Jan 16, 2017
Think about the last time you needed a little help getting pumped up for a workout, cheering yourself up after an argument, or winding down after a long day. Did you turn to music?
Jan 12, 2017
by Noah Zandan and Mark McKinnon
The most important asset in the news business is trust. When viewers are seeking information, they want to know that it is reliable, especially in the new era of fake news. And if a newscaster loses trust with his or her audience, it’s not long before they see the exits or are reassigned. Just ask Dan Rather or Brian Williams.
Jan 03, 2017
We’ve measured hundreds of thousands of communication samples from leaders across the globe and identified five major trends shaping leadership communications.
Jan 03, 2017
One of our greatest assets here at QC is our global communication database, which contains millions of data points on communications from leaders and professionals around the world, enabling us to build customized benchmarks to show our clients how their communication compares to competitors, peers, and best-in-class communicators.
Dec 16, 2016
Think about your favorite movie. What was the name of the main character? What did you like about him or her? What happened to the character throughout the movie? You can probably recall the plot in great detail.
Now think back to the last quarterly update your organization’s leadership sent around internally. Maybe you can recall a statistic or two, but I’ll bet you’d be hard pressed to recount any significant portion of the report to your colleague who hasn’t read it yet.
That’s because there’s no story to tell. No narrative arc, no emotional moments, no suspense, no climax. Just the facts. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Dec 01, 2016
We analyzed the communication patterns of the global leaders on Fortune’s 2016 list to uncover the keys to their influence and success.
Nov 21, 2016
Imagine you’re an MBA student. You’re 28 years old and learning the foundations of finance, marketing, operations, and people management. The goal? To become a leader at an American corporation that employs thousands of people, makes something people use every day, pays taxes to fund government improvements to everyday life, and donates a percentage of profits, time, and resources to making the world better.
Nov 11, 2016
Samsung’s much-anticipated Galaxy Note7 went on sale this summer. The Android smartphone promised to be the ultimate showcase of Samsung’s design capabilities, with features including a 5.7-inch screen, stylus, and exploding batteries.
Nov 10, 2016
Personal Communication Analytics as an Alternative Way to Predict Public Support, and Maybe Even Elections
When Nate Silver predicted Hillary Clinton had only a 71.4 percent chance of winning, he was roundly ridiculed. The New York Times began their election night coverage by predicting Clinton’s chances at around 80 percent, and the Huffington Post gave Hillary a 98.2 percent chance of becoming our 45th president.
But as election results rolled in Tuesday night, it became all too clear: public opinion polling and the election prediction modeling is flawed.
Oct 20, 2016
In the week and a half since Clinton and Trump last went head to head, both candidates have become more deeply embroiled in their various scandals. Stories of Trump’s sexual misconduct and of Clinton’s cozy relationship with Wall Street drowned out any policy-oriented discussion the parties (and the voters) would have liked to hear.