Feb 27, 2017
Some 30 million people tuned in Sunday night as the stars made their way down the red carpet for the 2017 Academy Awards. For film gurus, the main attractions are awards themselves. For the more casual viewers, maybe it’s the clothes or the musical performances.
Feb 09, 2017
Recently, one of our clients referred to us as his “Fitbit for communication,” and we were ecstatic. Not only because that was high praise from a leader we respect, but because, as the icon of behavioral analytics, the Fitbit is just about the most flattering comparison we could think of.
Jan 20, 2017
We measured the content of every inaugural address dating back to George Washington to find out how the country’s newest president would stack up against his forefathers — at least, as far as leadership communication is concerned.
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.
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.
Oct 13, 2016
We were honored to be asked to write a guest post for The Daily Muse, on how to disagree with co-workers without winding up in the kind of fight that will not only ruin your day, but may put your job on the line.
Oct 10, 2016
In the wake of the increasingly personal insults and accusations Clinton and Trump have been hurling at one another, and a particularly scandalous week for the GOP candidate, last night’s debate promised to be even more dramatic than the last. In their first moments on stage, the candidates set the tone definitively for what would come, nodding icy hellos rather than shaking hands. And, sure enough, Clinton and Trump both spent the next 90 minutes mounting one attack after another.
Sep 27, 2016
"Words matter when you run for president and they really matter when you are president." - Hillary Clinton
Last night’s debate — the first official showdown between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — was, as the GOP candidate would say, a huge event. Weeks prior to the debate, ABC news reported that 74 percent of Americans were expected to tune in. For context, only 40 percent of U.S. households watched Obama face off against Romney in 2012.
In the days leading up to the debate, pundits and pollsters posed wide-ranging predictions of how the candidates would perform onstage. The only certainty, it seemed, was that anything could happen.
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:
Sep 05, 2016
At Quantified Communications, we can’t emphasize practice enough — no matter how big or small the presentation. Last month, we stepped back from public speaking and went in search of a broader perspective. We wanted to find out how top players in other performance-driven fields approach practice, so we reached out to a pro baseball player, a famous country musician, a TED speaker, and a presidential advisor.