The Quantified Communications Blog

  • Feb 19, 2020

    Why Are Some People Extraordinary Speakers?

    We all know how it feels to walk away from a speech—whether it’s a TED Talk, a conference keynote, or a presentation at work—and know that we just heard something extraordinary. We hear people speak all the time, in formal situations and everyday get-togethers. Some folks are good public speakers; others, not so much. But it’s a rare treat to see somebody who’s truly extraordinary. These are people like Brené Brown, Martin Luther King Jr., Malala Yousafzai, Sheryl Sandberg, and many others who know how to hook their audience, reel them in, and leave them fired up.

    So, what are these extraordinary speakers doing that others aren’t?

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  • Feb 12, 2020

    Unlock Leadership Development Success by Fostering a Growth Mindset Within Your Organization

    Your organization is fully committed to leadership development. You understand the benefits of retaining top talent and developing high-potentials into leaders, and you’ve invested in innovative, proven systems to help your organization’s current and future leaders develop the skills they need to drive long-term business success. And yet, your business still isn’t seeing results—in terms of ROI, leadership perception, or general morale.

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  • Feb 05, 2020

    In Today’s Climate, Should CEOs Speak Out on Political Issues?

    Conventional wisdom may suggest brands are wise to keep politics out of business. But a growing trend in CEO activism and a spate of recent research finding that consumers may actually want corporate leaders to get involved indicate that, in today’s climate, mixing business and politics might just be a savvy choice.

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  • Jan 22, 2020

    How to Be a Paid Speaker

    For many leaders, thought leaders, and experts, public speaking is an attractive opportunity to both share expertise and create an additional revenue stream. So how can you get started? Unfortunately, there’s no clear, one-size-fits-all process for breaking into the business. However, there are a few strategies you can take to build your personal brand and your network that will help you open doors to paid speaking gigs (and other opportunities, as well).

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  • Jan 15, 2020

    Can We Use Computational Social Science to Detect Fake News?

    In case you hadn’t heard, 2020 is an election year. And that means we’ll be inundated with political news from all sides (as if we hadn’t been already). But in this “post-truth” world of fake news and alternative facts, how can we ensure that what we’re reading, believing, and sharing leading up to the election is real news?

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  • Jan 09, 2020

    Building Leadership Habits in the New Year

    Research has found that it takes approximately sixty-six days to build a habit. That is, it takes just over two months for a new behavior to become second nature. So think about that as you plan out your new year’s resolutions. Whether you’re committing to hit the gym regularly, drink eight glasses of water a day, or anything else, know that if you push through for the first two months, playing the game of “mind over matter,” then your new habit will finally start to become old hat.

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  • Dec 23, 2019

    Looking toward 2020: 5 Predictions for Behavioral Analytics in the New Decade

     

    Where has the year gone? It seems like just yesterday we were gearing up for 2019, and now here we are, getting ready to ring in 2020 and a new decade.

    This past year, many of our discussions have been around planning for “the future of work” and how technology will transform the way businesses operate, the way leaders steer the ship, and the capabilities employees and aspiring leaders need to support their brands and build their careers. All this talk of disruption can certainly be anxiety inducing, but when companies get ahead of it, leveraging innovations in technology and performance science to prepare for the next iterations of business, they can establish serious advantages that propel significant growth in 2020 and beyond.

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  • Dec 15, 2019

    What to Expect in This Month’s Democratic Debate

    Campaign season is well under way for the 2020 election, and for most Americans, that signals a time to think carefully about candidates’ policies, platforms, credentials, and values. For the team here at Quantified, we’re also taking a careful look at the  candidates’ communication styles.

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  • Dec 11, 2019

    The Future of Leadership Development: Experience Platforms

    In the last couple of decades, leadership development has undergone drastic transformation. From the physical universities like GE Crotonville and Accenture St. Charles to virtual, e-learning software platforms to bite-sized MOOCs from platforms like Lynda.com and even YouTube, L&D has been desperately seeking a structure that both fits into employees’ schedules and enables lasting improvement.

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  • Dec 04, 2019

    How—and Why—to Turn Employees into Lifelong Learners

    We’re hearing a lot of buzz lately about preparing employees for the “future of work.” Here at Quantified, we’ve weighed in once or twice on the importance of providing quality training and development opportunities for employees, ensuring they have the skills required to continue helping the company grow—but also encouraging long-term loyalty and engagement.

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