Sep 13, 2016
One of the advantages of QC’s global communication database is that it allows us to look for aggregate trends in communication styles. For example, we use our proprietary language analytics platform to measure close to 1,000 earnings calls every quarter. And every quarter, we see a similar pattern:
Jun 14, 2016
The Future of Human Communication: How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Way We Communicate
It's only a matter of time until Artificial Intelligence is a decision maker in every workplace.
May 27, 2016
Last commencement season, Business Insider posted a list of the 13 best graduation speeches of all time. While there will always be room for debate on that topic, we felt the list offered a strong collection of truly inspiring speeches — free of the clichés and platitudes we hear so often this time of year.
We wondered how top-rated commencement speeches compare to the typical executive keynote. What can a CEO take from these speeches into leadership communication scenarios?
May 17, 2016
At Quantified Communications, we urge clients to focus on clarity in all their executive communications, and annual shareholder letters — notoriously dense documents — are at the top of the list. No matter how crisp the numbers, no matter how good the news, your letter is far less effective if it's unclear to the investors who read it.
Apr 27, 2016
Apr 26, 2016
Apr 25, 2016
As so many of us do, David Nihill used to have serious stage fright — the sweats, the shakes… we’re all familiar with the side effects of public speaking anxiety. But Nihill knew it was time to overcome that fear. Inspired by Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule, he considered who spends the most time on stage, in the most challenging conditions: standup comedians. So Nihill made a bold choice: he spent a full year performing standup comedy in order to overcome stage fright.
Apr 22, 2016
Mar 14, 2016
What are vocal analytics?
A large part of our communication analytics offering is related to making sure your content is best-in-class. However, there’s another component to our work, and that’s making sure your spoken delivery does that content justice. Our vocal analytics offer a data-driven measurement of your vocal techniques (volume, pitch, variation, etc.) as well as your nonverbal techniques (posture, presence, poise, etc.). This allows you to objectively identify your strengths and areas of opportunity, and create a custom improvement plan based on your own abilities.
Mar 11, 2016
A recent study from FTI consulting found that, while CEO reputation is consistently a critical factor in investment decisions, that importance is amplified during a CEO transition. The study revealed that 39% of investors would likely sell a stock based solely on the CEO. It stands to reason, then, that a new CEO—unproven as the company’s leader—is battling higher stakes than an established executive.