Technology is Killing Eye Contact
According to Quantified Impressions, a Texas-based communications analytics company, an adult makes eye contact between 30 and 60 percent of the time in a typical conversation, but emotional connection is built when eye contact is made during 60-70 percent of the conversation. In other words, the less eye contact, the less of a connection is made. Read More
The Best Commencement Speakers Are…
What makes a great speech? Persuasion.
This is what the experts at Quantified Impressions, a firm that analyzes communications skills, report is most critical to connect with a crowd–when the crowd is college grads, at least. Read More
Is the Boss Looking at You? You’d Better Hope So
How do people gauge their career progress: Praise from the boss? Landing a promotion? Scoring an office with a window?
Another important leading indicator is often missed – the amount of eye contact received from co-workers and supervisors. If the boss looks at you longer than at your co-workers during conversations or meetings, it may be a sign your star is rising. Read More
Smartphone users Looking Down on Eye Contact
How long can you maintain eye contact? Five seconds? Six? Ten? If you have a smartphone in your hand, probably not very long.” It’s a sign of engagement when someone maintains eye contact with you,” Noah Zandan, founder and president of Quantified Impressions, told MSN. “So when you do not keep eye contact with someone you’re showing that you’re not engaged in the conversation.” Read More
Just Look Me in the Eye Already
Adults make eye contact between 30% and 60% of the time in an average conversation, says the communications-analytics company Quantified Impressions. But the Austin, Texas, company says people should be making eye contact 60% to 70% of the time to create a sense of emotional connection, according to its analysis of 3,000 people speaking to individuals and groups. Read More
Does Voice Quality Correlate with Strong Business Leadership?
Past studies show that a deep male voice is perceived as sounding like a business leader, says Briar Goldberg of Quantified Impressions, an Austin, Tx. firm that analyzes vocal qualities. Read More
The Sound of Your Voice Speaks Volumes
Recent research has shown that powerful men, including chief executives and politicians, tend to have voices that are deeper than average. Powerful women, however, apparently assert themselves in different ways. Read More
How Does a Successful CEO Sound?
How do you project success? For men, new research suggests it may help to have a nice, deep bass. Professors from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and University of California, San Diego’s Rady School of Management studied… Read More
Is This How You Really Talk?
It is hard to hear the sound of your own voice. But that sound may affect other people’s impressions of you even more than what you say. Read More
Self-Tracking Apps To Help You ‘Quantify’ Yourself
Technology has made it easier than ever to track your activity levels, your sleep cycles, how you spend your time, and more. The self-trackers who near-obsessively capture and analyze their own data are part of a growing “Quantified Self” movement. Read More
Top 5 Best, Worst Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ on Valentine’s Day
There can be a lot of pressure to express your love in the perfect way on Valentine’s Day. Do you go with the generic, “I love you” along with some flowers? Do you prepare a deep, thought out speech before a big kiss? Read More
The Presidential Debate Decoder
President Obama out-zingered Mitt Romney in their final presidential debate by 3 to 1, according to communications analysis firm Quantified Impressions. Read More
Obama Has to Dumb It Down at Hofstra Debate
We know his energy was low in Denver. That he looked like he wanted to be anywhere else. That he looked churlish and peeved. And that he missed countless opportunities to raise issues or counter Mitt Romney’s assertions. Read More