Jul 18, 2018
Go to YouTube, and pick a video of someone giving a speech. Watch it without any volume. You won’t catch the specifics of what she’s talking about, but can you tell how she feels? Is this a somber event or a celebration? Is the speaker nervous or confident? Does she seem like a capable leader?
You probably had definitive answers for each of those questions. So how is it that you could glean so much about the speaker and the event without hearing a word that was spoken?
Jul 02, 2018BY Emily Kaiser
Some of the questions we’re asked most frequently here at Quantified are about the differences in the way men and women should communicate if they want to be perceived as respectable, authoritative leaders. After all, it’s incredible just how often we see women in leadership positions being criticized (or praised, sure, but more often criticized) not for their message, itself, but for the way they deliver it.
Jun 25, 2018
Soft skills. People skills. Emotional intelligence. These are buzzwords we hear every day. They’re the qualities we should aspire to as professionals and leaders if we want to be successful at inspiring others, elevating our brands, and improving our companies’ bottom lines. But when it comes to defining these skills—not to mention developing them—we have a harder time being concrete. We tend to attribute great people skills to the luck of the draw. Some people are just born with them.
Jun 20, 2018
The use of technology in the classroom has traditionally been a touchy subject. Do kids really need to learn from behind screens, with Facebook, Pinterest, and any number of distractions just a click away? But, in grade school and high school classrooms at least, we’re starting to see a shift in mind-set: these days, teachers are starting to see technology (when used appropriately) as an effective tool to personalize learning and increase engagement.
Jun 14, 2018
Students preparing to finish their education—whether that means an undergraduate or graduate degree—have one thing in common: they’re focused on starting off their careers. And for the higher-ed institutes, the goal should be the same: ensuring students are prepared to launch successful careers after they leave the university.
Jun 05, 2018
Every technological revolution—from the the wheel to the Industrial Revolution to personal computing—has introduced a shift in workforce skill requirements. But none has caused as rapid and dramatic a shift as we’re seeing today, as automation and AI transform the business world.
Jun 04, 2018
At Quantified Communications, one of our favorite things about spring is commencement season. Every year in May and June, we get to enjoy a series of talks from some of the world’s best-known leaders and influencers in politics, business, and entertainment. And every year, we look forward to identifying some of our favorites.
May 29, 2018
In a recent article for Training Magazine, Joe Lipham, training account manager at Signature Worldwide, wrote about an exit interview he gave an employee he’d thought would be a perfect fit, but who put in her notice just two weeks after she started.
May 23, 2018
Engineers are known as highly intelligent people who can understand complex concepts and transform them into amazing products—from software to mechanical devices to infrastructure. (Around the QC office, we sometimes refer to our engineers as magicians. They’re that impressive.)
But engineers are not always known for stellar communication skills.
May 22, 2018
Here in the QC office, we’re hyper focused on studying communication through the lens of leadership. How can our leaders and aspiring leaders develop the communication skills they need to achieve their professional goals and improve their organizations’ reputations, positioning, and bottom line?
But one of the biggest strengths of the QC team is the learning we do outside of the office. We all have passions and pursuits outside of work, and those varying interests allow each team member to bring incredible new perspectives that contribute to the depth and breadth of Quantified Communications’ work.